Off-Road-Ready 2019 GMC Sierra 1500: Spied

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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."

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Comments

These trucks, assuming that PUTC has the facts straight, will have a low take rate (my opinion.

It's another example of dealers wanting a high-dollar option they can offer customers to leverage the demand that Toyota, Ford and RAM create with their advertising.

In reality, the number of buyers who opt for a genuine off road half ton luxury truck will be under 10 percent, but the dealers love to have one on the lot.

If they sell 10%, that's 10% more sales that won't buy Rebel, and CRAPtor

papajim, you said it. advertising. Once GM gets rid of the horrid advertising they have now, that will be a big help.

-CT

THE THING IS JUST PURE JUNK NO WONDER THEY CALLED THEM GARBAGE MOTORS COMPANY HERE IN CALIFORNIA. GOVERNMENT MOTORS COMPANY, GENERIC MOTORS COMPANY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. NOBODY WANTS JUNK !!!!.

Next we'll get a story about GM limited edition color schemes. I can hardly wait.

Sorry Mark, but I don't think a 2.5" level, Ranchos, and Duratracs make a truck "off-road ready." The ZR2 is off-road ready. The Raptor is. The Power Wagon is.

But this is not. This Sierra is clearly made to complement the Silverado Trail Boss and compete with the Ram Rebel, since off-road APPEARANCE packages are hot nowadays. And it will sell great. But let's call a spade a spade.

Another poser.

Sorry Mark, but I don't think a 2.5" level, Ranchos, and Duratracs make a truck "off-road ready." The ZR2 is off-road ready. The Raptor is. The Power Wagon is.

But this is not. This Sierra is clearly made to complement the Silverado Trail Boss and compete with the Ram Rebel, since off-road APPEARANCE packages are hot nowadays. And it will sell great. But let's call a spade a spade.


Posted by: bobsmop | Mar 15, 2018 10:53:05 AM

For 90% of the truck buying world, this will be overkill. Most people don't utilize a Z71 package, and your bashing an actual lift, with shocks and better tires? Factory supported and will probably work better because of it?

What do most people that upgrade their truck do? throw a leveling kit on it and add bigger tires. This will sell when it sits on the lot next to the stock trucks. Especially if they price it under having an aftermarket upgrade performed.

The results will have to be seen for the hardcore, but it's performance will probably be on par with a rebel and overall better than a raptor that isn't playing in sand.

The diesel/10 speed in this package will also get alot of looks I"m betting.

I don't much like the look of the new GM trucks save the TrailBoss. I think it will sale big, especially since you can get it on a W/T level truck.

Like to see a GMC Canyon All Terrain based on ZR2 Colorado.

I agree with the previous comments. This is not in the same class as a Powerwagon or Raptor. More like a Rebel, TRD or FX4

Mall-Crawl Ready! It's clearly visible in the pictures.

Did you see the suspension flex when it pulled out of the parking lot.

Mall-Crawl Ready! It's clearly visible in the pictures.

Did you see the suspension flex when it pulled out of the parking lot.


Posted by: Frank | Mar 15, 2018 12:37:37 PM


Just go play in a freeway already.

You're toxic!!!

Just go play in a freeway already.

You're toxic!!!


Posted by: andrwken | Mar 15, 2018 1:17:37 PM

Go cry to your momma.

Come on.
I was educated by Chingon, my HERO!

I agree...the bronco should be a nice reveal...let's hope they put the 5.0L or maybe an updated 6.2L in it....please no eco junk

A used 2011 F-150 with over 100K miles is better than a new Silverado

@ ecoboost

Cmon man....
Idk if an ecoboost can go over 100/miles
If it has its been rebuilt

TNT, there are plenty with over 100k on auto trader, so that proves your theory wrong.

-CT

Did you realize Ecoboost rule over 100k and in the auto trader.
They are getting rid of them

my next truck,,,

Me too next summer

Not my cup of tea.

Me too. With the diesel please. Can't wait.

@ CT

My theory wrong?? They can't be rebuilt?? If they go our around 70k miles
..rebuild... Plus another 70k....that's means they could get rid of them before 140k before another rebuild!!

If u want to try one CT...buy one and let us know how it goes.... I'll tell u how my V8 does in three years. Will be close to 100k miles then.

I say leave the camo on.It's an improvement over the original...

The off road package will sell well. This truck will do just fine off road, but really needs GM to stop being to unbelievably lazy and put a front Torsen diff in like the Raptor. It is bad enough to see how many moron's buy trucks and lift only the front. I would like to see a truck with a factory lift like this and factory self leveling air bags so that it has the level look that morons always want. Overall having a 2" lift will be a big deal. If you buy a truck and do any suspension work to it the warranty will be out the window in a hurry. This allows someone to have a more aggressive looking truck for all of the highway off road driving that they do and not have to be concerned about the quality of the parts or install. They also won't have to deal with warranty problems because of that. I want to see this with a factory Gov-Lock and a front Torsen along with a 4.10 gear.

TNT, I know many people who have the ecoboost with zero problems, so yes you are wrong. You make it sound like they are all like that and have to be rebuilt. But I dont blame you being a gm fan boy.

-CT

Has anyone stopped to think that maybe the reason leveling kits, lifts, and factory off-road packages are so popular is because the CAFE requirements have made 4x4 pickups so low they could double as a snow plow?
This take-rate vs useage nonsense is always the last gasp of the nanny state automotive czars and their crude attempt to carbon shame people into Honda Fits.
GM has slowly been neutering their off-road trucks, only offering a few mildly competitive models, virtually all of them equipped with the disasterously failure prone GovLoc. The Z71 evolved from a mildly effective off-road package on the GMT400s to an urban decal and emblem package, worthy of the accessory isle at Autozone.
Without a doubt a 2” lifted Sierra will sell. But for those who could use a truck that can handle a typical rutted forest road, the 2” lift is bare minimum. Add in the complete lack of aftermarket support for the GM front diff -no lockers, limited slopes, or Torsens. You’ve got a mall krawler, a minimum effort full-size that will get you pretty close, just being th Ranger it RzR to get in deep. Maybe we can get some cool spool-valve shocks?
How about decent hardware that doesn’t break?
GM won’t ever do it. This is just the new Z71 sticker package.



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