General Motors is busy preparing the next-generation 2019 GMC Sierra and 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, and thus far, details have been scarce. However, an anonymous source may have shed some light on the half-ton pickups after he or she attended a dealership meeting.
The Fast Lane Truck reports the source attended a GMC dealer meeting, where the 2019 Sierra 1500 was shown. Specifically, the source says the 2019 Sierra Denali was shown and it featured a higher ride height and a familiar 6.2-liter V8 engine. The person also described a “revolutionary” bed design, but those in attendance were not allowed to open the tailgate or see inside the bed itself. Ram has reportedly been working on a split-folding tailgate design, and GM may have a similar solution in mind.
As for the V8 engine, it may be our first clue that the V8s offered will be very familiar, while other powertrains could get more experimental. We’ve already spied a 2019 Silverado prototype with some sort of diesel engine, too.
Finally, the source said a large iPad-like infotainment screen was present inside, which would certainly mark a major change from the current truck’s interior.
It’s unclear when we’ll see the trucks revealed, but all signs point to a debut sometime next year before they go on sale as 2019 models.