Chevrolet is celebrating the 100th birthday of its pickup truck division, and the storied brand chose to showcase whats in store for the next 100 years with the unveiling of the trail ready 2019 Silverado Trailboss
The exterior styling is admitably a love it or hate it affair, with Chevrolet claiming that its new rig embodies “strong modern styling.” This new motif is most noticable in the front fascia which features an intergrated front grille and all new LED headlights. The Trailboss trim (shown here in LT guise) does away with much of the chrome trim, and replaces it with black accent trim elements. The side profile is more sculpted than before, and transistions to a reworked rear end with Colorado-esque tailights as well as an all new rear diffuser and intergrated exhaust tips.
Unlike its rivals at Ford and possibly Ram, GM will continue to use high strength steel in the 2019 Silverado’s construction, especially for the bed floor. The alloys involved are said to be lighter than before, but Chevrolet chose to not reveal official curb weight or performance specs as of yet, but look for that information to emerge closer to NAIAS.
We will be keeping an eye on the High Country grade Silverado in particular to see if rumors of a carbon constructed bed box do indeed come to fruition. A bed made out of this lightweight material would help increase fuel economy somewhat, but high material costs would limit this potential addition to top tier rigs, including its corporate sibling the GMC Sierra Denali.
Look for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado to make its official debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in January. The Silverado will join a string of key debuts at the show including the 2019 Dodge Ram, Toyota Avalon, and the North American debut of the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.