The 2019 Silverado flaunts a bold, modern design with features that satisfy both form and function. One really neat feature that hits on both accounts are the new truck’s aero-enhancing air curtains.
How They Work
Located at the integration of the front fenders and bumper, the front air curtains of the 2019 Silverado route air around the front wheels and wheel wells, reducing drag and making the truck more aerodynamic. The benefits of the air curtains, which are included on every model of the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 model, are even more noteworthy when considering that good aerodynamics play a significant role in improving a vehicle’s fuel economy while at the same time reducing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels experienced by occupants.
The use of the air curtains is also beneficial when considering the fact that rotating wheels cause a significant amount of drag. As such, the air curtains are a much more appealing solution to the alternative, which would be to cover the wheels with an elongated skirt, thereby reducing the design aesthetics of the side profile.
But the 2019 Silverado’s aerodynamic prowess doesn’t stop there, as the truck’s side profile enhances aerodynamics even further thanks to an integrated spoiler at the rear edge of the cab that directs air onto the tailgate lip, reducing wind drag from the bed.
Collectively, the aerodynamic work on the new Chevy truck equates to a 7 percent increase in aerodynamic efficiency. And if that weren’t enough, the 2019 Silverado also features impressive weight reduction over the previous model, six engine and transmission choices, including the all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel, the largest and most functional bed of any full-size truck, and the brand new third-generation Chevrolet infotainment system 3.0.
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