Smithfield Chevrolet Drivers Get A First Look At The 2019 Chevy Silverado

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a full-size, light-duty pickup truck that's one of the best-selling vehicles of its type in America at dealers like the Smithfield Chevrolet dealership, Team Chevrolet. The Silverado has been on the market since 1998, when it was introduced as the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K line. This new fourth-generation of the Silverado 1500 is now bigger, stronger, more powerful and lighter than its predecessor and boasts better road manners, additional safety features and more choice for buyers than ever before.

Offered at your Chevrolet Dealer Team Chevrolet of Goldsboro in Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, LT Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, and High Country trim levels, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is also available with no less than six different engine options. The Silverado 1500 is available in Regular, Double and Crew Cab body styles and with Short, Standard and Long boxes. The available engine options are: 

  • A 2.7-liter turbo-four that makes 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque
  • A 3.0-liter I-6 turbodiesel (details yet to be released0
  • A 4.3-liter V6 that produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque
  • A 5.3-liter EcoTec AFM V8 that generates 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • A 5.3-liter EcoTec DFM V8 that develops 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • A 6.2-liter EcoTec V8 that’s good for 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque 

The 4.3-liter and the AFM version of the 5.3-liter engine come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and an eight-speed auto is the standard transmission with the 2.7-liter and the 5.3-liter DFM. The turbodiesel and the 6.2-liter EcoTec V8 get a new ten-speed automatic. The maximum the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tow when properly equipped is up to 12,200 pounds, and the maximum payload is 2,250 pounds. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all trim levels can be optioned with four-wheel drive if required. 

Mark Reuss, GM's EVP of Global Product Development says of the new 1500: "With the all-new Silverado, we've taken the best truck on the road and made it even better. It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model." 

Just about every feature imaginable is available somewhere in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lineup, but even the most basic version aimed at contractors and fleets is better equipped than many rival base models. The entry level Silverado 1500 WT features the 4.3-liter V6 and even includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen Chevrolet 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. At the other end of the scale the High Country comes with power-retractable running boards, a power-up/down gate function, front and rear park-assist, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium with navigation, a Bose premium sound system, an Advanced Trailering Package and much more. 

As for safety features, all 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models come with six airbags, trailer sway control, hill start assist, and a rearview camera, but some very advanced safety features are available throughout the range. Among the most advanced features available are a following distance indicator and forward collision alert, which are available as part of the available Safety Package.

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