Future Cars: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Will Get A Bold New Face

Chevrolet’s all-new 2019 Silverado is grabbing headlines and its striking new looks will no doubt be putting the fear into Ford’s F-150 camp, but let’s not forget, when there’s a new Silverado, a GMC Sierra follows.

This time, the differences between the two will be more substantial. So let’s look at what the Detroit automaker has in store for its GMC variant – and what it could look like.

Bold, Sculptured Styling

Typically, the Silverado has been the more conservative of the two, with the Sierra being bolder in appearance. Now the gulf widens; with the GMC receiving an ‘in-your-face’ chrome grille, signature C-shaped LED headlamps and vertically-mounted fog lights to complete the frontal chrome-assault.

A chiseled line runs horizontally from the rear, tapering downwards below the side mirrors. Interestingly, the Silverado has the same element running in reverse off the front fenders. This means front doors will not be interchangeable – again, further differentiating the two.

There are hints of GM mid-size pickup, with a subtle sloping roof to aid aerodynamics, whilst the bed sits higher with more prominent GMC badging

Interior And Under The Skin

As for the interior; there is a dominant tombstone-styled center stack, with vertical air vents, chunky switchgear and high-mounted infotainment display. Also expect a substantial improvement in quality and materials offered for 2019.

Whilst GM have previously used attack-advertising against Ford’s use of military-grade aluminum for the F-150, it won’t stop the automaker using a combination of high-grade alloy and high-tensile-strength steel in the body and frame.

Other reports suggest use of carbon fibre-reinforced, thermo plastic for the bed area, which will help in making the truck lighter, ridged and more agile.

Powertrains And Rivals

Look for the current V6 and V8 powertrains to carry over; however, it remains to be seen if GM will match Ford with their turbocharged V6 offerings. The 10-speed automatic, co-developed with Ford is expected to be standard across the range.

Expect the Sierra 1500 to debut after the Silverado’s official reveal at the 2018 North American International Auto Show next month.

Asides from the best-selling F-150, other competitors include the upcoming, all-new Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan.

What are your thoughts? Do you like the Sierra 1500’s brash new face? Tell us in the comments below.

By Josh Byrnes

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  • OdysseyTag

    Bold styling indeed.

    • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You mean overkill.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    NO.

  • marioGTI

    Like a BULL!!

  • NupeSquare7

    I really like this design. If it looks anything close to this I’d buy it.

  • Craig

    I like it. It’s bold without being silly. That said…. I’m worried about the next Ram. Based on the spy shots – it’s not looking very good.

    • LWOAP

      I’m more worried about Chrysler. There’s only two cars in its entire lineup and one of them is incredibly dated. Perhaps they should replace it with, oh, I don’t know, an Imperial? lol

      • Craig

        AN IMPERIAL?!!!!! YES!!! What a BRILLIANT idea!! Wow!! Have you ALWAYS been an extraordinarily smart person?! That would certainly be MY guess. [happy now?] That said….. I’m worried about Chrysler too. And along with that ‘Imperial’ [that could be on the road within 6 months] they need a re-badged Mitsubishi or something to replace the 200 and Dart.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          You sure love your Imperials…

          • Craig

            I do. I think a new Imperial [a fancy 300] is a no-brainer.

          • Tumbi Mtika

            Agreed.

        • CarCzarDesigner

          An Imperial Dart 200 now that sounds like a car FCA could sell!

      • Mike Sinyaboot

        Agreed. It is sad especially considering the 300 is extremely old and minivans are no longer very popular. Through November of this year, Chrysler had sold just over 100,000 Pacificas and <50,000 300s. The fact that they were unable to make the 200 work was pathetic. It was/is not a bad looking car for the price.

        From the spy photos I have seen, the Ram looks decent. Even if it is a disappointment, it will still sell well. It is on pace to sell around 550,000 units this year and it is an aging model.

    • anthonyquick

      agreed

  • CarCzarDesigner

    Ugly as ever!

