GMC has launched the 2019 Sierra in the Middle East. The lightweight pickup truck which has undergone a major cosmetic overhaul will make its way into the Middle Eastern market in six models.
The next-generation Sierra lineup sees the introduction of two new trims, to complement the Sierra, SLE, SLT and premium Denali models. In addition to this, GMC has also introduced the new Elevations model in the region for the first time.
GMC suggests that the new Sierra has been redesigned from the ground up and is larger in almost every dimension. Which means, buyers can expect a longer wheelbase and longer crew cab body that offers about 8 cm more rear legroom than its previous iteration. The platform is sturdier and incorporates chiselled fenders and a tall hood, capped with a bigger grille than the outgoing model.
A new version of the proven 6.2L V-8 engine will be available on the 2019 Sierra AT4.
GMC has loaded the Sierra with segment-leading techs such as the MultiPro Tailgate and Rear Camera Mirror, along with exclusive chassis enhancements such as Adaptive Ride Control and premium signature design and interior elements.
The AT4 variant is the skilled off-roader among the Sierras with a factory-installed 2-inch suspension lift for additional ground clearance, four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case, off-road tuned Rancho monotube shock absorbers, a locking rear differential and an innovative Traction Select System.
The new Elevation model features distinct monochromatic door handles, bumpers and grille surround, which are amplified by black exterior accents, including the grille insert, tow hooks, side window trim and available 20-inch gloss-black aluminium wheels.
The new Elevation model features distinct monochromatic door handles, bumpers and grille surround.
The SLE specification is similar to that of the new Elevation, offering features such as cruise control, a rear-vision camera, and an enhanced 8-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Android Auto ready and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The SLT builds on this to add standard features such as a remote vehicle starter system and Infotainment System among others.
Depending on the model, there are either 4.3L V6, all-new 2.7-litre turbocharged or next-generation 5.3-litre V-8 (with Dynamic Fuel Management system) engines; all mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions. A new version of the proven 6.2L V-8 engine will be available on the 2019 Sierra AT4 but standard on the Denali line up. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the 6.2L engine features stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on two to eight cylinders, depending on demand, to optimize power and efficiency.