2019 GMC Sierra Racks Up the Awards at 2019 Canadian International AutoShow

Next-generation pickup recognized as winner of Truck King Challenge & Motoring TV’s Truck of the Year


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OSHAWA (Friday, February 15, 2019) — The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali has been recognized as the winner of the 2019 Truck King Challenge and the Truck of the Year by Motoring TV, awards given to best-in-class trucks with advanced innovation, features and technologies.

“It is an honour to be acknowledged by the Canadian press for the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali, our boldest and most innovative Sierra ever,” said Michael MacPhee, brand director for GMC in Canada. “All new from the ground up, the Sierra Denali has established itself as a game-changer both in class-leading capability and revolutionary design.”

Distinguished by its bold design and segment-leading technologies, the Sierra Denali once again redefines the pickup, while advancing Denali’s legacy as the pinnacle of GMC design, capability and refinement. The 6.2L V8 coupled to the new 10 speed transmission is powerful yet fuel efficient, and the all-new Dynamic Fuel Management system is engineered to allow the engine to operate within the full range of one to eight cylinders.

The Sierra is the first and only model to offer the MultiPro Tailgate, with six unique positions and functions offer enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions. The 2019 Sierra Denali affirms its position as the most premium Sierra ever with advanced technologies and exclusive features.

The Canadian Truck King Challenge is an annual competition that pits six 4WD pick-ups against one another. Each truck is driven 400 km in a series of challenges that test its abilities unload, loaded with 1000 lbs., towing 7000 lbs., and finally taken off-road. In awarding the title to the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali, it was noted that its contemporary contours, interior finishes, and the rear tailgate step-ladder, are what helped it clinch the title.

Motoring TV's Truck of the Year recognizes styling, next generation upgrades and advances in power train. Celebrating over 30 seasons on TSN, Motoring TV is one of the longest-running and most respected Canadian automotive television programs. 

About GMC in Canada

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at, on Twitter at @GMCCanada, on Instagram at @gmccanada or at

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Michael MacPhee, brand director for GMC in Canada, accepts the The 2019 Canadian Truck King Challenge Award for the 2019 Sierra Denali 1500 at the Toronto International AutoShow from Howard Elmer, Truck King Challenge creator.