We are only halfway through 2017, but already, some 2018 models have arrived. And, we are even getting a glimpse of the future with some spy shots of the upcoming, next-generation 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.
With these shots, we can see that the truck maintains its rugged personality. However, with still so much padding and camouflage, it is hard to see the details. The truck was spotted out driving in the Colorado Rockies, a great place to test a truck’s capabilities.
While we don’t know many specific details, we do know that the next-generation of GMC trucks will start using lighter weight materials, like aluminum, in its body panels.
Along with a new construction material, the new truck will likely have a new engine lineup that will include both a diesel and a mild hybrid powertrain option. In addition, these engines will probably be paired with either eight- or 10-speed automatic transmissions.
While GM hasn’t made an official announcement, the industry expects to see the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 officially unveiled at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.