Behold the very first photos of the 2019 Silverado Work Truck in the wild (on a public road).
The Work Truck (1WT) is the base trim level (otherwise known as an equipment group) of the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500. Aside from two press photos provided by Chevrolet during the reveal of the new Silverado, the 2019 Silverado Work Truck has never been seen before.
The model photographed here undergoing testing in Metro Detroit features the Double Cab cabin style, a Regular Bed box, and is coated in a Black exterior color. Typically purchased for the purpose of work by firms and fleets, the Work Truck trim level provides no-frills functionality at the lowest possible expense.
2019 Silverado Work Truck – Front End
The 2019 Silverado Work Truck uses halogen reflectors for the headlamps and halogen Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs). By comparison, other models in the 2019 Silverado lineup make use of signature LED DRLs and LEDs for as the forward lighting technology.
The grille features a black mesh insert as well as a horizontal black bar with CHEVROLET spelled across it. A small gold Chevrolet logo is present on the bottom end of the driver’s-side grille. A black front bumper cover without any fog lamps, black toe hooks, and a black roof-mounted communications antenna (on the driver’s side) round out the front end.
2019 Silverado Work Truck – Side Profile
The side profile of the 2019 Silverado Work Truck reveals a set of 17-inch steel wheels. These are wrapped in P255/70R17 all-season blackwall tires.
Notably, the truck has SILVERADO written out across the top portion of the front fender, just fore of the mirror. Some other 2019 Silverado models, such as the High Country, use this space to place the name of the trim level. The model features simple black door handles and no running boards.
Looking at this tester from the side is a good way to see the longer wheelbase of this T1 platform model. Compared to its predecessor, the wheelbase has grown a maximum of 3.9 inches on the 2019 model, while the overall footprint of the truck has remained roughly the same.
2019 Silverado Work Truck – Rear End
The rear end of the 2019 Silverado Work Truck features regular (incandescent) taillamps. By comparison, other models in the lineup get the sweet-looking signature LED taillamps (the 1WT and 1LT are the only exceptions to this).
The tailgate is manual (with no power function), and does not feature lift assist. The engine breathes out via a single exhaust outlet pointed toward the passenger-side of the truck. CHEVROLET is debossed into the tailgate, with a Silverado script located on the bottom of the driver’s side.
The rear bumper is black, though it still features the useful (and improved for 2019) CornerStep feature. Notably, the 2019 Silverado Work Truck gets cargo area lamps (mounted on the rear of the cab and integrated with center high mount stop lamp), with a switch on center switch bank, like all other 2019 Silverado models.
Under The Hood
Pricing & Availability
The 2019 Silverado 1500 has the following base prices:
- $29,795 – Regular Cab, Long Bed
- $33,695 – Double Cab, Standard Bed
- $36,095 – Crew Cab, Short Bed
The model will become available later on for the 2019 model year, most likely toward the end of the 2018 calendar year.
The GM Authority Take
The 2019 Silverado Work Truck looks the part of a no-frills truck intended for no other purpose than work. We should, however, note that the black exterior color works well with the various black components of the 1WT trim – and that a brighter color would likely show the plastic components in a much more prominent fashion.
Even so, those who wish to have a little more bling can opt for the optional WT Appearance Package, which replaces the standard black bumpers with chrome units, as well as 17-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels in place of the standard steelies.