The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will play host to a wide variety of variants in the near future. Chevrolet already confirmed the 2019 Silverado nameplate will offer “an expanded range of models, more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features.”
So, we’re here to ask in today’s Community Question: do you believe Chevrolet has a Ford Raptor rival cooking with the next-generation Silverado? We’ll start with the obvious; a high-performance off-road pickup is a no-brainer.
Sales of trucks and utility vehicles are through the roof and the Silverado could most certainly afford a lower volume, off-road truck. Chevrolet did show the 2019 Silverado Trailboss, which we’re sure builds on the famed Z71 package, but it’s hardly a Raptor rival. If Chevy does tackle the segment, we’re also curious if it will directly target the Raptor, which boasts a high-output twin-turbo V6 engine, or follow in the Colorado ZR2’s steps with a focus on rock crawling like the Hummers of yore. Your guess is as good as ours.
But, putting our marketing caps on, we’d expect something more in the light of the Raptor. The Colorado ZR2 already covers the rock crawlers, and its smaller footprint lends itself to the task. The full-size Silverado should absolutely tackle the higher-performance segment.
This isn’t Vegas, but right now, we’d bet one of the new Silverado models will absolutely take the shape of a hardcore off-roader. Vote in our poll and talk to us down below.