GM offers first look at the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
Over the weekend, General Motors introduced the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado before hundreds of Chevy enthusiasts gathered at an event in Fort Worth, Texas to celebrate 100 years of truck output.
A helicopter flew into the Texas Motor Speedway carrying a 2019 Silverado LT Trailboss, the highest of eight trims planned, which integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift.
The new Silverado also delivers improved capability and performance. For example, a higher-grade alloy is used in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that is more functional and lighter.
This use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing is evident throughout the Silverado, resulting in a significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance.
Besides more light-weight materials, the new Silverado is expected to add a 10-speed automatic transmission and enhancing aerodynamics to improve the fuel-economy and overall competitiveness of the pickup.
According to Autonews, the redesign and re-engineering of the next Silverado and its GMC counterpart, the Sierra, are the biggest product program ever undertaken by GM. The company is spending nearly US$ 3 billion alone to upgrade factories in Michigan, Indiana and Guanajuato, Mexico that build the Silverado and Sierra.