Spied: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Silverado 1500 1 II

The full-size pickup truck segment is likely to go through a few more significant changes as high-volume players such as the Chevrolet, GMC and Ram half-ton pickups get ready for an overhaul. So, it's no wonder our spy shooters are beginning to see more of these new pickups being tested in places other than Death Valley National Park in California and Detroit as they get ready for their debut.

We expect new powertrains and safety technology, but which manufacturer will reset the bar? Here's the latest intel we've received from our spy shooters about GM's possible strategy.

"This is our first look at the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 on public roads; we caught this one testing in Southern California. These new shots give us our best look to date at what to expect from the next-generation Silverado. Camouflaged to look like a Ram 1500 in the front and a Ford F-150 in the rear, this new Silverado makes generous use of LED lighting all around.

"Rumor has it that GM is expected to make some radical changes to its full-size pickups in the form of aluminum-intensive construction in a bid to shed weight and improve fuel efficiency, following the F-150's move a few years ago. The company is said to be working on making stronger aluminum and learning from Ford's switch to aluminum.

"The new Silverado will continue with refinements to the current V-8 engines, but it's also expected to get a diesel and mild hybrid option on the half-ton models. Currently the Duramax diesel comes only on heavy-duty trucks — and a turbocharged V-6 is also likely to join the lineup. A 10-speed automatic first seen in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will find its way into some trucks at launch. Expect to see the new Silverado in late 2018 as a 2019 model."

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"explain why GM sold more trucks than..."

@Chevrolet builds a better way to see the USA

Not complaining. I'm the proud owner of a 2009 Silverado halfton

The question remains, why do the Big 3 need so much time to bring new product ideas to market. This is not a new problem. The Ford/GM/Fiat Ram dealers bitch about it all of the time. If the Koreans can do it in two years why does it take Detroit to five years to do the same thing?

And it gets worse. The Koreans bring a product to the showroom that doesn't make their customers be the guinea pig for the first 2 or 3 years.

Detroit is very lucky that American truck buyers are so loyal.

So glad I didn't settle for a weak sauce V8.

Hemi.

Guts
Glory
Hemi V8 power and glory.

Ford clan is so mad! Claim they did this and that first, well no. GM had turbo 6's in the 1960s "Chevy Rampside" and 1990s GMC Typhoon. GM talked bout AL in in 2009. Ford needed all AL because they where so over weight "500 over comparable GM truck" blowing time chains on their v6 eco turd, that still gets blown off the road by a 6.2L v8 GM and out MPG. Plus it can tow and haul more then the only HO engine Ford could muster up backed by a GM 10speed trans. GM said they will not use AL in the bed floor as Ford does "soup cans rip Fords AL bed floor apart" they will save 359 million just simply welding AL and steel. GM took their time to build it right! That's why the 3 year JD Powers study shows Ford isn't any better then Ram for problems.

"GM is saying loud and clear that it thinks Ford goofed by using soft metal in a vulnerable place on a vehicle designed for work. And GM is signaling it won’t do the same thing on the redesigned Silverado and Sierra when they are expected to arrive in late 2018 for the 2019 model year.?


http://www.autonews.com/article/20141124/OEM06/311249975/as-ford-spends-big-gm-joins-aluminum-with-simple-welds

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160614/BLOG06/160619952/whats-really-behind-chevys-attacks%3A-gm-thinks-the-ford-f-150-is

Must really suck being a Ford tard now a days. GM smokes you in sales, profits, and Dependability.
Sorry Ford clan, but years of news, research, facts make you all look really retarded!

Just go to show what years of frustration does to the Ford clan. Years behind the real deal GM!

@Angelo Pietroforte

Cab forward. I should have made that a question---cab forward?

What is the point, please? Is it just about compact dimensions? I don't get the fuss.

For years truck builders have offered cab-over designs and there have even been some popular cab over Van designs. For some reason it did not stick with the average buyer who wants a truck.

Buh bye square wheel wells!

