Redesigned Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet introduced the latest model of best-selling Silverado pickup truck Saturday evening, January 13 to kick off the North American International Auto Show from Detroit's Eastern Market. On an annual basis, Ford's F-Series sold almost 900,000 units in 2017, compared to about 586,000 units of the Chevy Silverado from GM. But we know enough to know these trucks will provide some stiff competition for Ford and Ram, and it's definitely time to stage our own battle of the light-duty diesels.

That's because tonight marked the launch of the all-new, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.

The V8 engines are equipped with Dynamic Fuel Management, a new technology that shuts off anywhere between one and seven cylinders - depending on the vehicle's load and speed - to increase fuel efficiency. The longer length provides more cargo and interior volume, but even with the larger size, the 2019 Silverado comes in much lighter with 450 pound weight reduction. The new Silverado, which goes on sale this fall, slims down by using GM's expertise in melding different metals. The doors, hood, tailgate and swing panels are made of aluminum.

GM has used the steel bed in marketing, claiming that it's more durable than rival Ford's bed made of aluminum. The 2019 model is available in 8 different trim levels, with the goal of pleasing the broad range of consumers that buy half-ton pickup trucks. GM wouldn't say if any other engines would be offered, including a V6 gas engine that's now available. In fact, Chevy says the interior will be the roomiest of all full-size trucks.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado'aero curtain in front fender
2019 Chevrolet Silverado'aero curtain in front fender Enlarge

So far Chevy has not disclosed powertrain details on the 2019 Silverado, other than confirming the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel, 5.3-liter V-8 and 6.2-liter V-8 offerings.

The Silverado's sleek-aerodynamic face is inspired by the sixth-generation Camaro, said Mike Simcoe, GM's design chief. The bed floor is also seven-inches wider than the old one, which Reuss said delivers best in class cargo volume, and it can be accessed by an optional power tailgate with remote opening and closing functions. To start, the body is 88 pounds lighter than before due to mixed materials use. The Chevy bed also makes news at the North American International Auto Show with a segment-first power tailgate that can be opened or closed by key fob, cabin button or hand. The current crew cab with a 6.2-Liter V8 gets 15 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. The corner steps on either side of the rear bumper have been enlarged to accommodate steel-toed work boots.

"I don't think we'd get much work done with an aluminum hammer", Reuss said, taking yet another swipe at Ford Motor Co.'s aluminum-bodied F-150.


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