The North American International Auto Show took place from Jan. 13-28 in Detroit, Michigan. Chevy revealed the 2019 Silverado on Saturday night, the first day of the show, stressing that every part of the new Silverado is all-new.
The 2019 Silverado’s redesign does away with parts that hearkened back all the way to 1988, instead bringing the latest technologies throughout the entire truck. The Silverado will come with six engines and powertrains for you to choose from, but only three engines and one powertrain were discussed at the NAIAS.
Chevy was asked about fuel efficiency in its trucks, and executives responded that efficiency is only important to truck drivers as long as it’s practical and beneficial, without sacrificing performance and towing and hauling capabilities. Chevy, at the moment, has no plans to add electricity to the Silverado.
To find out more about the upcoming Chevy Silverado or to schedule a test drive of the current model, give us a call at Fairground Auto Plaza.
Not long ago, the Ford F-150 made a bold move. The full-size pickup replaced its steel bed with one made of aluminum. The idea was to cut back on weight, therefore improving capability and efficiency. However, aluminum is a weaker material than steel. Since that major change at Ford, General Motors has been working hard behind closed doors on an even more modern update to their own pickup models like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
Nothing has been officially announced by GM just yet, but rumors have been circulating that these pickups have something better than their competitor: carbon fiber. If, in fact, GM does plan to upgrade its lineups to include carbon fiber trucks, the result could be pickups that weight much less than the aluminum Ford F-150 and their strength would increase. That would likely put these GM trucks ahead of the segment in efficiency, stopping time, and power.
The team at Fairground Auto Plaza is looking forward to hearing about this potential development from the source itself. We’ll be keeping our ears open during the North American International Auto Show, which takes place in Detroit this coming January and may be just the place for GM to share more about their potential carbon fiber trucks.