2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Debuts on 100th Anniversary of Chevy Trucks

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Earlier this year, Chevy unveiled the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500—and at the most perfect time. Chevy pulled back the covers of the new pickup, which will soon be available at Stalker Chevrolet, on the very day that Chevrolet uncovered its first truck, back in 1918.

The new 2019 Silverado 1500 will increase in size (1.6 inches longer than the current Silverado), yet it will shed some serious poundage (450 lbs) as Chevy continues to improve fuel economy. One of the biggest improvements is to interior cargo volume: Chevy promises a class-leading 63 cubic feet in the short box model.

Another key feature that will set the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 apart from the competition is the available power up/down feature for the tailgate—a class-exclusive feature.

The Silverado 1500 will be available with different engine/transmission configurations, but the big news for the 2019 model is the addition of a Duramax inline six-cylinder diesel engine. Gas engines will include the 6.2-liter V8 and a new 5.3-liter V8. Both will boast Dynamic Fuel Management for improved fuel economy.

The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be offered in eight trims: Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country.

See it in person when it arrives at Stalker Chevrolet later this year.

Here Are the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features We’re Most Excited About

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features

If you haven’t heard, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 officially debuted back in January at the North American International Auto Show, and there’s a whole lot to look forward to when it arrives here at Stalker Chevrolet. But these are the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features we’re most excited about:

  • New diesel engine: Chevrolet is offering a new Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine. We have been expecting this for a while, since Chevy offers a diesel for other models here at Stalker Chevrolet, like the Equinox, Cruze, and Colorado, but still, we are pumped for solid and efficient performance from this new option.
  • Best-in-class cargo volume: Sure, most of the space you’ll want for your truck is in the bed, but who says the cabin can’t be roomy too? Chevy is promising class-leading cargo volume for the Silverado—up to 63 cubic feet of space.
  • A power tailgate: Another class-exclusive feature is the new available power up/down tailgate, which you can operate remotely with the key fob.
  • New trims: Chevrolet has added three new trims for 2019. They include Custom Trail Boss (with off-road equipment added to the Custom trim), LT Trail Boss (also adding off-road equipment, this time to the LT trim), and RST (giving the Silverado a street-performance appearance).

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will arrive at Stalker Chevrolet later this year, and we can’t wait to see it in person!

Heavy-Duty Chevrolet Work Trucks Coming Back in 2019

Heavy-Duty Chevrolet Work Trucks Coming Back in 2019
Heavy-Duty Chevrolet Work Trucks Coming Back in 2019

In 2009, when the world was going through a big financial downturn, Chevrolet reduced its lineup of pickup trucks. Now, heavy-duty Chevrolet work trucks are making a comeback for the 2019 model year as the 4500HD and 5500HD chassis-cab versions of the Silverado.

Chevrolet says that these new work trucks are not based on the current Silverado and will be built from the ground up. They will be aimed at commercial and fleet buyers and can be upfitted with a variety of beds and boxes for various work purposes.

Along with a lot of customization options, buyers will be able to choose from regular and crew cabs, 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains, and a variety of weight ratings and wheelbases. Power will come from a Duramax® diesel engine and an Allison transmission, which is a combination already used on more than two million trucks.

“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more,” said Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet, in a statement.

We expect to see the new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD here at Stalker Chevrolet by the end of 2018.

What Is the Future of Chevy Truck Beds?

future of Chevy truck beds

As vehicle technology progresses year after year, cars and trucks get lighter, while simultaneously getting stronger, more efficient, and more powerful. As for the future of Chevy truck beds, we can expect the same type of progress.

According to industry speculation, GM could start incorporating carbon fiber into future models of the Chevrolet Silverado. Carbon fiber is lighter than steel, which would help the Silverado become more efficient. But, it is also stronger than steel, which is a necessity for a rugged truck bed.

Reports indicate that the material would be a carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic with a dense configuration. This material would be less expensive than the carbon fiber materials used in other brands, while still delivering superior strength and durability.

What do you think? Should Chevrolet make the switch to carbon fiber for its truck beds or do you prefer the tried and true steel? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.

To see what the current lineup of Chevy trucks has to offer, come visit Stalker Chevrolet. We offer everything from the mid-size Colorado to the heavy-duty Silverado 3500. Take them all out for test drives to see which one is the best fit for you.

Details on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition and the Colorado Centennial Edition
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition and the Colorado Centennial Edition

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition celebrates 100 years of Chevrolet trucks. In the 100 years since Chevy introduced its very first truck, the iconic automaker has sold over 85 million of its beloved pickups.

Chevy will spend the rest of 2017 celebrating its trucks and the loyal customers who have owned them in the last century with a variety of programs and products, including the Centennial Editions of the Silverado and Colorado.

The Centennial Edition comes with the exclusive Centennial Blue paint color, as well as plenty of special badging, like the heritage bowtie emblem on floor liners, spray-in bed liner, and doors.

Besides unique centennial badging, the Centennial Edition comes with a body-color rear bumper and accessory grille, chrome moldings, chrome accessory tow hooks, optional 18-inch wheels, and more. The Centennial Edition is offered on the LTZ Z71 trim Crew Cab of the Silverado.

The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions are limited, and they’re an essential buy for Chevy truck lovers, so you don’t want to miss them!

