Shortly after announcing that the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and Cheyenne have gone on sale in Mexico, General Motors has confirmed that the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is now launching in the same market. With the all-new Sierra now on sale, GM has delivered on its previously-announced goal to launch the new GMC full-size pickup truck within the first quarter of 2019.
The all-new GMC Sierra is available in Mexico in three models: Sierra SLE Regular Cab, Sierra AT4 Crew Cab and Sierra Denali Crew Cab. The AT4 and Denali models represent the premium positioning of the 2019 Sierra, containing quality materials such as soft plastics and genuine wood or aluminum trim.
The new-generation Sierra represents a very noticeable evolution compared to the outgoing model. The new design delivers a bolder and more refined appearance with more personality thanks to the large grille and the new headlights with GMC’s signature C-shaped LED signatures. In addition, the new Sierra also has best-in-class cargo volume.
“For 116 years, GMC has stood out for being a brand focused on delivering its customers trucks and pickups with character, bold style, premium finishes and high performance, and that resist the most demanding tasks thanks to our high standard engineering, ingenious design and advanced technology, “said Francisco Garza, Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing of GM Mexico, in a statement translated by GM Authority from Spanish. “In this way, we have built a portfolio with true Professional Grade, with vehicles ranging from our compact Terrain SUV, through Acadia, until Yukon and of course the powerful Sierra that today opens generation “, he finished.
Initially, the Mexico-market 2019 GMC Sierra will be offered only in AT4 and Denali versions. This is due to the fact that production of the Regular Cab variants of the new full-size pickups has not yet begun at the GM Silao plant, where the Sierra is produced for the Mexican market.
The Sierra AT4 model is new for the 2019 model year. It arrives to complement the range-topping Denali trim, but with an off-road angle. To accomplish that, the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 features a two-inch factory suspension lift, 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, dark exterior accent pieces and red tow hooks. Meanwhile, the Sierra Denali maintains its luxurious character and high levels of equipment, including 22-inch wheels, an 8-inch digital instrument panel, wireless phone charger, Rear Camera Mirror, 360-degree camera and a heads-up display.
The second row of seating in the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 and Denali boasts the largest legroom in its category as well as intelligent storage spaces, such as the new compartment in the rear seat-backs to store things out of sight. Both models also feature the MultiPro Tailgate. A GMC exclusive, the innovative new MultiPro tailgate has six different positions to facilitate access to the cargo area while increasing practicality.
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 GM’s 6-speed automatic transmission
- Sierra AT4: 5.3L V8 L84 engine making 355 horsepower mated to GM’s 8-speed automatic transmission
- Sierra Denali: 6.2L V8 L87 engine making 425 horsepower mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission
The range-topping versions of the 2019 GMC Sierra will become available on March 20th. The SLE trim will launch slightly later as the only Sierra model with a Regular Cab.
The AT4 and Denali models are priced as follows:
- GMC Sierra AT4: 1,025,400 pesos ($52,600 USD)
- GMC Sierra Denali: 1,214,000 pesos ($62,300 USD)