This is a first look at the ’19 Silverado 1500 on public roads. Caught testing in SoCal, these new shots provide a preview of what to expect from the all-new Silverado. Camouflaged as a RAM in the front and an F-150 in the rear, this new Silverado makes generous use of LED lighting all around.
GM is expected to make some radical changes to its fullsize pickups in the form of aluminum-intensive construction in a bid to shed weight and improve efficiency. The company is said to be working on making stronger aluminum and learning from Ford’s implementation of aluminum in the F-150.
The new Silverado will continue with refinements on the current V8 engines, but is also expected to get a diesel, a mild hybrid option on the half-ton models—currently the Duramax diesel is available only for heavy-duty trucks—and likely a turbocharged V6. A 10-speed automatic first seen in the Camaro ZL1 will find its way into at least some trucks at launch.
Expect to see the new Silverado in late ’18 as ’19 models.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde