2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition Review
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition Review Pickup trucks are more than tools for work. They are daily transportation for millions of users, and a lifestyle accessory for many. They are currently the second largest segment in the automotive industry (behind crossover vehicles), so when a new version is released, this is a big news. GMC’s Sierra will be new for the coming model year, driving on a new platform (T1) such as the GM sibling, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.
Sierra gets a new exterior, new interior, new engines, new trim levels, new technologies – everything new. Ford has been holding the top sales position in the pickup world for decades with the F-150, and they have hit big waves by changing their latest generation to an aluminum enclosure. GM has fought a marketing battle in the waning years of Sierra’s departing style, and now they have embarked on a comprehensive design and technology war for the model year 2019.
Sierra has been a nameplate for GMC since 1987, first as a trim level and then as a model name from 1999. The latest Sierra marks the beginning of the fourth generation of the pickup.
2019 GMC The revolutionary feature of Sierra is the new MultPro boot lid. The system, which is standard on the Denali, SLT and AT4 trim levels, or the boot lid is a smart and handy six-function unit that you wonder why no one has ever thought of. It opens in a traditional manner, suspended at the bottom and weighted with dampers for a smooth, gravitational-driven descent, triggered by the power release of the key Fobs or by a button at the gate. A section at the top of the gate, about nine inches tall, can turn around to be a primary torlast stop.
With the system or tailgate the inner part of the door folds downwards so that you get closer to the bed for easy loading. A full-width step folds out of the inside, and a handle folds out of the driver’s lateral bed wall to help you get to bed. You can also fold the inner part of the bed with the betrayed gate, which creates a working surface in a standing height and allows a second-stage loading in the bed. Finally, you can fold the charging stop upwards while the inner door is folded downwards, which helps to prevent the second class cargo from slipping.
The aftermarket has dozens of bed and load stops, but no one approaches the elegance of the system or solution. GMC promises further innovations, including a series of weatherproof accessories-tailgate speakers that can be cut into the ‘ gate (there are already a number of cutouts visible) that connect to the truck’s sound system -Ideal for cutting.
Three-bed lengths are available for Sierra: eight metres (only regular cabin); Five meters, eight inches (crew cabin only); And six feet, six inches (double cabin and crew cabin). Each bed size is designed with 12 fixed charge losses at 500 lbs per corner and is built with a high-strength standard steel base or a steel base made of rolled steel. Later in the model year an optional Carbonfaserbox will be available (price should be announced), an industry first. The Carbonfaserbox is lighter, stronger and more resistant to scratches and cracks than any steel or aluminum bed.
The bed forms have been redesigned to be wider on the Radbrunnen and on the walls than before, significantly increasing the capacity. The grooves in the side walls for the second class loading support are positioned in such a way that they match the system or tailgate. In addition, larger and deeper bed levels were worked on the rear bumpers, and the power folding running boards (standard on Denali) can be pushed back to allow easier access to the front of the bed. All in all it is a thorough postprocessing of the truck bed.
Sierra’s design, both inside and outside, uses a repeated slanted bow shape as a design motif that combines the look of the truck. You can see it at the Radbögen, in the signature led daytime running light, in the tail lights, grids, tailpipes, on the line, in the door handles – it’s everywhere, but never in a way that penetrates. It serves only as a subtle reminder that Sierra was designed as a whole.
One of the advantages of the new T1 platform is that the cab is roomier because the wheels have been moved forward. The storage facilities are available throughout the cabin, including a large center console, seat pockets, türbehälter, two glove compartments, comfortable rear seat containers in the stern and storage compartments behind the back pillows in the second row. The Denali models feature luxurious appointments, including leather seats, real wood and metal panels, and a high degree of fit and finish.
Six engine gear combinations will be available for Sierra in 2019: one 4.3-liter V6 with six-speed automatic; A 5.3-liter V8 with six-speed automatic; A new 2.7-liter turbo-charged inline four-cylinder with eight-speed gearbox; A new 5.3-liter V8 with dynamic fuel management and an eight-speed automatic; A new 6.2-liter V8 with dynamic fuel Management and a 10-speed automatic; and a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbo diesel with 10-speed automatic. The diesel engine will be available later in the model year. Both the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive system will be available at all trim levels except for the four-wheel drive Denali and the AT4.
A major technological innovation is the dynamic fuel management. It uses 17-cylinder activation combinations and is designed to optimize fuel efficiency without compromising performance. The new 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 engines are the first GM engines to use this system in production.
Sierra uses an electrically supported rack-and-pinion system for steering, a proven option. The front suspension is independent, with coils overblows with twin tube shock absorbers. The rear suspension is given a fixed axis with semi-elliptical, variable, two-stage multi-leaf springs and Gesplaerten twin-tube shock absorbers. A X31 package uses Rancho Monotube shocks at the front and back. Denali gets an exclusive version of the adaptive Driving control, the same system called Chevrolet Magnetic Drive control. The adaptive driving control adjusts the attenuation in milliseconds in response to the road conditions and the driver input for more driving comfort.
Sierra is up to 360 lbs lighter for 2019 than 2018, with a fully geboxten steel frame that is 88 lbs lighter than previous versions with 10 percent greater torsional stiffness. Weight and stiffness contribute significantly to the handling of properties.
Buyers who haul will appreciate the new Prograde trailering system. The Hitch-Tour with Hitch View uses the stern vision camera from Sierra, which includes not only dynamic guidelines for the truck, but also the trailer hook. You can zoom on the hook for the last centimeter of alignment, and you can also catch a quick view while in motion to make sure your hook is still connected. There are side view cameras that stand back from the side mirrors to see the side of the truck and trailer during the back, and you can also buy a hardwired auxiliary camera to look at the back of the trailer for a view of the road behind it Mount. For the first time, wireless tyre pressure monitoring is also available.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition Review
Sierra is bigger, taller and wider than before, but it doesn’t feel like that on the road. My test drive was a short turn-off of the offroad-targeted AT4 on Team cabin models at Denali Trim, equipped with the new 6.2-liter V8. The performance of the new engine (420 hp/460 lb-ft torque) came about seamlessly, and the dynamic fuel Management system acted in the background undetekti. A full day of driving conjured up little fatigue, a tribute to the comfort of the first row.
Sierra will be available in six trim levels for 2019: Sierra; SLE height SLT AT4 and Denali. Altitude and AT4 are new trim levels. The altitude is only a double cabin model, with monochrome door handless, bumpers and lattice sheathing, with black grid Insert, tow hooks and lateral window panels. The AT4 is a two-inch lifting set, two-speed transfer enclosure with standard four-wheel drive, rear differential locking, slingshot plates, Rancho Monotube shocks, 18-inch wheels, Hill descent control with Hill descent control and more. Prices start at $ 47,900.
2019 will be a monster year for full-fledged pickup trucks. Together with the returning leader, the Ford F-150, and the new Chevy Silverado, there will be a refreshed Ram 1500. The Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan lurk in the background and offer compelling alternatives.
I suspect that the 2019 GMC Sierra, as soon as the buyers take a look at the system or tailgate, will be rolled off by the dealers lots like thunder.