Last week, Chevrolet finally provided details on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and its engine lineup. With the news of a new 2.7-liter L3B turbocharged four-cylinder engine also came official photos of the 2019 Silverado RST.
The Silverado RST, or Rally Sport Truck, sits just above the Silverado LT in the range hierarchy. It’s most distinguishable by its body-color trim, full LED headlights and 22-inch wheels.
We’d captured the Silverado RST roaming around Michigan roads prior to the official photos, but the prototype truck also wore sport bars in the bed. The official photos don’t depict the equipment, which leads us to believe they will be optional.
Buyers looking at the 2019 Silverado RST will find the new 2.7-liter turbo-four engine as standard with the 5.3-liter L84 V8 engine optional. The four-cylinder engine provides 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque, and handily outdo the 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque found in the old 4.3-liter V6 engine. The V6 will stick around only for the Work Truck, Custom and Custom Trailboss models.
We think the Silverado RST is a pretty good looking truck with its full body-color trim and we’re eager to see the pickup in a color other than red. Let us know how you think the pickup is looking in the comment section below.