With the new Silverado brings C hevrolet a new generation of the full-size pickup is launched. The flatbed truck made its debut in all variants at the Detroit motor show. General Motors wants to continue the success story of the Silverado, which was introduced at the end of the 1990s as the successor to the C /K series. In the past few years, almost 2.8 million Silverado found a buyer, generation four should now continue.
New Silverado around 200 kilos lighter
Even more than Ram with the new 1500 Chevrolet is on an extensive diet. Depending on the variant, the Chevrolet should Silverado have slimmed down. The extensive use of aluminum, for example in the chassis and doors, tailgate and bonnet, is also responsible for this. The frame itself is now said to have been around 40 kilos lighter and the torsional stiffness has been increased by ten percent. The rear leaf springs bring further weight savings, with a carbon fiber intermediate layer helping to save a total of ten kilos.
The Chevrolet Silverado of the 2019 model year will be available in six different engine /transmission combinations. These include two new V8 petrol engines with a displacement of 5.3 and 6.2 liters and cylinder deactivation to reduce fuel consumption. The new one also celebrates its premiereThree-liter Duramax diesel, an in-line six-cylinder. The diesel and the large V8 come with a new ten-speed Hydra-Matic automatic. Chevrolet wants to have improved the aerodynamics by seven percent compared to its predecessor.
Chevrolet Silverado with V8 and new diesel
The Chevrolet Silverado grows in length by 41 millimeters, depending on the version the wheelbase by up to ten centimeters. The cabin dimensions have increased again, so the four-door crew cab offers, for example, almost eight centimeters more legroom in row two (where it wasn't exactly tight before). Behind the rear seat backs there are two new storage compartments, each with a capacity of ten liters, another storage box with 24 liters is mounted under the seat.
Chevrolet attaches great importance to the individualization of the new Silverado in relation to various customer requirements, which is why there are eight different so-called trim levels. The aim is to satisfy both buyers who need a lot of “bling-bling” and pragmatic farmers or robust off-roaders. The manufacturer differentiates between the eight variants in “High Value” and “High Volume” (suitable for the masses). The eight variants from the “LT” to the “Custom Trailboss” differ in the more or less strong use of chrome jewelry, interior design and various wheel sizes /designs. The two Trailboss versions (Custom and LT) take on the offroad theme. Elevation by two inches, rear axle lock, off-road tires on 18-inch wheels, Rancho shock absorbers and underride protection.
Chevrolet HD comes in 2019
Chevrolet has not yet announced prices, the start of sales of the Silverado model year 2019 begins in the third Quarter of 2018.
Chevrolet will not introduce the Silverado HD versions until autumn 2019. As usual, they should offer even more payload and trailer load. In addition, the chassis will be designed to be much more robust, and the dimensions will also grow. In terms of design, the HD versions shouldn't differ from the normal Silverado.