Ever since the next-generation GMC Sierra has been announced as a 2019 GMC Sierra model, the fans of these full-size pickup trucks have been looking forward to its arrival. Namely, the next-generation Sierra has been on its way to show us some serious improvements in terms of design and technology, but also under the hood.
The full-size pickup truck like this has always been known in the market as a symbol of strength and power. Its large dimensions and mean look simply promise some excellent performance, great towing and cargo capacity. When it comes to exterior of the 2019 GMC Sierra, the feature which has probably been most worth mentioning is its reduced weight. According to the information we have got, besides lightweight aluminum in its body construction, the carmaker will also use carbon-fiber for making the bed box. That’s right, the bed box like this will be 62 pounds lighter that the one made of steel. In fact, the whole truck is going to appear 360 pounds lighter than its predecessor. You can only imagine how much this multi-purpose truck will improve the overall performance, efficiency and functionality. When it comes to styling, this truck will get an extremely modern and unique design. You cannot but notice its large grille, its advanced lighting system and a bigger GMC logo in the front.
The interior of the 2019 GMC Sierra will definitely be driver-oriented, but it won’t neglect the other passengers either. Its cabin will be even more spacious, especially offering more legroom. When it comes to changes and innovations, the driver’s seat will get higher and better position which will improve the visibility and overall driving. The new Sierra will use some premium-quality materials, such as wood, leather and aluminum, on its seats and other parts of the cabin. Everything inside this truck will be refined and upgraded. The driver will also get a head-up display and a touch-screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system. Safety will be improved to a maximum since the truck will be equipped with a 360-degree camera and other important safety systems such as front-collision alert, lane departure warning, blind zone alert, front and rear park assist and others.
The 2019 GMC Sierra will probably offer its current two versions under the hood. The first includes a 5.3-liter V8 engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Such an engine hits 355 horsepower in its predecessor. The other option comes with a 6.2-liter V8 that delivers 420 horsepower in the current model, and a ten-speed automatic transmission.
2019 GMC Sierra Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 GMC Sierra should be expected by the end of 2018, probably in fall. The price of this powerful truck has been estimated to start around $50,000.
Competitors: Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500, Ford F-150.