Silverado, the flagship light duty truck and the only successfully running multi-utility vehicle in the 1500 cc category, is all set for a complete overhaul and upgraded version with plenty of changes incorporated to the existing model before it is launched for purchase. Despite announcing a complete overhaul for the light duty 1500 model, Chevrolet has revealed that the 2500HD and 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD models would be retained with very few changes and the distinguished Silverado range would be further extended by the addition of two more enhanced models, Silverado 4500HD and Silverado 5500HD.
Its arrival in showrooms is not predicted to be very far away, and will not definitely be a test of patience for those who are awaiting the launch of the improved Silverado versions or the newer enhanced ones. However, if the Chevrolet website is anything to go by, it should be available in showrooms by the latter half of 2019.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD exterior look
To start with, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is expected to introduce and adapt features as well as technology from the revamped lighter duty version and test its compatibility for heavier duty versions. The 3500 is packed with a feature which separates it from the 2500 heavy-duty versions. The trim is Dually which is essentially dual rear wheels.
Another feature separating 2500 from the 3500 heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado is aggressive front grilles. This grill is a lot more vertical than 1500. However, it remains to be seen if the aerodynamic air curtains which were quite a prominent and acclaimed feature on the 1500 lighter duty version, manage to be adapted as a feature on the 3500 or the heavier versions of Silverado.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD interior and safety features
In the cabin of the newest model 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, we will see many updates. The interior now gives a spacious cabin with plenty of legroom and headroom. The LT trim comes with many features like rearview camera, audio streaming, steering leather wheel with mounted audio controls, Bluetooth. One may also get mighty navigation and Bose audio that is optional with the price of $995. However, LT Convenience package will bring front fog lamps, rear-window defroster, dual-zone climate control, remote start and driver’s seat adjustments. The LT Plus package will add parking-assist system, power sliding rear window and power-adjustable pedals among others.
With regard to specifications, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD will get the latest and updated safety features on the market. It will get blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and front-collision alert.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD engine
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD will come with a standard 6.0-liter CNG V8 engine. From some tests, this one will deliver 301 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque. The next one is the 6.0-liter V8. This one will make 360 horsepower at 380 lb-ft of torque.
There is also a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine with 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. This one engine will cost an additional $9000 to make the swap from 6.0 V8 engine. However, the fuel economy of these three engines is not yet available.
The best part of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is its towing capacity. The model that comes with the gasoline V8 engine is able to tow 14,500 lbs. However, with using a 5th-wheel/gooseneck towing goes to 14,800. Furthermore, with the Duramax V8 diesel engine those numbers increase to 20,000 and 23,300 pounds. However, the RAM 4500 is the leader with the capacity up to 30,000 pounds.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD price and availability
The Silverado upgrade and the revamped line up from 1500 to 2500 through 3500 is more of a publicity gimmick by the makers General Motors. In the past year, Chevrolet made a 1.9% increment in sales in comparison with the year before. These numbers make it second only to Ford in terms of the highest number of family trucks sold in a year.
Looking to capitalize on their fresh dividends, the enhanced features and a new line up will allow Chevrolet to move ahead in the ranks. It will also monopolize the market for family trucks. The new model will be available in stores for purchase by the latter half of 2019. As for the price, it will be under $37,000.
Summing it up
To sum it up for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, it can be said that although there is no denying that there are some serious competition that it may have to encounter from Ford trucks and Ram trucks, still, it should quite easily emerge out making a place for itself and its own identity in the automobile truck market.