A full-size truck segment is getting more and more competitive so it’s not wondering that GM is preparing a completely new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel. The new generation of the famous truck will come sooner than usual, after just five years.
The current model is present since 2013 and it will be replaced with the new, fourth generation which is on its way and should hit the market this fall. The new model will come with plenty of novelties and a new diesel engine is one of them. Considering that both Ford and Ram have diesel versions of their light-duty trucks already in the offer, this move seems logical. Besides new engine, there are much more things to come. Count on a completely new chassis, with significant weight savings. Finally, there is a new styling, new interior design and much more things to come.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel design
In terms of base design characteristics, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel won’t be much different compared to gasoline models. We are about to see a completely new model, which comes with numerous modifications. First of all, there is a completely new platform, which utilizes plenty of lightweight materials. The result is around 500 pounds lighter overall weight, which should provide significantly better driving dynamics, as well as better fuel economy. Of course, there are many other mechanical changes. Count on a completely new suspension, which will provide better off-road and towing capabilities. In terms of body style, we are pretty sure that 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel will come with same cab designs as gasoline modes. So, count on regular, double, and crew cab versions, as well as on different bed sizes.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel styling and interior design
Speaking of the visual appearance, Chevy has prepared a completely new design language for the next generation. There are no radical changes. The new model continues the evolution of a familiar design philosophy. The overall shape seems pretty familiar. On the other side, there are numerous new details, which will make the new truck more attractive. On the other side, exact details about the interior design are still to come. We can presume that the company will introduce a completely new dashboard layout, as well as new materials, trims etc. A slight improvement in terms of leg and headroom is also expected. Finally, expect a long list of standard features, which will include some of newest hi-tech systems.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel engine
The most important things about this particular version will be a new diesel engine for sure. After Ford and Ram, Chevy will also get light-duty diesel version. It will use a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine. Exact details are still unknown but some reports suggest new unit will be good for about 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. It will come in a pair with a familiar 10-speed automatic transmission.
Besides the new diesel engine, a new truck should continue with familiar gasoline units. There is a 5.3-liter V8 which is currently good for about 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, but which could get some boost in terms of power and overall efficiency.
Also, there is a bigger 6.2-liter unit. This engine is reserved for hi-performance versions and highest trim levels. It is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel release date
The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel is in the late stage of development. So far, we don’t know the exact release date, but all indicate that the new mode should hit the market this fall.