The 2018 North American International Auto Show has come and gone, and Chevrolet revealed one of its most important products: the 2019 Silverado.
As usual, we combed over the all-new truck to find five things we dig about Chevy’s new half-ton pickup. Without further ado:
Chevrolet only spoke about three of the 2019 Silverado’s six engines at its debut, but we know GM developed the pickup with the future in mind. Not only will it fit traditional internal-combustion engines, but it will also support battery packs, fuel cells and other hybrid powertrains. You name it, the 2019 Silverado will support it.
The Exterior Design
We quite like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado‘s new looks. In photos, it looks a bit “me too,” with regards to the Ford F-150. But, in person, the design really takes on its own look. We love the rear tailgate with “Chevrolet” debossed into the rear, rather than a Chevy badge and the front clip looks good with chrome and sporty black hues. The side surfacing also brings out some character and instantly makes the 2018 Silverado look drab. It’s a safe design, but it’s an attractive one.
There’s A Variant For Everyone
Chevrolet prided itself on encompassing eight different Silverado trims this time around, and that’s before the inevitable special editions start flowing. We think that’s seriously smart. Not only is there the new off-road-oriented Trailboss LT model, but Chevy will also sell a de-contented Trailboss Custom for those who just want some extra off-road prowess. Work Truck, High Country, Rally Sport Truck, there really is a Silverado to suit any truck buyer.
More Usability In All The Right Places
Engineers went to town on the 2019 Silverado’s functionality. There are more tie downs in the bed, the box is larger, the rear seats hide extra storage compartments, and yes, it has rear-seat air conditioning vents. The new Silverado excels in checking off a lot of goodies truck buyers will appreciate.
The V8 Engine Gets A New Lease On Life
We’re all for more efficient powertrains when deemed fit, but a V8-powered pickup just feels right. Chevrolet threw shade at Ford for downsizing and turbocharging its pickup’s engines while announcing Dynamic Fuel Management technology for the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines. The technology, presumably Delphi’s skip-fire tech, can shut off up to seven cylinders, depending on the driving situation. Prototype technology showed a 21-percent increase in fuel efficiency in a GMC Yukon Denali while running just two of the engine’s eight cylinders.