GMC is not the first truck manufacturer that made their vehicles from aluminum, but they will definitely be known as pioneers of carbon-fiber pickups. More precisely, some parts of the new-generation GMC Sierra Denali is made of the material. The complete bed is carbon-fiber and paired with the simply amazing MultiPro tailgate. Still, if you think that the feature will be available on low trims, think again, because I just got the first shots of the entry-level 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 which definitely lacks carbon fiber.
The spotted vehicle hosts a bed made from steel only. Plus, the bed is paired with regular tailgate, which doesn’t work on s simple push of a button like the MultiPro. That’s not the only difference out there. You don’t have to be a genius to see that the entry-level 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 lacks chrome across the exterior. The material managed to stay on bumpers and mirror caps, while every other place has been filled up with plastic: the grill hosts plastics inserts, which is the case with door handles and window surrounds as well.
I am not sure how the base new-gen Sierra 1500 pickup truck looks inside, though I am pretty sure that it doesn’t share a lot with the Denali trim. This is going to be the case under the hood as well. Back at the Detroit debut, the manufacturer announced three engines: gasoline 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 options and a diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder, but I won’t be surprised if the entry-level 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 arrives with the current 4.3-liter V6. If not, the pickup truck will use the 5.3-liter V8 and an 8-speed auto transmission.
The only advantage, so-to-say, of the base 2019 Sierra 1500 will be the price. The starting model will most likely cost around $30K, while the topping Denali trim can easily double the price.