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2019 GMC Sierra Will Reportedly Skip The Detroit Auto Show 19
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, GMC, GMC Sierra, Reports on 12 19th, 2017

Chevrolet recently announced plans to introduce the 2019 Silverado at the North American International Auto Show but a new report is suggesting it won’t be joined by the all-new GMC Sierra.

Nothing is official but GM Authority is reporting the truck won’t be making an appearance in Detroit and this appears to be backed up by the NAIAS press conference schedule which shows the only GM-related event in is an off-site presentation by Chevrolet on January 13th.

The site goes on to say model won’t be making an appearance at the Chicago Auto Show either so it’s possible the company could choose to introduce the truck at a special event. This isn’t totally unheard of as we first got a glimpse of the 2019 Silverado during a centennial celebration at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Little is known about the 2019 Sierra but the model will essentially be a badge-engineered version of the Silverado with unique styling. The Sierra is expected to have a bolder design with a more prominent grille and distinctive headlights that mimic those on the Terrain.

GM hasn’t released performance specifications but the company has already confirmed the trucks use high-tensile-strength steel and higher grade alloy materials. Rumors have also suggested high-end variants, like the Sierra Denali, could be offered with lightweight beds that use carbon fiber-reinforced thermo plastic.

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Future Cars: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Will Get A Bold New Face 18
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Future Cars, GMC, GMC Scoops, GMC Sierra, Scoops on 12 18th, 2017

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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Detroit Auto Show Is Shaping Up To Be Truckapalooza, New Ford Ranger Could Bow Too 15
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, GMC Sierra, Hyundai Veloster, Mercedes G-Class, RAM, Reports, Toyota Avalon, VW, VW Jetta on 12 15th, 2017

The North American International Auto Show kicks off on January 14th and a handful of automakers have already announced plans to stage some major introductions in the Motor City.

At least seven models have already been confirmed for the show and they include the Ram 1500, Toyota Avalon, and Volkswagen Jetta. We will also get a glimpse at the all-new Hyundai Veloster as well as the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept which could preview a flagship crossover. Mercedes will also have a strong showing as the company will unveil the CLS53 and the luxurious new G-Class.

Of course, there will also be a handful of other models making their debut in Detroit and Autoweek is reporting we can expect an onslaught of pickups. We’ve already mentioned the Ram 1500 and it will reportedly be joined by the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. If three trucks isn’t enough, you’ll be happy to know Ford could also to showcase the new Ranger.

On the performance front, there have been constant rumors that Chevrolet will unveil the mid-engine Corvette in Motown. That remains uncertain and so do rumors that Ford will showcase either the Mustang Bullitt or Shelby GT500.

Speaking of uncertainties, Infiniti has hinted it could unveil a flagship concept at the show but little is known about it at this point.

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New Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra Slated To Offer Carbon Fiber Beds 7
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC, GMC Sierra, Reports on 12 7th, 2017

General Motors mocked Ford for using aluminum beds in the F-150 and that struck many people as a surprise considering the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were expected to go the same route.

However, Autonews and The Wall Street Journal are reporting the upcoming trucks will instead use a mix of lightweight materials including aluminum and carbon fiber. Nothing is official but speculation suggests the trucks may use carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic which has company has been developing since 2011.

Little is known about the company’s plan but the WSJ says the mixed material bed will be offered within the next two years. The report also claims the bed would to limited to higher-end versions of the pickups which presumably means we could see it on the next GMC Sierra Denali. Over time, the beds could eventually become available on more mainstream models.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are expected to be unveiled shortly and this points to a debut at the North American International Auto Show. If that’s the case, the models will be shown alongside the 2019 Ram 1500 which is expected to be lighter and more efficient that its predecessor.

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GMC Sierra All Mountain Concept Laughs In The Face Of Snow 21
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, GMC, GMC Concepts, GMC Sierra, LA Auto Show on 11 21st, 2017

The GMC Sierra 2500HD is a formidable truck and the company has decided to kick things up a notch by creating the All Mountain concept.

Set to be unveiled later this week in Colorado, the All Mountain concept is based on the Sierra 2500HD Denali 4WD Crew Cab and it has been equipped with Mattracks which enable the model to handle extremely snowy conditions.

While the tracks are the most noticeable modification, the truck has also been equipped with custom graphics, an LED light bar, and a rugged front skid plate. The model also has side steps, a tonneau cover, and snowboard racks from Thule.

