Spy Photographers Catch the Base Model 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has already been unveiled, but the American automaker hasn’t shown off the base model.

Spy photographers recently caught the base model 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 testing near Milford Proving Grounds, giving us a look at the entry-level trim. Naturally, since the new Sierra 1500 has debuted, the prototype testing isn’t wearing any camouflage so we see the unique grille with black plastic inserts, black plastic trim around the windows, black plastic door handles, a revised rear bumper, and a traditional exhaust setup. There are also no fog lights present.

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The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with either a 5.3-liter V8 paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, or a 6.2-liter engine with a new 10-speed automatic. A 3.0-liter diesel offering will join the lineup after launch.

So far, GMC has unveiled the Sierra 1500 Denali, SLT, and AT4 trims, so expect additional trim levels to be shown in the coming months.

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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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