The new Silverado has more options, newer tech, additional features, and a revamped interior to match. Consequently, the most dramatic detail is the “side gills” (a design solution taken from the current Camaro) that suck and channel air through the gaps and around the front wheel, a typical trouble spot for vehicle with large faces. That’s why there’s a whole lot of eyeballs on the 2019 Chevrolet SIlverado tonight.
People close to the plans for GM said the company would shift its production of a few heavy duty versions of this new Silverado and Sierra to a Flint, Michigan plant. “They’re giving the trucks more aggressive styling, which helps make them stand out”, he said. The wheelbase on the Crew Cab is almost 4 inches longer The bumper to bumper length has been extended 1.6 inches. The driver sits about an inch higher than in the 2018 Silverado. Both are meaner-looking and bigger, but much lighter.
Up to 33-inch diameter tires can be spec’d, while there are now integrated dual tailpipes at the back on every model.
Chevrolet has finally unveiled the 2019 Silverado.
Arriving in time for Chevrolet Trucks’ centennial, The new Silverado looks more substantial, yet it thanks to increased use of mixed metals, it’s actually lost a lot of weight – some 450 pounds. Among those materials are seven different grades of high-strength steel in the cab, and aluminum for the hood, doors and tailgate.
The front independent short/long arm suspension has lighter forged-aluminum upper control arms.
As for the bed, there Chevrolet has some fighting talk for Ford.
The Silverado is the second-best selling vehicle in the US and is outsold only by Ford’s F-Series pickups. The bed is wider than before and now features a total of 12 tie-down points, up from four.
More features: Silverado will be available with a power up/down tailgate that can be operated from the key fob, interior button or by hand. 120V AC outlets are optional.
“I love that”, said Mr. Moffett, who grew up around Chevy trucks owned by his dad’s forestry business in Virginia. Overall, the 2019 Chevy Silverado will offer six engine and transmission choices.
No word on how much the 2019 models will be sold for.
The “Custom Trailboss” edition (seen pictured in red) goes full lifestyle, with a two-inch suspension lift system and the Z71 pack – a range of off-road goodies that includes a locking rear diff, Rancho shock absorbers, skid plates and Goodyear off-road tyres.
There are six engine/transmission combinations for the 2019 Silverado, including new 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 units with Dynamic Fuel Management cylinder shut-off technology, and an all-new Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel. For reference, the Ram’s 3.0 liter EcoDiesel engine delivers just 10 HP and 20 lb-ft less than Ford’s diesel equivalent. The Silverado was the first pickup to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless phone charging, and various OnStar safety and security features.
GM’s Milford Proving Ground (MPG) test facility comprises 4,000 acres of surfaces that equate to 137 miles of 2 lane road, the distance from Detroit to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The automaker needs to lower the rate of tax assets on its books in order to adjust for the lower tax rate, said GM spokesman Tom Henderson.