Power is provided by a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine which produces 445 hp (331 kW) and 910 lb-ft (1,232 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed Allison automatic transmission that sends power to a four-wheel drive system.

The concept will be displayed at Vail Mountain over the winter as part of a partnership with Vail Resorts. As GMC marketing director Rich Latek explained “This unique concept truck is a fun way to attract attention to GMC and highlight our partnership with Vail Resorts.”

Fans who can’t make it out to Colorado will be able to check out a similar All Mountain concept which will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Little is known about the model but GMC said it will be based on the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X.

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GMC Sierra Desert Fox Resurfaces Among The Dunes Of Dubai 21
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dubai Motor Show, GMC, GMC Concepts, GMC Sierra, GMC Videos, Middle East, video on 11 21st, 2017

All sorts of outlandish things happen among the sands of Dubai. We don’t always hear about them, but this one has blipped on our radar.

It’s the GMC Sierra Desert Fox, a concept truck showcased at the Dubai Motor Show. It’s sort of like a Ram Rebel or Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, but with a heavy dose of retro thrown in.

The truck harkens back not to the Nazi general Erwin Rommel (who was known by that nickname) but to the Desert Fox editions that GMC offered in the 1970s, like the vintage Jimmy shown alongside the concept.

That throwback treatment comes down principally to the earth-tone stripes on the beige bodywork, but the rest of it is all hardcore off-roader.

Though official details are even more scarce than official photos, but you can’t miss the chunky tires, bead-lock wheels, jacked-up suspension, low-profile bumpers, nose-mounted winch, side steps, skid plates, custom exhaust, spare tires and jerrycans in the bed, and sports bar with auxiliary LEDs. It even has a pair of hazard flags extending way up high from the roof, all the better to see roaming the dunes of the Arabian peninsula.

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When GM Recalls Full-Size Pickups, It Recalls 690,000 Of Them At A Time 6
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC, GMC Sierra, NHTSA, Recalls on 08 6th, 2017

Pickup trucks are big business in America. How big? Just look at this latest recall.
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GM Sued For Using Defeat Devices On Chevy Silverado And GMC Sierra 25
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, diesel, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, Reports on 05 25th, 2017

General Motors has been hit with a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of using defeat devices on hundreds of thousands of trucks equipped with diesel engines.
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IIHS Finds Most Pickup Trucks Have Poor Headlights 25
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, GMC Canyon, GMC Sierra, Honda Ridgeline, IIHS, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Titan, RAM, Reports, Tech, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, video on 10 25th, 2016

Pickup trucks might be much more civilized nowadays, but despite the improvement on on-road manners and refinement, their headlights performance has been found lacking.
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GMC Launches 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X Paired With All-New Duramax Diesel 10
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in diesel, GMC, GMC Sierra, new cars, Trucks on 10 10th, 2016

Joining the likes of the Canyon and Sierra 1500 this fall as the third model in GMC's limited-edition All Terrain X series, the Sierra HD All Terrain X is said to be the most off-road-capable truck in the Sierra HD lineup.
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2017 GMC Sierra HD Receives GM’s New 445 HP Duramax Diesel V8 30
Posted by Brad Anderson in diesel, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, Reports, Trucks on 09 30th, 2016

GMC's 2017 Sierra HD range has been expanded with the addition of the firm's redesigned Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8.
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GM’s Latest Heavy Duty Trucks Confirmed With 445 HP, 910 LB-FT 27
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, GM, GMC Sierra, Reports on 09 27th, 2016

The General Motors Powertrain website has revealed that that the firm's latest range of heavy duty trucks have significantly more grunt than the outgoing models.
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GM Wants To Delay Recall Of 1 Million Trucks, SUVs Fitted With Defective Takata Airbags 19
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Recalls, Reports on 09 19th, 2016

General Motors have turned to the US safety regulators to get a one-year delay of approximately 1 million vehicles equipped with the problematic airbag inflators produced by Takata Motor Corp.
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GM Vehicles Struck By Defective Takata Airbags, Preliminary Recall Announced 2
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, GMC, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Recalls on 06 2nd, 2016

Joining the long list of automakers whose vehicles have been equipped with defective Takata airbag inflators, General Motors has issued a preliminary recall.
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GMC Teases 2017 Sierra Denali HD With Functional Hood Scoop 1
Posted by John Halas in diesel, GMC, GMC Sierra, new cars on 06 1st, 2016

See anything different about the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD that GMC teased today? Of course you do – it’s that chrome trimmed hood scoop placed right above the truck’s huge chrome grille.
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