Chevrolet’s current Silverado 1500 pickup truck has been around just three years, but the manufacturer already works on the redesigned mode. The vehicle isn’t ready yet, but it’s going to be before the end of the next year without any doubt. Judging by the spy shots and information we have, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be a far better option from its predecessor. The pickup will reportedly feature better efficiency, better engines, new platform, and far better equipment.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Engines and Platform
The new Silverado 1500 will use a new architecture for sure. However, the platform will still use separate body and frame and a live rear axle located by leaf springs, as well as standard rear- and optional all-wheel drive.
The chassis should rely on lighter materials, but don’t expect anything revolutionary as F-150’s lightweight suite. Some of the existing engines will stay, though there will be a couple of new mills as well. The current 4.3-liter V-6 will survive this redesigned, but it should come updated. Still, the option won’t be base because the manufacturer prepares a turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the starting option. The mill will reportedly deliver 272 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough for the half-ton truck. Anyway, these engines will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission only.
As for the more potent option, the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be mated to 5.3-liter and 6.2L V-8 units, booth boosted and coupled with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The truck will definitely get an oil-burner engine. However, the current information are not too clear, because some reports suggest that the pickup might rely on a Navistar 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel, while some other point out the existing of a 4.5-liter diesel V6. Plus, one of the options will be the upgraded turbocharged and injected in 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel without any doubt.
Exterior and Interior Changes
Aside it’s going to be built of mixed materials the new generation Silverado 1500 will also feature a totally different design. The prototypes we caught lately are not pointing out what’s new, but they are definitely larger from the predecessor. Yes, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 seems to be both longer and wider than the current model. Plus, it sits a bit higher from the ground. Up front, the truck hides a new grille and headlights, as well as more massive bumper.
Our photographers caught the interior of the 2019 Silverado 1500, so we know what’s going on inside as well. The pickup truck seems to feature the all-new MyLink and HomeLink transmitter. There is an OnStar call button, as well as a couple of new USB ports.
Price and Arrival
The redesigned truck will make its official debut early next year at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The carmaker hasn’t come up with the new price yet, but we think it’s going to cost at least $30K.