  • LJ

    I doubt Ford is worried about these ugly ass GM trucks.

    • dumblikeyou2

      I bet you it will (is).

      • Glen Ford

        No it won`t silly man.

  • Mark S

    Why the silly Lincoln-esce grille?

  • Dan

    sure will be hard to clean the bugs out of those recessed headlights!

  • Let’s just say I wouldnt want to be found in a Ford Ka with this behind me!! Whoof!

  • Shane

    Let’s hope not. I actually like the Current Sierra out of every truck made because it looks classy and not aggressive.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Same.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Sometimes, you gotta have different styles to stand out.

  • SteersUright

    None of this matters if the interior is as ugly, cheap looking, and poorly put together as most Chevy’s are. Thats where there’s tons of room for progress yet it never seems to happen. Outside looks good enough I suppose.

    • Robert

      This message brought to you by.. The Division of Hypercritical, Nitpicking and never Satisfied. 😉

    • Justin

      Just tested the current F250 and its interior fit and finish is not even comparable to a Silverado. Felt like Ford rolled out a cost savings on clips and fasteners. Lots of flimsy odds and ends. And the infotainment…

  • CoolCat

    Let’s just say I wouldnt want to be found in a Ford Ka with this behind me!! Whoof!

  • Bill

    Much better design than the 2019 Silverado. Front design elements are better integrated and look more pleasing. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • badcyclist

    Just when you think American trucks could not look more fascist. This is the truck Darth Vader would drive.

    Or an orange-haired probationary member of the First Order.

  • Six_Tymes

    looks pretty good actually. A sharper integrated style.

  • Robert

    I love it. I think both of GM’s redone trucks are now the style leaders.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Both?

  • s3xyScorp .

    Hate the ugly grill,,shouldve been smaler for better aerodynamics,,like Colorado truck..

  • no25

    Worse than the Silverado.

  • jossch

    The Sierra looks a little RAMish to me, the Silvy has a Ford look around the headlamps, both look good. The trend of making the grille as big as possible seems to span all the auto-makers. I thought aerodynamics would trump styling and the front end would get shaved a little, even the big rigs are leaning that way. Ford probably has the smaller grille compared to the Rams and GM products. GM, lets drop the truck a bit, add some ground effects, shave some weight, 10 speed across all the trims, upgrade the interior in the Silverado and quit charging extra for the paints on the Sierra.

  • Bash

    Love it.

  • jeffbizzare

    I doubt the f-series is bothered. lol

  • DM

    Ummm no. That face reminds me of the new Terrain which I don’t like at all. GMCs are supposed to be elegant looking. Leave the cartoonish lines to Chevys.

  • Art Sanchez

    Have had four trucks since I started owning them. First 87 Ranger, good truck, no complaints. Need bigger vehicle. Went to 98 F150. Lasted 77k miles before I needed a new engine. Yes I do all proper maintenance on all of my vehicles. No confidence in Ford. Next, 02 Tundra. Wasn’t perfect, but the service is great. No engine problems.07 Sierra has probably been the best one out of all of these trucks. Had almost 200k miles before I had any serious problems. I drive over 25k miles per year. Maintenance wise, it has been a good work truck. Jackpot! The new Sierra works for me!

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I don’t think I can recall a truck of any kind that is so mind-boggling hideous like this rendered Sierra. I wish the Chevy plebeian was a “rendered abstract idea” but it is not.

  • Carl Lins

    Like the looks now let’s discuss the Fold up vs. Fold down design of the back seats. Change that and I would buy one. Either my dog is on the leather seats or on the floor and can’t see out. Make it an option. That’s why I hang on to my 2003.

  • Paul

    As far as speculation goes, it looks pretty nice.

  • Glen Ford

    It`s a Tonka toy knockoff. Ford scared? They`ve conquered the market 40 years now You`ll never touch Ford.

  • OMFCody

    Wish they would lose the plastic around the wheel wells.

  • Paul

    Fire the freakin’ designers, that thing has a nose only a mother could love.

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