Spied: 2019 GM Half-Ton Pickup

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We're beginning to hear about more GM half-ton pickup truck sightings throughout Colorado, especially in the high-altitude areas of Vail and Frisco off the infamous Interstate 70. The dual pipes in the photos below tell us this might be a new type of performance package, and from the camouflage around the cabin, it could be a "crew-cab-plus" version.

Here's what our spy photographers sent us.

"This is one of our first looks at the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 testing on public roads. Caught while testing in the Rocky Mountains at altitude, these new shots give us a good look at what to expect from the all-new Sierra and possibly another look at the all-new Chevrolet Silverado.

"Some are saying GM is expected to make some radical changes to its full-size pickups in the form of aluminum-intensive construction in a bid to shed weight and improve fuel efficiency, following the Ford F-150's move. We've heard the company is reported to be working on stronger aluminum material and attachment joints.

"The new Sierra and Silverado are likely to continue with small and large refinements to the current V-8 engine lineup, but are also expected to get a diesel and mild hybrid option on select half-ton models; a turbocharged V-6 is also likely to join the lineup. A version of a 10-speed automatic, first seen in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, will find its way into some packages as well. Current Duramax offerings are only available in the heavy-duty models and in the mid-size Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

"Expect to see the new Sierra and Silverado in late 2018 as 2019 models."

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Comments

So why cannot this be a 2018, they are not due out for 6 months? I'm waiting fr something the size of the Chevy Luv to come out.

Wow

Recognizing that GM is the real truck leader is a good first step.

I hope it has turbo V-6 engines, aluminum body panels and everything else Ford has already done. Round wheel wells and doors cut for the mirrors would truly show GM ingenuity.

And power extending tow mirrors, load flat floor, and tailgate manstep.

Nice, bet it's going to be good looking.

BTW- any spy photos for the upcoming Chevy/International medium duty?

Who would want to follow or copy Ford with their low profit margins???

HAHAHA LOL!!!...the infamous square wheel wells are slowly rounded off, doors now have a cut-off for the mirrors, aluminum all around, turbo-charged V6's, etc, etc etc...what's next shaky GOVT motors?...

I suppose if you can't come up with your own ideas & sales are going to hell, copying the reference leader is the easiest way out..HAHAHAHA!!!

Ford, the US's No.1 selling truck for 41 yrs & also the No.1 best selling vehicle for 35 yrs & counting...go Ford!!!

A new Truck the size of a LUV? How about a first Gen S10 and that would interest me!

Ford, the US's No.1 selling truck for 41 yrs & also the No.1 best selling vehicle for 35 yrs & counting...go Ford!!!

Posted by: Lionel | Apr 29, 2017 6:29:05 PM

You can add to that the Mustang - best selling sports car in the US for over 50 yrs & now best selling on earth!...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/ford-mustang-named-best-selling-sports-car-on-earth/ar-BBAmf8S?ocid=spartandhp

Who wants to bet GM only puts the 10 speed in their top trim levels. Meanwhile Ford will have it across the entire lineup next year, other than the standard 3.3 V6. Fail again GM.

Why not the V8 diesel Baby Duramax 4500? It is ready. It would be some stunning news. More power and torque than both the V6 diesels in RAM and Ford

You can add to that the Mustang - best selling sports car in the US for over 50 yrs & now best selling on earth!...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/ford-mustang-named-best-selling-sports-car-on-earth/ar-BBAmf8S?ocid=spartandhp

Posted by: Lionel | Apr 29, 2017 9:04:14 PM

The Mustang is not a sports car, it's a sports coupe. The Corvette, Porsche 911, Mazda MX5 and Viper are examples of sports cars. Beside, who reads MSN news these days, wait Lionel does. LOL!

Great job GM, half ton market kings while making money. You can't say the same for Furd, profits down, days of supply on dealer lots is up and incentive spending rising with the newest trucks. Looks like Beer can bodies just don't cut it in real world.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20170427/OEM01/170429858/ford-profits-fall-on-recall-charges-higher-costs
Posted by: GMSRGRETA | Apr 29, 2017 6:24:08 PM


http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/03/general-motors-incentive-spending-on-trucks-reportedly-skyrocketed-in-february/

"Citing J.D. Power dealer data, a report from Bloomberg News noted that discounts averaged about $6,996 for the Chevrolet Silverado and $5,315 for the GMC Sierra from February first through the 12th, representing a 45 percent increase for the Silverado and an 82 percent for the Sierra compared to the same time frame in 2016.

The deals are part of GM’s Truck Month promotional campaign that highlights includes discounts of roughly 25 percent off the sticker price of some 2016 GMC Sierra pickup trucks and about $11,000 in discounts for select 2017 Silverado models."

