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Report: 2019 GMC Sierra to Feature “Revolutionary” Truck Bed

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GMC brought its full lineup of vehicles to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, including the 2017 GMC Sierra SLT Elevation

At a recent meeting held by General Motors—presumably in an underground bunker or some secret castle nested in the side of a mountain—dealership representatives were shown a next-generation GMC Sierra 1500 Denali prototype and fed some juicy details on the condition that they not photograph or film what they saw.

Fortunately, someone leaked a few of the deets to The Fast Lane Truck on the condition of anonymity, which means truck enthusiasts everywhere can at least get a bit of a taste of that good, good stuff.


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It was reported that the Sierra Denali that was shown was powered by a 6.2-liter V8, which means that it will likely retain its trusty engine or an updated version thereof. GM is expected to add Dynamic Skip Fire Technology for the next-generation Sierra, though it is not known whether that would apply to the Sierra’s powertrain.

According to TFLTruck’s Andre Smirnov, the source said that the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will “ride higher for a more imposing presence than the current version.” It was also said that the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will have a larger infotainment screen in the center stack, with the anonymous source likening it to an iPad.

Perhaps the biggest detail to come out of the meeting is that of the bed of the next-generation Sierra featuring “revolutionary” features. That could mean any number of things—the attendees were not permitted to open or look into the truck bed—so one could speculate that “revolutionary” means anything from a split-folding tailgate to a built-in coffeemaker.

The next-generation Sierra would likely break cover sometime before the end of 2018, which is when it would likely be ramping up to hit dealerships or even already arriving on the market. Here’s hoping for a debut in Detroit to kick off the new year with a bang.


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    Josh Isbell is a contributor to The News Wheel and the digital marketing manager at Simi Valley Buick GMC. Simi Valley Buick GMC has been family owned and operated since 2011. We have a large selection of Buick cars and Crossovers as well a wide range of GMC Trucks and SUVs. We also have a great service department to help take care of your new or current vehicle, whether you bought it from us or not. Stop by Simi Valley Buick GMC for a test drive today!