GMC has announced that it will be releasing a completely redesigned Sierra pickup for 2019. Here is what you can expect from the overhauled truck.
The 2019 Sierra 1500 features a brand new front fascia with a new grille shape and headlight design. The side panels now trace a smoother, sleeker line leading to more fluidly integrated, higher-curved wheel arches, all built on a taller body. The wheels have been pushed closer to the corners and outfitted with larger tires, creating a more planted, confident stance.
The 2019 Sierra also carries a portfolio of new features. One of the most prominent is the GMC-exclusive and industry-first MultiPro Tailgate that can be reconfigured into six different positions. Its versatility offers different working solutions as needed, such as the primary gate load stop that folds up while the tailgate is down to prevent items from sliding out of the box.
On top of that is another GMC-exclusive and industry-first feature: a Carbon Pro carbon fiber pickup truck box designed to boost durability and efficiency while still offering best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance.
The 2019 Sierra is larger than the 2018 model in most ways. As a result, the cabin offers best-in-class front head- and legroom while also giving the rear seat its own additional 3 inches of legroom compared to the 2018 Sierra.
These roomy expansions are also evident in the cargo boxes, as the 2019 Sierra offers best-in-class cargo volume. It includes 63 cubic feet of space on the short box, complete with additional tie-downs and a newly available 110-volt power outlet. When combined with the carbon fiber bed (available later in the 2019 model year), the Sierra’s cargo box drops 62 pounds. That’s in addition to the weight savings though the strategic use of aluminum in the doors, hood and tailgate, cutting another 360 pounds from the model.
Keeping eyes out
The 2019 Sierra will be home to a variety of safety-enhancing technologies. For example, there is the segment-first multi-color head-up display, putting crucial driving information directly in the driver’s line of sight to prevent attention from straying from the road. There is also the segment-first Rear Camera Mirror, replacing the conventional rearview mirror with a display from a rear camera. This offers a greater field of vision, free of obstructions like cargo in the bed or the tailgate itself (although a conventional mirror view is also available).
Clearly the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will make quite a stir when it hits the market in fall, especially as more details become available closer to the release date.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.