The pickup truck segment is witnessing massive growth in recent times. 2018 is going to be an important year for this segment, say the industry veterans and 2019 may not be too different either. GM is a big player in this sector and it has already started unveiling its new offerings for 2018 and 2019. Close on its heels, the company is going to unveil the newest model 2019 GMC Sierra. However, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 was also unveiled recently amidst much fanfare and excitement.
The new model has been spotted testing and truck managed to garner enough attention on the road. Along with regular trims, the luxury-oriented Sierra Denali trim will also be unveiled shortly.
2019 GMC Sierra will bring a number of changes
The 2019 GMC Sierra range is expected to bring a number of changes including revised exterior styling, new powertrain choices and enhanced amenities. The spy shots of the upcoming 2019 Sierra 1500 have been posted on the web. The spy shots give a clear indication of styling changes the layer of padding notwithstanding.
The new truck is made on GM’s T1 platform and features high-strength steel body which enhances ruggedness while reducing overall body weight to an extent. The new Sierra has enhanced wheelbase and increased overall length. It gets new front fascia, redesigned grille, new fog lights and Led lamps.
2019 GMC Sierra Interior Changes
The cabin of upcoming GMC Sierra will also sport several changes and the possibility of each trim coming with the upscale cabin is there. It will not be a replica of the newly Chevy Silverado by any means. It will have more in cabin-storage bins and cubicles. The features that will possess are 10-way power driver and front passenger seats, heated driver and front passenger seats, OnStar 4G LTE, rear 60/40 folding bench, 6-gauge cluster featuring speedometer, dual-zone automatic climate control and many other.
Safety and Technologies
The 2019 GMC Sierra lineup is going have new safety technologies. It will also get many amenities and the Denali trim will offer maximum in both departments. The few packages may be options as well. The new edition of GM IntellilInk setup will be also there.
There are also standard features like stability control system, Airbags, Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Rear Vision Camera, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and traction control.
2019 GMC Sierra Engine Specs
The details of powertrain used in the 2019 GMC Sierra are yet a mystery. However, like the architecture underneath some engines may be the same as in Silverado 1500. The V8 engines will be very strong and durable. However, the top trims may come with a powerful Duramax turbo diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.
Also, we expect two engine choices at launch the 5.3 and 6.2 liters. For the fuel economy, the company said that this model will be very economical. It also revealed the newest fuel economy tech feature called Dynamic Fuel Management that will be installed on the upcoming model.
However, all engines are coming with new ten-speed automatic transmission setup. The towing capacity may be better for 2019 models. The current model is a class-leading and can tow 11,100 pounds.
2019 GMC Sierra Hybrid model
The buzz is that GM may also launch mild hybrid setup in the 2019 Sierra, though nothing is certain. This may be an attempt to outshine a similar setup offered in the RAM 1500 lineup. Some source said that will get the mighty electric motor and great battery autonomy.
2019 GMC Sierra Price and Availability
The 2019 GMC Sierra lineup will debut in March’s first week as per the updates. The pricing may get a boost if we look to the 2018 lineup. The Denali model will be able to reach a price tag of $55,000.
Summing it up
The upcoming 2019 GMC Sierra lineup seems exciting. The new styling is enticing and the cabin will also sport many changes. The company should price the range reasonably to take on the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 series.