The 2019 Silverado is official.
-Mixed material construction, Aluminum swing panels (doors, hood, gate) and the rest all steel. Shaved off 450lbs
-New 3.0L I6 Diesel which they promise will be much better than the Ford, but no details
-Updated V8s with smarter cylinder deactivation (can run on only 1-cylinder in certain circumstances)
-10 Speeds ATX with the "best 10-speed implementation in the industry"
-First power tailgate (open and close) - button on the lift-gate and fob
-Best interior ceiling height
-Bed is strengthened steal Alloy for the strongest bed in the market "Can't get stuff done with an aluminum hammer"
-Over a dozen tie down hooks in the bed
-Bed has largest capacity in the segment because of smaller wheel arches thanks to a new fender assembly design
-Proximity sensors are located in the larger bumper steps instead of the taillights like the Ford "no dead space"
-6 new trim levels, 6 engines overall
-Wheel base is 4 inches longer but truck is only 1-inch longer, front wheels moved further forward which creates more room in the cab.
-The flowing sheetmetal sculpting is designed to improve aerodynamics
Medium duty news will be announced at some trade show in March and Sierra will be announced at a later date.
Love the look of the truck outside, inside still has that weird protruding pod thing going on that I hate but it's way better than Ford's dated interior. The new RAM will definitely win the interior design award this season. Plenty of nice innovations in the Silverado but it's hardly the moonshot that the F-Series was in 2015. Although F-Series design is tired, it's a more interesting piece of engineering. It's remarkable how fundamentally different Ford and GM are when it comes to truck engines.