Although lion’s share of the information that has been available till date on the 2019 GMC Sierra have been from spied sources which evidently means that a lot of it is speculative and thereby not confirmed as 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 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.
The 2019 GMC Sierra is also expected to have a lot of common features with the 2019 Chevy Silverado like in the 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 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.
2019 GMC Sierra Interior and Exterior Design
The 2019 GMC Sierra 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 technology is going to be upgraded too with many items that were highly sought after in the third-generation of GMC Sierra like push-button start, keyless open and plenty more. For the entertainment, there is 8″ Diagonal Color Touch Screen with GMC Infotainment System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB ports, auxiliary jack, Bluetooth and many others.
Safety and Crash Test Ratings
From the US NHTSA crash test results the new model is picking almost all five stars with its features. Only where it lacks is in a rollover with four stars rating. The 2019 GMC Sierra will give maximum security for all passengers. Some of the features are stability control system, traction control, includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist. Also, the plenty of airbags for front and rear, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, head-curtain, seat-mounted side-impact and passenger sensing system.
2019 GMC Sierra Powertrain
From what was there in the third-generation model of the car, the engine is likely to remain the same. Additionally, there are chances of a turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine and a turbocharged six-cylinder gasoline engine. The three popular models of the engines will be also in this SUV. The base one is the 4.3-liter V6 engine that produces around 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm. It comes with 305 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm. Its fuel economy will be 18/24 mpg for the front wheel drive (2WD). Furthermore, for the all-wheel-drive 17/22 mpg.
The next one is the 5.3-liter V8 engine. It is capable to make 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm. This one engine comes with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 16/23 mpg (2WD), 16/22 mpg (4WD). The final one and top of the line is the also V8 engine. This one is 6.2-liter V8 that churns out 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm/ 460 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy of this one is 15/21 mpg (2WD), 15/20 mpg (4WD).
2019 GMC Sierra Towing Capacity and 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 Towing Capacity||12500 lbs|
2019 GMC Sierra Launch Date and Price
The 2019 GMC Sierra would be available in the United States (US), Mexico, and Canada. Chances of its availability in the Middle East are also a big possibility. The newly SUV will debut at end of this year or 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, the current model comes with the price of around $30,000. The next one is Double-cab model that is priced $ 33,500. The fully equipped model 2019 Sierra Denali can easily reach the $70,000 mark.
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 shouldn’t have any problem making its own place in the industry.