All-New Chevrolet Cheyenne Announced For Mexico15
General Motors has announced the all-new Chevrolet Cheyenne and Silverado for Mexico. The full-size pickups will arrive in Mexico early next year, introducing significant improvements over the outgoing models.
“For a century, we have evolved in the development of alternatives for the changing needs of transportation and cargo of our customers, and with this we have built the most complete portfolio of pickups in the Mexican market that integrates various options such as Tornado, Colorado, Silverado and, of course Cheyenne,” said Ernesto M. Hernández, President and CEO of General Motors de México (in a statement translated from Spanish by GM Authority).
New Chevrolet Silverado For Mexico
The new trim level strategy that Chevrolet implemented on the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 in the U.S. market will be particularly appropriate for Mexico, where the brand markets the Silverado pickup via two nameplates:
- Silverado serves as the basic version of the truck focused on the fleet market, while
- Cheyenne is the better-equipped model focused on the retail market
In that regard, the 2019 Silverado in Mexico will be equivalent to the 2019 Silverado Work Truck trim level in the United States. The model features a model-specific, black front fascia design with incandescent headlights, a grille with a horizontal bar and the “CHEVROLET” script.
In Mexico, the 2019 Silverado will be available in Single Cab or Crew Cab bodies along with a single powertrain combination: the 4.3L V-6 LV3 engine making 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission in either 4X2 or 4X4 configurations.
Notably, the 2019 Silverado loses the 5.3L V8 engine option that was available in the outgoing, K2-generation Silverado.
2019 Chevrolet Cheyenne For Mexico
Meanwhile, the 2019 Chevrolet Cheyenne is the higher-end Silverado. In the case of the all-new model, it will be available in RST, Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country trim levels. All 2019 Chevrolet Cheyenne models will be available exclusively in the Crew Cab body style and include the up-level front fascias, with more sophisticated headlights plus a grille with a double horizontal bar, in various finishes.
On a mechanical level, the 2019 Chevrolet Cheyenne will be offered exclusively with two eight-cylinder engines:
- The 5.3L V8 L84 making 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque mated to an improved 8-speed automatic transmission, and
- The 6.2L V8 L87 making 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission, exclusive for the Cheyenne High Country
Two engines introduced in the U.S.-market 2019 Silverado – the turbo-charged 2.7L I-4 L3B and the 3.0L I-6 Turbo Diesel LM2 Duramax – will not be available in Mexico, at least for the time being.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cheyenne and Silverado for Mexico will continue to be manufactured at the GM Silao plant in Guanajuato, Mexico and will arrive at dealers during the first quarter of 2019. The brand has yet to disclose pricing for the new trucks.
The Cheyenne Name
The Cheyenne name was first introduced in 1971 as the highest equipment level of the second-generation Chevrolet C/K pickup. However, at the end of the 1970s, GM’s Mexican subsidiary decided to commercialize the third-generation C/K as the Chevrolet Cheyenne due to the remarkable success of the C/K in the Cheyenne trim level.
So when GM, in 1998, decided to replace C/K with Silverado for Chevy’s full-size pickup truck line, the Cheyenne name in Mexico already had two decades under its belt, becoming very well-established and achieving high levels of recognition. Because of this, GM decided to keep the Cheyenne name for the Mexican market – which is currently the only country where the Silverado is marketed as the Cheyenne.
So perhaps that’s why GM filed the Cheyenne trademark in 2016.
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Funny, every other GM market understands the importance of maintaining nameplates. But here in the US GM craps all over well established nameplates with marketing apathy, or just erases all of their legacy with a new nameplate for no reason.
Two things, as far as the name Cheyenne goes, I’ve never wanted to own a truck with that name any more then a Camaro with the name Berlinetta or a Chevy Cavalier.
I would hate to have to settle for that name just to get a certain trim level.
And the other thing, wouldn’t Spanish be a better language for this article since it doesn’t pertain to the US market?
More money wasted on name changes. Money would be better spent in improving the vehicle.
It’s not really a name change over in Mexico. Our “LT and up” models have always been known by the “Cheyenne” name as an upscale model for the Mexico region.
The WT/LS/Customs have been known as Silverados for years. Whenever I drive my Silverado LT into Mexico – they automatically assume/call it the Cheyenne model.
I truly wish I could start my own car company, or even revise one (like AMC). An American car company for the American people. A Lineup of good, solid, vehicles that would be affordable and range from everyday commuter cars, high performance cars, real SUVs and a lineup of good solid trucks. No turbos, no overhead cam engines, none of that. no electric drive trains, none of that. A brand for car enthusiasts, like myself, and people who just want a good, solid, dependable,reliable American car. I honestly despise the way the American auto industry is going. If i could i would truly revise the AMC brand of cars and every single car would roll of the assembly line with a stamped plate that read “Proudly Born and made in the USA.” a car company for America, by America. The way it used to be. the way it should have always been. What GM should have done.
Let it go…
“No turbos, no overhead cam engines”
“A brand for car enthusiasts”
If the words on the tip of your tongue right now are “turbos are not American”, then don’t you dare call yourself a car enthusiast. You may even want to read something about turbos first before you write them off.
I’ve often wondered if an updated version of my first car, a 1969 Rambler ($1,999 new!) would sell these days. I could sit in the engine bay to work on it.
It is obvious that they don’t know WHAT their doing… like the comment made earlier, they kill off the Legacy of these nameplates without recognizing the heritage. If you’re going to do a CHEYENNE Pickup Truck, then do it justice. If you’re going to do a SCOTTSDALE, then do it justice. I’d rather see the improvements and proper upgrades made on all GM Products than to “half-do” an idea and rush it into production, then lay-off the American Workers in Detroit & Ohio just to sell over in Shanghai. Not a good strategy. Selling out is never good for business, especially one that has been 110yrs in existence!
Times have changed in the mainstream, no one wants a “CHEYENNE” or “SCOTTSDALE”. They want “ZR2’s” “Bisons” “Raptors” “Power Wagons”.
Even “TRD PRO’s”, Really??? “Toyota Racing Development PRO”? That’s like having a “Super Sport SS”! What does the “Pro” part ad? Second attempt?
Everything has to have a clever trendy name today. You have no idea how many cleverly named tuner shops (especially diesel) wheel companys (dude with a mill) or paint shops we have in So. Cal!
“CHEYENNE Performance” doesn’t stand a chance across the street from “Hellcat” or “Demon Performance”!
Without the PRO all you have is a TuRD.
Reminds me of when Ford had an English professor come up with names for the Edsel. One of the suggestions was “Utopian Turtletop”. I always have problems with models referred to simply as letters and numbers as Lincoln DID and as Cadillac CONTINUES to do.
Nice idea – you need affordable, solid work truck – take 4.3 V6 Silverado. You need nice, well equipped truck ? Take V8 5.3 or 6.2. Also no nonsense engines – 2.7 I4 and 3.0 Diesel. Very good. Cheyenne sounds also much better than Silverado – like classic American car.
Only Cheyenne is a classic (as in native) American Indian of the Great Plains. GM switched to locations when naming their (our) trucks decades ago.
You prefer Cheyenne, “Cheyenne sounds also much better than Silverado” unfortunately I’m prety sure most prefer the Silverado name.
Umm… Wasn’t Cheyenne a lower spec C10 than Silverado of years past?