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The 2019 Chevy Silverado Offers an all-new 3.0-liter Duramax; Revised 5.3- and 6.2-Liter Engines

The 2019 Chevy Silverado Offers an all-new 3.0-liter Duramax; Revised 5.3- and 6.2-Liter Engines

Improved efficiency awaits future owners

The Chevrolet Silverado never actually left us, but the debut of the all-new 2019 model feels like a second coming for the Bowtie’s massively popular half-ton pickup. It has a dramatic new look, a lighter packaging, and a staggering number — eight in total — of trim options that’ll make your heads spin in excitement. Best of all, though, is the fact that Chevy is also diversifying the Silverado’s engine lineup, including an all-new Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine that will compliment revised versions of Chevy’s 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8 engines.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

More technology, less weight, and a new turbodiesel

Chevrolet has pulled the covers off its all-new, 2019 Silverado 1500 half-ton pickup truck. While Chevy teased the truck back in December at the Texas Motor Speedway at Chevy’s centennial celebration, the full details only became available at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Chevy also made sure everyone knew the 2018 Detroit show marked 100 years since the brand launched its first pickup.

The 2019 Silverado is completely new and shares almost zero parts from the outgoing truck. Even the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s are revised for increased efficiency. The truck’s fully boxed frame is now 88 pounds lighter but has 10 percent more torsional rigidity, and the truck’s overall weight has dropped 450 pounds when comparing crew cab V-8 models from 2018 and 2019. Chevy did this by using aluminum. Yes, after years of dogging Ford for building its trucks from recycled beer cans, Chevy has made the switch, too. But not every body panel made the transition – only the parts that swing, which includes the hood, doors, and tailgate. The rest is steel. This includes the bed floor, which Chevy says is made from higher-strength, roll-formed steel than before.

Of course, the interior has been completely revamped, too. You’ll find those details, along with so much more, down below.

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The 2019 Silverado's 3.0-Liter Duramax Is Chevy's First I-6 Turbodiesel

The 2019 Silverado’s 3.0-Liter Duramax Is Chevy’s First I-6 Turbodiesel

Also the first I-6 since Chevy killed the Trailblazer in 2009.

Chevrolet is breaking the status quo with its all-new 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel. Announce in conjunction with the new 2019 Silverado 1500, this light-duty turbodiesel marks a few big milestones for the automaker. It breaks convention by avoiding the familiar V-6 design used by both Ford and Ram’s 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesels.

First, the 3.0-liter I-6 Duramax is the first straight-six diesel engine Chevy has ever made, and second, it’s the first inline-six produced since the Chevy Trailblazer and its 4.2-liter Atlas I-6 ended production during the 2009 model year.

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Chevy Offers the 2019 Silverado in Eight Trim Levels Across Three Groups

Chevy Offers the 2019 Silverado in Eight Trim Levels Across Three Groups

There are plenty of options to choose from to suit your Silverado needs

The Chevrolet Silverado made its long-awaited debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. If you’re already drooling over the possibility of owning one in the future, you’re in for a treat because the Silverado will have no shortage of trim options to choose from. According to Chevy, the new half-ton pickup truck will be available in eight different trim options, spread across three different ranges. As far as getting your money’s worth, the new Silverado is giving you plenty of breathing room to choose the best trim that suits your needs and your wallets.

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Does The 2019 Silverado's Dash Resemble A Porg?

Does The 2019 Silverado’s Dash Resemble A Porg?

Am I The Only One Seeing This?

I might just have an overactive imagination, but I swear I see a Porg in the center console of the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Porg is a mystical bird-like creature from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the similarities are just uncanny – especially with the Silverado’s optional brown leather dash treatment. The Porg’s cute little head and pudgy round body have the same shape as the Chevy’s 8.0-inch MyLink screen, HVAC controls, toggle switches, and connectivity ports.

Of course, I’m sure Chevy’s interior designer didn’t glean inspiration from the Porg. In fact, he likely takes serious offense to my observation considering the years he’s spent sculpting and perfecting his vision, and only then to fight for its approval against endless committee meetings and reviews.

Still, It’s going to take me a while for this coincidence to escape my mind. Surely I’m not the only one. Are you seeing this? Tell me in the comments.

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Watch The 2019 Chevy Silverado's Power-Lift Tailgate!

Watch The 2019 Chevy Silverado’s Power-Lift Tailgate!

