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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Spied: Prototype Suggests Lighter Body Like Ford’s F-150

By James Yu , Feb 20, 2017 11:22 AM EST

The Chevrolet Silverado is considered to be among the top contenders in the pickup truck segment and its 2019 model has recently been caught doing some tests on the streets. Apparently, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado's prototype is reminiscent to its rival Ford F-150 rival. Here's what the spy shots suggest.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: The F-150-Like Prototype

According to report, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has been caught doing some winter tests and it has been captured from all angles. It was mentioned that the prototype was heavily camouflaged and at first glance, an individual could easily mistake it as the Ford F-150 Raptor. Accordingly, the prototype is sporting an F-150 shaped front grille and taillights that give it an F-150 Raptor appearance. This technique is nothing new as General Motors has also employed the same tactic with its Tahoe and Yakon in the past.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Shedding Weight

Reports stated that like the Ford F-150, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is also shedding some weight. Accordingly, this is to make the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado even stronger and more efficient while making it lighter at the same time. If this is true, then fans and enthusiasts will have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming 2019 model from Chevrolet.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Expected Powertrain

According to report, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is expected to arrive with a couple of new engines for its base model. First is an updated version of the 4.3-liter V6 that is found in the current model. The other is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with greater fuel-economy rating. It was mentioned that both powertrains will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission but there are no details yet regarding how much horsepower and torque the abovementioned engines can generate.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Expected Arrival And Price

It was reported that the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will make its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, which will take place during the first month of the following year. It is also expected that the price for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will not have a big change compared to the price of the current model. The current Chevrolet Silverado has a price tag of $28,880 for the base model and can reach north of $60,000 for the top trim as reported.

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