The current Silverado has been in the market for just four years. Drivers have been waiting for the famous Duramax diesel engine to make its way into this American automaker’s Silverado 1500. Finally, it’s 2019 redesign model will offer a diesel option. General Motors offers Duramax diesel options for the midsize Colorado pickup and the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 Silverados. It doesn’t sell the regular 1500 with this engine. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel will bring with it modern technology and an aluminium body on the steel frame.
Let’s Check the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel: Inside and Out
Chevrolet takes a light hand with the redesign of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel, since it believes that its loyal customers prefer familiarity. No dramatic styling changes are expected for this new generation Silverado. Chevrolet will make heavy use of aluminium and other materials in a bid to reduce weight and improve fuel economy. GM won’t go to aluminum for the bed of the trucks in fact it will retain the steel bed.
The big change appears in its headlights, but it is still quite close to the current model. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel also sports a stylish dual-outlet exhaust system. One of the Silverado’s signature design, the light strip, is still there in the front. The grille and the bumper look slightly different too. The truck appears to have full-LED frontal lighting, with multiple reflectors in the upper headlight housing.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel – Modification under the Hood
It is expected that the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel will come with a pair of base engines. An updated version of the truck’s tried-and-true 4.3-liter V6 in the current truck and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The later is designed to help boost the truck’s overall fuel efficiency. Both engines will use General Motors’ eight or ten-speed automatic transmission depending on the engine.
The ten speed automatic transmission was first offered by Chevrolet on the Camaro ZL1. This gearbox is developed in cooperation with Ford, and the Blue Oval company is already using it. The four cylinder diesel engine will have more power for the 1500 model because of its aluminum intensive body. The upcoming Silverado will go through the weight loss to give enough power to this power plant to do a decent job.
Unsurprisingly, there are no radical changes in store for the inside of GM’s Silverado. The steering wheel gets a redesign with a four-spoke design with scroll-wheels on both of the upper spokes for quick assistance of going through menu options for display and entertainment preferences. It is expected that GM’s traditional paddle rockers behind the spokes for audio presets and volume will remain the same.
The vertical instrument panel is almost similar to its current model but the infotainment screen with buttons and knobs for the audio and climate controls in the center stack appears to be larger. Lower down on the center stack, 110V AC power, several USB ports, and a traditional 12V DC outlet are present. Some modern conveniences like a push-button ignition will probably appear on the 2019 model.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
GM is expected to launch the redesigned 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel is the middle of 2018, however there is a strong possibility of its appearance at the 2018 Detroit auto show in January. Its prices shouldn’t change dramatically from the current model. It can start from $28,800 and can skyrocket to well over $60,000 for a generously optioned, top end model.
Chevy’s Silverado faces stiff competition with Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra. GM continues to be engaged in the diesel market even though other manufacturers including Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are facing retributions by regulators for violating emissions rules.