CARS.COM — GMC today revealed the completely redesigned Sierra 1500 half-ton pickup truck. Following closely behind the debut of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Sierra 1500 shares much of the same underlying structure as its sibling while sporting a unique exterior look and features that will firmly place it as GM’s luxurious pickup offering.
The 2019 Sierra 1500’s face is noticeably different from the 2019 Silverado 1500’s, wearing a 10-sided grille with two “nostrils” flanking the lower portion. The nostrils function similar to the “gills” on the Silverado, but the Sierra’s get a more upscale chrome trim and are more prominent than the Chevrolet. The hood and roof of the Sierra 1500 are channeled and sloped for additional aerodynamic benefits.
At the back, the Sierra 1500-exclusive MultiPro tailgate features multiple positions and a tailgate-within-a-tailgate feature that allows for easier access to in-bed items and also doubles as a standing workstation. The tailgate also makes for easy ingress and egress, especially when combined with an available assist handle. The bed itself is unique to the full-size pickup-truck class: The available CarbonPro bed uses carbon fiber for weight savings and added strength and durability; this is the first time, GMC says, that carbon fiber has been used in any pickup-truck bed.
The interior of the 2019 Sierra 1500 also separates it from its Silverado sibling, particularly in the Denali trim. Pebbled premium leather, aluminum and open-pore wood feature throughout the Denali’s cabin. The Sierra 1500 also features the first head-up display in a pickup for this class, using a multicolor 3-by-7-inch display to provide important information in the driver’s line of sight. A rear camera mirror is also available, another class-first, GMC says.
For more details on the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, head over to the full preview at PickupTrucks.com, and stay tuned for driving impressions and pricing information as they become available.
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