2019 GMC Sierra Denali full-size pickup truck.

INTRODUCING THE 2019 GMC SIERRA DENALI

For decades, the GMC Sierra represented the embodiment of strength, capability, premium design, and refinement in a full-size pickup truck. That has never been more true than with the Next Generation 2019 GMC Sierra – especially the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali, which goes on sale in late 2018.

From hood to hitch, GMC engineers and designers paid close attention to every detail on the Next Generation Sierra. The result? A full-size pickup that delivers the traits expected of a GMC while simultaneously raising standards for the full-size pickup segment. The Next Generation Sierra Denali is a full-size pickup that builds upon proven strengths while introducing a number of industry-first innovations.

Video of the 2019 Sierra Denali driving in the country.

BOLD EXTERIOR BEGINNINGS

All-new from the ground up, the Next Generation Sierra Denali literally stands tall, with a strong, purposeful stance. GMC designers built upon that prominent foundation with bold bodywork, including chiselled shoulders and a tall, powerful hood, which is capped with a grille that’s bigger and bolder than any prior Sierra.

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  • Front exterior profile of the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali.
  • Side exterior profile of the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali full-size pickup truck.
  • The bigger and bolder grille on the 2019 Sierra Denali.
  • Advanced lighting technology displayed on the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck.
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Like other modern GMC designs, including the all-new 2018 Terrain, advanced lighting technology plays a key role in shaping the 2019 Sierra. New “light blade” signature lighting elements within Sierra Denali’s headlamps help accentuate the pickup truck’s exterior design, providing a distinctive appearance no matter the time of day.

The Next Generation Sierra Denali further stands apart from other trucks thanks to a unique grille insert with finely-sculpted accents, prominent badging, and distinctive wheels. 20-inch polished aluminum wheels are standard on Sierra Denali while 22-inch multidimensional ultra-bright aluminum wheels are optional.

ELEVATED INTERIOR EXPERIENCE

For over twenty years, the Denali interior has been synonymous with refinement and sophistication. The 2019 Sierra Denali builds upon that legacy by raising the bar -- for both the Sierra Denali and for the full-size pickup segment -- by way of a more spacious, driver-focused interior that’s trimmed in premium materials.

Sierra’s cabin puts the driver at the centre of everything, thanks in part to a higher seating position that allows for a confident, commanding view from behind the wheel. Driver focus doesn’t mean passengers are forgotten. The new Sierra Crew Cab is larger than before, providing best-in-class1 max. front headroom and legroom, along with more rear-seat legroom than before.

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  • The larger interior in the new 2019 Sierra Denali providing best-in-class front headroom and legroom.
  • Interior of 2019 GMC Sierra Denali's wide array of advanced, smart technologies.
  • Interior of the 2019 Sierra Denali full-size pickup truck's multi-colour 3-inch by 7-inch Head-Up Display.
  • Dark finish aluminum and open-pore wood trim accents inside the 2019 Sierra Denali.
  • 2019 Sierra Denali's Forge leather-appointed seating uses a premium large-pebbled grain and bold contrasting stitch pattern.
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GMC designers paid close attention to the look and feel of the trim and materials used throughout Sierra’s cabin. Denali exclusive Forge leather-appointed seating uses a premium, large-pebbled grain and a bold, contrasting stitch pattern. Dark-finish aluminum and open-pore wood trim accents are inspired by modern hand-crafted furniture.

SEGMENT-LEADING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Sierra Denali’s interior is also well-appointed with a wide array of advanced, smart technologies, all seamlessly integrated to provide the driver with comfort, convenience, and connectivity like never before in a Sierra.

Highlights include:

  • Multi-Colour 3”x7” Head-Up Display: The 2019 Sierra is available with the segment’s1 first multi-colour, customizable Head-Up Display, which projects key vehicle and infotainment system2 information on the windshield within the driver’s line of sight.
  • Surround Vision: This available feature provides the driver with a “bird’s-eye” view of the area around the truck on the infotainment screen.
  • Segment-first1 Rear Camera Mirror: The Sierra’s available dual-function mirror can be used as a conventional rear-view mirror or as a camera-based rear-view mirror that helps the driver see around potential vision obstructions.
  • Active Safety Features: Offering a full suite of available active safety features, the 2019 Sierra Denali will be available with Front Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert3, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist, and Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking4, amongst other features. Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

DENALI TRAILERING TECHNOLOGIES

Sierra Denali’s innovative technologies also extend to trailering. The available ProGrade Trailering System includes a number of features designed to take the guesswork out of connecting and towing a trailer.

