We’ve shared all sorts of photos of the all-new Silverado, but we haven’t yet shown you pictures of the 2019 Silverado Custom – which is exactly what we have for you today.
We took the pix during the media drive of the all-new Silverado earlier this month in Wyoming, which we attended – and have (so far) brought you the handling evaluation as well as the towing review of the new truck. Now, on to the Silverado Custom.
The trim level, assigned equipment group code 1CX, is based on the base Silverado work truck, while featuring a body-color styling theme, 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED signature taillamps and available integrated dual exhaust. The model seen here is coated in the Summit White exterior color.
Up front is a custom (no pun intended) grille comprised of body color bars with black mesh inserts. The treatment is unique to the 2019 Silverado Custom. A bold CHEVROLET insignia is written across the front end, with a small gold Chevy bow tie positioned below the T. The Custom trim’s biggest draw are the unique grille and body-color bumpers, which look great here.
The dual-tier headlamps are of the halogen reflector variety, with halogen Daytime Running Lamps. The Silverado WT and Custom TrailBoss also get the same units. The Silverado-exclusive front air curtains are clearly visible here, as well. Also note the outside heated and power-adjustable mirrors with black mirror caps.
The clean white look continues on the side, with the large 20-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels (RPO code NZP) filling out the round wheel wells quite nicely. Notice the black door handles and rectangular assist steps. Given that we running boards don’t come with the 2019 Silverado Custom, we believe these to be LPO-level units assigned production code RVQ.
The large box of this truck does not feature a bedliner, but a Chevytec spray-on bedliner is available. Notably, the bed seen here is the biggest in its segment, which Chevy is notably proud of.
The rear end features the stamped CHEVROLET insignia on the tailgate, which can come in one of two varieties: the standard unit is the manual tailgate with no lift assist, while the optional one is the manual tailgate with lift assist and power lock and release. The latter is only available with the Custom Convenience Package (PCX). This model is equipped with the upgraded tailgate, as evidenced by the LED cargo area lighting that’s part of the PCX package, which also includes Remote Start, content theft alarm and rear-window defogger.
The 2019 Silverado custom features LED signature taillamps. Notably, the same units are also standard on the Silverado Custom TrailBoss, RST, LT TrailBoss, LTZ and High Country. Just like in the front, the rear bumper is body-color and features the improved CornerStep functionality. The area with the integrated tailgate handle includes the lens for the rear view camera, which is standard on all 2019 Silverado models.
The Custom also offers the option of the integrated dual exhaust setup, but this particular model is not so equipped, instead sticking with the single passenger-side-exhaust.
Under the hood can be one of two gasoline engines:
- The 4.3L V6 LV3 making 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque is standard
- The 5.3L V8 L82 making 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque is optional
Both motors are mated exclusively to the electronically-controlled 6-speed automatic transmission (MYC) with overdrive and tow/haul mode, including Cruise Grade Braking and Powertrain Grade Braking. An electronic, single-speed Autotrac transfer case is included when 4WD is ordered.
We should note that the Silverado Custom exists at the opposite end of the Custom spectrum from the Silverado Custom TrailBoss (see pictures here), which is also based on the Work Truck model but with a focus on off-road performance.
Enjoy the photo gallery, and tell us how you like the 2019 Silverado Custom in the comments.
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