Take a look back at the GMC Sierra 1500 generations. This overview covers all models from its beginnings in the 1970s to the current fourth generation.
Majestic and rugged. That was GMC’s goal with the Sierra pickup truck, named after the Sierra Nevada mountains of California and Nevada. Although the modern GMC Sierra 1500 is and has always been essentially a mechanically identical twin to the Chevrolet Silverado, there are some features that set it apart. The GMC Sierra 1500 is considered the more upscale of the two trucks thanks to some styling and added cabin features. That’s where the majesty is.
The ruggedness can be found under the hood. These days the GMC Sierra 1500 comes with V6, V8, and turbo-charged four-cylinder engines. Being one of the first pickups to be built on a platform not based on a car added some rugged capability, too. Despite sharing a name with other previous GMC trucks and sharing parts with the Chevy Silverado, the GMC Sierra 1500 has managed to create its own identity as a powerful, reliable, versatile truck over the course of 20+ years. Just how did that happen? Read on to find out.
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