2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Video

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Maybe it shouldn't surprise anyone that GMC used the 2018 New York International Auto Show to debut its newest — and probably its best — off-road pickup truck to date: the 2019 Sierra 1500 AT4. As the saying goes, if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. We're guessing GMC can bank on receiving a bigger share of the pickup spotlight at the auto show when so few other pickup trucks are trying to make news there. Of course, there's a reason you don't see many pickups on New York City streets: parking.

Still, GMC's sly-like-a-fox debut strategy for this new AT4 pickup gives the truckmaker a chance to show off its premium-choice status and gave us a close-up view of what makes this new off-roader worthy of attention. Our video showcases just a few of the highlights.

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This will be the best looking truck on the road.

The exterior is alright at the very best. I wont say its ugly cause its not but i also wont call it good looking. However, thw interior is wayyyyy behind and looks like it needs a refresh before it even comes out. Wish they were like ram and completely reimagined the interior.

The exterior is alright at the very best. I wont say its ugly cause its not but i also wont call it good looking. However, thw interior is wayyyyy behind and looks like it needs a refresh before it even comes out. Wish they were like ram and completely reimagined the interior.

This will be the best looking truck on the road.


Posted by: What the heck | Mar 27, 2018 7:18:23 PM

Jury is still out for me. Definitely see some Ram styling. Not sure i like the wheel well's. Although i do appreciate the effort from GMC. G.M.C. is the oldest truck nameplate in G.M's history.

New York?
Looks?

SMH.

This is what a big New York ad agency gets you.
No, don’t debut it in Texas, their show is the Truck version of Broadway, no, let’s reveal it in a place where mall-crawling and looks take precedence over substance.

On second thought, well played.

Meanwhile, nice tow hooks. They’ll come in handy dragging that GMC over rocks WHEN (not if) the GovLock grenades.

All the GMCs for the Military have had an Eaton clutch limited slip or Detroit. Dump this GovLock trash and get a Torsen diff for the front.

I for one have grown tired of companies building trucks for the magazines and not for the customers. More than half of the stuff on these trucks is there to impress magazine and online testers. This is why we are getting new models every few years instead of every decade or so. It is annoying when I hear about an interior or dash being out of date. Is it functional? If it is functional and is a reliable setup then it is doing what a truck is meant to do. I really love trucks for their multi-purpose ability. They can be used for hauling, towing, racing, daily driving, comfort, family hauler, etc, etc... A half ton has been stretched to 3/4 ton levels of past. The 3/4 ton trucks have become to the level of older 1 ton dually trucks. The 1 ton trucks from Dodge and Ford have been pushed into medium duty levels more for the press that comes from testing. Only about 1%-3% of those are ever even going to come close to their max towing levels which is why GM hasn't fallen into that trap. Concentrate on their real customer base is the point. The Titan XD with the Cummins has been a severely underpowered disappointment. Even the Colorado diesel which I'm a big fan of is way underpowered. The 3.0L diesels are 60hp more at only .2L bigger. I really like the new GMC and Chevrolet trucks, but I feel there is too much there made to make the magazines and online testers happy. I want to see the engines with a bit more power including a 6.6L gas engine for the HD trucks. I want to see the 6.2L available in the regular cab. I want to see a Torsen differential option for the front differential on the 4x4's. There should be another sports model again. Overall I want to see reliability be more important than gadgets and powertrain options stepped up in the way we've seen in the past.

Hey Zip, i'm sure you can find a used or new truck with the features you want or don't. The possibilities are almost endless.

You somehow find that I can buy a truck with a 6.2L in a regular cab from GM? How about a work truck with a 6.2L or the diesel? The diesel like the 6.2L will most likely only be available on the higher end models. I can make what I want out of a truck. My last one I bought new and put a 6.7L into my RCSB 2wd 06'. It was stolen last year and I would have bought a new truck to replace it, but just wasn't happy with what is out there. There was a time that you could get a big block in a 1500, a diesel, 4.3L V6, 5.0L V8, and a 5.7L V8. You could buy them in a higher end and base like model.

...have grown tired of companies building trucks for the magazines and not for the customers.

@zippy

Please, let's be serious for a second. Trucks are built for

1. the dealers
2. the dealers
3. the dealers

Today's pickups sell for astronomical prices because that's what dealers want. They have luxury interiors because that's what dealers want. They have all but dropped the half ton regular cab because that's what dealers want.

...have grown tired of companies building trucks for the magazines and not for the customers.

@zippy

Please, let's be serious for a second. Trucks are built for

1. the dealers
2. the dealers
3. the dealers

Today's pickups sell for astronomical prices because that's what dealers want. They have luxury interiors because that's what dealers want. They have all but dropped the half ton regular cab because that's what dealers want.

There was a time that you could get a big block in a 1500, a diesel, 4.3L V6, 5.0L V8, and a 5.7L V8. You could buy them in a higher end and base like model.
Posted by: Zippy | Mar 28, 2018 3:10:53 PM

Yeah, that was from a time when everyday people didn't buy pickup trucks as daily drivers. The federally mandated CAFE fuel economy numbers combined with record numbers of pickup trucks being sold means that manufacturers have to be careful with the fuel economy of their trucks. Plus, it's just common sense that you use the popular engine to force people to spend more on a higher trim. That's capitalism 101. They could just charge $6,000 extra to get the 6.2 V8 in a work truck trim but what dealer is going to order those.

My point isn't just about the regular cab, but that is one of my issues. As for charging an extra 6k for the 6.2L, that just has no reason to match. The 6.2L costs only slightly more to build (less volume brings up the price a bit. The 6.2L fuel economy numbers are only slightly different. They want to sell more of the high end models, but that partly defies truck sales. Currently the 6.2L is very, very close in fuel economy and the other unknown factor of CO2 production. The 6.2L should be available in all 1500's and for no more than $01,000 extra. If you owned a company and wanted to order new company trucks you should be able to get the same powertrain and the guy who uses his truck as a car/office without having to buy the high end models. The Colorado diesel should be available in the cheap models for company trucks or the guy who uses his truck for work and fuel mileage, but doesn't need the truck to be a mobile iPad. Trucks aren't built for the dealers. The salesman aren't smart enough to tell you hardly anything about the trucks. The manufacture caters to the magazines and online test companies hoping that the customers get their info from them knowing that the dealer isn't trained well enough to do the job. If a PickupTrucks.com test convinces you to buy a Chevy/Ram/Ford then the dealer is only who does the paperwork for you. The sale was performed by that magazine/online tester. Tesla doesn't even have normal dealers. They rely on test reports to sell their product like everyone else.

" The 6.2L should be available in all 1500's and for no more than $1,000 extra."

If you want to run an auto company that's focused on charity, go right ahead. For the real automakers, profits matter. If they can use the sought-after 6.2 V8 as leverage to get buyers to pay more, then they should do it. The 5.3 is plenty powerful for 99% of the truck buying public so they're not really missing out if they don't pay the extra money for an LTZ. BTW, you can get a brand new Sierra 1500 with the 6.2 for less than $40k. Hardly breaking the bank.

I have walked away from modern trucks. Too big, too complex, WAY too expensive.

I sold my Tundra and bought a clean low mileage 12 year old Ranger 4 dr SuperCab.

It can do what I need. And I can reach into the load bed and get stuff. Really. Do you remember that???



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