General Motors Releases 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-Up Truck

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Strapped to a massive helicopter and carefully placed on the speedway before it roared onto a podium, the 2019 Silverado was among the highlight of the Centennial celebration.

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.

Silverado is the second best-selling vehicle in the USA this year.

Behind the stage were 100 trucks from Chevy's history, parked to create a "100" on the dirt - displayed via drone footage on the big stadium screen.

Tune in for more heavy truck artillery as the truck wars move into Cobo Hall next month. "Now, how many of you have named your iPhones?"

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It's certainly a departure from the squared-off, blocky shape we've grown accustomed to.

Mixed materials are prevalent throughout the new Silverado, Batey said. "It's strong", says Batey.

The familiar grille is retained, but it's now flanked by narrower projector headlamps with LED strips. As before, the rear bumper features a handy inset step for easier access to the box. It is one of eight trims that will be available across the 2019 Silverado lineup.

Detroit automakers, under pressure to boost fuel efficiency and cut carbon emissions, are slashing the weight of their best-selling large trucks. Its body will incorporate use of a "stronger, roll-formed steel alloy for the bed and floor, contributing to a cargo box that is both lighter and even more functional than ever before". The significant reduction in total vehicle weight could mean that Chevy followed the aluminum body like Ford did. But in order to compete in the never-ending quest for lightness, Chevrolet has nearly certainly used at least some aluminum, if not in the bed, then probably in some of the body panels or suspension components.

- Chevy choppered the LT Trail Boss model into its event in Dallas, and it's an off-road version fitted with a two-inch lift kit and Z71 suspension. No details have been put forth thus far, but it's worth noting that the previous-generation model comes with five petrol engines (one V6 and four V8s) and one diesel engine (the sole 6.6L Duramax V8). We will have to wait to see it in person to find out.

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