Chevrolet Formally Introduces the All-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] More capable and efficient thanks to light weighting and more efficient drivetrains.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 15, 2018


    Detroit, MI -- At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Chevrolet released even more details about its next-generation Silverado with the back drop of the first Chevrolet trucks being offered to customers in January of 1918, 100 years to the month.

    Like Ford and its all-aluminum body shell release more than 2-years ago that dropped hundreds of pounds from the previous gen, the all-new Silverado has shed almost 450 pounds. This mass reduction comparison is based on crew cab -8 models. The biggest news however was the loss of the base 4.3L V6 engine and a 3.0L I6 Duramax Turbo Diesel being added for the 2019 MY.

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Improvements Abound

    The 2019 Silverado 1500 bed provides the most cargo volume in every bed length, with the short-box offering 63 cubic feet of volume — up to 20 percent larger than “a” competitor’s short-box. Why does Chevrolet have to muck up a great release with a statement like that?

    The larger volume was achieved by widening the maximum width of the bed floor almost seven inches. Like the RAMs RAMBOX, Chevrolet will offer OEM storage bins that fit over the wheel wells, offering nearly seven cubic feet of lockable cargo space for short-box models, while still allowing a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood to lye flat on the cargo floor.

    James Davis, aka "TheStepChild" and CleanMPG truck editor:
    For 2019, the Silverado bed will be formed from higher strength steel alloy that also reduces mass. The bed also includes twelve – 9 moveable – 500 lb pull force tie-downs.

    On higher end trims, a power up/down tailgate operated from the key fob, interior button or by hand can be ordered.
    Besides the drivetrain changes mentioned above, one of the best features the Silverado and its sister Sierra have included for years is that for the 2019 MY, even larger cutout CornerStep bumpers are said to better accommodate steel-toed boots.

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Size and Weight Reduction

    The 2019 Silverado wheelbase and length are up to 3.9 inches and 1.6 inches longer respectively.

    The body is 88 pounds lighter thanks in part to all exterior hinged panels (doors, hood and tailgate) are made of aluminum while the body shell is made of steel.

    The fully boxed steel frame is 88 pounds lighter with a 10 percent increase in torsional rigidity. Eighty percent of the frame is made of high-strength steel.

    The front independent suspension features new forged-aluminum upper control arms. The live-axle rear suspension includes new carbon-composite second-stage springs on LT models that saves another 24 pounds.

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Drivetrain(s)

    The 2019 Silverado will arrive with six engine/transmission combinations including updated 5.3L and 6.2L V8s with cylinder shutoff.

    The Silverado will also be available with an all-new 3.0L I6 Duramax turbo-diesel.

    Both the 3.0L diesel and 6.2L engines are paired with a new 10-speed ATs as well as start/stop.

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Exterior Design

    The Silverado’s receives a new the front grille with air curtains. The profile includes an integrated spoiler at the rear edge of the cab that directs air onto the tailgate lip, reducing wind drag. Together with other enhancements, aero drag has been reduced by 7 percent.

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Interior Design

    2019 Silverado LTZ High Country trim interior shown.​

    The interior is said to be more comfortable with more interior cargo storage volume and more intuitive controls.

    The passenger cabin has been increased with crew-cab models now offering 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom for a 44.5 inches of front seat legroom and 43.8 inches of rear seat legroom.

    Available storage options include two 10L bins integrated in the second-row seatbacks and a large 24L storage tray under the second-row seat.

    Like the previous gen. the all-new Silverado can be purchased with 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, wireless phone charging and OnStar.

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Trims

    Work Truck features a “CHEVROLET” graphic across the grille and tailgate, blacked-out trim and 17-inch steel wheels. The interior features vinyl or cloth seats and 7-inch color touch screen.

    Custom features a body-color styling theme, 20-inch painted alloys, LED signature taillamps and available integrated dual exhaust.

    Custom Trailboss adds off-road equipment to the Custom, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package with a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

    LT features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille and mirror caps, Chevrolet bowtie in the grille, LED reflector headlamps and signature daytime running lights. The interior features an 8-inch color touch screen and available leather.

    RST adds street-performance appearance to the LT with body-color trim, full LED lighting (foglamps, headlamps and taillamps) and up to 22-inch wheels with all-season tires.

