This is the ’19 GMC Sierra 1500, caught while testing in Los Angeles.
Like the ’19 Chevrolet Silverado that bowed in time for last month’s Detroit Auto Show, the Sierra will get a major redo for ’19 with a significant revision that keeps some conservative construction methods, but adds new technology and refinement. For the GMC, a blocky, upright grille and light setup will run counter to the Silverado’s new rounded, car-like face.
But like the Chevy, the GMC will get two V8s—a 5.3L and 6.2L. The latter V8 and the new 3.0L inline-six turbodiesel will also benefit from start/stop technology. It’s likely base models will continue with a six-speed automatic and go up to a 10-speed auto on higher trims. Also reserved for higher trims will be a power tailgate.
The Sierra should appear either at Chicago or New York Auto Shows this spring, and go on sale in the second half of 2018.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde