Just a couple of weeks ago the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 debuted in Detroit, which was a couple of months after the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was shown at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. The Silverado debut showcased several versions of the workhorse pickup truck, from low-end work-truck to full-luxe High Country models, but GMC only unveiled two models: the SLT and top-trim Denali. And while we saw an off-road-ready Z71 Trailboss model from Chevy in late 2017, no such animal appeared at the GMC event.
But we may not have long to wait for one to appear. Just before the 2018 New York International Auto Show later in March, GMC is planning a big reveal but hasn't said what it's going to be — we suspect it might be what you see in these spy photos. Our spy photographers caught an off-road version of the new Sierra out testing in full camo. Could this be the new Sierra All-Terrain? It certainly has all the right goods — chunky off-road tires and an obvious lift.
Check back March 26 to see what GMC shows us in New York. Here's what our spy photographers thought about the rig they snapped.
"It appears that GMC will get its own version of the Silverado Trailboss; a source in the know is telling us to expect it to arrive under the All-Terrain nameplate.
"Parent company GM recently debuted the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 at a special event in Detroit, but only showcased two trims during the introduction, the Denali and SLT. The All-Terrain would make a nice rugged addition to the lineup, especially when combined with the Denali trim.
"The Silverado Trailboss is equipped with a 2-inch suspension lift, a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires. It's safe to assume that most of that equipment will makes its way to the Sierra All-Terrain.
"Expect the All-Terrain to be optioned with the 5.3-liter V-8, which will use an eight-speed automatic transmission; the 6.2-liter will be mated to the new 10-speed automatic.
"Expect a debut in the following months."