    LT Trailboss adds off-road equipment to the LT, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package, including locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

    LTZ features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille, mirror caps, door handles and hockey-stick beltline as well as power folding and heated outside rearview mirrors. Leather interior trim is standard equipment.

    High Country features an exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish, body-color accents plus chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel. It also includes the power up/down tailgate as standard equipment.

    Now about those EPA ratings… ;)
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  2. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    From fuelly: "2,993 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s have provided 49.8 million miles of real world fuel economy & MPG data."

    So in the real world over the past 30 years not much has changed -- an increase from 15 to 16 mpg. Maybe they're getting better at gaming the EPA tests, but if history is any guide, I wouldn't expect "gallons purchased" to be much different at the next trip to the gas pump.

    /it's a good looking pickup, I can't deny. Probably what Clark Griswold really would've wanted.
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  3. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    There is a significant jump from the previous to current generation, 15mpg to ~16.7.
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I think the problem may be that they keep upping the horsepower and you know people and power... give it to them and they'll use it! Of course I'm thinking more of the average, non-working-truck drivers.
  5. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    That's part of the problem. The bigger part for pickups/SUV's imo, is aero and mass. (big A, little m). 63 mph on a flat highway, no wind warm day, yeah you'll see some decent mpg. Once it starts getting windy, cold,70 mph, up and down ... bad news. Unlike a low profile, lightweight sedan --- which is much better at hanging onto its mpg when the going gets normal.

    Regardless of drivetrain, .. this is a problem that won't go away: Check out the Tesla model X forums and you'll see the same phenomenon.

    Real world range on 75D Model X?

    /there's a reason you don't see turnips lined up at the blood bank.
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  6. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    You need to not only factor in the power improvements, but what those improvements mean for the trucks' capability. Today's truck may only get the same fuel economy as one from 20 years ago, but it gets it while hauling more weight. The real issues are the lack of smaller truck choices, and people buying trucks they don't need.

    Also, MPG is a poor metric for seeing the effect of efficiency improvements. The 15 to 16 mpg seen by the Silverado is a 10% improvement. Over the same time period, the non-hybrid Camry might have improved by the same amount. The Camry's MPG value improvement looks better, but the Silverado's results in less oil used.
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  7. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    A 15 to 16 mpg would be a 6.666% improvement.

    Fuelly on the Toyota Camry from 1988 to 2018 went from 28 mpg to 33 mpg. That's a 17.9% improvement. Viewed as a real world percentage gain comparison, that's close to 3 times what the Silverado was able to achieve.

    The only new "capabilities" being utilized in today's pickups are egocentric (i.e. watch me out-accelerate you into the next gap, .. mine's bigger than yours)
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  8. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    But hey, bring the pickup back down to a reasonable height/size, insert a power plant from a whole different direction ---- If the OEM's/buying public were ever actually interested in an efficient work vehicle ... who knows what might happen?

    "Based on current testing, the engine is anticipated to be fully integrated into the vehicle and drivable in late 2018."

    Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

    /shouldn't this be the most important "reveal" from detroit?
    //add,.. and that is "Saudi Aramco" who's partnered.
    imo,.. they need to keep oil under $80/barrel or "long term demand destruction" starts to kick in. So it wouldn't surprise me if they're trying to work the supply/demand equation from both sides at this point. $70 oil plus loads of taxes have european gasoline in the $6-7/gallon level now. At some point, people just stop buying it.

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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Looks like a plumber's nightmare. And only twice the cost of conventional V-8 ! I like it.
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  10. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    I heard that they will have an EV version?
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  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Flint Engine to Build All-new Duramax 3.0L I6 Turbo Diesel for 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado


    GM announced that its Flint Engine Operations will manufacture the all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel for the 2019 Silverado. In 2015 GM announced a $263 million investment in Flint Engine Operations for a new engine line.

    The 2019 Silverado will be available with the all-new Flint-built 3.0L I6 turbo-diesel. The new turbo-diesel will be paired with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission and will feature industry-exclusive technologies that optimize performance and efficiency.

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  12. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    The values for the Camry are pulled up by the hybrid, which sold in relatively small numbers for the model. The V6 option might have out sold the hybrid in the US some years. Look at pre-hybrid numbers, 2011 and earlier, and the Camry was returning 28mpg.

