2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) the Silverado 1500 for the 2019 model year. The update came six years after the launch of the third-generation Silverado, thereby marking the fourth generation of the Silverado nameplate.
On Saturday, December 16th, 2017, Chevrolet truck owners were invited to the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas, Texas for the Centennial Celebration of Chevy Trucks. The event – one hundred years in the making – celebrated Chevy’s 100 years of truck building. That’s what attendees were there for. But what they didn’t know is that they would be the first people in the world to see the all-new Silverado. With surprise and excitement in the air during, the 2019 Silverado was introduced in the most spectacular of ways – by being helicoptered into the speedway’s infield and then driven off to pose in front of the audience. Watch the 2019 Silverado live reveal video, which stars and is narrated by Alan Batey, GM North America President and Global President of Chevrolet.
Chevrolet was proud to say that the 2019 Silverado 1500 is the result of 7,000 customer interviews, the most research in Chevrolet’s history. During the event, the brand shared the following the 2019 Silverado 1500 highlights:
- Introduce an all all-new exterior design, incorporating the latest Chevrolet design language
- Feature widespread use of mixed materials and higher-grade alloy steel in the bed, resulting in a “significant weight reduction” and improved performance (improved overall performance and higher fuel economy); the material use could be similar to the advanced mixed material frame seen in the Cadillac CT6
- Offer a total of eight Silverado models, one of which is the 2019 Silverado Trailboss
- Utilize integrated dual exhaust on some models along with a debossed tailgate
- Feature more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features
The K2 Silverado remains in production alongside the all-new model for the 2019 model year.
As per tradition, the 2019 Silverado shares many of its features with the 2019 GMC Sierra, including the architecture, powertrain lineup, and more. Exterior styling is substantially different between the two models, while cabin design is somewhat common between both vehicles, with the biggest difference being lighting color and differences in materials.
After the brisk appearance at the Chevy Truck Centennial celebration in Texas, the 2019 Silverado 1500 will make its full-fledged debut on January 13th, 2018. The unveiling fell on a Saturday at an exclusive event in Detroit, just days before the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). GM Authority was present and accounted for during the invite-only affair, which is where we absorbed gobs of complete information about the pickup.
The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available as a light-duty full-size pickup truck with several cab and bed configurations.
- Three Cabs:
- Regular Cab
- Double Cab
- Crew Cab
- Three Beds:
- Short Bed
- Standard Bed
- Long Bed
The cab and bed choices can be configured in the following configurations
- Crew Cab, Short Bed
- Crew Cab, Standard Bed
- Double Cab, Standard Bed
- Regular Cab, Standard Bed
- Regular Cab, Long Bed
We should note that each of the above body configurations are available with either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drivetrain assembly. Additionally, the K2-platformed 2019 Silverado 1500 models are offered exclusively as Double Cab models.
Models & Trims
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the Work Truck (1WT) being the base model.
Here is the entire Silverado 1500 model range along with the corresponding RPO code:
- Work Truck (1WT)
- Silverado Custom (1CX)
- Silverado Custom Trail Boss (2CX)
- LT (1LT)
- RST (1SP)
- LT Trail Boss (2LT)
- LTZ (1LZ)
- High Country (3LZ)
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered with the following engine and transmission choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle Ratio|
|4.3L LV3 EcoTec3 V6||Gasoline||Atmospheric||6-speed automatic MYC||285 @ 5300||305 @ 3900||3.42|
|2.7L L3B I4||Gasoline||Turbocharged||8-Speed Automatic (MQE)||310 @ 5600||348 @ 1500-4000||3.42|
|5.3L L82 EcoTec3 V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||6-Speed Automatic (MYC)||355 @ 5600||383 @ 4100||3.42|
|5.3L L84 EcoTec3 V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||2WD 8-Speed Automatic (MQE) / 4WD 10-Speed Automatic (MQB)||355 @ 5600||383 @ 4100||3.42|
|6.2L L87 EcoTec3 V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||10-Speed Automatic (MQB)||420 @ 5600||460 @ 4100||3.23|
|3.0L LM2 Duramax I6||Diesel||Turbocharged||10-Speed Automatic (MQB)||277 @ 3750||460 @ 1500||3.23|
The 2019 Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform, which also underpins the 2019 Sierra 1500, and other full-size GM trucks and SUVs.
The 2019 Sierra 1500 is assembled at the following factories:
The 2019 Silverado 1500 became available in late 2018.
The 2019 Silverado 1500 is assembled at the following plants:
The GM Oshawa Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada will not build the all-new, fourth-generation Silverado 1500. Instead, it will continue making the last-, third-generation model.
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