Are these the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and/or 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 prototypes? All signs point to yes! First is the question about the year designation. Why the 2019 model year? Predicting the model year of an upcoming new vehicle is not that easy. In this case, there is strong consensus that the next generation of the GM half-ton pickup trucks will be 2019. The 2018 model year is just a few months away, and these new trucks have not made their official debut yet. This suggests the 2019 model year.
All of these prototypes are wearing very elaborate and clever camouflage that makes most of these trucks look a little like the Ford F-150. There is no fooling us. All of the shapes and design queues point the way of General Motors. There are also many GM support vehicles helping out during the tests.
There is still a lot we don’t know about the 2019 Silverado and Sierra. What could be under the hood? There is speculation about a turbo-diesel V6 and more advanced gas-electric hybrid power trains. We do not have confirmation of the engine options at this time. I did not get a chance to get an exhaust sound from the prototypes.
Here are spy images of 2019 GM prototypes with dual rear exhausts.
Will GM use an all-aluminum body and bed for the 2019 trucks? There are no official announcements about this yet, but GM is likely to use a combination of materials: ultra high strength steels, aluminum, composites, and more to achieve weight savings.
Check out the video more looks at the next generation of GM half-ton pickups.