2019 Chevrolet Silverado Unveiled Ahead Of Detroit Debut

Chevrolet has unveiled the all-new 2019 Silverado ahead of its official debut at the North American International Auto Show.

Shown in the truck’s new Trailboss trim, the images reveal the 2019 Silverado has an evolutionary front fascia with a squared off appearance which hints at its rugged capabilities.

Chevrolet is keeping details under wraps but we can see the truck features LED headlights, a massive grille, and distinctive LED daytime running lights. Moving further back, the Silverado eschews the bulging fender flares of its predecessor for new bodywork which incorporates gentle creases and strong character lines.

The styling changes continue out back as the Silverado adopts a new tailgate which has massive “Chevrolet” lettering. Other notable changes include new taillights, a dual exhaust system, and a rear bumper with integrated steps.

We can expect to learn more about the truck next month but it appears the Trailboss variant will feature black accents on the grille, bumpers, and wheels. The model is also slated to have an assortment of off-road focused goodies including a two-inch suspension lift.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but Chevrolet says the redesigned model uses high-tensile-strength steel and higher-grade alloy materials in its construction. Thanks to these changes, the truck promises to be lighter and more rigid than its predecessor.

We’ll have more information about the truck when the North American International Auto Show kicks off on January 14th.

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  • Ilbirs

    At least we are seeing some retention of that cool lines that would only be seen in concept trucks, all of this in a production vehicle. Waiting for more information about it.

  • gor134

    Woah that looks very cool and unique. Looks like a concept truck. I like it a lot.

    • Ilbirs

      Did you notice the projectors on the top of the headlights? Simply great and this allowed to take advantage on a design standpoint and make as bold as it’s possible due to the kind of illumination adopted, that looks like to be full LED.

      • gor134

        Yup, that and the lines on the side of the body add to the futuristic feel of this truck. Unfortunately, I feel that the lower models such as Custom, Worktruck, and LT will have non-leds that look worse.

        • Day_Trader

          Did you guys notice that stupid, out of place, disproportionate XM radio antenna above the driver? How hard is it to tuck that in somewhere or at least paint it the same body color? GM’s cheapness. No different than Ford placing its metal antenna stick upfront. My 2 cents 🙂

  • SgtBeavis

    That’s a nice improvement. I still like the F-150 more but I no longer hate the Chevy design.

    • nauticalone

      My thoughts exactly! Hope the interior is as much nicer than current models (including materials and rear AC)

  • donald seymour

    I will hold my tongue until I see the full Monty.


  • Blackwater

    Much nicer look.

  • Frank Yoster

    looks like mits mated with a jeep cherokee…

  • Rich Money

    that grille is strange but HUGE step forward in ditching the square wheel cutouts. Brings the whole vibe forward by leaps and bounds.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Not sure how I feel about it, it’ll probably look better in person.

    • donald seymour

      My thoughts exactly; however, after digesting it for quite some while now, I can really see that Chevy has taken a bold step in the right direction. It definitely has the future is here vibe.

  • OdysseyTag

    Hmmm, so nobody is bothered by the fake tailpipes then?

    • :/ Yurr

      Not really

      • OdysseyTag

        If it’s not exceptable on German performance saloons and SUVs, I hardly see how it makes sense on a pickup.

        Anyways, let’s like what we like and leave it at that 🙂

  • The design looks good and they launch it with Z71 model… Great way to attract attention.

    • Tumbi Mtika



    And now I’m already anticipating a Callaway tuned version of this thing.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I love it! I love how they were able to give classic retro themes a modern take. The one thing I’ve enjoyed about the past 3 generations of Chevy trucks was that they didn’t follow Ford Dodge in raising the hood just to get a more macho effect, and I’m kind of sad to see that gone with this. Overall, a very nice and masculine design, and the truck industry needs someone other than Ford to push the boundaries of Truck design.

  • SteersUright

    Looks pretty good I gotta say. Love the simple truckish lines, looks tough, handsome and purposeful. Hopefully its also world-class on ride/handling, build quality, powertrain and ESPECIALLY the interior.. Also, a true Raptor competitor would be cool to see. Is this all new or just an update?

  • BlackPegasus

    Most of the trucks I see on the road have empty beds. Are truck buyers purchasing these vehichles for utility or is it a culture?

    • MarketAndChurch

      Yes, it is a culture, but in most cases where a person owns a truck, they want the truck, and they sometimes do truck stuff with it, but they don’t have another car to use as their daily driver, or they do but the wife/girlfriend uses it.

  • Farhan Vladimir Lorenzo-Krause

    I’m actually quite digging the look, in all honesty…..

    ….and it breaks my heart to say this, but….. until when the next-gen Tundra shows up (probably for 2019)….

    …R.I.P Tundra…

  • Bash

    I say go back to the drawing board. that face is a no for me.

  • eb110americana

    I really like that front fender accent line that comes off the headlight and angles down into the door. It’s fresh, unique, and gives the truck a good proportion. It also ties in to the similar sculpting on the Malibu, Equinox, and the Impala.

  • jaykit

    Ok, this is something. Now give it the LT4 from the Z06.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      I’m all for them making an actual Reaper this time.

  • LJ

    That front end is awful. The rest looks decent.

  • Dude, this really has a somewhat futuristic and techy look in it. I like it, a lot.

  • :/ Yurr

    There ya go…cant wait to see the other trims! Especially the High Country trim.

  • Fred

    Looking good!!

  • dumblikeyou2

    Well, now that Dodge, correction, Ram has adopted Chevy’s old design for their new design, this departure from the old makes sense. The F-150 looks dowdy in comparison too.

  • Sukhoi31m3

    I think it looks good. And with Chevy this is important as they keep a design for a long time. It’d be nice if it didn’t fall apart as fast as my past Chevys did. Some new engines to go along with it couldn’t hurt but I suspect we’ll get the same old tired lineup of engines, AFM and all. Not a fan of displacement on demand mills. But aside from all that she’s a looker. Good job GM!

  • rodriguez256

    Finally heavy designs a good looking Silverado. I haven’t liked their designs since the early 2000s. Looks like a concept vehicle brought to life. I’m curious how the base and non off-road models are going to look. Hopefully they share the chrome less look, which if Chevys history stays true, I highly doubt.

  • Mark S

    Defiantly better looking then than the last one. I really like the tail gate and the stamped Chevrolet logo as long as it stamped only. I also like the tail lights and exhaust. For me the full size trucks are just too massive.

  • Ron

    Looks fantastic, and I’m more of a Ford guy.

  • Six Thousand Times

    The size of these things has gotten out of control. Still, it looks pretty good.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I’m glad they brought back the “Chevrolet” text on the tailgate.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What an ugly truck. I think the Nissan Titan looks a bit better.

  • ejd1984

    Looks like a pleasant update.

    It seems like the side are influenced by the Titan, and the rear from the Tundra.

    I’m waiting to see the GMC Sierra

  • getoffme

    That’s a nice Mitsubishi.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Nice F-150 at the back. It’s fine everywhere else, I guess.

  • CarCzarDesigner

    Mild improvement but still a variation of the old & tired, brick styling American’s seem to like. This has as much appeal as an oven range or a stacked washer & dryer combo.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Damn!!!! Way to knock it out of the park GM!!!

  • DM

    Great design, just not digging the swoopy line in the front. A continous straight line would be better, but it is definitely an improvement over the current model, especially the front end, the current model does not have a pretty face like its GMC cousin.

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