When Chevrolet first announced the all-new 2019 Silverado, it mentioned a total of eight trim levels, one of which was the new Silverado RST. Though the 2019 Silverado order guide has the complete list of information on the 2019 Silverado RST, we haven’t yet seen how the model would look like – until today, when our spy shooter captured the truck roaming around the streets of Michigan completely undisguised.
As a reminder, the Silverado RST – or Rally Sport Truck – is essentially an LT trim level Silverado wearing a street-performance appearance packaged that includes body-color trim, full LED lighting (including foglamps, headlamps and taillamps) and up to 22-inch wheels with all-season tires.
The vehicle we see here is coated in the Red Hot color, and we have to say that the RST-specific exterior elements are quite attractive with the red hue and body-color bumpers, black accents (grille, sport bar and Chevy bowtie), and the gray wheels.
Unfortunately, the 2019 Silverado RST won’t have the brawn to back up its hot looks, since the trim level will only be available with the 5.3L L84 V8 mated to an 8-speed automatic. In other words, the more powerful 6.2L L87 V8 engine and GM 10-speed automatic transmission are not even available as an option on the RST, according to the official GM order guide for the new Silverado.
The 2019 Silverado RST is the second (or third, depending on how you count it) Chevrolet truck with the RST package. The first was the 2018 Tahoe RST as the Suburban RST. Chevrolet is treating RST not as a performance package, but rather as an appearance pack analogous to the RS option on Chevy cars such as the Sonic, Cruze, Malibu and Camaro.