All-new model boasts six engine/transmission choices, including an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel.
Chevrolet introduced the next-generation Silverado at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, exactly 100 years after the brand delivered its first trucks to customers in January 1918.
The all-new Silverado boasts what GM calls “the most functional bed of any full-size truck,” and it weighs up to 450 pounds less than previous generations of the perennially favourite pick-up.
“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice-president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model.”
GM says the 2019 Silverado was engineered with the most cargo volume in every bed length. Most of that volume was created by widening the maximum width of the bed floor nearly seven inches.
Chevrolet Accessories will offer storage bins that fit over the wheel wells, offering nearly seven cubic feet of lockable cargo space for short box-models, while accommodating a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood flat on the cargo floor.
The all new truck now has 12 fixed tie-downs, and their strength has doubled to 500 pounds of force before bending. Silverado also has nine moveable tie points for even more cargo flexibility.
The Silverado will be available with a class-exclusive power up/down tailgate that can be operated from the key fob, interior button or by hand. Other changes include available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet and larger cutouts in the CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.