The 2019 GMC Sierra pickup has been spied testing prior to its debut in Detroit this March.
The new Sierra 1500 will adopt many of the updates and revisions applied to the 2019 Silverado, including the 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax diesel engine. Like the Silverado, it will also have a 5.3-liter V8 on offer, along with a range-topping 6.2-liter V8. The diesel and the 6.2 should be available with General Motors’ 10-speed automatic transmission, while the 5.3 will likely come with the eight-speed.
Also like the Silverado, the Sierra should shed up to 450 lbs of weight thanks to an aluminium hood, doors and rear liftgate. The same techniques that allowed Chevy to grow the Silverado’s cargo volume by 20 percent will be applied to the GMC as well, so you can expect more room in the bed along with additional tie-down points, bed task lighting, a rear 120V outlet and larger CornerStep cutouts.
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Styling wise, the 2019 Sierra will appear a bit more grown-up than the current truck with redesigned headlights and taillights and front ‘air curtains’ similar to the Silverado’s. There will also be a so-called ‘Choiler’, that being the spoiler-like component that incorporates the rear center brake light, or Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) as Chevy calls it. These photos show the truck’s odd-looking wheel wells too, which take on a rounded appearance before squaring off toward the backs of the wheels.
AutoGuide.com will have full details on the 2019 Silverado when it debuts in March.
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