A First Look at the Redesigned 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
After word got out that the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 would be a complete redesign, truck enthusiasts have been on their toes waiting for the latest news. We got a few spy shots of the Sierra last month, giving us a bit of a sneak peek into the newest model. Shortly thereafter, GMC announced that the 2019 model would officially debut in March.
Well, it’s officially March, and we’ve got a first look at the all-new 2019 Sierra 1500.
Model Overview: Learn more about the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
Global GMC’s vice president Duncan Aldred expressed the brand’s desire to build on the Sierra’s legacy. “GMC ignited the premium truck segment 17 years ago with the original launch of the Sierra Denali,” he said. “The next generation 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark in capability and refinement. It exemplifies precision in every detail.”
The all-new Denali adds several upgraded technology features to its repertoire, including an all-new ProGrade Trailering System with a Trailering App. With this system, you can help monitor your hauler as you tow. The 2019 Sierra is also the first vehicle in its segment to offer a multi-color Head-Up display and a rear camera mirror for improved visibility.
In contrast to previous GM and Ford pickups, the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra will include a GMC-exclusive and industry-first carbon fiber box. By using carbon fiber for the pickup box, the GMC Sierra will have a stronger, yet lighter, body structure. “In 116 years of making GMC pickup trucks, our industry-first carbon fiber box is the most durable pickup box we have ever made,” said Aldred.
Upgraded versions of the GMC Sierra‘s classic 6.2-liter and 5.3-liter V8 engines will be offered on the 2019 Sierra paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the well-known powertrains, GMC had added a new option for 2019: a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to arrive in dealerships nationwide this fall.
News Source: GMC