2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Spied Testing SLE Trim

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Although the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has already made its debut, the American automaker hasn’t shown off the SLE model.

The new GMC Sierra 1500 Denali and SLT models recently bowed at a special event in Detroit, and now spy photographers have caught the SLE testing in the same city with no camouflage. The SLE model receives a unique grille, a revised rear bumper, a traditional exhaust setup, and gets rid of the front fog lights.

The particular truck spy photographers caught on camera was powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic. There’s also a 6.2-liter V8 and 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six diesel engine offered on the Sierra 1500, both of which are paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

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Set to go on sale this fall, expect to see additional Sierra 1500 trim levels to be shown in the coming months. The new pickup is larger in nearly every way compared to the model it replaces, and is up to 360 pounds (163 kilograms) lighter. The Sierra offers the industry’s first carbon fiber bed, while another groundbreaking feature is its MultiPro tailgate. According to GMC, it offers six separate functions, including second-tier loading, transforming into a standing workstation, and easier access to the cargo box.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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