The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is set to make some big changes in the full-size truck market. They have announced their engine options for the truck, with an option for everyone. From a turbo I-4 to the 6.2-liter V8 it is all there.
“A major focus of the next-generation Silverado is expanding the range of choices,” said Tim Asoklis, chief engineer for the Silverado 1500. “With all-new engines and a broader model range, there’s a Silverado for everyone, whether you’re buying your first pickup or your tenth.”
Over half of the models will be equipped with some of Chevy’s most advanced V8s in the brand’s history. These engines include updated versions of 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter engines. They will be equipped with Dynamic Fuel Management which features 17 different modes of cylinder deactivation.
Something new to the truck side of things for Chevy is an all-new, advanced 2.7-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that replaces the 4.3-liter V6 as the standard engine on the high-volume Silverado LT and new Silverado RST. It is expected to offer 22 percent more torque, greater fuel efficiency, and a stronger power-to-weight ratio than the current model.
One option that we are excited about is the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel that will be available in early 2019. This option may become the new favorite in the Silverado with the popularity of the 2.8-liter Duramax that is in the Colorado.
“With less weight and less wind resistance, we improved the driving dynamics without sacrificing fuel efficiency,” said Asoklis. “The next-gen Silverado is a bigger truck, but the chassis feels more responsive and acceleration is more pronounced. I would argue it’s the best-driving truck we have ever built.”
Which engine option do you want in your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado? Check out the chart below!
2019 Chevrolet Silverado Propulsion Lineup
|2.7L I-4 Turbo w/AFM (8-spd.)||5.3L V-8 w/AFM (6-spd.)||5.3L V-8 w/DFM (8-spd.)||3.0L I-6 Turbo-Diesel (10-spd.)||6.2L V-8 w/DFM (10-spd.)|
|Work Truck (WT)||Std.||—||Avail.||—||—||—|
|Custom Trail Boss||Std.||—||Avail.||—||—||—|
|LT Trail Boss||—||—||—||Std.||—||—|