ProGrade Trailering feature highlights include:

  • Trailering App: Integrated into Sierra’s infotainment screen, the Trailering App can provide a step-by-step checklist of tasks required to connect a trailer to the truck, along with providing trailer maintenance reminders, trailer tire pressures5 (additional equipment required), and even start a trailer lighting test sequence. The lighting test and connection guide will also be accessible by way of the myGMCTM mobile app6.
  • Theft Alert: To discourage trailer theft, Theft Alert extends Sierra’s theft alert capabilities to the trailer. If a trailer is disconnected while the Sierra is parked and locked, the truck’s lights and horn are triggered.
  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View: Sierra’s Rear Vision Camera not only incorporates dynamic guidance lines for the truck itself, but also one for the trailer hitch. Hitch View mode allows the driver to zoom in on the hitch for careful manoeuvering. The system can also be briefly accessed while in motion to ensure the trailer is properly connected.
  • Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist: To help with positioning after backing up to a trailer hitch, Sierra can automatically apply the parking brake when shifting into park, preventing any further movement.
  • Hitch Area Lighting: A new lamp integrated into the tailgate panel shines directly down on the receiver hitch area, easing trailer connections and safety checks in the dark.
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: This integrated controller now allows drivers to program brake level settings to specific trailer profiles.

MULTIPROTM TAILGATE

The Sierra Denali may well be a multi-purpose vehicle, but owners often make extensive use of the pickup box, regardless of the task at hand. GMC engineers spent a lot of time designing the 2019 Sierra Denali’s pickup box in order to take its functionality even further.

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  • Configuration 1 of the 2019 Sierra Denali's Multipro tailgate's six unique positions.
  • Configuration 2 of the 2019 Sierra Denali's Multipro tailgate's six unique positions.
  • Configuration 3 of the 2019 Sierra Denali's Multipro tailgate's six unique positions.
  • Configuration 4 of the 2019 Sierra Denali's Multipro tailgate's six unique positions.
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Nowhere is that more evident than the available industry-first GMC MultiProTM Tailgate, which makes its debut on the Next Generation Sierra. Standard on Sierra Denali and SLT, the MultiProTM Tailgate is the most innovative pickup tailgate ever with six unique functions and positions, offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, and easier access to items in the box.

The MultiProTM Tailgate also incorporates a step entry and egress mode that, when paired with the assist handle, offers both step and seated functionality, with a maximum weight capacity of 170 kg (375 lb.).7 Ease-of-use is enhanced with two buttons on the tailgate handle, allowing convenient minor gate release.

The 2019 Sierra Denali offers best-in-class1 cargo box volume – 1781 L (63 cubic feet) on short-box models and 2522 L (89.1 cubic feet) on standard box models. Sierra’s available 5-foot, 8-inch pickup box actually offers more cargo volume than Ford or Ram’s 6.5-foot-long standard boxes.

A 120-volt power outlet further adds to Sierra’s versatility, as do cargo tie-down anchors that are designed to be stronger than those in the previous Sierra.

The 2019 Sierra Denali will offer, later in the model year, an available GMC exclusive, industry-first carbon-fibre box – the CarbonPro – developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality of the truck. It replaces the standard steel inner panels and floor with a lightweight, purpose-designed composite material that offers best-in-class1 dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, allowing it to be the most durable pickup box in the segment.1

 

PROVEN POWERTRAIN PORTFOLIO

The 2019 Sierra Denali will offer updated versions of the proven, potent 6.2L and 5.3L V8 engines, along with a new 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel engine, which will be available later in the model year.

In order to provide the perfect blend of efficiency and power, Sierra’s updated 5.3L and 6.2L V8 engines feature both stop/start technology, which briefly stops the engine while stopped in traffic, and a new Dynamic Fuel Management system. This new feature builds upon the Active Fuel Management feature found in earlier Sierras, and allows an engine to run on any number of cylinders in order to provide the power or efficiency demanded by the driver.

Sierra’s 6.2L V8 and 3.0L turbo-diesel engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the 5.3L V8 is matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

MORE TO COME

We’ve done a lot of work to redefine what a premium full-size truck can be, but the 2019 Sierra Denali is only the first step in our journey. There’s much more to the 2019 Sierra story to come before the first trucks enter production in late 2018. In order to learn more and ensure you have the latest news on the Next Generation GMC Sierra, click here.