100 Years Worth of Chevy Trucks

The 2019 Chevy Silverado Finally Gets Serious About Playing Off-Road

December 18, 2017 Cars By Photo by Chevrolet

Over the weekend, Chevy unveiled the all-new 2019 Silverado in Dallas, Texas, celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks. Chevy’s bread-and-butter workhorse was redesigned from the ground up to give customers, Chevy says, “more choices, more capability and more functionality,” than any truck they’ve made before.

To show off all the new “choices” and “capability,” Chevy debuted the Silverado Trailboss, an entirely new trim that sits one step above the Z71 package and comes with few performance extras. Exact details and numbers on the new truck and trim were scant, but an official announcement is coming next month at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. From what is known, Chevy gave the new Trailboss all the fixings from the performance-forward Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift and slightly more aggressive bodywork. It may not be the Ford Raptor rival we’ve been hoping for, but it should be on par with Ford’s FX4 off-road package.

Now, with updated styling and a lighter construction, the Silverado is poised to continue the fight against the F-150. Is this enough to move the Silverado from America’s number-two best-selling truck to the top spot?

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