    Then the Silverado actually has improved by more than 1mpg. The lazy rounding we are using hurts lower values more in MPG. On the flip side of the Camry hybrid influence, some of those reported Silverados could include trucks actually being used for truck stuff, like towing, that will drag their numbers down.

    I was sure the Camry improved more than the Silverado. I also ignored the 2018 Camry because it was a all new car with all new engines that has been out for less than a half year. But even using the values quoted above, the Camry's greater improvements in MPG don't result in as great of an improvement in fuel used. Over 10k miles, the newer Camry will save 540 gallons of gas. The Silverado will save 420 gallons figuring just a 1mpg improvement, and 570 gallons with a 1.4mpg one.

    I agree on how most people are actually using their truck. It is an issue. We also have an issue in people choosing the non-hybrid over the hybrid in large numbers.

    The Aramco reveal shows that the ICE isn't dead, but it makes no mention of emissions.
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  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2020 Chevrolet Silverado Turbo Diesel Details

    Everything but the EPA…

    Hi All:

    In a release from earlier today, GM finally provided details on the year late 3.0L I6 for the full size Silverado.

    2020 Chevrolet Silverado Turbo Diesel


    The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado’s soon to be available 3.0L Duramax I6 turbo-diesel engine provides class-leading torque and hp. It is the first-ever inline-six turbo-diesel offered in a Chevrolet’s full-size light-duty truck.

    The all-new engine incorporates advanced combustion and emissions technologies to optimize performance and efficiency. It is priced identically to the 6.2L V-8 as a $2,495 premium over a 5.3L V-8 model or $3,890 over a 2.7L I4 Turbo model.

    Available on LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trims, the 3.0L turbo diesel rounds is rated at 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque delivering 95 percent of peak torque at just 1,250 rpm. Peak torque is sustained from 1,500 rpm through 3,000 rpm.

    The 3.0L Duramax is paired with GM’s 10L80 10-speed AT, featuring a centrifugal pendulum absorber torque converter that reduces vibrations to improve smoothness, reinforcing its performance, efficiency and refinement. This combination also offers exhaust braking, which uses the diesel engine’s compression to help slow the vehicle, requiring fewer brake applications by the driver when in Tow Haul mode.

    The I6 turbo diesel is constructed from a lightweight aluminum block w/ cast iron sleeves and an aluminum cylinder head, Active Thermal Management enhances efficiency and cold-weather warm-up. Ceramic glow plugs also help with shorter heat-up times and a quicker cold start, meaning the engine block heater is not needed until -22 degrees F.

    Efficiently smooth

    Compared to a DOHC V6 or V8 and just like the Cummins I6 in the RAM HDs. the I6 offers greater efficiency by reducing friction via half the number of camshafts, valvetrain components, and two fewer injectors vs a V8.

    The rotating assembly consists of a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and hypereutectic aluminum pistons. The alloys in the respective castings for the rods and pistons make them lightweight and durable. Silicon is blended with the aluminum for heat resistance and tolerance within the piston cylinders, which enhances performance and makes the engine quiet.

    A thick piston crown and reinforced top ring add strength to support the tremendous cylinder pressures enabled by turbocharging and the engine’s high 15.0:1 compression ratio. A little low for Thermo reasons imho?

    The overhead camshafts operate four valves per cylinder. This arrangement is integrated on the Duramax 3.0L’s lightweight aluminum cylinder head, which is topped with a lightweight composite cam cover that incorporates the crankcase ventilation and oil separation systems.

    A pair of lightweight, assembled camshafts actuates 28.35 mm diameter intake and 24.55 mm diameter exhaust valves. The camshaft drivetrain is located at the rear (flywheel side) of the engine, for greater refinement and packaging considerations for the comparatively long inline-six. Think of Ford’s 6.7L PowerStroke V8 and you have the answer as to why it is smoother and quieter. A crankshaft-driven chain drives the high-pressure direct-injection fuel pump, while a chain driven by the fuel pump drives both intake and exhaust camshafts. A smaller belt drives the variable flow oil pump from the crankshaft.

