2019 GMC Sierra Flaunts Diesel Power and a Carbon-Fiber Bed

March 05 2018

General Motors is shifting the focus onto its full-size pickup, the GMC Sierra, which is redesigned for the 2019 model year. The Sierra is bigger, lighter, restyled, and offers a new turbo-diesel V-6. The major highlight of this pickup truck is its available bed partly constructed out of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.

The Sierra will offer GM’s first ever rear cargo box with integrated carbon fiber. Called the CarbonPro, it replaces the steel inner panels and floor with a carbon-fiber composite that GMC says better protects against dents, scratches, and corrosion. The CarbonPro also will be 62 pounds lighter than the standard steel box, although GMC did not release any information on payload capacity. The CarbonPro option will not be available at launch but will roll out at some point during the model year.

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