Although we anticipated this month at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, yet will be waiting for March 1 this year. For the time being, announced was an independent official presentation in Detroit. The new generation 2019 GMC Sierra, along with the new Chevy Silverado, aims to prone off Ford with first on the list of selling pickup models in the US market. Certainly, significant rivals will be and new RAM pickup models. In addition to the many changes in design, the supply of the engine remains the same, but significantly improved. Also, announced is a brand new gearbox. To begin with, it will present the smallest model (GMC Sierra 1500). As we learn, the GMC Siera 2500HD and 3500HD are expected to generate a new generation as models for 2021. We assume it will be available at the end of this or early 2019.
As the main change, there will more differences from the Silverado model. First of all in the exterior design, while cabins will be with a lot of similarities. Except we changes the grille and bumpers, he’ll get significantly better LED lighting. Depending on the trim level, they will have cloth or leather seats, single or dual-zone automatic climate control. The 8-inch touch screen on the central console is likely to receive a new infotainment system.
The offer will be single, double and crew cabs (two or four doors), as well as short and long beds. Considering that it will have an all-new GMT T1 platform, we expect significant changes to the external dimension. Also, we expect less weight, but higher payload and towing capacity. The passenger capacity is the same (from 3 to 6 passengers), and we assume that they will have the same levels of trim. Also, we expect the same wheel sizes with new tires.
This light-duty pickup has a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, combined with a all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. However, we believe will offer and the current gearboxes. Still not known whether it will have the current 4.3-liter V6 engine. It holds the 5.3-liter V8 engine, as well as the 6.2-liter V8 engine (Denali only). Probably will be somewhat stronger, but with slightly lower fuel consumption. The first now has 355 hp and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque, while the second has 420 hp and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque. It will also offer a brand new 3.0-liter six-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engine. It is possible to offer a hybrid-electric eAssist model.
The new generation 2019 GMC Sierra will be more expensive than the 2018 model. We recall that 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 costs from $ 28,205 to $ 58,500, while the price 2018 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty models ranges from $ 38,000 to $ 60,500. In addition to North America (U.S., Mexico and Canada), it maybe also be available in the Middle East market.