GM is teasing photos of the new 2019 Sierra 1500 pickup ahead of its Detroit Auto Show debut.
Unlike most automakers, the latest teaser shots for the Sierra are being released on social media rather than as a press release. The pics don’t reveal a whole lot, as is usually the case with teaser shots, but they do show the front end of a GMC truck which we can safely assume is the new Sierra 1500.
GM would also like everyone to know that the Sierra 1500’s big reveal will be on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. EST at the Detroit Auto Show.
Although the teaser shot only shows the front fascia, there have been plenty of spy photos of both the new Sierra and her sister truck, the Chevrolet Silverado, floating around the internet these past few months. Both show a fourth generation vehicle that still looks very similar, but has a growing number of differences as GM tries to differentiate the two after neglecting them for years.
To start, the GMC Sierra has a much larger grille than the Silverado. The stacked headlamps and fog lights also look very different, being both larger and uniquely designed in comparison to the Silverado. The whole effect makes the Sierra seem more like a tractor-trailer than a half-ton pickup, Delusions of grandeur perhaps?
Along with the vastly different front end is a unique fender and bed design between the two trucks, along with wheel wells that are squared-off on the Sierra but rounded on the Silverado. Overall, the Sierra seems to be a lot meaner while the Silverado seems a lot sleeker. At least, as sleek as a boxy pickup can ever get.
There are other cosmetic differences too, such as the rearview mirrors and a few notes on the interior styling.
However, under the hood, they’re expected to remain largely the same truck. Both will come with the same engine options, including a new 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-six, and naturally aspirated 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines. Expect to see a bunch of new driver-assist technologies available on the upper trim levels too.