What you’re eyeing is the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 that was spotted testing in Los Angeles, U.S. Just like the group’s 2019 Chevrolet Silverado that debuted at this month's Detroit Auto Show, the new Sierra will get a major revamp. It will get tweaked exterior and interior elements, along with new tech. The upcoming GMC Sierra will be a recipient to a chunky upright grille unlike the Silverado's more rounded, carlike fascia.
Going forward, the Sierra will be powered by the same V8 drivetrains that is housed in the Chevy Silverado- the 5.3-litre V8 and the 6.2-litre V8. Plus, reports state that the 6.2-litre motor and the new 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel engine will also benefit from start/stop technology. There’s also talk about the base models continuing to use the six-speed automatic transmission, while the top-end variants will benefit from the 10-speed automatic gearbox. These motors are expected to be hooked up with an optional two-wheel or four-wheel drive.
Sources also reckon that a power tailgate will feature on some versions since the competition has heated up in the segment, especially from the Ram pick-up truck. The updated GMC Sierra should appear either at Chicago or New York Auto Show this year before going on sale later in 2018.