2019 GMC Sierra Base Seen For The First Time: Photo Gallery23
We just caught up with a 2019 GMC Sierra base undergoing final validation testing, and boy did we get a whole bunch of pictures that we’re bringing to you here.
Though GMC revealed the 2019 Sierra months ago – first as the 2019 Sierra Denali, followed by the Sierra AT4 and Sierra Elevation – we have not seen the base model of the all-new truck until today.
Coated in the Cardinal Red exterior color (paint code G7C), the Sierra base (equipment group 1SA) seen here is the 4WD Double Cab Standard Box (model TK10753) that is marked in order guides as having “late availability”.
2019 GMC Sierra Base – Front
The 2019 Sierra base features unique front-end styling consisting of a black mesh grille with a chrome surround as well as a semi-glossy front bumper.
The 2019 Sierra, even in base trimming, uses LED reflector headlamps with incandescent turn signals as well as LED signature Daytime Running Lamps. However, the model does not have foglamps, with the spaces being covered by black blanking plates that don’t look all that bad in conjunction with the black bumper.
Finally, the outside mirrors have a black cover and are adjusted manually.
2019 GMC Sierra Base – Side
The longer wheelbase of the 2019 Sierra is instantly noticeable. Thanks to the T1 platform, the space between the wheels is up to 3.9 inches over the previous-generation K2 Sierra, while keeping roughly the same exterior footprint. The integrated “bill-style” spoiler mounted at the rear-most part of the cab is also common to all 2019 Sierra models.
The wheel wells of the new Sierra feature a new style, with the rear portion having a (roughly) 90-degree bend while the front part features a shape made up of two distinct curve points (at roughly 150 degrees each). Filling those wheel wells are the base model’s 17-inch steelies (RPO code RD6).
The door handles on the base model are black (officially described as “black grained”), and the space fore of the exterior mirrors is filled with a slotted black blanking plate. On higher-end models, this space features a badge denoting the displacement of the engine.
2019 GMC Sierra Base – Rear
At the rear, the 2019 Sierra Base wears regular incandescent taillamps and an LED CHMSL, although we should note that the order guide states that the model has rear LED taillamps.
As you may have expected, the baser doesn’t have GMC’s innovative new MultiPro tailgate of higher-end models. Instead, the maual tailgate is of the standard (or regular) variety and no lift assist. A prominent red GMC sits right in the middle of the tailgate; a silver Sierra badge is immediately below it. Unlike the Sierra AT4 or Sierra Denali, the rear of the 2019 Sierra base does not have any other badging.
Just like its counterpart at the front, the rear bumper of the 2019 Sierra Base is finished in black, with a semi-gloss texture. Both the color and texture are specific to the base model. GMC’s trademark CornerStep bumper is present and accounted for. In fact, the bumper is improved for 2019, with larger cutouts to better accommodate steel-toed boots.
Dual exhaust will not grace the base model 2019 Sierra. Instead, a single exhaust tip is neatly tucked away behind the passenger-side rear tire.
Under The Hood
The 2019 Sierra Base is available with either the 4.3L V6 LV3 or the 5.3L V8 L82. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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I think it looks good, but prefer the last generation steel wheels. Looking forward to see how tough the new truck is.
Those wheels look like they came from the 90’s off of a Ford bronco. Ewe. ?
Yep, but they can be changed out if someone chooses to bye that particular trim level, I for sure would, overall the appearance looks good.
Those are definitely incandescent tails. Base, SLE and Elevation have incandescent tails, while SLT, AT4 and Denali get the LED tails.
You’re right. Article updated to reflect that 🙂
Apparently GM really likes testing vehicles in the color red
It’s just a coincidence
It looks good with just the chrome trim around the grill with black bumpers and wheel opening trim.
It’s a less in your face, type of look.
This works better with certain colors like red, dark gray or blue.
This thing looks purposely weird and incongruous. Is this really what people want nowadays? Why has the competition become so fierce to style the worst possible looking vehicles?
This is the base model. Have you seen other models in the 2019 Sierra lineup? I point you in the direction of the 2019 Sierra AT4, which looks incredible:
… or are you gonna hate on what is obviously great-looking truck, too?
I would buy one at this level, with the V8 Power train option of course…lots of room for personal custom appearance upgrades, especially the wheel and tire combination.
It looks hideous and I am a GM man.
Don`t like the wheel well shape, the rest looks good.
I think these wheel wells look interesting and fit the truck. But if that’s not your cup of tea, the 2019 Silverado has round wells:
MAN TAHAT THE UGLIEST TRUCK I SEEN IN MY LIFE LMAO
The only laughing that will be taking place is GM and GMC laughing all the way to the bank after they sell these faster than they can make them.
Understand this truck is the BASE MODEL, Compare this truck to a F150 XL and tell me if you think the same. I will admit that it red with steel wheels looks a little tacky, but this would be a bae in all black and an allow wheel option. After all, as the base model, this is the Denali, a runway model class truck wearing pajamas. if you though that this truck looked better than the high SLT and Denali models then GMC would have seriously done something wrong. once again, in all black with allow wheel installed, this truck to me would look as good as a ford f150 king ranch or platinum, for $20,000 less.
I could agree with that, darken the windows a bit more , add some stepside bars and you got a modest appearance enhacement.
I hate the base model GM 4-door pick-up rear door handle placement, large crew-cab model looks better but on the smaller base models makes the truck look disproportionate. Atleast “hide” the rear door handles like the Tundra or make the truck look even with them like F150.
I think the double cab looks good with the 6.5 box. Not everyone wants/needs a full crew cab. I don’t like crew cabs with the short 5 foot beds. That’s just me.
MjM1103, I agree, it`s not only the looks, if I`m not wrong you can`t get a High Country, or Denali in a double cab.
Is the truck frame still rust protected with wax that you can scrape off with your finger?
I think the new Sierra is a good-looking truck! Even in base it looks good. I saw the Sierra SLE in semi camo, but could clearly see most of it, and it looked very nice. Probably will be purchasing one when it goes on sale.