Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

The 2019 Silverado made its official debut at the Detroit auto show after an early introduction at an event celebrating Chevy Truck's 100th anniversary in November 2017 in Texas.

Chevrolet has been building trucks for a very long time and that shows in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

General Motors expects the biggest profits in its history for 2017 but these could stagnate in 2018 before bouncing back in 2019 with the launch of new pickups and large SUVs. Likening the bed to "the head of a hammer" because it takes all the abuse, Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president, said "I don't think you'd get much work done with an aluminum hammer".

This, the Silverado's most significant switch-up since 2014, has set its aim on not only matching its fellow Detroit-bred rivals but toppling them in the meantime. In other areas of the truck - due to more aluminum, composites and other stronger, lighter steels - Chevrolet saved as much as 450 pounds when compared to competitors' crew cabs. All of the 2019 Silverado's swing panels are constructed of aluminum including the hood, doors, and tailgate, straying from the former steel architecture that still exists in the fenders and roof. This could mean that it will feature higher power and torque numbers than Ford's new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6, rated at 250 horses and 440 lb ft (596 Nm). A 3.0-liter Duramax combustion-ignition powerplant will be available, though the brand didn't reveal any specific output figures. This engine will come paired to a similarly new 10-speed automatic transmission. Because truck owners use their vehicles for both hauling cargo and transporting people, customers' top priorities were more comfortable seating, more interior cargo storage and more functional, easy-to-use controls. Analysts were projecting earnings would fall to $5.93 a share in 2018 as the largest US automaker loses production of lucrative Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks in the midst of a major overhaul. LED lights up front and at the back comes standard with all the variants, from the base Work Truck to the opulent High Country variant.

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The new Silverado borrows from its performance vehicle stablemates, particularly the sixth-generation Camaro. There's not one. There are eight distinct trim levels with performance options within most of those, each targeted to a different type of customer and use. This ranges from the familiar LT model to the newly-introduced Custom and Trailboss versions.

Auto designers are known for using colorful analogies to describe the lines and forms that go into a vehicle's look. Revised versions of GM's evergreen 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter engines with Dynamic Fuel Management are on offer. The Custom Trailboss adds off-road friendly features such as a two-inch suspension lift and Z71 Road Package, putting it right at the cusp of the "High Volume" segment. Other changes include available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet and larger cutouts in its "CornerStep" bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.

The bed floor is built from roll-formed, higher-strength steel, and now features 12 fixed tie-downs with 500 lb of force before bending (double than before).

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