2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Models Shipping This Month20
General Motors portrayed a peachy scenario for its full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickup during its second-quarter earnings call. And CEO Mary Barra said the first 2019 Silverado 1500 models will begin shipping out this month.
Specifically, Barra said the automaker expects “high-contented” crew cab models to ship out in August. GM builds the Silverado crew-cab models, which feature four doors and two rows of seats, in Mexico and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Crew-cab pickups have also become the most popular and profitable variants for automakers in recent years.
According to sales data, 60 percent of GM truck sales are crew-cab models, up from 50 percent in 2013. GM said earlier this year it plans to boost production of crew-cab pickups to capitalize on consumer preferences.
Expect the first pickups arriving this month to be fully-loaded trucks with either the 5.3-liter V8 or 6.2-liter V8 engines with Dynamic Fuel Management. Later this year, production of regular- and double-cab models will begin and GM will begin producing the new 2.7-liter turbocharged L3B four-cylinder truck engine. The engine will become the pickup’s volume powertrain and replace the 4.3-liter V6 engine.
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The crew cab/double cab are built in Fort Wayne.
Both of yous are right, except Ft. Wayne is handling the T1 crew cab startup. All the VINs I can find all have the last 8 starting with KZ, K being the model year (2019) and Z for Ft. Wayne. Silao is still pumping out 2018 crew cabs and will stop December 8 2018.
Is there specific build options that determine plant origin? I’ve only ever seen mexican built crew cabs which I refuse to buyn
Cant wait to see the lower end versions like the WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss. Those will be the volume sellers.
Where is the build and price for a 2019 Silverado?
This truck is going to dominate the full size market! GM has done a great job on this truck!
Got a chance to see this truck up close during it’s initial introduction at the Auto Show, videos and pictures don’t do it any justice, it really does look good up close, I’ll be getting mine for sure by the Spring of next year.
When is the new diesel shipping?
Also when are we gonna get all the info on the 3L I6 Duramax Diesel?
It will be available later on in the 2019 model year… I believe Q1 2019 is job one.
Hopefully they have figured out all the issues they were having building them in Ft Wayne. Normally over 500 trucks produced a week. The 2019 they built 10 in a weeks time…
Likely proofing the assembly line. You don’t just turn on an assembly line and walk away.
I work at Ft.Wayne. We build about 500 a shift not week. We are on a slow ramp up for quality. We are already up to 250 to 300 per shift. Trucks started shipping last week.
Not to sound old fashioned but why is there no love for the 4.3 anymore? The one we have in our business pulls a 18ft trailer grossing 4,000-5,000 lbs and does great. And when there is no trailer behind it, mpg’s are good! So what if it’s “old”, it works!
2019 for 25% off?
I’m waiting for the 2019 Cruze.