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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Spied In Southern California Doing Road Tests

By James Yu , Mar 01, 2017 02:20 AM EST

The current GMC Sierra 1500 is considered to be a very strong contender in the pickup truck segment and the automaker appears to be already preparing for the future. Apparently, the 2019 model of the GMC Sierra 1500 has been seen in Southern California doing some road tests and spy shots suggest another promising truck from GMC.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500: How It Appears

According to a report, this is the first time that the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has been seen. Despite being heavily camouflaged, its unique lighting style confirms that the truck is really a GMC. In addition to its lighting, the rectangular dual exhaust tips along with its corner bumper steps and six-lug wheels have also been mentioned to be among the features that confirmed that the identity of the camouflaged truck.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500: Possible Powertrain

There are no details revealed yet regarding the powertrain of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 as reported. However, it was mentioned that there is a possibility for a mild hybrid powertrain that was previously sold in limited eAssist models back in 2016. The same report also stated that a V6 diesel engine might become available.

Accordingly, the small-block V8 engine is expected to be fitted in the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 along with the traditional 5.3-liter engine. It was also mentioned that a 6.2-liter V8 DOHC version is expected to be slated for the GMC Sierra along with the automaker's other models such as the Corvette, Camaro, Caddilac Escalade and Yukon Denali.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500: The Wait Begins

Given the fact that the 2019 GMC Sierra is still a prototype, pickup truck enthusiasts will have to wait for sometime before they get to see the production version. And since it is a 2019 model, people can expect that this GMC Sierra 1500 will either be introduced in late 2018 or early in 2019. Either way, people will certainly have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.

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