Chevy Unveils Larger, Lighter 2019 Silverado at Detroit Auto Show
For car and truck enthusiasts it is never too early to check out next year’s models. Chevy unveiled its plans for the 2019 Silverado at last weekend’s Detroit Auto Show, and boy did it make some noise.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado is going to take undergo a massive transformation from this year’s model, and mostly for the good. The automobile maker announced that they have focused on using more aluminum wherever possible to decrease curb weight and increase performance. This change is said to have reduced the curb weight of a Silverado 1500 by 450 pounds. This is huge news, as Chevy has been a bit slow in the past in its use of the lighter metal. The bed will still be made of steel and will be the longest and widest in its class. In fact, the 2019 will be the largest Chevy truck in dimension, which makes the weight loss that much more impressive.
Also new to the Silverado will be a 10-speed automatic transmission to rival the Ford F-150, and they will introduce a new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine with an inline 6. The V-8 engines will have technology that can shut down up to seven cylinders at once, increasing fuel-efficiency when the truck is not “working”.