Since the Silverado and Sierra have been around, both trucks have largely copied one another in design and purpose, save for more luxurious options and the GMC’s Denali trim. But, with the 2019 Sierra reveal, things will likely change.
GMC will debut the 2019 Sierra today with a largely different design from the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and we may see even more from the pickup to differentiate it. But, we want to know what you want to see from one of General Motors’ most important vehicles.
Let’s run down what we do expect from the 2019 Sierra reveal. Foremost, as mentioned, the pickup will not twin the 2019 Silverado in exterior design. That’s been apparent for months now. However, judging by spy photos, the trucks will share nearly identical interior designs. We previously said that’s a shame and could be a big factor in making the GMC Sierra feel like the more luxurious alternative to the Chevy Silverado GM wants it to be.
We also expect an identical powertrain lineup to the Silverado, which we know includes a new 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engine equipped with Dynamic Fuel Managment. GM also announced a 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six engine for the Silverado 1500, and the 2019 Sierra should also benefit from the powertrain option.
Other powertrains haven’t been announced for either truck, but the GMC reveal could shed light on others.
Look for a breadth of models offered with the 2019 Sierra, just as Chevrolet worked to further define the market with eight separate Silverado variants to start. The top-of-the-line Denali model should boast even greater refinement than ever with serious luxury equipment. We could also see GMC embrace the Denali Ultimate model even more.
Finally, the latest intel does suggest the 2019 Sierra will offer a carbon-fiber bed in some way. It would mark a major shift in the material’s usage at GM—and the industry at large. Carbon fiber is often reserved for sports cars and exotic vehicles. Utilizing the material in a pickup truck could significantly boost fuel economy and let GM cash in on best-in-class curb weight figures.
Go ahead and talk to us below and let us know what you’re looking for from the 2019 GMC Sierra, and stay tuned for the full reveal later today.