Chevy’s all-new 2019 Silverado on the T1 platform is set to launch this fall, and every bygone day brings us closer to this much-anticipated event. As during previous launches of all-new GM trucks, the all-new Silverado will be offered (at least initially) alongside the last-generation model – the one based on the K2 platform. That much we already knew. What we didn’t know is how what models and configurations that K2-based Silverado will be available in, until now.
As it turns out, the last-gen 2019 Silverado 1500 will be offered exclusively as a Double Cab with a standard box in either 2WD (CC15753 model) or 4WD (CK15753 model). In other words, the Regular and Crew Cabs with their respective box configurations will not be available. For those not up to speed with GM cab terminology, the Double Cab is the one with the smaller rear doors, slotting between the Regular and Crew Cab models.
Moreover, all units of the outgoing 2019 Silverado 1500 will be powered by the 5.3L V-8 L83 engine that’s good for 355 horses and 383 pound-feet of torque mated to a 6-speed HydraMatic 6L80 gearbox. Trim levels are limited to Work Truck, 1LT and 2LT, with equipment, options and color choices also being trimmed down for what will likely be the last model year of the Silverado half-ton on the K2 platform.
Check out the order guide for the model for yourself at the links below. Unfortunately, the order guide for the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 is not yet available:
- 2019 Silverado 1500 (K2 generation) order guide here
- 2019 Silverado 1500 Fleet (K2 generation) order guide here
- Order guide is in PDF format
- Order guide updated April 13th, 2018 and may have changed since then; consult with your dealer for details
- Order guides provided by General Motors and are for informational purposes only; consult your dealer for complete details
About Chevrolet Silverado
The Chevrolet Silverado is a lineup of full-size pickup trucks sold primarily in North America but also the Middle East and in certain markets in South America. Slotting above the mid-size Chevrolet Colorado, it is Chevrolet’s largest pickup truck and consists of the 1500 light duty model and two Heavy Duty models – the 2500HD and 3500HD. The family will soon expand with the addition of the Conventional Class 4 and Class 5 Medium Duty trucks – the Silverado 4500 and Silverado 5500. The vehicles will be significantly larger than the Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 variants and ride on a completely different chassis co-developed with Navistar.
The 2018 Chevy Silverado represents the fifth model year of the third-generation Silverado. It is based on the GM K2 platform shared with other full-size pickup trucks and SUVs from GM. Though the line continues to sell relatively well, it is becoming less competitive in the marketplace when compared to its primary rivals such as the Ford F-Series as it lacks cutting-edge features such as turbocharged engines, a rugged off-road variant such as the Ford F-150 Raptor, a diesel engine option in the light duty (1500) model, and also various modern features and equipment.
Luckily, an all-new Silverado is on the way that is expected to address many if not all of the issues of the K2 model. Chevrolet showed off the all-new Silverado 1500 in a surprise reveal at the Chevy Truck Centennial celebration in Texas on December 16th. The brand says that the all-new truck is the result of over 7,000 customer interviews – the most intensive research in its history. In addition, Chevy announced 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 truck will also offer an expanded amount of models for a total of eight, including the new 2019 Silverado Trailboss, with more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features. The new truck will launch for the 2019 model year and is believed to ride on GM’s new T1 platform shared with other future GM full-size trucks and SUVs.
Chevy then revealed the all-new Silverado at an invite-only media event on January 13th, 2018 ahead of the 2018 North American International Auto Show. However, the brand did not share all the details about its all-new half ton truck, but did state that the model is significantly lighter (by roughly 450 pounds over the K2 model). It also showed off the eight trim levels of the 2019 Silverado 1500, and also stated that it will be available with six powertrain combinations, including 5.3L and 6.2L gasoline V-8 engines as well as an all-new inline-six 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine. The other three powertrain options have yet to be announced.
In April 2018, Chevrolet released a teaser image of the upcoming all-new 2020 Silverado HD. The truck will be revealed and launched in the 2019 calendar year as a 2020 model year vehicle. It will be comprised of the Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD models, ride on the T1 platform and share many technologies and design elements with the 2019 Silverado 1500, while being more robust and capable.
The 2019 Silverado Medium Duty series, comprised of the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD, completes the Silverado family.
The Chevrolet Silverado is built across the following GM plants:
- GM Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan, USA
- GM Fort Wayne Assembly in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
- GM Oshawa Assembly in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
- GM Silao in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
- Navistar Springfield Assembly in Springfield, Ohio, USA (Silverado Medium Duty only)
The Silverado is sold mostly in North America, though it is also available in some markets in Latin America and the Middle East.
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