One of the all-new features of Chevy’s all-new 2019 Silverado is the Perimeter Lighting System.
Officially called Perimeter Lighting or Task Lighting, the component illuminates the truck’s bed as well as the area around the vehicle, thereby helping owners see their truck as well as immediately surrounding area in poorly-lit conditions, including dark worksites, camping grounds and driveways.
The system on the 2019 Silverado uses eight different LED lights located in the following locations:
- Within the outer-most, forward-facing sections of the mirror caps
- Within the CHMSL cluster above the rear glass
- Within the rear corners of the bed
- The truck’s actual reverse lights
- Within the tailgate handle cluster
On the 2019 Silverado, the Perimeter Lighting System is standard on top two trim levels – LTZ (1LZ) and High Country (3LZ). Trucks equipped with the system can be easily identified by the tell-tale vertical strip of LED lights on the front-facing part of the exterior mirror. These lights are key to the system’s functionality, as they provide the sideways-facing, wide-angle light.
Assigned GM RPO Code DEZ, the mirrors also have a memory feature, are heated, power-adjustable, power-folding, and have puddle lamps.
Cargo Box Lighting Successor
The Side Perimeter Lighting feature on the 2019 Silverado succeeds the previous, cargo box lighting feature on the K2 generation Silverado. That feature was rather basic, as it only illuminated the cargo box. By comparison, Perimeter/Task Lighting goes well beyond that by illuminating the cargo box in addition to the area surrounding the truck.
GMC’s Sierra Gets It, Too
We’re sure some of you are wondering whether the Silverado’s corporate cousin – the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra – also gets the Perimeter Lighting System, and the answer is yes… though availability on the GMC differs. See how here: 2019 Sierra Perimeter Lighting System.
About Chevrolet Silverado
The Chevrolet Silverado is a lineup of full-size pickup trucks sold primarily in North America, but also in the Middle East and in certain markets in South America. Slotting above the mid-size Chevrolet Colorado (known as the S10 in some markets), the Silverado is Chevrolet's largest pickup truck and currently consists of the 1500 light duty model, two Heavy Duty models - the 2500HD and 3500HD, as well as Conventional Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6 Medium Duty models - the Silverado 4500HD and Silverado 5500HD and Silverado 6500HD.
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 sold relatively well, it became less competitive in the marketplace with time when compared to its primary Ford F-Series rival, due to lacking 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 arrived for the 2019 model year that addresses many of the issues of its predecessor model. Customers began taking delivery of the all-new truck in the second half of August 2018.
Chevrolet says that the all-new 2019 Silverado is the result of over 7,000 customer interviews - the most intensive research in its history. The new model uses higher grade alloy steel in the bed floor as well as various mixed materials that result in a reduction in weight and improved performance, with weight falling about 450 pounds. The truck also offers an expanded amount of models for a total of eight, including the new 2019 Silverado Trailboss.
Riding on GM's new T1 platform shared with other future GM full-size trucks and SUVs, the 2019 Silverado offers more technology, convenience features, and engine/transmission combinations. While details of five powertrain combos have already been revealed, GM has not yet shared details of the new inline-six 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine, only stating that it will be "best-performing" and that it will be mated to GM's new 10-speed transmission.
Having overhauled the Silverado 1500, Chevy will next overhaul the Silverado Heavy Duty. The brand released a teaser image of the upcoming all-new 2020 Silverado HD in April 2018 and announced the vehicle in November 2018. The truck will launch in the 2019 calendar year as a 2020 model.
The 2020 Silverado HD will be comprised of the Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD that ride on a more robust and capable version of the new T1 platform when compared to the 2019 Silverado 1500, while sharing many high-tech features and design elements with its light duty brother.
Completing the overhauled Silverado family is the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty series, comprised of the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD.
The Chevrolet Silverado is built at 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)
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