An unexpected surprise for Chevy truck fans gathered at Texas Motor Speedway.
What was billed as a 100-year celebration of Chevy Trucks at the Texas Motor Speedway turned out to also be the reveal of the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500. New from the ground-up, you’re looking at the first official images and live shots of the 2019 Silverado which we originally predicted would be making its world premiere next month at Detroit. We were off by a few weeks. Full details, such as engine lineup, payload and towing capacity, and all other relevant truck details are still being kept on hold, but the new Silverado is definitely a looker.
The design is less conservative than any of its predecessors, although the Silverado shown here is the LT Trailboss, so it definitely has some extra features that may not be available on lower trims.
Speaking of which, Chevrolet claims the LT Trailboss is one of eight Silverado models, and it integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift. In regards to packaging options, all Chevrolet is saying right now is that its new full-size pickup truck will offer an expanded range of models, more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features. More than 7,000 customers provided feedback for the type of truck they wanted. As was done for the Silverado’s arch rival, the Ford F-150, Chevrolet has shaved weight thanks to higher-grade alloy in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, and greater use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing.
Ever so conveniently timed, the 2019 Silverado will have its official debut at Detroit next month exactly 100 years after the first Chevy trucks were delivered to customers.