The current Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 may have just seen a refresh, but they’re riding on old bones in an automotive context. The trucks are currently the oldest full-size pickups on the market today. But, the next-generation of General Motors’ workhorses are on the way, and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has been spotted for the first time.
We’ve seen the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado on a couple of occasions, but this is the first time the truck’s GMC cousin has shown its face. Uniquely styled lighting seems to be the giveaway that this is indeed a GMC, rather than the more pedestrian Chevrolet Silverado. Normally, we’d say the GMC was catching rays in Southern California, but weather patterns have pushed out the normally sunny skies for clouds and rain.
Not much is known about the next-generation of pickups, but a ten-speed automatic seems par for the course, as are upgraded powertrains. We may potentially see a V6 diesel find its way into the half-ton trucks, knowing GM is on a diesel kick as of recent and its rivals have the market cornered. As for structure, GM has long secured its share of aluminum to do some serious lightweighting with the 2019 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado.
Spy shots: Truck Trend