For those who think its not a GM truck.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/02/spied-2019-chevrolet-silverado-1500.html

Same truck.

I wonder if it will have Ford's "Tone-Technology"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kejSdrfeT4

lol

@papajim,
I said a little more cab forward. The key words I purposely chose, and which I have capitalized here for emphasis, are A LITTLE MORE. All because I realized a few months ago that by just saying cab forward, some may confuse that with cab over. And most in America, as you say, would never accept a cab over or something too too cab forward.

And yes my fuss has been all about getting the utility of a full size in a slightly more compact dimension without having to literally go to a midsize. 235" is the length of a regular garage and to get a full size crew (38.5") area with a 6'4" min bed length, manufacturers need to work on pushing the cab forward some more inches.

I don't care how they do it, or who does it, but the Ridgeline with its' front wheel drive arrangement seems to be one way to think outside the traditional box.

Don't make the mistake ford did.the aluminum is garbage

ohhh hummm!
another 2 years go by and Chevy still didn't get it right
guess we will have to wait till 2025 for a new style of the Silverado
but look on the bright side, if you own a new Silverado right now it looks exactly the same as a 2019 and nobody would tell the difference if its an old or new truck,
you can lie to your friends and tell them your truck is a 2017, 18, or 19 when it's really a 2014
they will be impressed

Its definitely a GM product. The rear shocks are staggared and inboard the frame rails. Like it or not GM is following the Ford recipe of TTV6 and alumnium. On could argue GM is behind or letting Ford be their market test platform. The sorta dumb thing GM does is be critical of innovations, then they find their way into their products. Apparently their Marketing doesn't play well with Product Development/Enginerring. Their is no shame on taking others ideas and trying to make them better.

@Grnzel1

Just a suggestion, esp. since none of us hopes to be perfect:

Whenever we criticize another's lack of sophistication the least we can do is avoid looking illiterate in the process. While blasting GM for their failings your own comments were overflowing with errors in spelling and grammar.

It also pays to be correct in regard to the facts. GM has always been an innovator, both in product marketing and product development. You mentioned the much discussed use of aluminum--GM began making engine blocks with alloy back in the 1960s. It saves on tooling costs, but it also sheds pounds. Ford did not invent this.

GM also is offering its truck customers a terrific variety in powertrains and refinement. I'm looking forward to the new products from all of the major producers.

Great camouflage job, I give GM a big thumbs up on this. Its got most of the kids going Loco. It is a GM mule for sure. GM is always chasing Ford, we chart our own path. I predict that this turbo V6, alum., will drive a lot of people to RAM. Heck I predict that RAM will beat Chevy on the monthly chart several months this year. All the Chevy dealers in my area and beyond are sitting on lots chock full of the shaking Silverado even with all that cash on the hood.

Why are people so against square wheel arches? They made the truck distinct from the RAM and Ford F150. I like round arches too, but many people bought GM trucks despite the square wheel arches, which means they don't care.

All the Chevy dealers in my area and beyond are sitting on lots chock full of the shaking Silverado even with all that cash on the hood.

Posted by: Ramtastic | Mar 9, 2017 7:56:15 AM

Is it really cold where you live?

So this Chevy will have a small GTDI engine, aluminum body, and a man step? Haha did anyone compile all the previous comments from GMSRGREAT and others?

MAN these new twins look too close to a Ford, I would hate to be in your guys shoes now, not only is it clear that the twins are trying to be Ford, but now that they are going aluminum, after bashing Ford, even tthe(spelled this way for Poopa) pro twins guys cant come up an excuse now, you guys might as well be Ford.

MAN these new twins sure are going to put a big big big beat down on Ford. I would hate to be in your guys shoes. Pro Ford guys cant come up an excuse now, you guys might as well hang up the hat and join GM.

Why change to copy Ford and dodge the design now has that Chevy appeal horrible decision to copy other's

All the Chevy dealers in my area and beyond are sitting on lots chock full of the shaking Silverado even with all that cash on the hood.
Posted by: Ramtastic | Mar 9, 2017 7:56:15 AM
Is it really cold where you live?

