There’s now one more, official reason for a 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel, and it’s called the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel.
GM’s cross-town rival, Ford, announced last year that its F-150 would gain a diesel engine option for the 2018 model year. At the time, The Blue Oval didn’t share any details about the motor or its performance, but it has done so now, just days ahead of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Here’s the scoop: the 2018 F-150 Diesel will be powered by a new 3.0L V6 PowerStroke engine making 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, while returning an estimated 30 MPG on the highway. Those keeping track will know that this bests the Ram EcoDiesel by 10 horses, 20 pound-feet, and one MPG.
|Truck:||2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel||2018 Ford F-150 Diesel|
|Engine:||3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel||3.0L V-6 PowerStroke|
|Power @ RPM:||240 @ 3600||250 @ 3250|
|Torque @ RPM||420 @ 2000||440 @ 1750|
|Fuel Economy (CITY / HWY):||21 / 29||TBD / 30|
Chevy has yet to announce a much-rumored 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel, but all eyes will be on the Bowtie brand come January 13th, 2018 – when it will fully reveal the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500. Luckily, rumor has it that a diesel motor will be part of the engine lineup.
About 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
The 2019 Silverado 1500 was surprisingly revealed in 2019 Silverado TrailBoss form at the Chevy Truck Centennial celebration in Texas on December 16th. Chevrolet says that the all-new, fourth-generation Silverado is the result of over 7,000 customer interviews – the most intensive research in its history.
Additionally, the brand has stated that the pickup will use “higher grade alloy steel” in the bed floor as well as various mixed materials that will result in a reduction in weight and improved performance. The new truck will also offer an expanded amount of models for a total of eight, including the new Silverado Trailboss, with more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features. The all-new model is believed to ride on GM’s new T1 platform set to be shared with other full-size trucks and SUVs.
We’ll know complete details about the new Silverado, as well as whether there will be a 2019 Silverado Diesel, at Chevy’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.