The announcements from GM in the latter part of last year allowed us to know the plan was to incorporate carbon fiber into the trucks that are sold. While this material is expensive, the higher trims of the GM models can certainly handle the price and offer what we want on the road. Unfortunately, when the new 2019 Silverado 1500 was shown, none of the parts were made from or used carbon fiber, which made us wonder if GM had changed their mind during the production and development process of the trucks it sells.
Now we know where the carbon fiber went. The GMC Sierra is hogging all this material in order to have it offered in the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. This truck will feature a few new items including one that gives us a different way to load the truck and enjoy the ability to carry what you need with you. The newness behind the cabin makes the GMC Sierra different from the Chevrolet Silverado and offers you an excellent way to have the drive you want and the qualities you’re looking for when you head out for a drive.
What’s New in the Rear of the GMC Sierra?
The item you’re going to notice right away when you look at the GMC Sierra is the new MultiPro Tailgate. This is literally a tailgate within a tailgate which hinges down to fold down half the tailgate to give you easier access to the rear of the vehicle. In addition to being a way to get to the items in the bed easier, this tailgate acts as a shelf where you can set items while you’re working and this shelf is about the same height as a kitchen countertop.
This new MultiPro Tailgate is offered on the SLT and Denali trims as a standard part of the equipment and optional on other models. When you put the tailgate down, you’ll finally find the carbon fiber that GM is using in its trucks. They have created an optional carbon-fiber box for the bed which is now called CarbonPro and is made with inner panels and the floor being made of carbon fiber. GMC claims this gives the Sierra the best way to avoid dents, scratches, and corrosion while being 62 pounds lighter than that standard steel box that’s been used in the past.
Sometimes Lighter Is Better
Even if you choose to have the standard steel box for the bed, the GMC Sierra is 360 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. This is thanks to the addition of the aluminum doors, hood, and tailgate. These aluminum items are added to help improve the output of the engines and create a truck that’s more of what you want. Now that’s we’ve found the carbon fiber being used by GM, will this new Sierra be the truck you want to drive and enjoy on the road? Once it’s offered on the market, you can take a look at this truck and see if it’s the right one for you.