Although the current-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 just dates back to the 2014 model year, the bow-tie brand name’s half-ton pickup flights on an older architecture and is revealing its age. Case in (small) point: Not a single Silverado 1500 trim is readily available with a push-button ignition system. The 2019 model year, though, will bring a new Silverado 1500 with modern technology and possibly even a handful of aluminum body panels atop its steel frame.
The Ford F-series may be the very popular truck (and vehicle) in America, however the Chevrolet Silverado, along with its fraternal twin, the GMC Sierra, also offers in substantial numbers and is a veritable cash cow for General Motors. Nevertheless, the GM truck’s somewhat outdated technology and aging total feel has actually taken some toll on sales, with 2016 numbers down by 4.3 percent from 2015, to 574,876. Compare that with the F-series, which saw sales increase by 5.2 percent, to 820,799.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Platform
The Silverado will ride on a brand new frame, however the truck’s standard setup– separate body and frame and a live rear axle located by leaf springs– isn’t really going to change, nor will the normal choice of basic rear-wheel drive and optional 4- or all-wheel drive.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine
We expect the brand-new Silverado to come with a set of base engines: an upgraded version of the truck’s reliable 4.3-liter V-6 in the existing truck and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the latter created to assist enhance the truck’s total fuel efficiency. Both engines are anticipated to make use of General Motors’ eight-speed automated transmission. Meanwhile, GM’s small-block V-8 will once again act as the Silverado 1500’s volume engine offering. Like today’s truck, there likely will be two readily available displacements of the big bent-eight, while equipment altering responsibilities will fall to 8- or 10-speed automatics (the latter co-developed with Ford) depending on the size of the engine.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Release Date and Price
Anticipate the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show next January with sales kicking off by summer season. Prices shouldn’t change drastically from today, where stickers begin at $28,880 but can increase to well over $60,000 for a generously optioned, state-of-the-art High Country.