The truck world has been abuzz with the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado after its sly debut at Chevy’s truck centennial at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend in Trailboss guise. While we do expect to see the 2019 Silverado revealed in full at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, don’t expect to see GMC’s new full-size pickup make an appearance.
GM Authority has learned the 2019 Sierra will not show up in Detroit, Michigan, in a few weeks. We’d say that’s a smart call to maximize the news cycle; the new Silverado will be the shining star and only have the 2019 Ram 1500 to contend with at the show. Ford may surprise and show the 2019 Ranger, however.
Our intel also says to not look for the 2019 GMC Sierra at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, either. We don’t have a clear calculation as for when we should see the new Sierra, but it will almost certainly be next year. Though, it may not even be at an auto show. If we were to throw a wildcard on the table, GMC could maximize its newfound partnership with Vail Ski Resorts and put on a separate debut at one of the company’s 13 North American resorts. Recall, GMC recently debuted the Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept in Vail, Colorado, at one of the resorts.
Stay tuned for more information. The 2018 NAIAS festivities begin on January 13.