ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland — General Motors is delivering on its promise to better distinguish the GMC Sierra from its sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado, offering technology and amenities that go well beyond the usual cosmetic differences.
In the past, GM set the two full-size pickups apart mostly through styling and pricing. But that's changing for the redesigned 2019 versions, which are arriving in U.S. dealerships nationwide and scheduled to arrive in Canada in the fall.
Sierra-exclusive features include a six-way tailgate, next-generation video rearview mirror, large multicolour 3-by-7-inch head-up display and adaptive ride control with active dampers that adjust every two milliseconds based on sensor feedback to keep the truck and whatever it's carrying steady.
GMC also will offer an industry-first composite box — scheduled to start production in April — that GM calls the CarbonPro.