These are exciting times for pickup fans. In the second-biggest segment in the automotive industry (behind crossover vehicles), the heated competition is driving innovation. Witness the 2019 GMC Sierra full-size pickup. Like its General Motors stablemate, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra is all-new for the coming model year, riding on a new platform (T1), with a new exterior, new interior, new engines, new trim level, new technologies — new everything. This is a total makeover, not a gentle refresh.
GMC traces its roots to 1902. The name GMC was trademarked in 1911, and the first GMC pickup trucks were offered in 1912. Sierra has been a GMC nameplate since 1987, first as a trim level and then as the model name beginning in 1999. The latest Sierra marks the beginning of the pickup’s fourth generation. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 GMC Sierra.