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William Maley

GMC News: Hi GMC Sierra Regular Cab

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

May 16, 2013

This is an odd way to introduce a new body style. General Motors released a press release today talking about the aerodynamics of the new pickups. The pictures used for this press release was the regular cab version of the 2014 GMC Sierra.

Now it doesn't take that much imagination to figure out what the regular cab version would look like, but I have to say it looks very nice. The Sierra regular cab used in the photos is the Z71 model with the standard bed. We'll have more information on this when the truck goes on sale later this year.

Source: General Motors

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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Sweet Looking Truck. GMC is on a roll with their Trucks, now to just get the full size Yukon to look better than the girly style it has. I would love the look of the Terrain on the Yukon. That would be one hot Full Size SUV. :P

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I know I'm in the minority here, but I think the GM trucks are the worst looking in their standard cab models. Ram = best, Ford = Eh, Toyota = "why's it look so pudgy!?", GM = proportions are all wrong.

It's like they build the proportions for the extended or crew cab models and then shrink the cab down for the standard cab.

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There isn't much out there in online photo land of the regualr cab trucks, but I spotted this printed poster of the '14 Chevy Silverado at the Baltimore Convention Center's Firehouse Expo 2013 back on July 26:

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Production should be underway soon as the Double Cabs are just now arriving at dealers. I believe a timeframe I saw somewhere months back stated Regular Cab production for August/September.

PickupTrucks.com featured an article on a special 1/2 ton contractor pickup that will be offered, which showcases the 1500 Regular Cab models (both Sierra & Silverado) here.

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Interesting mule trucks. True to form, they do cover the work world.

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Yeah, but I'm puzzled by the fact GM will be offering 1/2 ton (1500) chasis cab trucks. I can't recall the last time they did that (2500 and 3500 are the norm in this field). I'm wondering how much they could carry and still offer decent performance. My fire station's 2006 Ford F350 Single Rear Wheel (SRW) Super Duty utility truck is a slug with the amount of equipment we carry (and the suspension lets you know it too). We inherited the truck from the police department in '07 or '08 I was told, as my previous captain said he would have gone with a F450 or F550 Dual Rear Wheel (DWR) set-up. I like looking at PUTC's article because there are not a lot of pictures of the regular cab floating around just yet.

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Interesting Regular Cab, Short (Standard) Bed article here, with production pics of the 2014 Chevy Silverardo RCSB 4x4 (and the new base steel rims).

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I don't know if it's my computer or not, but it is way too easy to confuse the Silverado site and lock it up. Thanks, Roger, for posting the links!

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I know I'm in the minority here, but I think the GM trucks are the worst looking in their standard cab models. Ram = best, Ford = Eh, Toyota = "why's it look so pudgy!?", GM = proportions are all wrong.

It's like they build the proportions for the extended or crew cab models and then shrink the cab down for the standard cab.

I'm in the same boat. Maybe its the colour, but that single cab GMC in the first post looks really weird. As if they decided to strap on extra bulk/sheetmetal to compete against Ford & Dodge, circa 2005.

It's like GM decided to make this truck generation undesirable in nearly every way. Why someone would purchase one of these over a Ram or even a Ford is a bit of a headscratcher.

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Personally I think all standard cab trucks within the last 20 years or so look off proportionately. Even worse if its a short bed standard cab. Then again the new generation Silverado isn't a looker in any form.

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Nice, concerted effort, guys! :)

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I do find the GMT-900 and the so far seen K2xxx regular cab standard bed models to be "stubby". I've always been a fan of the regular cab, long bed models (with the exception of the sportside/stepside models). Here's the image I got from the GMC.com build your own Sierra:

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      The 2019 Sierra Denali will offer, later in the model year, an available GMC exclusive and industry-first carbon fiber 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 carbon fiber composite that offers best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment.
      “In 116 years of making GMC pickup trucks, our industry-first carbon fiber box is the toughest and most durable pickup box we have ever made,” Aldred said.
      The new CarbonPro box is 62 pounds (28 kg) lighter than the steel version, and is one example of GMC’s strategic use of materials in engineering the Sierra. The strategy also incorporates aluminum for the doors, hood and tailgate, while relying on steel for the fenders, roof and standard cargo box to shave up to 360 pounds (163 kg) from Sierra compared today’s model.
      ProGrade Trailering System with Trailering App
      The 2019 Sierra offers a more confident towing experience thanks to GMC’s new ProGrade Trailering System, standard on Denali and SLT. The trailering system includes an all-new Trailering App featuring a Pre-Departure checklist, Maintenance Reminders, Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics and Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring.
      Many of the Trailering App’s functions, including the lighting test and pre-departure checklist, are also available with the MyGMC app on compatible Android and iOS smartphones, a feature that offers great convenience when outside the truck or trailer.
      The next generation Sierra also offers Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Auto Electric Park Brake to help with perfect positioning when hitching. The available side view cameras and a trailer-mounted HD camera provide additional assistance when driving down the road or in reverse. With exclusive Trailer Theft Detection, owners can receive text and mobile alerts from OnStar when the trailer has been detached from the truck without permission.    
      Purposeful technologies
      Seamless, driver-focused technology has long been a Denali standard, and the 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark by incorporating purposeful technologies.
      These technologies work together to increase functionality and enhance comfort and convenience. Highlights include:
      Segment-first Multi-color 3x7 Head-Up Display: The 2019 Sierra is the first full-size truck to offer this technology, which projects key vehicle information on the windshield within the driver’s line of sight. Advanced GMC infotainment: This new, dynamic platform offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition. Sierra Denali’s standard 8-inch diagonal system includes navigation.  Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror: This available dual-function interior mirror offers an optimized camera view that can help the driver’s view around potential vision obstructions such as occupants or cargo, while also offering a greater field of vision. This next gen system features a higher resolution camera, a higher resolution display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. A conventional mirror view is also available. Surround Vision: Offering a bird’s-eye view of the truck, this available feature displays an overhead image on the infotainment screen, helping the driver detect potential obstacles when backing up, including when trailering. Full suite of advanced safety features: The 2019 Sierra Denali offers a full range of available advanced safety features, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Pedestrian Detection and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking. Sierra performance
      New versions of the proven 6.2L and 5.3L V-8 engines will be joined by an all-new 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel engine, expanding the powertrain lineup for the 2019 Sierra.
      The 5.3L and 6.2L engines feature stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on one to eight cylinders, depending on demand, to optimize power and efficiency. The new diesel builds on GMC’s expertise with Duramax turbo-diesels offered in Sierra HD and Canyon models. The available 6.2L and 3.0L engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
      Sierra Denali features an exclusive Adaptive Ride Control suspension system designed to provide premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness. It employs sophisticated sensors to monitor road conditions and chassis responses in real time, enabling adjustments to active dampers every 2 milliseconds.
      Coming this fall
      The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and SLT go on sale this fall. Additional details will be released closer to the start of production.
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