Chevy might be one of the leaders in many segments, but hardly any vehicle can achieve the success of Silverado truck. Next season we will see the new generation of a half-ton pickup. This means a lot of changes. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is different, visually and mechanically. Its petrol drivetrain lineup is revisited. Engineers had to make space for a diesel engine. This was a move caused by its archrival Ford F-150, which also launched pickup with this kind of powertrain.
Here, we are talking about the most famous 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model. The lineup also offers heavy-duty trucks 2500 and 3500. Versions 4500 and 5500 could appear under the different name. The company considers Kodiak as the replacement for Chevy Silverado 4500. All in all, it is never boring with this company, especially in such market as the truck is.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado Competition
In the US, the most popular truck is Ford F-150. But, it doesn’t mean that other companies are giving up the competition and leave the market to be conquered by others. Recently, the Ram 1500 appears as one of the rivals for 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The carmaker, owned by FCA, is following all the steps by Ford. So, in Detroit, we saw both debuts of F-150 and Ram 1500 diesel models. Chevy opted for a different approach and officially announced 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel slightly later. Its close sibling, GMC Sierra 1500 came even later.
The US companies are not the only threat to 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. There are also Japanese carmakers whose growth is caused by production moving to North America. With the closer approach, the prices of Toyota and Nissan trucks are more affordable, making them more interesting to buyers.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado engines
Depending on size and options, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado can offer over 30 combinations. However, two major moves are made for its smallest truck. First of all, the company dropped a 4.3-liter V-8 unit. GMC Sierra 1500 kept it. So, we will get the truck with either 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter powertrains. Both are petrol V-8 units.
The smaller one is ready to deliver 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. This power is going through a 10-speed auto transmission to front wheels. Buyers will have an option to choose all-wheel drive setup. Larger displacement is more potent. The flex-fuel mill can produce 420 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. Two-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive as an additional option is also available. However, the 6.2-liter engine returns 18 mpg combined.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado diesel
The biggest addition of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a diesel engine. The company decides to launch the truck with a 3.0-liter turbo unit which can produce 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. Also, diesel model is more fuel friendly, although the company didn’t release final results yet. A 10-speed transmission is a sole option again.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado new generation changes
The redesign of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is leading to higher usage of aluminum. Thanks to it, the new generation saves almost 500 pounds. Hood and tailgate are just a few parts using lighter materials. When we speak about tailgate, we must mention innovations happening here. Besides the classic drop-down type, there will be three more versions. The most impressive is the electrically operated tailgate, which takes commands straight from the cabin.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado pricing
The base models of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will start at the same price as its predecessor. Many novelties and the new generation are going to refresh the truck. However, bosses decided to keep the base price of $30,000. However, the Chevy Silverado 1500 will add many trim levels. These are coming in three groups, and buyers will pick the most suitable one from “high value”, “high volume” or “high feature”.