And check out those larger bumper steps and storage boxes

Chevrolet’s all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 is making waves at Detroit thanks to its slick design, new interior, and list of high-tech features. One such feature is the power up/down tailgate. Simply press a button and the tailgate lowers and lifts on its own. Button locations include the tailgate itself, the key fob, and inside the cabin. Chevy is the first to offer such a tailgate. Ford did debut a power-release tailgate on the 2015 F-150, but it doesn’t close on its own. Chevy’s power tailgate is available on the higher trim level trucks and comes standard on the range-topping High Country.

Other new features at the 2019 Silverado’s business end include larger CornerSteps and new in-bed storage boxes. The new bumper steps are said to accommodate steel-toe boots, which should be a hit at the job site. The cargo bed also has available storage boxes that secure to the bed walls. These removable boxes offer lockable and water-tight storage for gear while not impeding on the width of the bed floor. A sheet of 4x8 plywood or drywall will still fit between the wheel wells.

Last but not least, Chevy has added a 120-volt household power outlet inside the bed. The three-pronged outlet will run any power tools or tailgating party equipment.

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Chevrolet Gives the 2019 Silverado a Proper Diet

Chevrolet Gives the 2019 Silverado a Proper Diet

Bowtie’s new full-sized pickup now weighs 450 pounds less than the current model

Chevrolet promised to turn heads at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and it did just that with the introduction of the 2019 Silverado. There’s a lot to unpack about Chevy’s all-new, half-ton pickup truck, and one of the most interesting developments about it has to do with its weight. It may not seem like it in on the surface, but the new Silverado, among other things, is 450 pounds lighter than the current model.

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Idiot Tries To Off-Road In The Wrong Place, Gets New Silverado Stuck In Frozen Pond: Video

Idiot Tries To Off-Road In The Wrong Place, Gets New Silverado Stuck In Frozen Pond: Video

Capability can’t fix stupid

Trucks are fun, aren’t they? Big suspension, big tires, and all four churning the mushy, muddy ground... what’s not to love? Unfortunately, even the most capable of vehicles out there can’t handle everything, a lesson hard-learned by one Silverado driver in Illinois who apparently found the limits of his friend’s new Chevy pick-up early before sunrise New Year’s day.

The story was captured by local Fox news affiliate Fox2/News 11, who spoke with Austin Opp from the Chain of Rocks Recreation Corp., which owns the muddy ground in question. “When the lake goes dry in the winter, there’s a lot of temptation for guys to think they can just come out here and go four-wheeling,” Opp said. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen out here. Nobody’s usually dumb enough to try to go out on the lake, and he did.”

Apparently, the truck’s owner and his friend ventured out onto frozen lake assuming it was a frozen field. By the time they had realized their mistake, they broke through the ice and were quickly stuck in the grime. To try and fix the problem, the duo rented a backhoe, which, predictably, broke through and got stuck as well. Now, both the truck and the backhoe will remain where they are until spring, at which time the thaw will sink the vehicles under six to seven feet of water.

Oops.

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Wallpaper Selections of the Day: 2019 Chevy Silverado

Wallpaper Selections of the Day: 2019 Chevy Silverado

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GM Will Continue Current Silverado & Sierra Production Past 2019 Model Launch

GM Will Continue Current Silverado & Sierra Production Past 2019 Model Launch

Canada’s Oshawa plant will build current truck for unknown time

General Motors has apparent plans to keep the current-generation 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 in production while simultaneously building and selling the all-new, 2019 versions. GM has tapped its Oshawa plant in Canada to continue production while its other plants in the U.S. and Mexico will build the new model.

“This strategy will help us meet customer demand as we transition our production and introduce our exciting new models into the market starting later in 2018,” said Jennifer Wright, a GM Canada spokeswoman to Automotive News Canada. “The length of the program in Oshawa will be dependent on market demand.”

For anyone who has followed the auto industry, this news isn’t surprising, especially for GM. Most recently, GM built both the previous and new generation of Equinox crossover and Jeep plans to do the same with the outgoing Wrangler JK while the new 2018 Wrangler JL’s production is ramping up. Automotive News reports that even the current Ram 1500 will continue production alongside the next-generation Ram 1500 when it begins assembly in early 2018.

As for the Oshawa’s future, Canada’s Unifor union president Jerry Dias, told AN, “They are being very careful about what they are announcing right now. But they have invested a fortune in Oshawa. Right now the commitment is to the existing portfolio. More decisions will be made.”

