You must have an Automotive News subscription to view the digital edition. Click here to subscribe. General Motors commemorated years of truckmaking history with a glimpse of its future: The surprise reveal -- which a Sikorsky helicopter flying the vehicle into the Texas Motor Speedway during an anniversary celebration for Chevy loyalists — was big on showmanship but light on details about the truck.
Those will come next month, at the pickup's official debut ahead of the Detroit auto show.
But judging by remarks from company brass and analysts, the new truck promises to usher in revolutionary changes that will come to define GM trucks for decades and could help the automaker shake Ford Motor Co. The Silverado and its sibling, the GMC Sierra, are expected to go into production around the beginning of the fourth quarter next year.
I think this truck gets them through the next two, three generations of pickups. Industry analysts were anticipating a big splash from GM this time around, after a previous redesign that was muted in styling changes and modest in innovation, especially compared with Ford's groundbreaking shift to an aluminum body for its F in pursuit of lighter weight and better fuel economy. Chevrolet didn't specify how much steel and aluminum is used on the truck.
However, it's expected to be a mix of both and other light-weight components as part of GM's strategy use "the right materials in the right place.
GM said changes in engineering and materials will result in "a significant reduction in total weight. The model has Dating game shows 2019 chevy curb weight between roughly 4, and 5, pounds, depending on the configuration. That compares with 4, to 5, pounds for the F excluding the off-road Raptor and 4, to 5, pounds for the Ram Batey said the pickup will have "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.
GM says the Silverado and likely the Sierra will be available in more trim lines, with expanded powertrain options and functionality, for the model year. The Trailboss trim integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a 2-inch suspension lift. Unlike aftermarket lift kits, the Trailboss suspension is fully tested, validated and warrantied by Chevrolet.
As for powertrains, GM currently offers three engine options — a 4. GM is expected to increase its engine offerings, however, it has not released details.
The next-generation pickups are expected to use braking-by-wire to reduce "Dating game shows 2019 chevy" parts and have a new speed automatic transmission that GM co-developed with Ford, which already is using the technology on the F The pickups also will feature new axles. In January, GM announced it was bringing axle production in-house for its next-generation full-size pickups — likely signaling significant advancements in those parts. The Silverado features a sleeker, more aggressive exterior that's noticeably different from the more rectilinear outgoing version.
The cab has a slight slope in the roofline similar Dating game shows 2019 chevy GM's midsize pickups, probably to aid aerodynamics and fuel economy. The rectangular grille on the truck features two large horizontal bars, compared with one on the current-generation pickup, that run into headlamp stacks that include prominent, boomerang daytime running lights.
In recent years, GM has worked to differentiate the Silverado from the more premium Sierra.
Spy photos of the new generation indicate distinct front fascias for the two nameplates. But the bodies appear mostly the same, with differences in the rear. GM says the improvements to the next-generation pickup reflect feedback from more than 7, consumers — the most customer research in the company's history.
More power to them Over the last century, Chevrolet trucks have moved from commercial vehicles based on car platforms to capable, everyday drivers on dedicated truck platforms available with luxury amenities.
"Dating game shows 2019 chevy" a striking contrast trucks are today and what they offer to everybody. Here are 4 significant performance milestones for Chevy trucks, according to Dan Nicholson, GM vice president, global propulsion systems. That allowed the brand to increase its work-truck load rating from 1 ton to 1. Several generations of Chevrolet's overhead-valve straight-6 engine were developed from the original design and served in trucks through the late s.
The Small Block powers the 5th-generation Chevy trucks. Electronic fuel injection Stringent fuel economy regulations, as they do nowadays, pushed automakers to find and develop technologies to help increase mpg and maintain, or improve, their trucks' performance.
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