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2026 GMC Sierra 1500 Preview Redesign Info & Release Date

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What To Expect

The current iteration of the GMC Sierra 1500 has been around since 2019, making it and its Chevy counterpart the oldest of the Big Three's full-size pickup offerings. Although it's received incremental improvements throughout its run, GMC is looking to kickoff a new generation of the Sierra. Reports are still speculative, but the next-gen GM trucks are expected to arrive in 2026. Here's what we know so far about the redesigned 2026 GMC Sierra 1500.

According to Automotive News, the GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to be redesigned in 2026. Nothing is set in stone at this juncture, but the Sierra will have been in its fourth generation for seven years at that point, so the math checks out. It's worth noting that only a new Sierra 1500 is expected in 2026, with the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 models reportedly on schedule for the following year.

We haven't seen spy shots or renderings for the next-gen Sierra 1500 yet, but we're not expecting GMC to reinvent the wheel with the pickup's styling. We'll probably see a new (and larger) grille, and perhaps a new headlight design.

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We're expecting the 2026 Sierra 1500's interior to feature upgraded materials and technology compared to the current model. The 2024 Sierra is no slouch in either regard, offering a 12.3" digital gauge cluster and a cabin swathed in leather and wood.

We don't have any confirmation of powertrain updates for 2026, but we expect the Sierra 1500 to continued to be offered with a selection of gasoline and Duramax diesel engines. We're also expecting the addition of a plug-in hybrid option, although we might see that debut as a model year change before the redesign.

2026 GMC Sierra 1500 Price & Release Date

GMC hasn't announced pricing for the next-gen Sierra yet. Current Sierra 1500 pricing ranges from $38,345 to $84,990, although we'd expect the redesign to coincide with a price increase. We'll get a better idea of the 2026 Sierra 1500's starting price once we learn how comprehensive the redesign is.

As previously mentioned, we're expecting the redesigned model to arrive in 2026, but that's still subject to change.

The 2026 GMC Sierra 1500 will compete with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra.

Pictured: 2024 GMC Sierra 1500

Source: Automotive News (subscription required)

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