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New vs. Old: Exterior Updates to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

New vs. Old: Exterior Updates to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Dissecting the 2019 Silverado’s new looks

Chevrolet’s soft debut of the 2019 Silverado 1500 Trailboss foregoes the big, juicy details, but gives us a great first glimpse at the all-new, next-generation pickup. About the only official specs include the higher strength steel bed floor, a substantial reduction in overall weight, and the presence of that new Trailboss trim. Chevy is withholding the rest until the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in mid-January.

Nevertheless, we’re going over what we know so far and taking a close look at the differences between the outgoing 2014-2018 Silverado and the 2019 model. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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This Is It! Meet the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

This Is It! Meet the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

A helicopter airlifts the Trailboss trim to its debut

Continuing the modern trend of sneak-peak reveals ahead of official debuts, Chevrolet dramatically introduced its all-new, 2019 Silverado 1500 pickup truck by airlifting the truck under a helicopter on December 16. The spectacle took place at the Texas Motor Speedway in view of the media and members of Chevy’s new Truck Legends owners club.

Chevy hasn’t released much information on the new 2019 Silverado, but we do know several key points. For starters, the new Silverado will come with a Trailboss trim. First seen on the Chevy Colorado, this trim takes the Z71 off-road package and adds a two-inch suspension lift and Goodyear DuraTrac tires. Chevy also says the new Silverado will come with more engine and transmission combinations, more technology and convenience features, and has a “significant reduction” in weight over the outgoing Silverado.

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The 2018 Chevy Traverse Has Plenty of Storage Spots

The 2018 Chevy Traverse Has Plenty of Storage Spots

Cubbyholes and secret compartments offer everyday functionality

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is all new, and while most reports focus on its longer wheelbase, the new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the RS trim, the new nine-speed automatic transmission, and the crossover’s new design, the Traverse’s number of storage options shouldn’t be overlooked.

I took the new Traverse on a 1,600-mile road trip over the recent Thanksgiving holidays. All three rows were packed with people, luggage, and the random junk that tends to accumulate on a long drive. Cups, napkins, phones, charging cables, sunglasses, iPads, and even Lacrosse sticks were all present by end of our 12-hour travel day. But thanks to the 2018 Traverse’s wildly functional interior, everything had its own place.

There are no less than eight cup holders, eight USB ports, and three separate compartments in each door panel. The rear doors have five compartments. Pockets in the seatbacks of the front seats make a great iPad hiding spot, and the hidden storage compartment behind the 8.0-inch MyLink touchscreen is a smart place to store valuables. It’s even lockable with a four-digit pin.

As for larger items like those Lacrosse sticks, they fit perfectly in the under-floor compartment behind the third row. The area still had plenty of room for other items, too. We ended up putting an entire soft-sided duffle bag in there. If it came to hauling more cargo than people, the Traverse’s rear two rows fold flat for 98 cubic feet of storage volume. Even with the third row in place, the Traverse still boasts 23 cubic feet of room.

All told, the 2018 Traverse proved its worth at catching all the crap that tends to accumulate during a trip. It also proved easy to clean with a simple damp cloth over the plastic and leather bits and a vacuum over the black carpet. Storage and cleanability – two very important aspects of any family vehicle and something the 2018 Chevy Traverse has in spades.

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Road Trippin' in The 2018 Chevy Traverse

Road Trippin’ in The 2018 Chevy Traverse

Driving 1,600 miles reveals this crossover’s true nature

Thanksgiving tops the list of holidays most traveled for, and like I always do, I joined the fray of people flocking back home for some turkey and homemade desserts. My destination was the family farm, nestled just south of Knoxville in the rolling hills of East Tennessee. Joining me was the wife and kid, along with my wife’s sister. With three girls packing for a weeklong trip, I knew I needed tons of luggage space, so I reached out to Chevrolet. They were kind enough to let me rack up miles on a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse decked out in the Premier trim.

The Traverse has been Chevy’s three-row crossover since it debuted for the 2009 model year and a slight refresh in 2013 kept it from getting stale. But Chevy pulled out all the stops for 2018, giving the Traverse an entirely new architecture, a new design, a longer wheelbase, and a swankier interior filled with Chevy’s latest tech. And not only does the new Traverse look much more upscale, its spacious interior proved well suited for two, 12-hour driving days. And anyone with kids knows entertainment options are a must; the Traverse’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi was invaluable.

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Driven

2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Driven

All new for 2018 and ready for road trips

The Chevrolet Traverse made a big splash into the three-row crossover pond when it debuted for 2009. It offered more interior room than Chevy’s own Tahoe, and at a much more family-friendly price. The same is true for Chevy’s all-new, second-generation Traverse, which debuts for the 2018 model year. It rides on a new chassis, comes with updated powertrains, and classier styling. Inside is Chevy’s latest tech-filled cabin with plenty of creature comforts spread over three rows and seven seats – or eight seats with the standard second-row bench.

