Chevrolet Will Start Delivering 2019 Silverado Crew Cab Models This Month
Fully loaded trucks with V8 engines are being assembled and shipped first
Customers eager to get behind the wheel of a new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado won’t have to wait much longer. Crew cab models of the full-size pickup will start shipping later this month.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on a July earnings call that these trucks will be “high contented” models. That means they’ll be loaded with features and located on the more expensive end of the 2019 Silverado spectrum. These Silverados will roll off assembly lines in Mexico and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Along with their four-door, two-row configuration, the first 2019 Silverados will be 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 models. Chevy has said these trucks will be built with new Dynamic Fuel Management technology. This system deactivates unused engine cylinders to improve power and efficiency — good for an EPA-estimated 1 mpg improvement in fuel economy.
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“To support our commitment to quality, these trucks have been subjected to the most stringent testing and validation in our history, and we’ve accumulated over 7 million miles in that testing and validation,” Barra said on the earnings call.
After starting with crew cab V8 models, GM will expand to double cabs and regular cabs. It will also start production on models powered by a 4.3-liter V6 engine, an all-new turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder, and a 3.0-liter diesel.
Along with an expanded range of trims and engine options, the 2019 Silverado will weigh less, feature improved towing capability, and provide more passenger and cargo volume. It will also offer an expanded list of available technology and advanced safety features.
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