2019 Silverado 1500: The Definitive Launch Schedule11
During the 2019 Silverado 1500 first drive event hosted by Chevrolet, we stared down a full spectrum of pickup trucks, only to find that we couldn’t drive all of them. Specifically, none of the base models such as the 2019 Silverado WT, 2019 Silverado Custom, and the 2019 Silverado Custom Trailboss. However, we were fortunate enough to pilot the 2019 Silverado 1500 RST, 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trailboss, and 2019 Silverado 1500 High Country.
To find out when we could get behind the wheel of these base 2019 Silverado 1500 models, and, more importantly, when you can as well, we were able to sit down with some folks from Chevy and get the skinny on when it all rolls out.
Currently, General Motors is ramping up the 2019 Silverado 1500 launch with V8 crew cab configurations, with 5.3L and 6.2L engines featuring Dynamic Fuel Management. All of these builds will be designated to LT trim levels and above – which is rounded out by the LTZ and High Country, as well as the LT Trailboss.
Starting in November, 2019 Silverado 1500 WT, Silverado Custom, and Silverado Custom Trailboss trim levels will join the mix, as well as the double and regular cab configurations. For those waiting for it, the 2.7L TriPower four-cylinder turbo engine will enter the fray, as well. The all-new engine matches the displacement of the 2.7L Ford EcoBoost V6 in the Ford F-150, but with two less cylinders. The GM turbo-four (code-named L3B) is said to make 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. It’s going to be an optional engine.
Beginning early next year, the 2019 Silverado 1500 will integrate the 3.0L Duramax inline-six diesel engine. Expect pricing to be announced as we get closer to the new year. Code-named LM2, GM hasn’t disclosed the power figures of its new diesel. In order for the new 3.0L Duramax Diesel to be truly “best-performing” in the segment, it would need to beat the 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque ratings of Ford’s new 3.0L PowerStroke in the 2019 F-150.
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Any word on when the configurator will go on-line for Chevy Alex?
If you want to navigate through the GM Family First Website, the configurator is available.
Any update on the standard bed availability? There has been conflicting info suggesting they will be built anywhere from now until Jan/Feb 2019.
Is that starting production in November or showing up at dealers for a double cab??
Does this mean I should be seeing the High Country I ordered 2 months ago in the near future??
Has it been built yet? There are a ton of them sitting by the plant already built on 3 different lots. What color did you order
Dmax Fan, I ordered Iridescent Pearl tricote
@Least 12 of them on the one lot alone
Dmax Fan Thanks! Is this the Fort Wane Plant? I wish they would start shipping , All I get from customer service is The Order has been accepted, but no mfg. date or ship date???
Your Welcome Marglen4570. Yes The Ft Wayne Truck Plant. Interesting unless they on “hold” For some reason
Sure wish that GM would reconsider offerings for the little turbo mated to the 8-speed to include the “high value” class and move quickly to offering all power trains in their most advanced form at all trim levels. They should make this happen by MY 2020. It is the anti thesis to “value” when a manufacturer offers low-priced trucks with low-value, ancient power trains while one competitor offers low-end configurations and trims with their most advanced power trains. GM is going to carry over 2014 propulsion systems for the three lowest trim levels, while the Blue Oval offers a 2018 base V6 mated to a 6-speed standard. For $995 more, one can opt for a newly-reworked-for-2018 2.7L Ecoboost mated to a ten speed. For a grand more, a reworked-for-2018 5.0L V8 with a ten speed with the same fuel economy as the Generals more advanced V8 with DFM mated to an 8-speed; or for a grand or so more than that, a 3.5L Ecoboost mated to a ten speed with 470 ft-lb torque and mpg up to 21 in the combined rating with clicking on no more than just a standard cab XL long bed and well under $35K versus the Generals first 6.2L arriving north of $48K. I think I know which company offers “high value”, and it’s definitely not the General. Sort of ironic the marketing terms they’re using. Assigning the word “value” to the trucks with the least value.