2019 Silverado goes bigger and lighter.
For the 2019 model year, the Chevy Silverado pickup truck will be an all-new design. Also new for new for Chevrolet will be the introduction of a diesel engine option for the 1/2 ton truck.
Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain. “It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model.”
The wheelbase is up to 3.9 “long, making the overall length of the truck 1.6” longer. This, in turn, means more cargo room and more passenger room. The short-box will have 63 cu. ft of cargo volume. Chevrolet says this is, “…up to 20 percent more than a competitor’s short-box”. They go on to mention that this means a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood will fit flat in the cargo floor. Storage bins will be offered to fit over the wheel wheels, for a more organized space.
Chevy says they have managed to shed 450lbs off the weight of the truck (on V-8 Crew cab models). The weight savings, they say, come from using a variety of mixed materials and a different manufacturing process. Doors, the hood, and tailgate are now all aluminum. Steel is used for the fenders roof and bed. The upper control arms on the front suspension will be forged aluminum.
Engine and transmission choices
- 5.3 liter V-8
- 6.2 liter V-8 with 10-speed automatic transmission
- All new Duramax 3.0 liter diesel with 10-speed automatic transmission
- Power up/down tailgate (activated from key fob, from interior button or by hand)
- Larger bumper corner step to accommodate steel-toe boots
- 12 fixed tie downs in the bed (9 of them movable)
- CHEVROLET stamped on tailgate
- Duel exhuast
- 33″ tires
- Camaro inspired hood
- Crew cabs have 3″ more rear-seat leg room (up to 43.8″ rear legroom total)
- 10-liter storage bins in the back
- 24-liter under seat storage tray
- Continuing to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto
- Wireless phone charging
More trim levels are added to accommodate for various uses and functionality without comprise. Base trim line model will be the Work Truck, followed by Custom then the Custom Trail Boss. The Custom Traill Boss will be the Custom but with added off-road equipment, such as a 2″ lift, Z71 off-road package, locking rear differential, Rancho shocks, skid plates and Duratrac tires.
Middle of line trim levels will be the LT, RST and LT Trail Boss. RST will be the street-performance styled truck and the LT Trail Boss will have the off-road package.
Top end trim lines stay with the same names. The LTZ, and High County.
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