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 9, 2017 8:31:43 AM

I live in the real world, not Mom's basement. The weather is great ,not too cold and not too hot. You should come up for air and see what's going on.

What ever is hidden underneath all that camo, we can rest assured it will be the best build, longest lasting truck on the road.

@GMS, "longest lasting truck on the road." Geez man, now you are copying Ram with that statement, is there anything you guys dont copy??? Sorry you have to defend the twins so much, with this new Ford looking truck called a "Chevy"...

All purely speculation by putc.. they have no clue what GM is going to do with these trucks...

General motors were not in their right mind when they released the last redesign with such horrible crash testing performance.

I hope that the 2500hd is a good release.

@GMS, "longest lasting truck on the road." Geez man, now you are copying Ram with that statement, is there anything you guys dont copy??? Sorry you have to defend the twins so much, with this new Ford looking truck called a "Chevy"...

Posted by: Nitro | Mar 9, 2017 1:40:08 PM

Ford could never used that marketing ad, everyone would laugh too much. HAHAHAHA!

1993 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBd6NTY8wc0


2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH_C_DUz-P8

Both videos have disclaimers at the bottom referencing Registrations Truck Company from 1983-1991, the other 1981-2009.

Do you GM idiots know what this mean? It means the truck can be registered but not running, you guys make me laugh.

Going to have a Craftsman 1903 beer now. Have good day kids.

"Both videos have disclaimers at the bottom referencing Registrations Truck Company from 1983-1991, the other 1981-2009."


Hey it's 2017, guess what, GM does not make such foolish claims anymore, because, well, they JUNK!

"GM had turbo 6's in the 1960s "Chevy Rampside" "
Mr. Doe you left out the part about that engine being such a reliability failure it was only around for 1962 and 1963.

The V-6 that GMC had in the early 60's was a very good engine the only problem is that it cost more to make than a V-8 and most buyers would buy a V-8 or pay less and get a straight 6. There was nothing wrong with the GMC V-6.

I think the big news (at least for me, and the thing I really wanted) was a smaller Duramax in the half ton. I ended up with the three quarter ton because that's all that was offered (the smaller diesel in the Colorado wouldn't pull my trailer). I think offering a diesel in the 1/2 ton is something Ford may have to do next.

i dont see the typical frame hanging down below the body like every GM truck in the past has done, did they actually change that or is it a ford, sure looks like a blue oval under the front cover.

There was nothing wrong with the GMC V-6

@Jeff S

The early 1960s GM V6 was great for school buses and trucks. I'm not sure that today's consumers would be satisfied with its overall manners and low horsepower.

Johnny, and GMS, so sorry you guys have to keep on the defense all the time, I'm starting to feel bad for you guys, you just cant keep up with the fact of how bad the twins are trying to copy Ford, think of it as a good thing, they may increase sales if they can trick people into thinking they are Ford like

They had tubro 6 engines longer then that, but not the rampside truck. My point still stands tho. GM did it first, now come on little Ford puppy follow GM some more.

Posted by: johnny doe | Mar 10, 2017 7:09:33 AM

Mr.Doe exactly what were theses turbo motors in and what years in the 1960's ?
Yes, sometimes GM is first , as in the shaking Silverado. Just so you know RAM is longer lasting than the bow tie.

Poor Chebby fullsize. So badly wants to be #1 like it was almost a half a CENTURY ago. Well if they aren't gonna lead copying #1 is a sure way to at least stay #2. Tailgate step (holes in the bumper corners just didn't cut it), aluminum (imagine that), Turbo V6 (where have I heard of those before?), V6 diesel (so will they be 2nd or 3rd to get that on the market? looking like 3rd), 2nd in full size trucks with the 10spd tranny they codeveloped with #1 (cant beat them join em) and their heritage at this point amounts to angular wheel wells. Its ok cling to a 6.2V8 that you hide in less than 10% of your 1/2 ton trucks that a 3.5 turbo V6 outperforms and is in 40% of your competition's 1/2 tons... and several of their normal cars... poor poor chebby maybe someday... but not today or tomorrow. The F series crown is safe for now. Let me know when they do something new and really interesting...

