The pickup truck segment is where all the competition is, say automobile industry veterans. This is the trend in 2018 and 2019 will not be any different. With Ford unveiling the new F-150 lineup- arch rival GM cannot sit idle! In fact, FCA has unveiled the new RAM 1500 lineup. It is natural for GM to use the 2018 Detroit auto show to showcase its weapons. That is where the US car giant showcased the new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss model.
While the Chevy Silverado lineup received praise from most quarters, the new trims hogged more attention. The 2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss proved to be the show stealer.
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss will be the top-selling model
The new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss edition is aimed at wooing the off-road centric users. The company showcased the model in a dramatic event ahead of the Detroit auto show by using a helicopter on Texas Motor Speedway. The Trail Boss is a rugged and gorgeous looking vehicle beyond any question.
The showcased vehicle had a bright red exterior hue and gloss black wheels. Rich Scheer- the Chevrolet truck design director said the Trail Boss is expected to be a top seller in the 2019 lineup.
The Trail Boss variant is not as aggressive and off-road ready as the iconic Ford F-150 but it will still compete easily with the likes of Ram 1500 Rebel. It has Goodyear all-terrain tires and rugged suspension to tackle rocky terrains. However, like other Chevy Silverado 1500 models, it is made of lightweight high strength steel and aluminum has been used sparingly in the body.
Given the fact GM criticized Ford a lot for using aluminum heavily in the new F-150 lineup- this move is logical. Still, the new Chevy Silverado 1500 is almost 450 pounds lighter if we comper it with a predecessor. GM also says the exterior design is 7 percent more aerodynamics- which will aid fuel economy.
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Interior is rugged and sleek
The cabin of 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is rugged yet sleek looking. Overall, material quality is much better and stronger. The storage capacity has also got a boost and GM says the new truck offers more space for all passengers.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss edition will come with several safety features and plenty of modern amenities.
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Engine and Transmission
While Scheer admitted the Trail Boss is no Raptor that does not mean it can’t be used for tackling rough terrains. The new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss can be laden with a 6.2-liter V8 or a new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine.
The 5.3-liter V8 is also available. The V8 units have Dynamic Fuel Management system. The top-notch 6.2-liter V8 is coming a with GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Price and Debut
The pricing of the new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss will be around $46,000. However, the model 2018 Ford Raptor and Ram 1500 Rebel 2019 will be a cheaper choice. The expected release date is in late 2018.
Summing it up
The upcoming Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is an exciting pickup truck aimed at users heading to off roads often. With right pricing, it can woo target buyers easily.