After first seeing in December the all-new workhorse truck a dedicated event, we have all the details about the next generation Silverado as it debuted in front of the worldwide audience of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
In a nutshell, the new half-ton pickup arrives with a host of powertrains, including diesel, new 10-speed transmissions and most importantly features a massive weight reduction over its soon to become ancestor. The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado just debuted in Detroit, after first seeing last year its new Z71 Trailboss trim, which was entirely dedicated to rugged enthusiasts. The automaker is now displaying the Silverado in all trims at the show, announcing a huge 450 pounds weight reduction over the predecessor, via the new mixed-material construction, which includes aluminum and steel.
It also features aluminum upper control arms in the suspension, along with GM’s Mark Reuss call shot to the Silverado’s bed as “the most functional bed of any fullsize pickup.” It’s also seven inches wider than before, with storage bins over the wheel wells with up to seven cubic feet of lockable storage space, along with an industry first – a power tailgate that can also be controlled from inside. Every bed length comes with enhanced cargo volume, up to 20 percent more for the entry short-box, now with 63 cubic feet of volume. The 2019 Silverado is larger – the wheelbase is up to 3.9 inches (100 mm) longer and overall length has gone up 1.6 inches (41 mm), with the max 450 pounds (204 kg) reduction achieved for the V8 crew cab models.
Powertrain combination amount to six – including the all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel, while there are a total of eight models to choose from. The gasoline engines soldier on as the 5.3L and 6.2L V8, albeit in updated form, with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management that features active cylinder deactivation in a range of combinations in order to maximize fuel economy. The 3.0L diesel and 6.2L engines will also gain a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission along with start/stop technology. Trim levels start at the base Work Truck and work their way up to the luxed up High Country, including the newly added LT Trailboss for the adventurous and the RST for the sporty.