Ram currently offers its half-ton diesel truck, while Ford’s F-150 oil-burner should become available in a few months. That’s a clear sign for one manufacturer to join the oil-chugging party. Guess what? The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel is currently in the final phase of testing and will be introduced early next year at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel: Engine Options
There are several suggestions of what may power the upcoming pickup truck, but here is what we think about that: The vehicle will most likely host two diesel engines. The carmaker will not skip the chance to add Colorado’s amazing 2.8-liter turbo-diesel inline-four that’s rated at 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Still, no matter how good the mill might be, it isn’t powerful enough to compete with the aforementioned rivals. That’s why Chevrolet must use one more oil-burner. According to our insider, the 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel will rely on an updated 4.5L “LMK” Duramax turbodiesel V-8. The unit will reportedly develop 310 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque. Both units should host a new 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Ford.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel will get a totally redesigned exterior and interior, as well as an updated platform. The architecture will involve more lightweight materials than earlier, which will boost efficiency and rigidity of the truck. Even though the workhorse has been spied several times so far, the camouflaged model doesn’t give up much. What we know for sure is that the footprint stays unchanged, while the front end shows some new styling cues. As far as we can see, there is a new, dominant grille and a pair of C-shaped headlights. Below, the pickup truck sports a more prominent bumper with changed air intakes. In the rear, the prototype covers new taillights and tailgate, as well as an updated bumper. As for the bed, it’s not going to be a part of the aluminum diet. No, it’s going to be made from steel as earlier.
The interior will feature plenty of changes too. However, the redesign will be more evolutionary than revolutionary, so don’t expect some miracles inside of the truck. Instead, they will restyle the dash and add a larger and upgraded infotainment touchscreen. The manufacturer will also add more standard safety features, as well as a few new upholstery combinations.
The producer didn’t release any pricing information about the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel. However, we think that the base oil-burner won’t cost over $29K.