Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
And just like that, the all-new 2019 Sierra is last year's model! Yes, GMC is starting to prepare the 2020 model year Sierras for sale, despite it not even being Memorial Day in America yet. GMC calls its updates to the Sierra for 2020 "A robust portfolio of technologies." Does that make you want to rush out and get the 2019 lacking the robust portfolio?
“The Sierra is delivering the tech customers want in the light-duty truck market, and the 2020 model demonstrates that Professional Grade means never slowing down,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “In just its first year on the market, the 2019 Sierra introduced the available, industry-first CarbonPro Bed and MultiPro tailgate. The truck’s 2020 updates show how the Sierra continues to raise the bar year in and year out.”
Here is a rundown of what changes Sierra shoppers can expect for the new 2020 model year truck:
-Available Enhanced ProGrade Trailering features a segment-first transparent trailer view, originally introduced on the soon-to-launch 2020 Sierra HD, with a segment-leading 15 total available camera views.
-Available Camera-equipped adaptive cruise control system. The system features a single high-mounted camera behind the rearview mirror and can bring the Sierra to a complete stop.
-Elevation model now offered in Crew Cab configuration.
-First full model-year availability of the 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel and the CarbonPro Editions with the carbon fiber bed (both late 2019 model year additions).
-Available 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel added to CarbonPro Edition propulsion options, previously offered only with 6.2L V-8.
-10-speed automatic transmission availability expands to 5.3L V-8 models (SLT, AT4 and Denali models with 4WD).
-New trailer tow mirrors are available as a free-flow option.
-8-inch-diagonal infotainment system now capable of supporting SiriusXM with 360L (if equipped).
-2020, Sierra 1500 will be available with the upgraded 15-camera ProGrade Trailering System introduced earlier this year on the 2020 Sierra HD.
- The in-vehicle Trailering App has updated features and enhanced mobile integration for 2020
Update on 2019 build out and 2020 start up truck production. EDIT: My next post has the links to the 2020 HD order guides. EDIT 5/16/19: Start of Production dates now up.
2019 HD Regular Cab: Last production date 4/25/2019. Last order date 11/15/2018.
2019 HD Double Cab: Last production date 12/6/2019. Last order date 9/19/2019.
2019 HD Crew Cab: Last production date 5/10/2019. Last order date 2/28/2019.
2020 HD Regular Cab: Initial dealer consensus 7/2/2019. Initial dealer order date 8/1/2019. Start of production 9/30/19.
2020 HD Double Cab: Initial dealer consensus 6/1/2019. Initial dealer order date 6/13/2019. Start of production 8/12/19.
2020 HD Crew Cab: Initial dealer consensus 3/2/2019. Initial dealer order date 3/28/2019. Start of production 6/3/19.
2020 HD DUALLY: Start of production 9/30/19.
So. Those wanting a K2 HD, the only one you can still place an order for is the Double Cab.
Those wanting to order a 2020 T1 HD, the end of March is your first chance to order a crew cab.
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