Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 beware, the third member of the pickup pack has a new chieftain – Chevrolet opting to present the all-new 2019 Silverado in the top Trailboss trim first.
We don’t have the complete picture just yet – the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado was debuted in a special event at the Texas Motor Speedway as part of the 100 years of Chevy Trucks celebrations. The pickup truck will be officially revealed in full, with all details, during the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January next year. We do know the 2019 Silverado 1500 is all new, making use of a higher-grade alloy for the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, delivering a lighter and functionally enhanced bed. “Many of our owners depend on their trucks for work and play, personalize their trucks in astonishing ways and pass their loyalty for Chevy Trucks down from generation to generation,” explains Alan Batey, president of GM North America, and global head of Chevrolet.
According to Chevrolet, the Silverado is being delivered through advanced manufacturing and makes use of mixed materials in its construction, for a “significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance,” according to the press release. Chevrolet also promises for the next-gen Silverado an ever expanding “range of models, more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features”. For now, the company decided to present the 2019 Silverado in the new LT Trailboss trim – one of eight available soon – which makes use of the off-road prowess of the Z71 package, along with a two-inch suspension lift and also brings a host of design enhancements. We can still see the sculpted new grille and integrated LED headlights, while the Trailboss version in particular arrives with an abundance of black plastic trim. “It’s strong, it’s modern, but it’s instantly recognizable as a Chevy truck,” adds Batey.