GM Canada will indeed assemble the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at its Oshawa plant, but they won't be the redesigned 2019 models. Instead, it will produce the current models into 2018.
The Chevrolet Silverado will be sleeker, more aerodynamic and available in more trim lines, with expanded powertrain options and functionality, for 2019. GM introduced the 2019 Silverado LT Trailboss on Saturday in Texas.
GM plans to use carbon fibre for the beds of its redesigned full-size pickups to improve performance and reduce weight. Carbon fibre is considerably stronger and lighter than steel and aluminum, but it's more expensive.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will receive a more sculpted grille, a smoother body and the brand's new signature LED running lights. Spy photographers caught the redesigned pickup testing on public streets with very little camouflage, providing the best look yet at the truck.
Union leaders at the General Motors Oshawa assembly plant east of Toronto are optimistic that GM's commitment to finishing full-size pickups there will lead to eventual full production of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in Canada.
General Motors Canada is recalling 79,369 pickups from the 2014 model year because of a power steering problem that affects the trucks during low-speed turns.
While two new main GMC "Like a Pro" ads are the same in Canada and the United States, a third was specifically made for the Canadian market. All the ads were shot in Canada.