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3 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 Chevy Silverado

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The Chevy Silverado is one of GM’s most profitable vehicle to date, so it isn’t unusual that the launch of the 2019 Silverado before the Detroit Motor Show got the attention of the media, the fans, and the whole auto industry itself.

1. Higher Fuel Efficiency

The biggest deal about pickup trucks these days is for them to deliver high fuel efficiency ratings and add new features and capabilities. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado looks to do this as it is rated an industry best 20 mpg combined by the EPA. Compared with the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel that has 23 mpg combined (the best ranked in 2017) and the 2018 Ford F-150 that has 22 mpg combined, the Silverado is definitely at the top of its game.

2. Light And Efficient

One detail about the 2019 Silverado stood out from the information released by Chevrolet. The new Silverado will be 450 pounds lighter than the same model from the 2018 line. Chevrolet said that the weight reduction comes from the use of high-strength steel and GM’s mixed-materials strategy. The “swinging panels” such as the door, the hood, and the tailgate are all made of aluminum while the frame, the cab, and the bed remained steel.

Aside from the weight reduction, Chevy also worked on giving the pickup truck a more fluid aerodynamics. The final version resulted to a Chevy with a 7-percent reduction in drag and the appearance of aero curtains at the leading edges of the front sides. These pull air inside the fender and send it to the front wheels to reduce turbulence.

3. New Powertrains Development

In the powertrain department, the Silverado will most likely be fitted with the newly developed Duramax 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel. The presence of the diesel option will line GM’s pickup with those from Ram, which led the use of the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel in 1500-class trucks for the 2014 model year.

The engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and the Dynamic Fuel Management.

Reality Vs Concept: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition

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Although the SEMA Auto show was mostly for outlandish concepts, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition Concept was actually based on a production truck the company will be introducing next year. Owners of the Silverado 2500HD can opt for the Alaskan Edition—a snow plow prep package.

The production version of the Alaskan Edition is rumored to be packing the following: front hook-ups for a snow plow, 18-inch wheels, Goodyear DuraTrac tires, roof market lights, spray-on bedliner, skid plates, 220-amp alternator, and heavy-duty front springs. The concept version also has these things with the addition of other components that make it stand out from the rest.

According to reports, the concept version will be boasting of a blue body color with silver accents and grizzly bear graphic, chrome finishing on the bumpers, grille and mirror caps, huge stainless steel snowplow, front suspension leveling kit, and 20-inch wheels. Snowplows do not come with the box, but customers can choose which snowplow to purchase based on budget and usage.

Before building the Alaskan Edition Concept, Chevy already started plans to make it. These actual plans are very close to what was sitting in front of everyone at SEMA. The only major change is the huge snowplow, which can be angled to either side or can be V-shaped to plow the snow forward.

In terms of interior, the production version of the Alaskan Edition can only be applied on the Work Truck and LT trim levels while the concept is based on the LTZ trim level, which has rubberized floor covering and standard-issue LTZ leather seats with the grizzly bear logo embroidered on them.

There are no changes in the concept’s drivetrain from the production version. After all, the production version already packs GM’s newest 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbodiesel that can produce 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition Gets Unique Body Panel

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Chevrolet has revealed the 2016 Silverado Rally Edition at the Texas Motor Speedway, and we can’t help but be wowed by its unique body panel, including a power dome hood.

The move sees Chevrolet extending its Silverado’s line of special editions, which offers more truck options than any other brand. Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director, said that their 2015 special editions clearly resonated well with new and younger buyers.

The brand’s total truck sales increased by 27 percent in 2015, which was double the increase for the total truck market.

The Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition differs from the standard truck because of its matte black graphics package and large wheels. Although Chevrolet didn’t reveal much about the details of the Rally Edition, it did say that the changes were largely inspired by trends in street-performance trucks.

The Rally Edition comes in a monochromatic color scheme with black accents and bold hood and body stripes. It has blacked-out wheels, which can be had in either 20- or 22-inch sizes.

If you will go and check Chevrolet’s “build your own” website, you’ll find that the Rally Special Edition will come packing these features—22-inch wheels, a spray-on bedliner, 4-inch round black side steps, black graphics, box-side decals, and front and rear black bowties. That package will cost $4,995.

For those of you who want the Rally Edition, you will have to choose the 2016 Silverado 1500 in LT trim with the Z71 package. That will give you the 4WD pickup with 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 with an option of either Extended Cab or Crew Cab. This will set you back by $46,965.

Meanwhile, while you decide on whether or not to get the Rally Edition, you can vote for your favorite special edition team as Chevrolet partnered their special edition trucks with a different Chevrolet Racing driver. Head on over to Chevy Trucks’ Twitter account to cast your votes.

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