A prototype of Chevrolet’s new generation Silverado 1500 has been spotted testing for the first time. The popular truck is getting ready to receive a number of useful changes that will make it significantly better from today’s model. Although seems to be early for a complete redesign, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will definitely host the extensive changes, because it looks rather outdated in comparison with the Ford F-150, which is basically Silverado’s biggest rival at the moment.
The testing model is totally wrapped with some heavy camo, so we can’t see the exact changes on the exterior. However, it looks like the 2019 Silverado 1500 sports a totally new front-end styling with significantly larger headlights and grille. The rest of the body appears to be unchanged at the moment, but the pickup will likely host some very important changes beneath the skin. According to the latest rumors, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will feature plenty of aluminum that will shed weight and improve efficiency.
Chevy’s most popular truck will ride on the all-new platform, but the most important thing won’t change dramatically without any doubt. The truck will continue to offer standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, as well as a live rear axle. It will likely use the current base 4.3-liter V6 engine, which will be updated and boosted a little bit. As we have found out, the unit will deliver at least 300 ponies and 315 lb-ft of torque. Still, the most efficient option will be the new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is rated at 272 hp and 295 pound-feet of twist. We don’t know whether the car manufacturer plans to upgrade 5.3-liter and 6.02-liter V8 mills, yet we are sure that an eight-speed automatic transmission comes as standard part of the drivetrain, while the all-new 10-speeed gearbox serves as an option.
According to out insider, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 will make its debut at 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Although totally redesigned, the amazing pickup truck won’t significantly change the base price. Moreover, we are pretty sure it won’t cost over $30K. Still, a price tag of $60k seems okay for the range-topping and fully-loaded model. Of course, Silverado’s twin from GMC, the Sierra truck will also receive pretty much the same changes.