General Motors has finally unveiled the all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra, and it is a lot more different from the the Chevrolet Silverado than ever before.
As far as the exterior goes, the reports that the new Sierra would be more than a near carbon copy of the Silverado as the previous models have been were spot on. A reworked, more prominent chrome grille, new bumpers, “light blade” LED headlights, squared-off wheel arches help set it apart. It has a more traditional truck look than the Chevy, which would be at home in a Transformers movie.
GMC’s pickup also benefits from several functional upgrades, notably an exclusive new MultiPro six-function tailgate and industry-first carbon fiber pickup box.
Sadly, the interior carries over mostly unchanged, though several of special touches such as a GMC-exclusive instrument cluster and unique trim help make things more interesting.
The Sierra Denali (pictured) spruces things up even more, featuring more premium leather seats with contrast stitching, dark-finish aluminum accents and authentic open-pore wood trim.
Like the latest Silverado, the new Sierra boasts best-in-class front head room, an additional 3 inches of rear-seat legroom and outboard rear seat backs that open to reveal new storage . It weighs approximately 360 lbs less than the previous model thanks to the use of more high-strength steel and aluminum.
Expectedly, GM’s latest safety and assistance tech are on offer, including a multi-color head-up display, rear camera mirror and new surround vision system that help you park, and a ProGrade trailering system that can be operated from a dedicated app.
The engine lineup will include upgraded versions of GM’s existing 6.2- and 5.3-liter V8 engines, as well as a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline six.
Sales of the all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra begin in fall 2018. Pricing and additional details will be announced closer to launch.
Watch The New GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate In Action
The all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra debuts an industry-first multi-functional tailgate with six unique functions and positions.
Billed as “the most innovative tailgate ever,” the so-called MultiPro Tailgate is easy-to-use and provides incredible flexibility for owners with enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation mode, and easier access to items in the box.
That is, it can be turned into a workbench, a load-stop to keep long items secured, and a step to access the bed, among other things.
According to General Motors, the Sierra’s MultiPro Tailgate offers proven strength and durability and underwent more testing and validation than any tailgate in the company’s history.
Is it a gimmick or something you see yourself using on a regular basis? Watch it in action, and share your impressions in the comments below.
New GMC Sierra Is A Lot More Different Than Chevy Silverado
The days of the GMC Sierra being a near carbon copy of the Chevrolet Silverdo are over.
When the new, fifth-generation GMC Sierra goes on sale, it will be a lot more different from the Silverado than any of its predecessors have been, featuring a more distinct body and interior across the entire model lineup.
The exterior will retain the Silverado’s overall shape and proportions but feature a bigger, bolder grille, GMC-specific lights on both ends, and a redesigned tailgate, among other unique touches, while the interior better reinforces the Sierra’s more upscale positioning.
It will be identical to the Silverado structurally and mechanically, though, meaning a longer, bigger and roomier cab and bed, as well as 450 lbs less weight thanks to the use of more high-strength steel and aluminum. Expect goodies like the Chevy’s power-open tailgate and other new tech and convenience features.
Powertrains will also to be the same — 5.3 and 6.2-liter V8s with dynamic fuel management and a 3.0-liter diesel inline six, all mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra debuts on March 1, 2018. Stayed tuned to FbaPPs for our full coverage.
GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition Is The Ultimate Yukon
GMC has unveiled an even more premium Yukon Denali package for those who don’t find the regular Denali good enough, appropriately calling it the Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition.
So, what exactly do you get? For starters, all the options available on the Yukon Denali black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, a polished exhaust tip, chrome mirror caps and Onyx Black exterior paint.
The Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition also comes with the Open Road Package, which consists of a power sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, Sirius XM and NavTraffic, Power-Retractable Assist Steps and the Enhanced Security Package.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Automatic Braking is standard safety ware, and power is provided by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Stu Pierce, senior marketing manager for GMC Trucks and Full-Size SUVs, stated:
“The Yukon Denali has always made a bold and powerful statement, and the Ultimate Black Edition takes that expression to a new level. The Ultimate Black Edition provides our customers seeking the ultimate in performance and refinement with an opportunity to express themselves with a new and unique style.”
If you think it’s pointless for General Motors to have he Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition, think again. The company sells tons of Denali-badged models every year and makes a lot money doing so. In fact, don’t be surprised to hear a Hyper Ultimate Black Edition announced some time int he future.