I’ve managed to see a set of fresh photos of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The pickup truck has skipped this year’s Detroit Auto Show, which is logical because Chevrolet introduced the new Silverado 1500, which is basically a twin brother of the Sierra 1500. This means that GMC plans to introduce its half-ton workhorse either at the 2018 Chicago Motor Show or later this year in New York. I personally think that the windy city has a far bigger chance to be the host, but we should wait to see what’s going to happen.
As for the fresh set of spy shots, well, the truck is still completely camouflaged, but the camo is totally different from the earlier. It somehow reveals more details and shows what’s new. As a matter of fact, this was the heat test, because the photos were taken in Los Angeles, the place where is pretty hot these days.
I don’t have to tell what the new Chevrolet Silverado and the redesigned 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are going to have in common because that’s a lot of talking. Instead, let’s see what’s different here because thus you will be able to figure out what suits you better.
The platform will be identical of course, as well as the powertrains. On the other hand, exterior and interior design will be totally different. We’ve seen the new Silverado, and frankly, it looks somehow too soft for my taste. The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will look rougher for sure. The rectangular grille is also more uprights for sure, while the front bumper appears to be slightly larger. The C-shaped headlights are something you may see on Chevrolet’s new workhorse, though the prototype seems to feature a pair of significantly larger lamps. The profile is pretty much the same as it’s the footprint.
It’s pretty much the same story under the hood. The new Sierra 1500 truck will rely on three options, two gasoline units, and one oil-chugging. The oil-burner will use a 3.0-liter turbodiesel and a 10-speed transmission. The carmaker hasn’t said anything regarding the output, though they’ve mentioned that the mill is going to be paired with standard start/stop system in order to boost fuel economy numbers. The gasoline model will get two pretty familiar options. The potential buyers will be able to choose between 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 mills. However, in contrast to the predecessors, the new engines will feature a new system, so-called Dynamic Fuel Management system, which can cut fuel flow by shutting down seven cylinders when this is possible. The 6.2-liter unit is also mated to standard start/stop, while the 5.3-liter V8 gets this just like an option. The bigger V8 is also using the 10-speed gearbox, while the smaller unit should be connected to an 8-speed auto.
Stay tuned for updates.