News 2019 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Testing in Colorado!

21:30  01 may  2017
21:30  01 may  2017 Source:   Truck Trend

Spied! 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Winter Testing

  Spied! 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Winter Testing Dual-Exit Exhaust, LED Lighting Among Exterior DetailsLate last month, we brought you spyshots of what is believed to be the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 testing. The wrapping and cladding was designed to give the onlooker the impression that the truck was a Ford F-150. The beltline cut-down on the camouflage wrap is a signature feature of the F-Series. However, close proximity to General Motors facilities and other vehicles leads us to believe we’re looking at the next-generation Silverado. Here, we see the truck winter testing.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Spied In Southern California. 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Spied Winter Testing . As exciting as this is for the fullsize trucks, with shedding so much weight and pushing MPG higher, it also means the Colorado -Canyon will need to do the same.

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has been spotted testing in Colorado , still donning plenty of camouflage. Interestingly, this Sierra prototype features round, dual exhaust pipes. Previous shots have shown the 2019 Sierra and Silverado with slim, rectangular units.

General Motors is full speed ahead on development work on the 2019 fullsize trucks, as evidenced by these shots of the next-generation GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 testing in Colorado. GM has done a good job of cladding the trucks in such a way that they appear to be Ford F-150s. However, there are a few giveaways that they’re from the General. We’ve already determined the front window cut-down is a fake. A close look at the rear bumper shows the GM’s signature bumper corner steps, a feature that debuted on the 2014 models. The front LED driving lights are also lower on the fascia than on the F-150.

Spied! 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Testing in Southern California!

  Spied! 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Testing in Southern California! GM’s Next-Gen Hauler Warming Up for its Big DebutThe other giveaway was the rectangular dual exhaust tips, another feature we noted on past spyshots of GM’s new 1/2-tons. What we know for sure so far is that the new trucks will have a leaf-spring rear suspension and a 10-speed automatic, at least on the higher trim levels. GM’s 8L90E eight-speed automatic will likely serve as the base transmission on lower-trim models, at least initially.

General Motors is full speed ahead on development work on the 2019 fullsize trucks, as evidenced by these shots of the next-generation GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 testing in Colorado .

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has been spotted testing in southern California, weeks after seeing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado for the first time. That 5.3L is only a 275hp engine towing through Colorado .

2019 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Testing in Colorado© Brian Williams 2019 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Testing in Colorado

One interesting change noted on this particular group of mules compared to previous spy shots is the exhaust tips. Most of the models we’ve seen up until this point have had rectangular dual rear outlets. These tips are round. We did not get close enough to see if they were Venturi tips or not, which would indicate a diesel engine. Considering how aggressively GM is promoting diesels in its other models—such as the Chevrolet Colorado, Cruze, and Equinox, as well as the GMC Terrain—we feel the likelihood of a V-6 diesel in the next-gen Silverado and Sierra 1500 is practically a given. We’re betting on a 3.0-3.5L V-6 with at least 250 hp and more than 400 lb-ft of torque. We expect the main transmission to be the new 10-speed automatic codeveloped with Ford. Lower-trim models may retain the eight-speed 8L90E automatic.

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Current Excess Inventories Part of PlanBased on intel from anonymous sources and analysts, it’s believed the new GM fullsize trucks will be launched in the second half of 2018, as 2019 models. This redesign cycle is the shortest on GM fullsize trucks in many decades. The long-running C/K “squarebody” style from the ‘70s and ‘80s ran from 1973 to 1987, and its successor, the GMT400, ran from 1988 to 1998. The GMT800 went from 1999 to 2006 and GMT900 from 2007 to 2013. The current-generation K2XX trucks were introduced in 2013 as 2014 models and received a refresh for the 2016 model year.

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