Ford faces another legal challenge over infringement on hybrid technology patent. More Ford engineering technology at it’s best.

@Clint: just so you know. GM builds trucks. Ford builds trucks. GM sells more trucks. You understand?

Your theory obviously doesn't reflect what's happening in the full-size truck market.

@redbloodedyx

Talk to car dealers. You don't need to take my word for it.


@redbloodedxy,

US automakers have been very weak. GM and Ford shareholders would be overcome with joy if their companies could match what the Asian makers are doing with the Toyota Tundra, Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Titan.

Where did everybody go?

2019 Silverado

That's right. Here is where the talking ends.

I don't care who was first with v6s and aluminum. I care who got it right with V6s and aluminum first!

If you think Chevy will just sit around, you are a fool and better think again. It is a case of due or die in the full-size truck market. Out there for GM is a fortune in Silverado Denali 3.6 turbo editions just waiting to be had. If you think Chevy will just let it go, you got another coming!

No time for GM to take a rest. GM is #1 , no time for second best F-Serie! Yeah!

2019 Silverado 3.6 Twin Turbo !

I'm Turbo Lover!
Tell me there's no other!
I'm your Turbo Lover!
Ford fans better run for cover!

2019 Silverado

That's right. Here is where the talking ends.

I don't care who was first with v6s and aluminum. I care who got it right with V6s and aluminum first!

If you think Chevy will just sit around, you are a fool and better think again. It is a case of due or die in the full-size truck market. Out there for GM is a fortune in Silverado Denali 3.6 turbo editions just waiting to be had. If you think Chevy will just let it go, you got another coming!

No time for GM to take a rest. GM is #1 , no time for second best F-Serie! Yeah!

3 pages of the twin boys defending themselves, classic...whats next I guess they will copy Fords new sliding bed feature, should be posted on here soon....

Looks like they're making some big changes for the 2019.

What's with the door mounted mirrors again?

I just hope they don't make it so you have to get a loaded SLT for a good powertrain.

They aren't just disguising it, we've been punked!

Rounded camo on wells, sloped camo on the window to look like the Ford drop sill, grill oval is clever but much too obvious, tail light camo shaped like the F-150 light.

The giveaway is the bumper step corners. Please don't put those on my next Sierra. Aftermarket step solutions look better because they disappear when you don't need them.

I prefer to crawl over the tailgate from the hitch recess and use both hands to pull up. That torqued, one handed pull-up will wrench your back one of these days.

I do love those Twice Pipes thou! Nice!

@Nitro,

Ford fans run for cover!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhY9GOhFwN4

GM holds onto the camo as its new truck shifts into overdrive

The 2019 Silverado moves so fast up the Ike Gauntlet

It has taken to the sky

The 10 speed and 3.6 Turbo in perfect harmony

We here the engine cry

I'm your turbo lover!!!!!!!!!!

Tell me there's no other!!!!!!

Better run for cover, Ford!!

2019 Silverado 3.6 Twin Turbo !

I'm Turbo Lover!
Tell me there's no other!
I'm your Turbo Lover!
Ford fans better run for cover!

Posted by: Michigan Bob | Mar 10, 2017 12:57:25 PM


Ah yea good ol Judas Priest...

Who else thinks GM should get Rob Halford of Judas Priest to sing Turbo Lover at the Detroit Auto Show or Texas Auto Show to intro the 2019 Silverado? Whichever show debuts the 2019 Silverado they need to get Rob Halford for. It would be epic! GM could also use this song in commercials. It would be much better than the cowgirl and quiet interior commercials GM used to sell the 2014 Silvy which I admit was a disaster. Whatchoo think? This is not a joke. I am serious.

I hope GM is reading this.

I'M YOUR TURBO LOVER....FORD FANS BETTER RUN FOR COVER!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhY9GOhFwN4



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