The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel is a response to Ford’s F-150 truck. As we already investigated, the most popular truck will be released as a diesel and hybrid soon. You can read more about the upcoming diesel variant of the F-150 HERE, and also bout next edition with hybrid drivetrain HERE.
Chevy Silverado is probably taking a number 2 spot in popularity in US market. The truck is powerful, reliable, durable, comfortable… We can continue to praise it, but there is still a vehicle which causes more interest. To keep the pace with F-150, the company must be innovative and follow modern trends. One of them is a diesel and hybrid truck. The 2019 Silverado will bring the first version, and in future, we will definitely see the plug-in truck.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Drivetrain and Specs
So far, we can only predict the drivetrain for the base, petrol model. However, even this one is not confirmed yet. It is a 4.3-l V-6. The Silverado truck for 2019 season will also get a mild hybrid with small AC motor. Nevertheless, we are more interested in 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel.
But we can’t guess what is coming for this version. Chevy is not so famous for the diesel trucks and vehicles. We expect to see Colorado in this variant during 2018. However, a full-size pickup is too big for a 2.8-l Duramax four-cylinder powertrain. Buyers won’t be happy with 200 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Petrol unit for standard Silverado 1500 can produce 285 horses and 300 pound-feet.
Turbocharger and Supercharger
The Colorado mid-size pickup will add direct injection to the Duramax unit. With turbo- and supercharger, the 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel will gain at least 50 hp. On the other hand, torque level for the Colorado diesel sibling is going to get a boost from 370 lb-ft. With 400+ pound-feet, Silverado will definitely be competitive in the market.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Features and Options
Silverado is a versatile truck with a lot of options for buyers. Many trim levels are bringing plenty of features for the most demanding drivers. From entry-level WT trim, and to top of the class High Country, we will find a lot of equipment. However, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel won’t be offered with all of them.
We suppose that base WT trim is coming only as a petrol truck. From LS trim, we can see diesel, and it is going to be available with most of the other levels. The LT, LTZ, and the High Country will probably offer it. The only exception could be Limited editions and trims.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Spied
Spy photos of the upcoming truck are available. Of course, heavy camo is all over the vehicle, so it is impossible to see what lays under covers. However, one detail confirms the story about the upcoming diesel truck. While the test mule was at the gas station, fuel gallon cover was opened. Spy photo was sharp enough to unveil the label and text on it. “Diesel Fuel Only” is a clear sign and confirmation of rumors.
According to from what we could see, it seems like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel is almost ready. Chevy will continue its development to finalize all details.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Release Date
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel will have a premiere at the main stage of some big car show. The company is not going to waste the opportunity to advertise this truck wherever it is possible. Importance of the diesel pickup is huge, and that is the only way to stay close to Ford F-150, which comes already as the 2018 year model. During the season Silverado 1500 Diesel will have the debut, while massive production and sales are starting as soon as we step in 2019.
So, what are the options for the premiere? Detroit is coming too soon. Chevy could launch it just to show they are working on it. New York auto show is the main favorite, while it is too late to wait for LA and December.
As we already mentioned, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel won’t be available with base trim levels. The price of next trim, the LS model, starts from $31,000. With diesel unit, we can expect a boost of at least $2,000, and maybe more. With every new trim level, it will raise.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Expectations
In short, everyone expects huge things from 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel. Fans can’t wait to see it. The competition will follow every rumor and detail, so they can respond. Finally, chiefs in Chevrolet want to impact on the market and profit.
This or another way, 2019 Silverado Diesel will come with noise. The first full-size diesel truck from this carmaker is also one of the rare in the US market. So, there is no doubt that interest will be high. Sales are always unpredictable. Another importance of the model is that will start a new direction of development. This is not only for Chevy but for all other truck makers.