CARS.COM — GMC just introduced the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck in Detroit, hot on the heels of the debut of its 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 sibling at this year's Detroit auto show. Unsurprisingly, the trucks will share much of the same architecture, including the same frame, chassis and powertrains.
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There's more to the GMC Sierra 1500 than just being the premium GM pickup truck offering, however. The exterior design in the new GMC Sierra is a more aggressive attempt to differentiate its appearance from the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The face features a new large flat grille, signature C-shaped headlights, air diffusers with chrome trim and vertically oriented tow hooks. The front doors are unique to the Sierra 1500, with a cut line that runs along the beltline of the vehicle from the bed to the side mirrors before sloping down behind the wheel.
The bed is also unique, particularly the new MultiPro tailgate. Push-button operation can drop the entire tailgate or a smaller inner segment. The inner segment can configure into a step for easy bed access. The bed itself is wider and has greater cargo volume, with 21 different tie-down points, lights and a standard 110-volt three-prong plug.
The interior is nice, particularly at the Sierra Denali trim level, but maybe doesn't go far enough in terms of luxury. Controls are simplified, particularly the integrated trailer brake controller and four-wheel-drive system. A longer cab length increases passenger room in the back. The floor in the rear of the cabin is much flatter and there are numerous storage cubbies.
We're still waiting on full specifications and pricing, with a separate drive event expected later this year. Pricing also won't be available until closer to the Sierra 1500's on-sale date sometime in fall 2018. More details can be found at PickupTrucks.com.
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