When it comes to competing truck lineups one expects to see a sort of ‘call and response’ mentality, where automakers continually engage one another in a constant battle of one-upmanship. One makes a particularly innovative advance, the next builds upon that idea, aiming to improve upon it. And it goes without saying that, despite notable forward motion gained by Toyota, Nissan and even Honda in terms of redistributing market share, the most close-knit competition has always come from ‘the Big Three’ (including, by default, Chevy’s General Motors’ stablemate, GMC).
At the end of the day, truck enthusiasts are proving to be the real winners; of course we could spend hours talking about the hi-po offerings like the (already) enthusiastically embraced Raptor and the forthcoming RAM TRX, but in focusing on ‘the now’ the 2019 model year is shaping up to be a real barn-burner in terms of exciting advances. For everyday drivers, you have Ford fitting the F-150 with the optional diesel powertrain, and RAM is serving up a new flavor with their 1500, just as a couple of examples. And, of the two automakers mentioned, the former has already sparked the war of weight reduction prompting the others to make similar changes in order to remain competitive.
That said, the 2019 Chevy Silverado is a near-perfect inclusion in this back-and-forth, answering Ford’s call-to-action while remaining true to all things Chevy. In fact, here’s a deep dive courtesy of The Fast Lane Truck, for those of you want a closer look.
2019 Chevy Silverado – Change is a Great Thing
With competitive power, payload and tow ratings across the ample powertrain options, it’s hard to argue that the Silverado might prove more relevant than ever. With a refreshed aesthetic, we love the 2019 Silverado and look forward to the competitive responses that will inevitably follow.
What do you think of the Silverado, and how it measures up against in-class competitors?