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Rumor: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Seems to Be Staying with Steel

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado prototype passes the magnet test.
Photo: Truck Trend

Earlier rumors have claimed that the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado would opt for an aluminum bed, like its Ford pickup rivals. However, the breaking news from the street says that the Silverado is sticking with steel. Automotive spy photographers recently encountered a camouflaged 2019 Silverado prototype on the street. A magnet placed on the side of the bed definitely held fast. When placed to an aluminum bed, like the Ford F-150’s, the magnet fell off.


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You don’t have to be a Man of Steel fan to flock to these Beds of Steel. Even GM realizes the world-changing “wow” of this tenacious material. It has sided with steel for Chevrolet truck beds, simply because it’s more durable than its aluminum-bed counterparts. If you need some visual proof, just check out Chevy vs. Ford truck commercials from June 2016. After paving stones were unloaded into both a Chevy and a Ford truck, they were taken out to reveal the bed damage. The steel-sheathed Chevy bed definitely showed less dents, scratches, and overall destruction compared to the Ford’s aluminum bed.

Other rumors still claim that GM is coining a mostly-aluminum full size pickup model. Whether it turns out to be the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado or another model, that has yet to be revealed. If it is the 2019 Silverado, though, GM must be balancing out the weight of the steel by using lighter-weighted aluminum on the truck’s other, non-bed parts.


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Spy pictures and street rumors only go so far, however. These rumors could just be part of a GM “decoy” meant to throw off the public. Maybe the 2019 Chevy Silverado prototype seen on the streets had a “fake bed” of steel, which hid the real aluminum bed underneath. We eagerly await more news to confirm the details of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which is set to hit the market towards the end of 2018.

Sources: PickupTrucks.com, Truck Trend