New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Unveiled in Detroit

Chevrolet has chosen the Detroit Motor Show to unveil the new 2018 Silverado, which comes with 8 different versions, a weight saving that can reach 204 kilograms and three mechanical options, two gasoline and one diesel.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is one of the brightest stars of the Detroit Auto Show, and you already know that in American territory the pick-ups are observed with much more care than in our lands. Yes, we already knew its external appearance after the brand revealed it before this event, but it is now that they have provided us with all the details of a large-scale evolution like this.

The first thing we observe is that the image of the new Chevrolet Silverado 2019 bets more on innovation -following the line seen in the outgoing model, everything must be said- than its rivals, thanks to small optics that give more presence to the whole set. Comparing with the 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 headlights, it is more classic headlights for Silverado. We also find a continuous line inside, where Chevrolet has taken pains to offer better finishes, in addition to using better materials and offering more equipment.

It is also interesting to know that the brand's new pick-up is larger and more rigid than the previous one. The length of the Silverado grows 41 mm, while its wheelbase is extended by 100 mm. Regarding rigidity, we are told of an improvement of 10%, data that all contrasts with a weight saving that can be up to 204 kilograms. How have they achieved it? For example, using materials such as aluminum on the doors, the hood and the tailgate, which already means a drop of 40 kilograms. High-strength steels -used, for example, both in the frame and in the bodywork- are also partly to blame for all this, although in some areas traditional steel is used.

Although all the details of the range have not yet been revealed, we can tell you that the new Chevrolet Silverado 2019 offers up to 8 different trim versions, to which we must add all the body variants, with two and four doors and with three cabins. available. Of course, we can anticipate things like, for example, the Silverado LT Trailboss equips an optional Z71 package that includes elements such as raised suspension, rear differential, metal protectors for the underbody area and 18-inch wheels designed for off-road use. -road. For those who want a more civilized vehicle, there's the RST variant, which, also based on the LT, offers LED lighting and 22-inch wheels.

The presentation of the new Silverado in Detroit has also confirmed the mechanical range that the pick-up will have. In total there will be six possible combinations that can be made, starting from two V8 gasoline engines of 5.3 and 6.2 liters respectively, to which must be added a new 3-liter turbodiesel. Both the largest of the gasoline and diesel will have the new 10-speed automatic transmission, as well as Start/Stop, while the V8 announce the presence of a cylinder deactivation system.