Spied: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali and More

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If you can count buzz on the internet as evidence that people want to know more about the coming half-ton pickup trucks from GM, then both GMC and Chevrolet are doing a good job priming the pump. Our spy shooters are seeing lots of Chevy and GMC half-ton models — based on our best guesses when looking at the new rim styles — running around the country in full camo and sometimes towing a test trailer. Although we don't know for sure, given the size of the double-axle trailer and how the pickup is squatting, GM engineers are likely testing close to its maximum towing capacity.

Here's the latest report from our spy photographers:

"This is the next-generation GMC Sierra 1500, caught for the first time in Denali trim and in a double-cab variant.

"Like the similar Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra will get a major redo for 2019 with an aluminum-intensive body to save weight, which the Ford F-150 has already adopted. But the GMs will sport styling much like that of the current models, including an innovative running board that seems to also incorporate a step up into the bed.

"A turbocharged V-6 is also said to be available with the new generation of GM trucks, as is a diesel V-6. The 10-speed automatic already seen in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 should replace the current eight-speed unit in many, if not all, versions of the Sierra. A brake-by-wire system will also debut on the Sierra, and an air suspension such as the one on the Ram 1500s may also be offered on the Sierra for the first time.

"The 2019 Sierra should be revealed in 2018 with an on-sale date later in the year."

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" like the similar Silverado" thats funny. Also t looks just the 2009 Denali, and Gm guys I thought GM would never go aluminum? Whats up with that? I guess when your chasing first, do what they do.

A turbo V6 and an aluminum body! The Ford haters are going to be speechless! Actually, I am confidant that they will come up with a lot of other trash to spew out.

The wheel openings have been filled in some on the corners. I do think that it looks better. The wheels look a lot like the ones on my Lariet. What else was I supposed to notice? The test trailer must have a lot of tongue weight, the rear end of the truck with the trailer attached must be 3" lower than the others. I am surprised that they are not using a load distributing hitch with that much weight. Maybe GM is confidant that the new trucks don't need one.

Otherwise, it looks like a bunch of cladding to me.

another 1/ ton diesel?? nice!

I think GM keeps missing the mark on their marketing for these trucks.
I really believe they should go back to the designations that millions of GM buyers/fans became accustomed to and re-connect to there old time buyers of whom several have switched.
I understand the Denali line and I agree with that but bring back distinctive trim levels with familiar names like Cheyenne, Scottsdale, High Sierra, Sierra CLassic and even Bonanza.
The Custom and CST option on the new trucks the past couple of years was a start but they kind of half hearted it a little.

Oh! And GM, keep it simple! Brake by wire? Come on!

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@Frank

Great to see that your spelling has improved so much

If you want a steel body/big V8 pickup truck, Ram, Toyota, and Nissan will still offer it

If you want a rusty, bloated, non-competitive pickup truck, Ram, Toyota, and Nissan will still offer it

@Jimmy Doubt the 6.2L and 5.3L are going anywhere. GM will be offering other options, and as a consumer I like options. GM has been using aluminum in their hoods, control arms, and other parts for awhile now, so it makes sense that they will spread that use and probably make use of composites and/or other materials where weight savings can be achieved. However, I'm sure the bed will remain roll formed steel- unlike Furd.

@Old GM Guy Agreed, brake by wire is not a good idea IMHO

This isn't looking like it'll hurt F150 sales whatsoever. This is just a "me too!" truck, they're just catching up with the current F150. Too bad Ford will have a new truck out in 2020 and GM will be behind once again. Go broke GM! Plenty of taxpayers still hate your guts for stealing our money!

@ Robert , ford took more taxpayer money than GM ever did.

GM builds junk even with taxpayer dollars, Ford borrowed against their assets, much different than sticking your hand out like Government Motors. The sad thing is they still build junk even though they had their debt wiped away! GM is the only auto manufacturer that I'd love to see fail and go away forever.

