Everyone is talking about the Chevrolet Silverado’s new look. This year, it’s all about steel. General Motors has over 100 years of production under its belt, and Chevrolet is its biggest brand. It’s also GM’s best-selling model—sitting in the number-two spot as one of America’s best-selling vehicles.
New and Improved?
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is outfitted with sheet-metal from back to front, covering the all-new GMT T1XX architecture beneath. T1XX-platform trucks are expected to switch to aluminum body panels soon, however, to reduce gas mileage.
For some, the Chevrolet’s high-strength steel bed floor might be a little too hefty. According to GM, the mixed material metal sheds a few pounds from its predecessor. Allegedly, it boosts the truck’s fuel economy, capability and road performance. It’s similar to the Ford F-150’s all-aluminum skin which outfits sheet-metal bed floor.
Where Metal Counts: A Sculpted Body
While the Silverado will probably pack lighter materials, post-2018, its sculpted body is a distinct departure from the industry’s regular slab-sided rides. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has character, and its metal body dips down and fades around the front door area. Meanwhile, the line’s box-shaped fender flares are gone. The rocker trim is gone, too, replaced with sleeker design elements.
The 2019 Silverado’s styling is certainly bold, but drivers might feel a little empty when seeing its front has under four lighting elements. The 2019 model also has a blade-shaped red plastic line, right between the truck’s front bumper and front fender.
So, What’s the Verdict?
We feel the 2019 Silverado has a solid style. It’s bolder, but its fuel economy could be a little better. Fortunately, the Silverado line is only getting more economical. Some of the newest model’s styling touches are reminiscent of midsize Colorado pickups. In general, it’s a solid truck. Offering a quiet interior, higher sideview mirrors than previous models and a distinctive rear window spoiler, the 2019 Silverado is a must-see if you’re considering a new truck.