The 2019 GMC Sierra is in the region in its Denali and SLT versions. The new platform brings the weight-saving technologies of the new breed of GM top end SUVs through use of new material combinations, while being larger than the model it is replacing.
As part of the weight-saving measures, the 2019 Sierra Denali will be debuting a carbon-fibre and composite truck bed called CarbonPro that also brings in better wear resistance and longer life. The tailgate is also redesigned to offer a multitude of load options including use as a workstation.
“GMC ignited the premium truck segment 17 years ago with the original launch of the Sierra Denali,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “The next generation 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark in capability and refinement. It exemplifies precision in every detail.”
On the inside the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali also gets the unique rear view camera mirror from across its more premium brands as well as a colour heads-up display.
In general, the 2019 GMC Sierra range enjoys a larger usable platform, lighter weight, better fuel efficiency and better handling and dynamics. The current 6.2-litre and 5.3-litre V8 engines have been refreshed and are joined by a new 3.0-litre inline turbo-diesel unit, which shares the Denali’s 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The new platform also brings in a better towing and hitch ability, with a trailering app and camera guidance. You even get an HD camera for the trailer. Combined with the system’s surround view cameras, it makes hitching up and trailering along much easier. The system also extends theft detection to the trailer.
The new range of driver aids are standard on the Sierra, including pedestrian detection, lane keeping and low speed forward automatic braking.