@ Robert.. so you'd want Ram to stay.. no longer an American company.. and see an American company die.. just move already..
Think about this.. how many employees does GM have.. so
What your saying is screw American workers..
So may I ask what you do for a living and who you work for..
Maybe some would love to see that company disaapear..
Your statement is what is wrong with this nation

Maybe GM will add rear seat air vents like every other crew cab truck on the market already has...

I wonder how the glued on aluminum panels will stay on when the Chevy starts doing the "Chevy Shake"

"another 1/ [sic] ton diesel?? nice!"

GM had a half-ton diesel in the '80s and '90s, shared with the HD models, and before Ford and Dodge probably even thought about turbo-gas, let alone diesel, engines in their large light pickups. Ironically GM is the last to bring one to the table with the new Ram and Ford half-ton diesels...


I wonder how the glued on aluminum panels will stay on when the Chevy starts doing the "Chevy Shake"
Posted by: Jim | Jun 9, 2017 12:13:33 PM

You mean Ford? They use glues on their shaky junk trucks. GM will use welding.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/03/2017-ford-f-450-f-550-recall-alert.html

http://www.autonews.com/article/20141124/OEM06/311249975/as-ford-spends-big-gm-joins-aluminum-with-simple-welds

Final nail in Fords coffin is getting ever so more closer the next gen GM trucks you see above!

https://www.gm.com/investors/earnings-releases.html

http://shareholder.ford.com/reports-and-filings/quarterly-reports#/2016

Keep giving them trucks away Ford till you finally go under HAHAHAHAHA!

@johnny sorry you have to defend them yet again.

I wonder if they made the steering wheel centered, or if you still have to lean to one side.

if the Silverado lost 400-500 lbs and the 5.3 jumped to 380-400HP with 400- 420 torque would put it on the top of the heap.

"including an innovative running board that seems to also incorporate a step up into the bed."

I wondered why GM deleted the video of Howie Long and Gary White bashing Ford's side step in 2007. Howie called it the manstep and said it didn't solve the problem. It only took them 13 years to come up with their own and realize the side step wasn't the problem, not having one was. smh. This is why GM is always behind.

GM will only continue its dominance in the light duty truck market with theses redesigned twins.

like the similar Silverado" thats funny. Also t looks just the 2009 Denali, and Gm guys I thought GM would never go aluminum? Whats up with that? I guess when your chasing first, do what they do.

Posted by: Nitro | Jun 9, 2017 9:09:30 AM

Current generation GM trucks went on sale mid 2013 with aluminum hoods. Current F-150 went on sale late 2014 with aluminum hoods. Nitro, sorry you have to continually defend the F-sisters.

My 2007 f150 had a aluminum hood

1997 F-150s have aluminum hoods.

So sorry GMS has to continue to defend the GM twins.

All this GM news has the Nitard busy posting, posting, posting.....


What else does he have to do. School's out for the summer!

Junk just like johnny dltho. Haha

No wonder they called them GARBAGE MOTORS .

GM needs to stop worrying about Ford and start building a better truck. My 2016 Sierra is a piece of crap!

I want a 2019 Custom Deluxe! Two tone paint! Red and white!

And lower the bed sides will ye!!!??

GM use AL body panels in the 1970s even talked bout a AL truck in 2009, GM had a turbo 6 engine in trucks as early as the 1960s, and GM had a bumper step like the current trucks have on 2003 Avalanches. When will you Ford nutswingers learn some automotive history HAHAHA!

Guess when your a Ford fan and lose so much you just have to start making things up to feel like you did it first!!

Johnny Sierra Doe, You wrote that once before and he is the rebuttal....

What has Ford lost? Not the truck sales lead that's for sure. Nobody said anything about a step bumper, What was being referred to was the side step and the tailgate step GM made fun of and is now implementing. I'm not sure of the 1960's GM 6 cylinder turbo truck engine. If it did exist, they clearly didn't hit it out of the park like Ford has. Glad to know GM "talked" about an AL truck in 2009. Too bad they didn't have those nutswingers you are referring to like Ford does. If so, who knows? Maybe GM sales wouldn't be sliding off the cliff so fast.