To get an in-depth feel of how Chevy’s redesigned Traverse handled a family road trip, I embarked on a 1,500-mile road trip with my wife, daughter, and sister-in-law all piled aboard. The trip took us from sunny Central Florida to the chilly hills of East Tennessee for Thanksgiving. Our chariot was a Premier trim, second only to the High Country trim in the 2018 Traverse’s lineup. That means it came with just about every wish-list item, including heated and vented front seats, heated second-row bucket seats, the MyLink infotainment system with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, USB ports galore, and Sirius XM radio for uninterrupted music over the day-long, 12-hour drive north. Of course, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth allowed for other choices for the front-seat DJ.

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Chevy Offers Helpful Hints for Transporting Your Christmas Tree

Chevy Offers Helpful Hints for Transporting Your Christmas Tree

These tips could help you transport your Christmas trees safely

December has arrived, and that means many different things to different people. Those of us who celebrate Christmas will have to face an onslaught of visits to shopping malls or online stores. But before that, the first order of business is to buy a Christmas tree. For those who prefer to go all-natural with their Christmas trees, Chevrolet isn’t going to let you do it without sharing some tips on how to properly secure and transport your freshly cut trees from farm to home.

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2017 Chevrolet ZR2 Race Development Truck

2017 Chevrolet ZR2 Race Development Truck

A ZR2 built for racing on rougher terrain

Chevy brought two custom Colorado ZR2 pickups to SEMA this year with some heavy modifications that make them even better off-road. One was built in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles and meant for over-landing while this, the Colorado ZR2 Race Development Truck, is built for high-speed desert running. In fact, many of the upgrades on this truck were first tested on Chad Hall’s Colorado ZR2, which ran in the “Best In The Desert” race series.

The list of modifications isn’t overly extensive, showing just how capable the Colorado ZR2 is from the factory. The truck’s crown jewel is its DSSV spool valve shock absorbers from Multimatic. DSSV shocks were developed for supercars and F1 race teams, so its adoption for an off-roader was unconventional. The factory truck also has better ground clearance than a regular Colorado, along with bespoke bodywork that improved approach and departure angles. Adding to its capability are front and rear electronic differential lockers – something not found on any other Colorado. Still, Chevy improved on the ZR2’s design for hard-core racing.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept

Add boost, haul more

Folks like to modify their rides for a variety of reasons. Some like to add a dash of personalized style, while others want to enhance the vehicle’s natural talents. However, some of the most interesting results come from the desire to take a vehicle out of its comfort zone, and as a result, create the unexpected. The Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept is a great example of something from that third category. While the Silverado is best known for its ability to haul goods, Chevy decided to see what would happen if it built a Silverado that could also haul ass. As such, this 2018 model gets a boatload of extra power thanks to a new concept supercharger system that ramps up output from the truck’s 5.3-liter V-8 engine by more than 100 horsepower. Of course, while gobs of extra power is always appreciated, a well-rounded build needs the complementary gear to go with it, and the Silverado Performance Concept delivers with additional performance parts, styling upgrades, and more.

Making its debut at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Silverado Performance Concept joins roughly 20 other factory-backed Chevy models in attendance to entice both builders and enthusiasts alike with Bow Tie-styled goodness. Read on for the details on this go-faster truck.

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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV Concept

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV Concept

An overland truck ready for just about anything

While SEMA certainly has plenty to offer when it comes builds that are low and fast, the annual vehicle modification extravaganza also offers loads of rough-and-ready off-roaders, many of which are rocking big suspension and the right stuff to tackle whatever Mother Nature has in store. The Chevy Colorado ZR2 AEV Concept is one good example, which looks to add to the Bow Tie’s already impressive performance truck cred as one part in a duo of custom Colorado concepts. Unlike its desert-running counterpart, the AEV focuses more on overland capability, adding robust off-roading exterior protection, enormous 35-inch tires (plus the requisite suspension lift), and even a fridge in case you get hungry while stomping around the great outdoors.

And that’s about right, considering AEV stands for American Expedition Vehicles, a private Montana-based manufacturer that’s been making comprehensive off-roader packages for the past two decades. “Our collaboration taught us that Colorado makes a great platform for building an off-road truck that can take you as far out as you want to go, safely,” says AEV’s founder, Dave Harriton. Read on for the specifics on what that claim entails.

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