We still don’t know a whole lot about about Chevy’s all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 that it surprisingly announced at the Chevy Truck Centennial celebration in Texas last weekend. But paying attention to the details helps, and now we have another piece of noteworthy info.
The “use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing is evident throughout the Silverado, resulting in a significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance in many measures”, reads Chevy’s announcement about the next Silverado.
What that means in terms of actual weight, performance, payload and towing capacities is currently unclear, though we can’t wait until the second week of January to find out.
This compelling piece of information follows news that the Silverado will use “higher grade alloy steel” in the bed floor, is the result of over 7,000 customer interviews – the most intensive research in Chevy’s history, and will offer an expanded amount of (eight) models (including the new 2019 Silverado Trailboss variant) with more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features.
We’ll know plenty more about the new Silverado soon at Chevrolet’s upcoming media event scheduled for January 13th, 2018 ahead of the 2018 North American International Auto Show. In the meantime, be sure to follow our Chevy Silverado news coverage.
But all in all, this is shaping up to be one heck of a pickup.