US auto giant General Motors has been testing the new and improved 2500 and 3500 HD models of their new full size 1500 series of trucks, if recent spy photos prove on the money. Taken in the scorching deserts of Death Valley in Nevada, these shots appear to show the testing of the new dually trucks.
The photographs suggest that the aesthetics of the trucks but externally and internally are very similar (if not identical in some parts) to the brand spanking new 1500 models released recently. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise as it seems that the significant changes were made to the chassis back in two thousand eleven.
The 1500 was updated back then to be powered by the 5th gen six point six Duramax engine. This turbo charged diesel V8 powerhouse was accompanied by a change in the vehicle’s frame – becoming more heavy duty and robust. As a result of this relatively recent and relatively significant change, it wasn’t expected that General Motors would change their 1500 model range a great deal; including the new 2500 and 3500 dually models.
To look at, the 2500 and 3500 trucks seem to have a more flared fender design and the hood is taller. As for the inside, it really is quite hard to tell the difference between the 2500, 3500 and their 1500 predecessor. Indeed some of the features within, such as the trim, are practically identical.
Obviously spy photographs can’t see under the hood so here is where further speculations can be made. For example, is the engine still going to be a six liter or will it be powered by the six point two liter that is seen in the top of the range 1500 trucks. The Duramax engine that was released in 2011 as above is still thought to be a six point six.