2019 GMC Sierra To Arrive In Mexico During First Quarter 20193
A few weeks after announcing the arrival of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and Cheyenne for Mexico, General Motors has announced that it will introduce the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra in the Latin American market during the first quarter of 2019.
Like the outgoing model, the new 2019 GMC Sierra for Mexico will be available in two body configurations and three variants. In addition to the SLE (Regular Cab only) and Denali versions available on the current Sierra, the 2019 Sierra introduces the new, off-road-focused Sierra AT4 trim level. The latter replaces the Sierra All Terrain, while offering higher levels of equipment and more off road capability.
“GMC has inspired the creation of the best vans and pickups, and our new generation of GMC Sierra proves it, being a worthy and maximum representation of the ‘Professional Grade’ DNA of our brand,” said Pedro Ruiz, Director of Marketing of General Motors Mexico (in a statement translated from Spanish by GM Authority). “Recently, GMC was recognized as the premium firm best evaluated by customers in both Sales and Service, according to the Customer Satisfaction Index of J.D. Power of Mexico, and we are confident that the 2019 Sierra will be one more step in our favor for the brand, “he concluded.
The new-generation GMC Sierra stands out for its modern and distinctive design. Although it is larger than the previous generation, the new Sierra is lighter, with total weight being reduced by 164 kilograms (361 pounds). In addition, the 2019 Sierra, which rides on the GM T1 platform, features almost seven inches more cargo volume than the outgoing model. And if that weren’t enough, the new model’s box is made of high strength steel that is now 50 percent stronger than before.
Each trim level aims to raise the premium image of the GMC brand and is focused on a specific audience. The 2019 Sierra Denali is designed to satisfy the most demanding pickup customers with a refined design, characteristic chrome elements and exclusive 22-inch wheels, while the Sierra AT4 stands out with dark design hues, red toe hooks, a two-inch suspension lift from the factory, as well as 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.
Both the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 and Denali offer the MultiPro Tailgate exclusive to GMC. The innovative industry-first tailgate features six different configurations to allow for easy entry into and exit from the truck’s bed. The Sierra SLE continues with a regular tailgate, while adding a power lock and release feature.
What’s more, the 2019 GMC Sierra also introduces the ProGrade Trailering system for towing, the Rear Camera Mirror, 360-degree camera, segment-exclusive Head Up Display (HUD), and a wireless smartphone charger.
Inside, Crew Cab models feature the most rear-seat leg room in their class. The extra space is also used for new and intelligent storage solutions, such as storage compartments located in the rear seatbacks.
Mechanically, the 2019 GMC Sierra will offer the following powertrain configurations in Mexico:
- Sierra SLE: 5.3L V8 L82 engine making 355 horsepower mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission
- Sierra AT4: 5.3L V8 L84 engine making 355 horsepower mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission
- Sierra Denali: 6.2L V8 L87 engine making 425 horsepower mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission
For the Mexican market, 2019 GMC Sierra will be manufactured at the GM Silao plant that, until recently, produced the outgoing-generation Sierra on the K2 platform.
GMC dealers across Mexico should receive the all-new Sierra in the first quarter of 2019. GMC has not yet released pricing information.
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Considering the 46% Mexican content of the full size GM trucks and a percentage of the trucks are assembled in Mexico at least they won’t have far to go.
Looks better than the Chevy. It is a shame that it is not built in the U.S.A..