Although lion’s share of the information that has been available till date on the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has been from sources which evidently means that a lot of it is speculative and thereby not confirmed yet. However; from whatever that have been unearthed so far, one thing is for certain that the vehicle is going to undergo a complete overhaul.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is all set to be totally revamped with redesigning and re-engineering. It would be the fourth-generation of the Sierra nameplate as this reportedly major update is going to take place after six years of the last update.
Design and Dimension
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is also expected to have a lot of common features with the 2019 Chevy Silverado. This includes like power line-up, architecture and in some other major aspects as well. However, as far as the exterior styling is concerned, the two car models would be having marked differences and the same applies to lighting colors as well as the difference in materials.
However, having said that; as far as the cabin design goes, the two are strikingly identical one would suppose. In fact, the similarity between the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra 1500 is such that many accords and state the GMC Sierra as the federal twin of the Chevy Silverado. The car is expected to be manufactured and assembled at the GM Fort Wayne, Indiana Plant, and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada.
Exterior Dimensions of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
|Length, Overall w/o rear bumper||239.00 in|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||80.00 in|
|Height, Overall||73.80 in|
|Overhang, Rear w/o bumper||N/A|
|Front Bumper to Back of Cab||150.40 in|
|Cab to Axle||41.47 in|
|Cab to End of Frame||N/A|
|Ground to Top of Load Floor||34.1 in|
|Ground to Top of Frame||N/A|
|Frame Width, Rear||N/A|
|Ground Clearance, Front||8.93 in|
|Ground Clearance, Rear||8.93 in|
|Cab to Body||N/A|
|Front Wheel Size||18 x 8.5 in|
|Rear Wheel Size||18 x 8.5 in|
|Spare Wheel Size||17 x -TBD in|
|Front Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Spare Wheel Material||N/A|
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is likely to have an absolutely new interior and exterior design. While the interior design would encompass improved materials along with the latest best practices, the exterior design would incorporate the state-of-the-art GMC design language with the extensive use of aluminum and mixed materials, much akin to the Cadillac CT6 aiding in improved fuel economy and performance of the car.
The weight of the car is also expected to go down considerably one would imagine. The convenience level would also go up by a fair margin along with enhanced refinement. The safety and technology are going to be upgraded too.
|Front Head Room||42.80 in|
|Front Leg Room||45.27 in|
|Front Shoulder Room||66.03 in|
|Front Hip Room||60.73 in|
|Second Head Room||40.50 in|
|Second Leg Room||40.93 in|
|Second Shoulder Room||65.73 in|
|Second Hip Room||60.27 in|
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine
From what was there in the third-generation model of the car, the engine is likely to remain the same but additionally, there are chances of a turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine and a turbocharged six-cylinder gasoline engine.
There is three engine choice. The 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and the top of the line 6.2-liter V8. Tha last one is only available for SLT and Denali models. The first one is capable to produce 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The next one or 5.3 liter makes 355 horsepower with 383 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the last one comes with 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||26 gal|
The base model V6 will be connected to the 6-speed automatic transmission. However, the other models will employ an 8-speed automatic.
However, all engines above will use direct injection and also an Active Fuel Management. This system allows them to run on fewer cylinders that produce better fuel economy.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Trailering
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.||5000 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt.||500 lbs|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.||6100 lbs|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt.||610 lbs|
|Maximum Trailering Capacity||12500 lbs|
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Availability and Cost
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will be available in the United States (US), Mexico, and Canada. Chances of its availability in the Middle East are also a big possibility. The car is expected to hit the road from the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.
Although the base price of the car would increase and understandably so given the expensive materials that are going to be used in the making of the car. However, it still shouldn’t rise above $30k.
Summing it up
In spite of competitors such as Ram Truck, Nissan Titan, GM’s own Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-Series, Toyota Tundra, Honda Ridgeline, etc. the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 shouldn’t have any problem making its own place in the industry.