2019 SILVERADO FIRST LOOK
2018 is looking to be a big year for Chevrolet. To help kick off the 100th anniversary of GM trucks, Chevrolet has revealed the full details of the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500.
The 2019 Silverado is has been fully redesigned for 2019, and Chevrolet has gone all out and made numerous changes. For one, there’s a lot more truck. The new Silverado 1500 stands an inch taller at the hood. The Crew Cab has been lengthened, and the wheelbase on which it sits has been stretched some 3.9 inches.
Yet, the 2019 Silverado actually weighs a staggering 450 pounds less if you’re comparing Crew Cab V8s. This reduction in weight should help boost acceleration, along with fuel economy.
This new Silverado is also designed to appeal to a wide range of customers, thanks to eight distinct trim levels. These include:
• High Country
• LT Trailboss
• Custom Trailboss
• Work Truck
What really separates the new redesigned 2019 Silverado from its predecessors are the new features that it offers.
Front Air Curtains
With an undoubtedly unique front grille and sleek LED headlights, at 1st glance you might miss the new styling element just below the running lights. These front air curtains, which made their first debut on the Camaro, provides a 7% increase in aerodynamic efficiency, and more aerodynamic than ever before.
These may seem insignificant, but this one key design element really differentiates the new Silverado from the old. Since the Silverado’s official inclusion as a nameplate in 1998, the 2019 model is the first truck with fully rounded fenders.
As an industry first, Chevrolet introduces the power tailgate to the 2019 Silverado. The tailgate can be opened from the key fob, using a button in the cabin, or by hand. It comes standard on the High Country and as an available option for LTZ models.
Chevrolet is offering six different engine and transmission combinations on the new Silverado, but the new 3.0-liter inline-six diesel stands out the most. General Motor’s Mark Reuss is “really confident that we’ll have the best performing diesel in the segment.”
The bed is a whole seven inches wider than the previous model! GM’s Mark Reuss believes that the Silverado has the “most functional bed of any full-size pickup.”
As you can see, Chevrolet is offering a number of different options and configurations for their next generation of the Silverado. It should go on sale this fall. We’ll keep you up-to-date on pricing information, fuel-economy figures, and more as we get closer to release.