    Engine Tech

    Variable geometry turbocharging enables the Duramax 3.0L engine to deliver class-leading hp with minimal effect on overall efficiency. The liquid-cooled turbocharger features a low-friction ball-bearing shaft and is mounted close to the exhaust outlet of the engine for quicker spool-up and faster light-off of the exhaust catalyst. A water-to-air intercooling system produces a cooler higher density air charge for greater power. Maximum boost pressure is 43.5 psi.

    A new low-pressure EGR system adds to the high-pressure system, supporting continual adjustment of exhaust backpressure for more efficient operation. It recirculates gases between the low-pressure points in the exhaust system (downstream of the particulate filter) and after the compressor inlet.

    When the low-pressure EGR is activated by an electronically controlled valve, the engine burns exhaust gas that has already passed through the particulate filter. That increases the turbocharger’s efficiency, which helps overall vehicle efficiency without deteriorating the rate of particulate emitted by the engine.

    A variable intake manifold via Electronically controlled flaps — one for each cylinder — shorten or lengthen the airflow to each cylinder. This optimizes the airflow and improves performance and responsiveness across the rpm band, particularly at lower engine speeds.

    A variable-pressure oiling system with a continuously variable-displacement vane oil pump and low-friction Diesel Dexos 0W20 oil add to the efficiency potential!

    Oil jets located in the block are sprayed onto the inner core of the piston with an extra layer of cooling, friction-reducing oil enhancing long-term durability.

    Active Thermal Management via the use of a three-actuator rotary valve system to distribute coolant through the engine in a targeted manner. It sends heat where it’s needed to warm up the engine to reduce friction and heat the passenger cabin or cools when needed for high-power operation. The Duramax 3.0L also features split cooling between the block and head. Remember the excellent Audi 3.0L TDI? Yup, very similar. :)

    36,250 psi Common Rail direct fuel injection through solenoid-activated injectors with nine-hole nozzles generates class-leading hp and torque.

    An Electronic throttle valve that regulates intake manifold pressure in order to optimize EGR rates. It also contributes to a smooth engine shutdown via a more controlled airflow shutdown.

    Ceramic glow that heat up quicker and hotter than conventional metal-based glow plugs, helping the engine start and heat up more quickly in cold weather. The Duramax 3.0L TD achieves unassisted starting temperatures of -22 F.

    Plus Stop/start.

    I am still hoping for an EPA of 32 mpgUS highway in RWD format but that is just me.;)

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  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    It is better than I had originally hoped and will surely put pressure on the 2020 RAM 1500's all-new EcoDiesel due out this fall!

    The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the all-new 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque 3.0L I6 Duramax turbo-diesel will deliver owners an EPA-estimated 23/33 mpg city/highway in rear-wheel-drive configuration. Tow cap is 9,300 pounds with a max payload of 1,870 pounds. 4WD trims will have a 23/29 mpg city/highway rating and a slightly lower tow and payload rating.

    2020 Chevrolet Silverado Turbo Diesel


    This is the first diesel offered in Chevrolet’s light-duty trucks since 1997, and the brand’s first-ever inline-six configuration for full-size, light duty trucks.

    The inline-six engine provides an inherently balanced configuration for low noise and vibration characteristics. It features an aluminum block for weight reduction, an 84mm x 90mm bore and stroke, dual-overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder.

    A new active thermal management system warms up propulsion components more quickly for more efficient operation.

    The exhaust brake, which is available in tow-haul mode, can provide additional driver confidence when towing, especially when going downhill.

    The driver-selectable stop/start technology enhances fuel economy by shutting off the engine at stoplights and certain other stop-and-go situations, helping save fuel. The engine automatically restarts when the driver takes his or her foot off the brake.

    The 3.0L Duramax is exclusively paired with a Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission, featuring smaller gear steps and an overall larger ratio spread to enable peak efficiency. Intelligent controls adjust to the driver’s needs for smooth operation and aggressive response.

    The 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel is available on the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trims. For the LTZ and High Country, the 3.0L Diesel is a $2,495 option, identical to that of the 6.2L V-8. For the LT and RST, it is a $3,890 increase over a 2.7L Turbo engine.

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  15. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Not exactly! You could get that 40 or even up to about 80 years ago in a Chevrolet pickup.
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  16. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    He left the diesel qualifier silent, but should have been inferred from context. It was included in the post previous.
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  17. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    That's pretty good, it beats the Colorado diesel's rating too!
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