Chevrolet took the covers off of its 2019 Silverado mid-December in a surprise reveal at a Texas enthusiast-oriented event celebrating the company’s 100 years building trucks.
The pickup, which debuted in an all-new off-road LT Trailboss trim, is more likely than ever to appeal to GM truck buyers, since its design reflects the feedback gathered from more than 7,000 people—that represents the largest market research program the Chevrolet’s ever conducted.
Chevrolet mentioned the next-generation 2019 Silverado 1500 would be available with more engine and drivetrain combinations than ever before and that it’d use of a higher-grade steel alloy in the bed, but did not specify where or if aluminum would be used in the truck or reveal any specific engine or performance details.
At a glance it’s apparent the new truck is more aerodynamic, with a sloping roofline and square-jawed front end. The fenders have been sculpted and the tailgate and taillights completely revised.
The new LT Trailboss trim – one of eight Silverado lines available on this redesigned-from-the-ground-up model – specifically features a blacked-out grille and two-inch lift, as well as a host of off-road equipment from the Z71 package. The factory-tested suspension setup, unlike an aftermarket lift, comes fully warrantied by Chevrolet.
Full specs and details for all trims are expected to be revealed at the Detroit auto show in January; the 2019 Silverado will begin production in winter 2018.