Those hoping to see the return of second-row Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) vents on the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 are in luck, as we saw the feature when exploring the new Chevy truck at the reveal event this evening. The vents are located on the rear of the center console.
The lack of HVAC vents in the second row on GM’s current, K2 platform Silverado has been a point of dissatisfaction for Chevy truck owners. The absence of the vents decreases the comfort levels of second row passengers, making their environment uncomfortable.
Interestingly, the second-generation Silverado, which was based on the GMT900 platform and that ran from 2007 thru 2013, had the feature, but GM did away with it for the the third-generation, K2 model. In addition, the Silverado’s primary competitor – the Ford F-150 – has had second-row HVAC vents for at least the last two generations.
Besides adding HVAC vents, Chevrolet also improved the comfort of second-row passengers in the 2019 Silverado 1500 by stretching the truck’s cab. Specifically, Crew Cab models now offer three inches of additional rear-seat legroom compared to the outgoing model, for an impressive 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.8 inches of rear legroom.
Stay tuned to GM Authority for more on the all-new Silverado, and be sure to follow our Silverado news coverage.