If you’re interested in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition or the Colorado Centennial Edition, come to Stalker Chevrolet today and take one for a spin.

Making SUVs more Affordable: The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom

For drivers who want or need a roomy SUV, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom trim may be the affordable alternative you’ve been waiting for. Chevrolet recognizes that, although the economy isn’t the greatest right now, car shoppers still want capable, roomy options that don’t force you to hurt your wallet. That’s where the new Custom trim comes in.

According to Cars.com, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom is based on the LS trim, though it adds a few features. These new features include 18-inch painted alloy wheels, a chrome-accented grille, and second-row seating. While you don’t get three rows like other Tahoe trims, the Custom does come with 54 cubic feet of cargo space for all your storage needs.

“The Tahoe Custom is a response to strong customer demand for Tahoe, as well as the full-size SUV segment moving upmarket,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director.

Other features on the Chevy Tahoe Custom include smartphone connectivity compatibility, a standard rear-vision camera, and standard teen driver mode. There are also up to five USB ports that make it easy to charge your mobile devices on the go. To learn more about the 2018 Chevy Tahoe and all of its trims, visit us at Stalker Chevrolet.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

The Chevrolet Camaro is undoubtedly one of the most powerful muscle cars in the industry, but the upcoming model may prove that Chevrolet has officially outdone itself. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE brings more performance and an aerodynamic design that allows it to lap the Nurburgring faster than some supercars.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE boasts a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, a perfect 1:1 balance. That kind of performance leads to a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds. As for the infamous Nurburgring, the Camaro ZL1 1LE conquered it in just 7 minutes and 16 seconds. That’s a faster time than its Corvette sibling and every Ferrari on the road.

Aiding the high-powered Camaro’s performance is an advanced aerodynamic design unlike any other, with a package that comes complete with a carbon fiber rear wing. The design itself was tested in a Formula 1 wind tunnel that added 300 pounds of downforce at a whopping 150 mph.

The upcoming model packs in plenty of performance-driven gear, including an onboard Chevrolet Personal Data Recorder and a specialized suspension.

We here at Stalker Chevrolet can’t wait to see the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE burn rubber in person.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Army Truck Goes for Testing

Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado has proven itself to be one of the most capable trucks in the industry, but now it’s facing its greatest challenge yet. The United States Army traverses some of the toughest landscapes that the world has to offer. As such, they need a vehicle that can conquer the roughest terrain imaginable. The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 army truck is the vehicle for the job.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 army truck is silent, sneaky, and tough. The model is powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain that’s silent and produces water as its only emission. That’s a near-180-degree turn, green-energy-wise, from the current diesel-powered Humvees the army currently uses.

The big Humvees haven’t given the army a reputation for being silent, but the Colorado ZH2 could change that. The large mud tires, silent powertrain, and near-invisible heat profile make it a hard vehicle to detect.

The prototype is currently undergoing a year of testing by the army in some of the roughest conditions imaginable. The truck will make its way to a number of army bases throughout the country as it proves it mettle time and time again.

If testing proves successful, we may very well be looking at the next generation of army transport vehicles.

We here at Stalker Chevrolet are proud to see such a capable truck undergoing testing in the field.

2019 Silverado Sneak Peek

2019 Silverado Sneak Peek
Chevrolet Silverado

Before a new model can hit production, it has to be thoroughly road tested in the real world. However, automakers don’t want to give away their design secrets, so they use camouflage and padding to hide the finer points of a new model while it is out on the road. While it hides the details, it also makes it obvious that it is a test model.

Recently, we got a sneak peek at the upcoming all-new 2019 Silverado. Photographers recently caught the new model out testing and were able to capture a few shots of the truck with a lot of padding. However, from the details we can see, the new truck will gain a new headlight design, the side mirrors are being moved to the doors, there is a new grille design, and a larger air dam. Many of these features will seemingly help the truck be more aerodynamic to gain a few miles per gallon.

Another interesting detail captured was a side-exit exhaust. This could indicate that Chevrolet is testing a new engine for the Silverado 1500, which could either replace one of the existing engines or be a new available option.

While we don’t know when the 2018 Silverado will officially be unveiled, the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit in January is a likely bet.

Here at Stalker Chevrolet, we can’t wait to see what the next-generation Silverado has in store.

2018 Equinox Updates Offer More Features

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2018 Chevrolet Equinox

 

For the 2018 model year, the popular Chevrolet Equinox is getting some significant updates. The 2018 Equinox updates include styling, new engines, and more technology. It also loses some weight to the tune of 400 pounds, when compared to the outgoing model. This weight loss will help the Equinox be more efficient and buyers will appreciate that when they are at the pump.

From first glance, you can tell that the 2018 Equinox is something worth driving. Its sculpted design and signature lighting give it an upscale look and feel. And, with a wide range of colors to choose from, you can find the perfect Equinox to fit your personality. This sophisticated look and feel continues inside with lots of passenger space and available premium features.

Under the hood, buyers can choose from three engines. A turbocharged 1.5-liter engine comes standard, and delivers the ideal balance of efficiency and power. If you want more power, choose the 2.0-liter turbo that offers 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Finally, if efficiency is what you crave, the Equinox offers a 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel that is expected to deliver a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway.*

Come experience the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox available now at Stalker Chevrolet.

*Estimate only. Actual mileage may vary.