2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Chassis Cab: Spied

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One pickup truck missing at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis was the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in a commercial configuration or stripped chassis cab. Since Chevrolet revealed the half ton during the 2018 Detroit auto show in January, we were hoping to see it in Indianapolis — as were others. We encountered plenty of small business and commercial fleet buyers asking questions about it.

But Chevrolet did use the Work Truck Show to unveil its returning Class 4, 5 and 6 player, the medium-duty 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500/5500/6500, which made a big splash. So, maybe Chevrolet did not want to split the spotlight between the two trucks. Whatever the reason, we know the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 chassis cab is coming, because our spy shooters have photos. Here's what they had to say:

"It looks like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will get a chassis-cab variant, judging from this new prototype being hauled into GM's Proving Grounds in Michigan.

"The availability of a box-delete option for the 2019 Silverado 1500 will help Chevrolet remain a player in the commercial/fleet market, allowing serious, work-focused buyers to efficiently and affordably custom tailor their truck for their specific needs.

"The makeup of this boxless prototype suggests that it's more than a standard Silverado with a missing truck bed due to lighting installed above the rear bumper in place of the standard taillights.

"While chassis-cab variants of the Silverado 1500 first became available in 2015, we haven't heard any announcements about its availability in the new 2019 models. The 2019 Silverado chassis-cab prototype caught here is still wearing its rear bumper, which would represent a change from the last-generation models. The light-duty boxless configuration had formerly eliminated the rear bumper and spare tire assembly, along with the addition of higher-rate rear springs and a beefed-up front stabilizer bar from the Silverado's Max Towing Package."

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Comments

Thia ought to be good with the ford boys with the Ford tow truck. Let the bashing begin

@ecoboust rule what’s the consumer report this week

Let's get some engine specs GM. Stop baiting and do a true reveal for once

@Andrew

I agree. This is lame waiting.

This prototype work truck's floorpan and door rise very weird!

Already broke down I see...

Nice c-channel frame again!

There's something weird about this story.

Why is this truck being flat-towed by a Ford? It's got manufacturer's plates on it--does it not run?

Why the camo on the whole cab with extra cladding on the door?

Didn't GM always have a box-delete option?

Relax everyone about the flat bed towing. It is obviously being transferred to/from/between up-fitters. Look at the framing mounted on top of the vehicle's rear chassis. Also, have you ever driven a vehicle like this without any real weight over the rear axle? It can be back breaking unbearably rough.

May be a bad move in part for PUTC. No way GM would allow a new truck to be transported by Ford. this was either clearly a break down, or Gm uses Ford as their fleet vehicles.

-CT

If manufacturers wanted to be serious about selling work trucks to actual workers and small businesses they should use the aftermarket manufacturers that they already partner with (i.e. Harbor, Reading, but not sure who uses what) to develop utility or service beds for 1/2 tons and midsize trucks. Just like the HD’s but smaller and more affordable. I get that it’s probably a liability issue with imbeciles overloading a 1500 vs a 2500 but most guys in my industry (construction) with a midsize and 1500/150 outfit them with racks and boxes and it would be nice to see a bed delete and dealer-installed option for a simple aluminum bed with boxes and choice of rack.

May be a bad move in part for PUTC. No way GM would allow a new truck to be transported by Ford. this was either clearly a break down, or Gm uses Ford as their fleet vehicles.

-CT


Posted by: crunchtime | Mar 12, 2018 10:42:28 AM

3rd party can pick up a vehicle in whatever vehicle they want. Seeing as it's being hauled on the road, I'm guessing an upfitter is getting the truck to test their products on it.

What you jokesters should really be focusing on is the truck hauling it may be a Ford, but the owner is looking at a GM product for his next buy.

UH OH


Already breaking dawn and towed by a ford HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No wonder they called the GARBAGE MOTORS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

Already breaking dawn and towed by a ford HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No wonder they called the GARBAGE MOTORS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

ANDRWKEN, you can spin anyway you want, I doubt any truck maker would want to use a competitor to do this.

-CT

Wow, really, who cares who's towing it, look at them GM fanbois defend the truck.

LMFAO!

Must have been the new Duramax, at least they moved the def tank under the rear of the cab instead of behind the front tire.

ANDRWKEN, you can spin anyway you want, I doubt any truck maker would want to use a competitor to do this.

-CT


Posted by: crunchtime | Mar 12, 2018 11:12:20 AM

Do you really think they give a crap? Most of the large dealers in my state now sell both Ford and Chevy and use whichever trucks are available. do you think a company like Ford or GM cares about what is hauling the truck when they are spending millions redesigning the vehicle? "Wait, let's waste a bunch or R&D money standing around waiting for just the right truck".

An up fitter like Monroe will use every brand out there. If the truck was headed to the up fitter, it will be hauled by whatever they have.

That kind of thinking is reserved for fanboys.

Chevy being carried by Ford wrecker. Someone was baiting the fanboys. LOL

Once again, GM finishes on top of Ford.

@amateurhour- yes and look at everyone fall for it.

andrwken. Just saying man, that's all. I can see it if it were someones personal truck, but man thats some bad press on a potential new vehicle, the internet is lighting this one up, its hilarious.

-CT

@crunchtime - LOL. The optics are bad for GM. I'm surprised Ford hasn't jumped on this for their advertising.

With that being said, the fan boys on this site don't need any nudging to start a childish flame war.

the internet is lighting this one up, its hilarious.

-CT

Posted by: crunchtime | Mar 12, 2018 2:45:46 PM

Speaking of lighting up the internet.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4FS6oBuMxxU

Already broke down I see...

Nice c-channel frame again!
Posted by: oxi | Mar 12, 2018 9:51:57 AM

If it was a Toyota, the frame would already have rust rot holes in it.



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