General Motors’ VIN decoder document spilled a lot of news last week. The latest news follows the current-generation 2018 Chevrolet Silverado and the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. Both trucks will live on alongside one another.
The VIN documents, first reported by The Truth About Cars last Friday, said Chevy will rebrand the current Silverado as the “Silverado Legacy.” The “old” truck will be built in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, while the new truck remains assembled at the Flint, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, plants. Additionally, the 2019 GMC Sierra will also see the current-generation pickup continue on. GMC will name its old pickup the Sierra Limited.
While we don’t know what will power the 2019 Silverado just yet, the familiar engines found in the current truck will be a part of the Silverado Legacy’s… well, legacy. The 4.3-liter V6, two 6.0-liter V8s (gasoline- and CNG-powered) and the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 will all stick around.
The trucks will no doubt be popular with fleet operators as a lower-priced option over the brand-new pickup. GM has employed a similar strategy in the past with the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Impala, notably.