"GM is being “especially aggressive on incentives,” wrote Barclays analyst Brian Johnson in a note, adding that GM’s incentive spending on large pickups is at the highest point available in data since 2012, “and the second highest month isn’t close.”

"Specifically, Power Information Network (PIN) data shows that GM reportedly spent 26 percent more in discounts on each Silverado than Fiat Chrysler did for its Ram pickup and 85 percent more than Ford on its on F-Series."


Maybe 1/3 of your reply was true.


The GM trucks will probably use "A+ Military Grade Aluminum". Because they are so great at copying.

The current GM trucks are class leading in horsepower and efficiency as well as max towing ability in the half ton segment. These new 2018 GM twins will expand the use of aluminum exterior panels as the current models are already using aluminum hood panels. The cab superstructure will be welded steel for strength and safety. The truck box is the question market. Will it be aluminum exterior with steel bed to prevent stones from punching holes through the panel, or will it be a super light and super strong composite ? My money is on the later. No matter what choices are made concerning truck beds, these new trucks will only open increase the lead that GM currently had over the competition.

Next gen Ford killer is getting closer and closer, better find a rock to hide under Ford kiddos. The final nail in Ford's coffin is just a few months away.

@GMSRGREAT

I'm always amazed that the Big 3 did not do MORE with composites much earlier, apart from GM of course. GM was building whole cars (bodies) from composites as far back as the 1950s (Corvette).

I digress! I meant to refer to the use of modern materials in truck beds, as you mentioned. Combinations of steel, alloy, graphite, fiberglass, etc, are the perfect choice for tough, rustproof and lightweight options, but RAM, Toyota and Ford only very gingerly approached this. At least the Tacoma and the Ridgeline's engineers saw the light.

Now, GM is surely convinced that American half ton truck buyers are ready for the leap.

@ Robert. That's why I quit buying Chevy trucks after all these years. On the trim level I want, I can't get the 8 speed trans, 3.73 years, or a larger gas tank. I'm happy with my 2011 Ram with a 32 gallon tank, 3.92 gears, and standard on all models fenderwell liners.

I am more interested in a lightweight new RWD Chevy LUV coming to market. No mid size and single cab manual trans is a must. Chevy Mexico has an S-10 in the lineup along side the midsize Colorado. I'm not certain to it's size vs the Colorado.

I don't need or want to afford Chevy's 30k work truck

Who wants to bet GM only puts the 10 speed in their top trim levels. Meanwhile Ford will have it across the entire lineup next year, other than the standard 3.3 V6. Fail again GM.

Ford didn't know how to make a 10 speed work....so GM called them...we will show u how and how to make it work with good software and u can use it first...Ford agreed...so it was developed between the 2 companies.

The GM trucks will probably use "A+ Military Grade Aluminum". Because they are so great at copying.

No they will use real spacecraft strength aluminum and not a made up name to sound tough.

@papjim:
Back in the mid to late 90s, GM had a complete composite box for their GMT 400 trucks in testing at various facilities around North America. I happened to work with this composite box and ran data collection and inspection of these pieces over a 2 plus year time frame. They were tough with a exotic (for the time) composite material bed that was practically indestructible. The exterior panels were of the same material used in Saturn vehicles of the time. Dent and completely rust proof. They offered this bed for a couple model years for the GMT 800 as an option. Let me assure you, if it was an option offered in 2015 I would have it on my Silverado.

The current GM trucks are class leading in horsepower and efficiency as well as max towing ability in the half ton segment. These new 2018 GM twins will expand the use of aluminum exterior panels as the current models are already using aluminum hood panels. The cab superstructure will be welded steel for strength and safety. The truck box is the question market. Will it be aluminum exterior with steel bed to prevent stones from punching holes through the panel, or will it be a super light and super strong composite ? My money is on the later. No matter what choices are made concerning truck beds, these new trucks will only open increase the lead that GM currently had over the competition.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 30, 2017 10:09:44 AM

"The cab superstructure will be welded steel for strength and safety."

You are either really young or really not very smart. The F-150 is the safest truck on the road. GM's "cab superstructure" is one of it's weak points.

http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/only-one-pickup-earned-good-results-iihs-crash-tests

http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/186097-video-silverado-sierra-cant-match-f-150-crash-test-result/

You are either really young or really not very smart.

Posted by: holycamoly | Apr 30, 2017 8:27:59 PM

Ahhh! That's really sweet and yes, I prefer being referred to as really young. The "really not very smart" comment had one too many really(s) in it, however, as you can tell it doesn't really apply to me.

Hmmm.

Aluminum, Turbo V6, Small displacement diesel, the jointly developed 10spd auto... who wasn't first in any of this in half ton fullsizes?

GM

Yep the GovM is playing catch up again.

Imitation is the greatest compliment of all.



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