With the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup showcased with pomp and much fanfare at the recent Detroit Auto Show, GM is all set to unveil the stablemate aka 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The Sierra and Silverado lineup of light-duty trucks are among most popular GM trucks and they pose a steep challenge to the Ram 1500 lineup of FCA and F-150 range from Ford.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is being readied for final release and test models have been caught tensing. The spy shots which are now available online give a clear indication of the design changes.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Redesign
While the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 lineup will feature rugged and stylish exterior. It will not be a carbon copy of the new Silverado 1500 lineup for sure. The spy shots indicate the truck will have a distinctive front fascia- to begin with. The design of headlamps and fog lights will also be distinctive.
The grille design will vary based on the trim. Its wheel arches are also designed separately than the Chevy Silverado. At the back, some changes are evident. The new GMC Sierra 1500 features larger tail lamps. Since the new Silverado 1500 is more lightweight- the same may be the case with the upcoming GMC Sierra 1500 lineup. It may also be made with a blend of lightweight and durable steel and aluminum.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior
The In-cabin changes are yet to be known. However, just like the stalemate, the GMC Sierra 1500 may feature more upscale materials. The top Denali trim, will get maximum oomph in the cabin and outside as it is natural.
Like the 2018 lineup, the new GMC Sierra 1500 range will be laden with enough safety technologies and driver assist technologies. The trucks will also be laden with enough amenities- with Denali trim packing in all bells and whistles. The trucks will get a new version of GM IntellLink infotainment setup. Some packages may also be offered.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options
The details of engines in the upcoming GMC Sierra 1500 are unclear. However, the mechanical twin of Silverado 1500 may just get its engines too! Also, the new 6.2-liter and 5.3-liter may be again there.
The output of the predecessor has been 355 horsepower for the 5.3-liter V8 engine and 420 horsepower for the 6,2 liter. However, a new 3.0-liter diesel unit may also sit under the hood- based on trim chosen.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity and Transmission
The towing capacity may get a boost for 2019. The previous model has maximum 12.000 lbs towing capacity. The engines will have a new 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox and a Dynamic Fuel Management setup.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Debut and Price
The official launch date is March 1, 2018, but the sale of new GMC Sierra 1500 range may begin in late 2018. The range may get a modest price hike if we compare it with the predecessor. However, we expect the price to be in the range from $31.000 to 70.000.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is a nice range of light-duty pickup truck. The design changes are nice and the engines will be reduced for better fuel economy and overall performance. The pricing is not clear but the 2019 range may get slightly higher price tags. However, there is no denying the truck will pose a stiff challenge to the traditional rivals in this segment. The model will compete with Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan Crew Cab.