There’s no getting around it: the Chevrolet Silverado is looking a tad dated compared to the F-150 and Ram 1500. But, General Motors is readying its all-new generation of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, which are likely to debut next year as 2019 models.
So, we’re here today with a very broad question, but one sure to open up a discussion: what do you want to see from the next Chevrolet Silverado?
We’ll begin with the design. The Silverado is a good looking truck, but maybe a bit old. Fresh looks are likely a given, but we’d like to see a sleeker look and we’d still sleep at night if Chevrolet designers axed the squared-off wheel arches. Inside, it’s a similar story. The interior is fairly well laid out, but things are starting to look dated, especially on the center stack and in the driver information center. Higher quality plastics would be welcome, too.
For powertrains, is almost a given we’ll see the 10-speed automatic make its way to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The transmission was co-developed with Ford, which has already begun using it in the F-150. If you didn’t know, General Motors stuck the transmission in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first; Ford chose the F-150 Raptor.
The Silverado’s V8 and V6 offerings are pretty solid mills, but a potential diesel-powered V6 could counter Ford and Ram in the market. We may even see a hybrid. Lightweight materials should also be present to help shave weight.
The Silverado should have one big thing to sway those not bound by blue ovals or horns to come to Chevrolet’s side. We don’t know what that is, but we’re hoping there’s a big draw on such an important vehicle for Chevrolet.
Go ahead and sound off in the comment section and feel free to vote in the poll down below.