2019 Sierra Denali 1500: First Real-World Pictures37
We’ve already seen the 2019 Sierra Denali 1500, but we have yet to see the all-new truck photographed on the streets, or “in the wild”, as we’d call it. Luckily, that’s exactly what we have for you here.
Captured by awesome GM Authority reader Ben, the pictures show the all-new GMC pickup truck parked at a local establishment in a suburban town in Georgia, roughly 90 minutes northeast of Atlanta. The truck is wearing manufacturer plates from Michigan, leading us to believe that the vehicle is part of the GM capture test fleet wherein employees drive pre-production vehicles prior to full-scale series production, in order to weed out any issues, bugs or problems.
Now, about the particular 2019 Sierra Denali is coated in the Onyx Black exterior color, which is one of the only standard (no charge) colors of the 2019 Sierra and 2019 Sierra Denali. Being a Denali, it features the innovative GMC Multi-Pro Tailgate, which is standard on the 2019 Sierra Denali (though it can be replaced by a traditional tailgate, as well).
The truck is also equipped with the Sierra Denali Ultimate Package, which includes the following features:
- Technology Package, which includes:
- HD Surround Vision
- Rear Camera Mirror
- Multi-color 3×7-inch Head-Up Display
- Driver Alert Package II, which includes:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
- Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Pedestrian Detection
- IntelliBeam headlamps
- Following Distance Indicator
- Driver Alert Package I, which includes:
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- GMC MultiPro Power Steps
- Wheel locks
- Trailer Tire Pressure Monitor System
- 22-inch polished aluminum wheels
Notably, the package requires the 6.2L V8 L87 EcoTec3 engine and 4WD / four wheel drive (mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission) along with the 275/50R22SL all-season, blackwall tires. It is not available with 22-inch LPO wheels.
GMC has yet to release official pricing details for the all-new 2019 Sierra, so don’t know exactly how much the vehicle seen here will cost. However, the Denali Ultimate Package is a $6,775 option on the outgoing K2 platform Sierra Denali 1500, but the last-generation model included less content than the new 2019 Sierra; for instance, the K2 models did not include the fancy Rear Camera Mirror or the Trailer Sensors). As such, we assume that the Denali Ultimate Package will be more pricey on the all-new T1 platform Sierra Denali.
The GM Authority Take
Ben, the GM Authority reader who snapped these photos, said that the truck looks “amazing and very high-end in person”. We thought the same when we saw the 2019 Sierra Denali at its reveal event. In fact, the truck seems to look even better in the wild than inside an auto show hall or in GMC’s press pictures (which don’t appear to be real photos, but rather computer-aided renderings).
In fact, the notion that the newest GM vehicles look better in person and when photographed “in the wild” compared to studio shots and/or renderings seems to be an emerging theme, as the same can be said about the updated 2019 Camaro.
So, what do you think about these real-world 2019 Sierra Denali pictures? Talk to us in the comments.
Hat tip to GM Authority reader Ben L. for the photos.
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The better in person thing is nothing new as it has been going on for a while now.
Today’s vehicles are just not enhanced in photos as they are in person. Not sure what has caused this but I have seen a number of vehicles I appreciate more in person than in photos.
Two of which did nothing for me when I saw them first on the web but I bought them both as my opinion change when I saw them first person.
Cadillac is the one mos effected.
Agreed, I think the ATS or CTS for example are spectacular looking cars in person, even the base models, but in photos they look like any other mid/fullsize car!
I’ve been seeing the new T1 trucks around the Milford area for a bit now, and I think they look much better on the road than online.
Alex, you’re right about the 2019 Camaro. The first press photos made the car look hideous. Photos since then, and pictures of the actual car out in the wild make it look very good.
Thank you for sharing my pictures Alex!
The truck really did look more high-end in person than in any of the GM press pictures. I can’t wait to get to drive one of these bad boys!
Looks really good except for the wheels in my opinion. Too much going on.
Get rid of the antenna! The new RAM doesn’t have one.
Go buy a Ram then. It’s a friggen antenna
you know the antenna hits first before your roof in any low clearance situations.
You know antenna’s are flexible right?
You know he was saying that to show that an antenna has a useful purpose right?
I think the person was trying to point out a very useful non-radio related benefit of keeping the traditional antenna; a simple early warning mechanism for those of us that happen to drive our trucks in places that have parking garages with potentially low clearances.
The wheels are too much, don’t really like the spoke bicycle wheels. Other than that it looks good.
Wheels look fine. Pain to clean I’m sure.
I like it but it looks like they stole the grill from RAM.
Dodge should be pretty piss that GMC stole their grill Big GMC man but that truck look #%#~!#%*
In what world does this grille look anything similar to a Ram?
PS: there is no such thing as the Dodge Ram any more.
Damn those wheels!
I wonder whether the Denali Sierra’s grill could be made even larger? Maybe using a cantilevered system extending out in front of the hood and raised 6 inches, allowing a grill larger than the entire front of the pickup? 😉
I haven’t had the luxury of seeing one in person, but in pics it looks completely overstyled. It’s no longer a luxury pickup, it’s a Ram on Viagra.
Rams bread and butter Big Horn still Hs a plastic dash ?? So at 20k + miles all your going to is the squeaky plastic
To sum it up, It’s just a beautiful truck
Is it reasonable to assume the interior pictures shown with the Denali is the Dark Walnut Ash Gray option?
Whoa…that grill. That BA Grill steals the look and makes everything else look small. Not for me. Those wheels…overkill on spokes. What’s up with the side fender badge that looks like a ford.
In this case smaller is better….IMO
If that tire size (275-50-22) is accurate, that indicates a 33″ tall tire compared to 32″ tall for at least the last couple of generations.
Parked next to f150 the headlights definitely look alike
That big chrome snout doesn’t look very good to me. It looks like they glued a huge chunk of chrome onto the front of the truck. If it wasn’t so thick, or maybe more integrated into the front of the truck, it would look better IMO. The old Ram big rig front end looked much better than this.
The grille on this truck certainly was not an inspirational design from the RAM Rebel Edition pick up, if you look at the bottom half of the 2018 GMC Sierra grille, it gives off clues as to how the 2019 grille came to surface more aggressively. The side by side comparison photo of the F-150 and Sierra that is trying to show similarities between the 2 trucks in headlight design, the Sierra still pulls off with it’s own distinct identity.
The GMsalesguy sound like a real DICK!
Would not buy a car/truck from him that’s for sure!
Front end is awful. Grille is way too big, way too chromy with too much going on. It’s just tacky and looks like something Toyota or Nissan would do. I expect a more subtle classy design from GMC. This may be the first time I prefer a Chevrolet over a GMC from a design perspective.
Those wheels are miserable. Sincerely hope these aren’t production for the Denali Ultimate.