The new Silverado features the most functional bed of any full-size truck, weighs up to 450 pounds less for increased performance, and offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations for increased customization.
“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” says 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.”
Specifically, the Chevrolet Silverado’s short-box offers 63 cubic feet of volume, a 20 percent increase compared to competitors’ short-box models. Most of the volume was created by widening the maximum width of the bed floor nearly seven inches.
To outfit the truck, Chevrolet Accessories will sell storage bins that fit over the wheel wells, offering an additional seven cubic feet of lockable cargo space for short-box models. The vehicle also features a roll-formed, high-strength steel bed floor and 12 fixed tie-downs with 500 pounds of force before bending.
The Silverado has nine moveable tie points for increased cargo flexibility and will be available with a class-exclusive power up/down tailgate that can be operated via a key fob, an interior button, or by hand. Other upgrades include available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet, and larger cutouts in the CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.
The 2019 Silverado will be available with an all-new Duramax 3-liter inline-six turbo-diesel. Chevrolet offers diesel engines for the Equinox, Cruze, Colorado, Express, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD, and upcoming Silverado medium-duty models.
The Silverado will be on display at NAIAS 2018 through Jan. 28 and production will begin at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Assembly Plant with customer deliveries beginning this fall.
Key dates for the 2018 Detroit Auto Show include:
- Jan. 14-21: AutoMobili-D
- Jan. 14-16: Press Preview
- Jan. 17-18: Industry Preview
- Jan. 19: Charity Preview
- Jan. 20-28: Public Show
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