In a recent event, GM took the veils off the spanking new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel and the light-duty truck managed to garner plenty of attention. After using a helicopter to introduce the glitzy trail Boss edition, the US car giant showcased the popular truck lineup at the recent Detroit automobile show.
The redesign is worth applauds and it will give the new Silverado enough oomph to take on the revamped Ram 1500 with ease. The stylish design, lightweight body will work in its favor- as will the enhanced safety etch. However, GM has also made a new diesel engine available for select trims in the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Exterior Design
GM has played it safe for making the new Silverado 1500 lighter than the previous version. Unlike Ford, it has not gone for an all aluminum body. The body of the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel comes with durable but lightweight steel and hood are of aluminum. The new model is about 450 pounds lighter than its predecessor.
The 2019 Silverado 1500 will be sold in 8 trims thus covering a broad spectrum of buyers. For 2019, new trims are performance-oriented RST and sport-oriented Trailboss. The bed is also made of a special type of steel. The grille design and wheel type vary from one trim to another.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Interior and Features
The cabin of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel is stylish and focus is on functionality too. The material quality in top trims is nothing of lavish. However, there are abundant storage places for gadgets and foods you are likely to carry. The dashboard design is minimal and sleek.
Safety Options and Amenities
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel model like the others in this line will get enough safety features and top trims will feature radar-based and sensor-guided driver assists technologies. Amenities will be aplenty with GM using the new version of MyLink infotainment setup.
It will support wireless charging, Smartphone OS integration and Bluetooth. A larger touch screen unit may be used in top trims.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Engine and Performance
The powertrain used in the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is powerful and you get plenty of choices too. The V8 engine duo will be there and they now feature enhanced fuel economy.
The 5.3-liter V8 Flex-Fuel engine is there and this one will make 285 horsepower. The fuel economy of this engine is 16/23 mpg for the 2WD 6-speed and eAssist 4WD), 16/22 mpg for the 4WD 6-speed and 2WD 8-speed), 15/20 mpg for 4WD and 8-speed transmission and 18/24 mpg for the 2WD and eAssist.
The next one is 6.2-liter V8 Flex-Fuel that delivers 420 HP. Its EPA fuel economy is 15/21 mpg for the 2WD and 15/20 mpg for the 4WD system. The model will get total fuel capacity of 34 gallons. With this number, the new model will be able to cruise on the highway 748 miles.
As for the model 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel, it will be laden with a powerful 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-six.
All engines are likely to get the company’s much-touted 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The diesel engine will be enough to cope with the upcoming diesel variant of Ford F-150. It will also lock horns with the new RAM 1500 EcoDiesel.
If you wont to achieve 12,500 pounds of towing capacity with you will need to order a Silverado Crew Cab. Also, with the NHT max towing package, you’ll get the best-in-class towing capability of the new model.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Price and Availability
GM has not declared full pricing for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel model. However, a small price bump over the 2018 lineup is expected. It will also reach showrooms in late 2018 as per the updates.
Summing it up
The new Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup looks exciting beyond doubt. However, the styling is enticing and the cabin is very utilitarian. The addition of a diesel powertrain will also give GM the scope to fight back arch rivals in this sector. However, the pricing needs to be competitive.