Chevy has released the details early for the 2019 Silverado.

Here are the quick highlights:

  • 450 pounds lighter than the outgoing model thanks to high-tech construction
  • Frame-rail chassis and pickup bed remain steel; hood, doors and tailgate are made of aluminum
  • Roll-formed (not stamped) high-strength bed with:
    • The biggest box in its segment – width is up by seven inches, length is up one inch over the current model
    • More bed tie-downs for a total of 12
  • Updated powertrain range:
    • Engines: the 5.3-liter V-8 and 6.2-liter V-8 get updated with what appears to be Dynamic Skip Fire technology aka Dynamic Fuel-Management, which can shut off up to 7 cylinders, depending on need
    • 3.0L Inline-6 Duramax turbo-diesel engine developed in-house
    • Ford-GM 10-speed automatic transmission will be coupled to the 6.2L V-8 and the turbo-diesel
  • Segment-first power tailgate that can be opened or closed by key fob, a button in the cabin or by hand

 

  • Interior has more interior legroom (3 inches more in the back seat of the Crew Cab)
  • Three more available trims:
    • Custom Trail Boss
    • RST (Rally Sport Truck), like on the Tahoe RST
    • LT Trail Boss (the one we saw back in Texas) with a blacked-out grille, two-inch suspension lift and Z71 off-road package, with a locking rear differential, skid plates and all-terrain tires
  • Availability: will begin production at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and go on sale in the fall of 2018

 

 

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