2019 Chevrolet Silverado Release Date

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Release Date

Despite being around since 2012, the current Silverado remains one of the better full size trucks on the US market. This is thanks to its great interior, highly reliable and powerful engines as well as it great looks. However, GM is starting to lose customers to their main rivals, so things will have to change sooner than expected. Even though the manufacturer didn’t say a word so far, it looks like an entirely new model might already be on its way. It looks like GM will reveal the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado by the end of 2018. Unlike its predecessor this will be an entirely new vehicle. It will receive new engines, a new platform as well as vastly improved features. The end result should be a truck that will finally be able to compete with the all-aluminum F-150 and the future RAM 1500.

Highs

Excellent design
Strong motors
A little conservative look

Lows

Fuel consumption
More information as soon as tested


Review

In order to be as good as the rumors say it will, the new Silverado will have to employ some really unique technologies.

For starters, just like with its rival, the new model of the Silverado will feature an aluminum construction. Here you can read the review about the new 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Chevrolet Silverado
Image source: caradvice.com.au

This has not been confirmed by GM so far. However, it looks like the roof, doors, hood and fenders will be all aluminum. However, the cab as well as the bed are expected to be made out of steel.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Spy Photo
Image source: autoguide.com

This will allow the new Silverado to be quite a bit lighter than before without compromising its structural rigidity.

The steel bed also means the truck will be able to withstand a much higher payload than its main rival which will give it a huge lead. The price is still unknown but we doubt much will change over the current model.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado Redesign

Even though GM didn’t release a single pictures of the future truck, we were lucky enough to see a camouflaged test mule.

It looks like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be vastly different from its predecessor. The most obvious change has to be the round wheel arches which were previously rectangular. On top of that we can also see some interesting design lines through the thick camouflage.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Spy Photo
Image source: trucktrend.com

It looks like Chevrolet is looking to offer a more muscular design than before while also having a more aerodynamic truck. Read about 2019 Chevy Silverado on Wikipedia

In the front it seems like the Silverado will get split-headlights, a bigger grille than before as well as a lower air dam. On top of that, the tailgate also seems to be all new and it may even feature a modular design but this was not confirmed so far.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado Release date and Price

As we mentioned previously in this post, Chevrolet will reveal new Silverado before end of 2018.

Amount of cash needed for base model will remain approximately the same – $29,000. This number will increase significantly for high-end High Country version – over $60,000.


Interior

As we said, the current model definitely has the better interior on the market.

However, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado might be even better than its predecessor. This could be achieved by giving the truck a cleaner look inside the cabin.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Spy Photo
Image source: autonews.com

We expect a more minimalist design for the center stack, possibly a digital instrument cluster as well as a slightly higher driving position.

These alone should improve the experience inside tremendously without compromising on anything.


Competition of Chevy Silverado 1500

Ram 1500, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra 1500


Engine and Specs

It is safe to assume most current engines will be discontinued.

In their place the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado should feature a new selection of naturally aspirated or turbocharged powertrains. The base model will likely come equipped with a 3.6 liter V6. Even though it will be smaller than the older 4.3 liter unit, it should be able to provide around 335 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab
Price - $28,200
Engine - Gas/Ethanol V6
Gas Mileage - 18/24 mpg City/Hwy
Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
Displacement - 4.3L
Horsepower - 285
Torque - 305

This would allow it to have a similar tow-rating while being considerably better when used on the highway. Further up the range, both V8 engines might be gone. This comes as a surprise but it looks like turbocharging is the future.

The 2019 Silverado is likely going to feature one of GM’s new twin-turbocharged V6 engines. In fact they might use the highly capable 3.6 liter twin-turbo V6 in both high performance applications.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Spy Photo
Image source: motortrend.com – 2017 Silverado 2500HD

The base model should be able to deliver around 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque which is still more than before.

However, the range-topping version of the car could boast close to 500 horsepower and well over 450 lb-ft of torque.

No matter the choice, all engines will definitely come equipped with GM’s all new 10 speed automatic. This is a far better transmission than the old 6 speed gearbox which will aid with the truck’s performance and efficiency.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado
Image source: trucktrend.com

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All New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

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