Even though it’s just a few days ahead of the official debut we still don’t know everything about the totally redesigned 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. Moreover, the teaser that announces truck’s official debut won’t tell us too many details either. Luckily, the light-duty pickup will make its premiere on March 1th in Detroit and we are going to found out everything about it then.
From what we see from a single teaser, the 2019 Sierra 1500 is going to have a pair of C-shaped LED running lights. A large GMC nameplate will take the center of the prominent grille, while the new hood appears to feature two bulges. That’s pretty much everything we can conclude from the single shot.
What we also know is the fact that the new-gen GMC Sierra 1500 is going to switch the platform. In place of the heavy and outdated K2XX architecture, the pickup truck is going to get the lightweights T1XX platform, which will reportedly cut around 450 pounds. Yes, GMC is using an aluminum diet, though it’s not as aggressive as Ford’s. Though, the new truck will have the aluminum hood, tailgate, doors, and upper control arms, so we are wondering what’ve stayed non-aluminum?
In contrast to the new exterior that has been separated from Chevrolet’s half-ton pickup, the new interior styling shows that the 2019 Sierra 1500 will continue to be an identical twin with the Silverado. The cabin is pretty much the same, which is a bad idea because this was the chance to separate these two. More precisely, GMC’s workhorse could become a more upscale option. This way, however, the only difference inside is a different climate control arrangement and nothing else.
Under the hood, the redesigned GMC Sierra 1500 is going to host up to three engines. The truck will have one diesel unit. It will be a 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six turbo diesel, which is going to be paired with the Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic. As for the gasoline choices, the potential buyers will be able to pick between 5.3-liter V8, 6.2-liter V8. Both of them have been mated to a system called Dynamic Fuel Management. The setup will reportedly significantly improve the fuel economy of the truck. Though, it’s important to know that the 5.3-liter V8 comes paired with an eight-speed auto gearbox only, while the larger V8 unit uses the new 10-speed auto transmission.