The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which will officially be introduced in Detroit in February, flew into the NASCAR stadium, suspended by a cable beneath a helicopter during an event celebrating the 100 years of Chevy Trucks.
Launched in smaller "1500" form, the new Silverado is "all new from the ground up", featuring a refreshed exterior and new materials in the body, created to cut vehicle weight.
"It's strong, it's modern, but it's instantly recognizable as a Chevy truck." stated Alan Batey, president of GM's North American operations. Instead, it will be built with a mix of materials that includes a higher-grade high-strength steel floor for its bed that is lighter and stronger than the one in the truck that it replaces.
The 2019 Silverado 1500 is all-new from the ground up, and the appearance shows it. We didn't get a chance to climb around the new truck, but we think it's a handsome design. "For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks".
The report also states that the Silverado will be fitted with additional technology and convenience features as well, but again, nothing has been specified.
According to Automotive News, Batey says the new Silverado, which appears here in the new rugged Trailboss trim, will offer a wider variation of engine and transmission combinations. The preview truck wears the forthcoming Z71 Trail Boss package, an off-road kit that likely adds all the rough-and-tumble goodies from past Z71s. For now, Chevrolet has only revealed the LT Trailboss trim, a new trim level that does away with most of the exterior chrome details.
Chevrolet is paying attention to what truck owners want.
Chevrolet has promised boosted performance in its new truck, thanks notably to some significant weight reduction efforts.
We'll find out more at the Detroit auto show in January.