It's nice but it's no Honda. Honda makes quality products and I have been satisfied with the Accord my wife had for 17 years and the CRV she now has. I also have a Honda Harmony lawnmower with the xenoy deck and others lawn equipment with Honda engines. Overall I have been very satisfied with Honda products.

That Turbo 6 from the 60s GM was for the Covair, one of crappiest cars I know of.

It was not a truck. Educate yourself.

Who's next?

@Frank - GM made a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup, maybe you should ""Educate yourself""
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1963-chevrolet-corvair-95-rampside-pickup.htm


While all truck-related attention today is on General Motors’ launch of the all-new 2014 Silverado and 2014 Sierra, let’s take a trip down memory lane and pay the 1960s a visit — when GMC, then an individually-functioning division (rather than a brand) of General Motors, debuted the first V6 pickup engine in history, and one of the very first V6 powerplants produced by an American company.

source: gm

Educate yourself!

HAHAHAHA!!!


While all truck-related attention today is on General Motors’ launch of the all-new 2014 Silverado and 2014 Sierra, let’s take a trip down memory lane and pay the 1960s a visit — when GMC, then an individually-functioning division (rather than a brand) of General Motors, debuted the first V6 pickup engine in history, and one of the very first V6 powerplants produced by an American company.

source: gm

Educate yourself!

HAHAHAHA!!!


While all truck-related attention today is on General Motors’ launch of the all-new 2014 Silverado and 2014 Sierra, let’s take a trip down memory lane and pay the 1960s a visit — when GMC, then an individually-functioning division (rather than a brand) of General Motors, debuted the first V6 pickup engine in history, and one of the very first V6 powerplants produced by an American company.

source: gm

Educate yourself!

HAHAHAHA!!!

New GMs are as UGLY as ever. Who exactly styles these 'clunkers'? Any 3 year old could do BETTER!!!

GO TUNDRA!!!

Educate yourself.

Who's next?
Posted by: Frank | Jun 9, 2017 5:21:31 PM

Educating yourself!

Sounds like there’s a bunch of Nancy’s out there that need educating!

How is GM following Ford? Aluminum body? not the first vehicle to market, truck? maybe, but not innovation.

DOCH? Been around for a long time! Hybrid electric truck? GM tried that, no market acceptance thou I know someone who’s had one for a while. four wheel steering? GM tried that to! market acceptance?

Fleet sales to bolster sales numbers? Ford owns that one! Diesel in a light truck? Dodge, Ecodiesel GM, Colorado/Canyon! and for what it’s worth, OnStar/wifi!

Innovation? that’s the CT6 mixed material manufacturing process, low volume but has resulted in a first class platform.

GM has the patents and Ford no doubt saw this coming and had only one card to play, I’m sure we will see the mixed material manufacturing process it in the 2019 GM full size trucks!

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So done with GM. Talk about a rudderless organization. They are just lost. what a shame, they arguably made one of the best pickup trucks available.

@Frank. i have not been watching this site for long, but i have found you to be very immature in your posts. Do you need attention?

Anyway , hard to tell what the truck looks like with the disguise, but normally GMC makes a good looking truck, so i suspect this will be another.

Be easy fellas, these are real people not actors!

Be easy fellas, these are real people not actors!

Posted by: Ha | Jun 9, 2017 7:44:47 PM

That is funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuL687HGfjI

I am going to an aluminum body next time! My 2016 Denali I bought new last September is freckled with RUST! GM is really sticking it to us new truck buyers. I'm guessing in 4 years this $60k truck will be perforated!

they arguably made one of the best pickup trucks available.

Posted by: gomjabber | Jun 9, 2017 6:50:50 PM

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/whats-the-best-light-duty-truck-for-towing-2016-texas-truck-showdown.html



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