2019 Chevrolet Silverado debuts at Detroit Auto Show
At the ongoing 2018 Detroit Motor Show, Chevrolet removed the covers off the 2019 Silverado, debuting an entirely new generation. The new version of the full-size truck comes with a bunch of new engines and an aluminium-steel mixed construction that slashes 204 kg from its weight.
The mixed material construction is adopted for different parts throughout the body of the truck. The pickup bed, which is still available in different lengths, is now 17.5 cm wider than before. The tailgate is now a powered unit that can be operated from inside the car, which makes the 2019 Chevy Silverado the first in its segment to offer this feature.
The looks of the 2019 Silverado have been thoroughly revised to conform to the latest aesthetic requirements of the truck-hungry customers in the US. LED lights up front and at the back comes standard with all the variants, from the base Work Truck to the opulent High Country variant. The headlamps are now swept a bit back into the fenders. In few versions, the grille and the bumper is completely blacked out to give it a sporty look. There will be another sporty version called the RST which is expected to have some massive V8 grunt similar to the Tahoe RST revealed in December.
Customers are offered six different engine-transmission combinations to choose from, depending on what they want under the hood of their 2019 Silverado. A new 3.0-litre in-line six diesel is the most important among them. Though the official numbers are not out yet, Chevy says that they will be the best in the segment.
The petrol engines on offer include 5.3-litre and 6.2-litre small-block V8s, both of which come from the existing lineup, with some major updates though. One among them is a new feature called “Dynamic Fuel Management” which turns off one to seven cylinders based on the conditions. Both these engines come paired to a 10-speed automatic.
Expect the new model to reach UAE, KSA and other GCC showrooms by the end of the year.