Not Your Typical Bedtime Story: Chevy Shows Off The Silverado’s New Durabed

Chevrolet unveiled the 2019 Silverado earlier this year and the company has continued to release new details about the truck ahead of its launch this fall.

The latest dispatch from the automaker focuses on the new Durabed which has “best-in-class cargo volume, box depth, [and] box length.” In terms of volume, the 2019 Silverado Short Box now holds 63 cubic feet (1,784 liters). This is an increase of 10 cubic feet (283 liters) and it means the bed is up to 20 percent more spacious than competing trucks.

The story is largely the same when it comes to the Silverado with the Standard Box.  The bed now holds 72 cubic feet (2,038 liters) of equipment, which is an improvement of 10 cubic feet (283 liters). The Long Box, on the other hand, is truly massive as it has a volume of 89 cubic feet (2,520 liters) – an increase of 14 cubic feet (396 liters).

 

 

Size isn’t the only thing Chevrolet is proud of as the company noted the bed is now the strongest in the segment. The bed floor is constructed out of high-strength steel which is rated at 500 MPa.  The old floor was rated at 340 MPa and 2019 Ram 1500 has the same rating.

Besides the increased dimensions, the Durabed has a segment-leading 12 tie-downs which are located at varying heights. Each can support 500 lbs (226 kg) of force and customers can order nine moveable tie-downs for even more cargo flexibility.

Speaking of options, the bed can equipped with LED lighting units and a 110/120-volt power outlet. Silveardo customers will also have the option of equipping the truck with an exclusive power tailgate that can be automatically raised or lowered.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be priced from $29,795 and be offered with an assortment of different engines. These include everything from a 4.3-liter V6 with 285 hp (212 kW / 280 PS) to a 6.2-liter V8 developing 420 hp (313 kW / 425 PS).

 

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  • Six_Tymes

    seems useful if you need. nice design work

  • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

    21 tie-down points? Sounds expensive!

    • Ishliss

      How so?

  • john1168

    Looks like good stuff. I thought GM was working on a combo steel/carbon fiber bed? Maybe that’s for later…

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      That’s for the more expensive Sierra.

  • Kash

    21 tie down points? My oh my! How… kinky… ;D

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