Although the majority of truck buyers have turned to larger crew-cab models with four doors, a segment remains committed to regular-cab models. Those holding out for a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado regular cab will be delighted to know the models will arrive on dealership lots this quarter.
Autoblog reported Monday that the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado regular-cab model was delegated into production last due to its popularity. According to Chevy, 70 percent of buyers select crew-cab models. Only 18 percent prefer double-cab trucks, and just 12 percent opt for the regular-cab model. Thus, GM prioritized production of the 2019 Silverado to ensure the first trucks on dealer lots were crew cab models.
Production of regular cab models will take place at GM’s Flint assembly plant in Michigan.
The brand also confirmed the regular-cab truck will be cheaper than equivalent double- and crew-cab variants, which falls in line with the previous-generation Silverado’s pricing strategy. When the truck does launch, expect the regular-cab configuration to be offered on lower trim levels. The Work Truck, Custom, and LT trims will likely be the only trims available with two doors.
We’ll also see GM begin production of the new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel Duramax engine this quarter and the 2019 Silverado’s new volume engine, the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Those yearning for the 4.3-liter V6 engine will need to stick to Work Truck or Custom trim levels.
Thus far, GM has only produced V8-powered models and fitted the new-generation Silverado and Sierra with the 5.3-liter V8 or 6.2-liter V8 engines. Both V8 engines also introduce Dynamic Fuel Management, which allows the engine to run on as little as one cylinder during operation. Despite the fuel-saving technology, the Silverado manages to return marginally better fuel economy figures.