Chevy Focuses on Trailering and Towing for the Silverado’s Latest Tech Features
Chevrolet is introducing a number of industry-first features focused on trailering and towing for its latest iteration of the Silverado
During the development of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevy spent a total of 18,000 hours surveying 7,000 Chevrolet customers. Of those that Chevrolet interviewed, 60 percent said that towing was a key consideration when choosing a pickup truck.
As such, Chevrolet has added an assortment of new features to the 2019 Silverado 1500 model to improve upon its towing capabilities.
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Standard with all 2019 Chevrolet Silverado models is the myChevrolet trailering phone app. This app provides drivers with a wealth of information about towing and trailering.
For example, the app features a step-by-step pre-departure checklist for towing cargo, as well as a glossary of towing terms. The app also allows drivers to conduct a trailer light test without the need for a second person.
Customers who rely upon towing and trailering on a daily basis can opt for the available Advanced Trailering System. Said system comes standard on the LTZ and High Country trims of the Chevy Silverado.
Some of the technologies included with this system include a Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Hitch Guidance with Hitch View. Additionally, an industry-first Auto Parking Brake Assist feature prevents the truck or trailer from rolling out of place once they are perfectly aligned.
The Advanced Trailering System even comes with its own infotainment app. Using this app, drivers can save up to five vehicle profiles, with mileage and fuel economy recorded for each profile.
Furthermore, the Advanced Trailering System app can also help you keep an eye out for any suspicious activity with the Trailer Theft Alert. This industry-first safety system alerts drivers whenever the trailer is unexpectedly detached to the Silverado.
Another advanced technology available for the new Silverado is the Trailer Camera Package. This package adds two side view cameras to the standard Rear Vision Camera in order to provide drivers with a 270-degree view of what’s around them while trailering. An optional fourth camera can even be mounted to the trailer to provide an even more comprehensive look at the surrounding area.
Finally, Chevy has removed much of the confusion surrounding the towing capabilities of the Silverado with a brand new label. This industry-first label, located on the driver’s side door jamb, lists the towing and hauling of each respective Silverado model.
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“Ultimately, these technologies serve to eliminate common pain points of towing and help provide customers with a less stressful experience while trailering,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer for Full-Size Trucks, General Motors.
Since trailering and towing are some of the most common reasons why motorists purchase pickup trucks, these new system will provide the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with a unique advantage over the competition.