excited about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado truck? Yup

Some of the owners of older Chevy Silverado were asked the question, Are you excited about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado unveil? It was a one-word answer – Yup. Maybe they were told about the new diesel engine, an engine everyone that tows has been asking for for years.

The first 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trailboss was unveiled in December. Tonight, At the Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan, on the eve of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the entire fourth-generation Silverado lineup including Chevy’s half-ton truck is getting a 3.0 liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and buckets of aluminum.

The 2019 Silverado will be available with six engine and transmissions including the new 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s with Dynamic Fuel Management, a first in the industry that actively shuts off some cylinders, in a variety of combinations, with the ability to optimize fuel economy. The result of this industry-first technology is instant power when called for, and impressive fuel-efficiency. Best of all, the vehicle is 450 pounds lighter. More interior space and bed space than the previous generation, with a longer wheelbase.

The Silverado is known as the first pickup to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, wireless phone charging and OnStar safety and security features. It will be available with an exclusive power up and power down tailgate that can be operated either from the key fob, the interior button or by hand. With 12 fixed tie-downs, and the strength doubled to 500 pounds of force before bending. Silverado also has nine moveable tie points for even more cargo flexibility.

2019 Silverado 1500 offers eight Trim Levels

High Value – customers who want the capability of a full-size truck at a great value

Work Truck – features “CHEVROLET” graphic across the grille and tailgate, blacked-out trim and 17-inch steel wheels for maximum durability. The interior features durable vinyl or cloth seats and 7-inch color touchscreen.
Custom – features a body-color styling theme, 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED signature taillamps and available integrated dual exhaust.
Custom Trailboss – (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the Custom, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road Package. This package comes with a locking rear differential, skid plates, and Rancho shocks. A standard for 2019 are 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

High Volume – customers that represent the heart of the truck market, that require the capability of a full-size truck as well as the comfort found in passenger vehicles.

LT – features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille and mirror caps, Chevrolet bowtie in the grille, LED reflector headlamps and signature daytime running lights. The interior features an 8-inch color touchscreen and available leather seating surfaces
RST – (new for 2019) brings a street-performance appearance to the LT, with body-color trim, full LED lighting (fog lamps, headlamps, and taillamps) and up to 22-inch wheels with all-season tires.
LT Trailboss – (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the LT, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road Package. This package comes with a locking rear differential, skid plates, and Rancho shocks. A standard for 2019 is 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

High Feature – are customers that represent the fastest-growing part of the truck market and want luxury-car refinement without sacrificing capability or durability.

LTZ – features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille, mirror caps, door handles and hockey-stick beltline. There are power folding and heated outside rearview mirrors. Leather interior trim is listed as standard equipment.
High Country – features an exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish, body-color accents plus chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel. It also includes the power up/down tailgate as standard equipment.

Chevrolet color and trim specialist interior designer, Rebecca Waldmeir, told us her favorite 2019 Silverado interior cabin features, and which colors are designed specifically for the highest trim levels (such as the jet black and umber). Waldmeir talked about designing for different States in the Nation, natural tones being more Californian, chrome more Texas and midwest. The seats have to meet a certain amount of seat time. Which sex picks out the truck and which sex picks out the colors in the truck? Waldmeir told us.

Production of the 2019 Chevy Silverado will be at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Assembly plant.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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