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.