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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - January 16, 2018

Model Preview

After some teasing, Chevrolet has finally unveiled the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show. The model has been completely redesigned with a focus on upping its game with an expanded variation of trims that will soon include an optional diesel variant.

The new Silverado’s exterior design is an abrupt departure from previous versions. Its body boasts a shaped-by-wind look with swoopy lines and curvy edges. Around front, the truck takes on a super-modern look, as its LED driving lights curve inward along a protrusion of the front fender, and the headlights and turn signals are little more than slivers of illumination. The construction is also modernized, as Chevy has switched to a mixture of aluminum and various grades of steel to shave as much as 450 pounds off the pickup. The body and frame together shave a total of 166 of these 450 pounds.

Inside, Chevy has meticulously gone over everything, including stretching the crew-cab models and giving rear passengers an impressive 43.8 inches of leg room -- a 3-inch improvement. Storage is also enhanced with its 10-liter bins integrated into the rear seatbacks and 24-liter bin under the rear seats. Ergonomics and function were also top of mind, as Chevy reworked even the smallest details, like knob textures and the screen angle, to make the Silverado just a bit better in every way.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Under its hood, the all-new Silverado will continue with 6.2- and 5.3-liter V8 engines, but they're likely to see fuel economy increases with the addition of cylinder deactivation. The big addition for 2019 will be the new 3.0-liter diesel engine. There are no official power and torque ratings yet, but we do know the diesel and the 6.2-liter V8 will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Safety has been an issue for pickups for some time now, and the Silverado is no exception. Though there are no official test results yet, the new materials and lower weight should improve its crash-test results. Plus, Chevy promises to announce the 2019 Silverado’s new advanced safety equipment in the near future. Are we looking at a Top Safety Pick designation? Maybe not, but it’ll likely be an improvement.

Pricing & Release Date

We expect to see the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in showrooms in the fall of 2018.

Chevy will release the 2019 Silverado to fit three buyer profiles: high value, high volume, and high feature. The high-value segment will include the Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trailboss trims.

The high-volume segment will include the LT, RST, and LT Trailboss. Finally, the high-feature segment will include the LTZ and High Country. Pricing remains up in the air, but we should see an increase from the current model’s price range of $29,595 to $56,895 (destination included).

Key competitors will include the Ford F-150, RAM 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.

Learn about the current Silverado 1500 on sale now »

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Pictured: 2019 Silverado

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