Let me tell you something: I was pretty sure that GMC has a plan to build a bit refined off-road in the future, but I didn’t expect it that soon. The 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 is ready for this year’s New York Auto Show and will become available across the North American continent shortly after the official debut. Even though it’s very exciting to know that the Ford Raptor is finally getting a worthy rival, it’s even more interesting GMC’s announcement that they are preparing a whole line of All-Terrain 4-wheel drive models. Yes, all pickup trucks and SUVs will get the option in the coming years.
Engines and Off-Road Kit
As for the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4, well, the pickup truck is originally offered with a 5.3-liter V-8 but buyers can choose optional 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 diesel or 6.2-liter V-8 engines. No matter one engine the driver get, it’s going to be mated to a standard 10-speed automatic transmission.
Although it’s highly important which engine the truck uses, the real catch isn’t it at all. No, the AT4 kit is actually exactly 2.0 inches lifted suspension system and 4-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case. Locking rear differential and skid plates are there too of course, as well as the amazing Rancho monotube shock absorbers. The buyer will be able to make a choice between 18- and 20-inch wheels, which can be paired with either standard all-terrain tires or with Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. The off-road pickup truck is also featuring a driving-mode selector which includes a mode special for off-roading. The AT4 also includes hill descent control and surround-view camera.
The 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 looks good thanks to its black chrome that surrounds, well, almost every important exterior detail. The cab is, on the other hand, enriched by dark-tinted and textured aluminum finishes, and with unique leather seats that carry the amazing Jet Black/Kalahari combination. The truck is based on the redesigned 2019 Sierra 1500, which means that host a CarbonPro carbon fiber box.
The manufacturer hasn’t released any pricing information so far, so stay tuned for updates.