General Motors has been focusing efforts on
the Mexican market, expanding its already-hefty consumer base. After launching
the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Cheyenne in Mexico just a short while
ago, GM has also brought the all-new GMC Sierra to the country, fulfilling its
goal of bringing the next generation of the pickup truck to the Mexican market
within the first quarter of 2019.
However, Mexico is only getting three models from the Sierra trim lineup: the SLE Regular Cab, AT4 Crew Cab, and Denali Crew Cab. All models will be produced at the GM Silao plant. AT4 and Denali models will hit the market first, though the SLE Regular Cab model will soon begin production. Even with the limited number of models available, the GMC Sierra will offer features for a variety of lifestyles — the SLE Regular Cab is focused on practicality and capability, the AT4 is optimized for off-roading power, and the Denali is a range-topping luxury truck.
The AT4 and Denali trims of the all-new GMC
Sierra launched in Mexican markets on March 30. The Sierra SLE Regular Cab will
follow suit after it completes production at the factory in Silao. With two
powertrain options and more cabin and storage space than other offerings on the
market, the GMC Sierra is sure to appeal to the consumer base in Mexico.
Test-drive the 2019 GMC Sierra for yourself when you stop by Fuller Chevy GMC Truck.
Pickup trucks are one of America’s most
popular vehicle types, but within the truck segment, there’s one configuration
that’s not such a big seller: trucks with manual transmissions. That’s part of
the reason why GM is phasing out the manual transmission option on the Chevy
Colorado and GMC Canyon this year.
Both trucks were originally offered with a
six-speed manual transmission paired with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder manual
transmission. Per GM, the consumer demand for this configuration was just too
low for the automaker to keep offering it.
Now, for the 2019 model year, WT models of the
Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon will have a six-speed automatic transmission.
At higher trim levels, drivers can pair the six-speed automatic transmission
with a 3.6-liter V6 engine or a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. At these
trims, drivers can also select the available eight-speed automatic
If you’re a fan of manual transmission trucks, it’s understandable if you feel a tinge of sadness at this news. However, we’re not so upset about it here at Fuller Chevy GMC Truck. Modern trucks offer plenty of performance-enhancing technologies that pair well with automatic transmissions to deliver a more engaging driving experience. Experience the contemporary performance of automatic-transmission trucks when you stop by our dealership to test-drive a new 2019 Colorado or Canyon model.