There are several rugged pickup trucks in the market and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 series is a good contender. Along with its mechanically identical cousin aka GMC Sierra, it has given the rivals like Ford F-150 lineup and Ram 1500 trucks a run for their money since inception. As both FCA and Ford are giving their contenders a refresh for 2019, obviously GM is not going to sit idle! The 2019 Silverado has been spotted testing at several places. The new truck will sport enhanced styling and some more amenities than existing version. It has been reported that the new Silverado manufacturing will be done at Michigan.
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel – Design
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel sports familiar GM styling but still looks enticing. It has a body made mostly of aluminum with some high strength steel which has resulted in weight saving. However, the bed is still made of steel. The front fascia is similarly styled as Chevy’s SUVs and crossovers. The squared-off wheel arches are no longer there which gives the side of the truck a new look. New Silverado will sport C-shaped LED headlamps and fog lights placed in the bumper. Most likely the truck will get a new grille at the front too. At back side, a shape of tail lamps may be changed and the test model has 2 exhaust pipes. Overall, the body looks curvier while retaining basic boxy design. It is expected to be sold in the trims- WS, LT, LS, LTZ, and High Country.
Not much is known about its cabin but it will also receive some refinements for 2019. So, an updated dashboard and additional small item storage cubicles may be there. There will be a larger display unit in a dashboard for controlling infotainment.
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel – Engine and Specs
The 2019 Silverado 1500 may get new powertrain choices- as per the company sources. GM engineers are reportedly working on a diesel engine which may be a 4.5-Liter V6 unit. However, GM’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox-co developed with Ford is going to be used with the new engine.
Like the 2018 model, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will come laden with enough safety features and amenities across trims are likely to be increased. So, several airbags are expected along with features like traction control, rearview camera, Lane departure warning and TPMS. Top trims may get adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitor.
The Chevy Mylink infotainment setup will be offered and it will have support for Smartphone as well as Bluetooth. The features will include 110V AC power outlet, USB ports, traditional 12V DC outlet, and dual-zone climate control and heated front row seats.
Price and availability
The pricing of 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel may begin at approx. $29,000. The release date is scheduled for Detroit auto show next year so it can be expected at dealerships in Sommer 2018.
New Silverado 1500 is a powerful pickup truck that has enhanced styling and improved diesel engine. The amenities are decent and same can be said about included safety features. Hopefully, it will let GM improve its position in the mid-size pickup segment.