Chevrolet’s Silverado pickup lineup will be getting some new additions for the 2019 model year. Chevrolet has announced that two new medium-duty Chevrolet trucks will be released in late 2018.
These trucks will be Class 4 and 5 medium-duty chassis trucks and will be called the Silverado 4500 and 5500. They will be available in both 4×4 and 4×2 configuration and offer a choice of regular and crew cabs. Just like the rest of the Silverado lineup, the new trucks will offer a range of GVWRs and wheelbases.
In the announcement, Chevrolet said these new trucks will use a Duamax turbo-diesel engine paired with an Allision transmission. Fleet managers will also appreciate the option of OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, which will help them stay connected with drivers to improve productivity and safety.
John Schwegman, U.S. director of Chevrolet Commercial Product, said, “The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work. They will be powerful, highly maneuverable and among the easiest trucks on the market to upfit with specialized bodies, such as dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes and more.”
Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, we are excited to see what these new medium-duty Chevrolet trucks will be able to do.
Trucks are great vehicles to own, aren’t they? Unfortunately, owning a truck, like the Chevrolet Silverado, has some downsides as well. It turns out owning a truck isn’t all fun and games. We here at Amesbury Chevy have a few reasons why you shouldn’t get a Chevrolet Silverado.
Friends and family are likely to ask you if you can help them move simply because you have a capable truck. Unfortunately, you’ll probably gain a little weight due to all the free “Thank you” pizza.
A truck is great for enjoying the outdoors and nature as a whole, but it comes at a cost. Spending all that time outside could result in sunburns.
If there’s one thing no driver wants to do, it’s spend more money. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what will happen if you head to IKEA. The versatility and capability of the new Chevrolet Silverado will result in you buying more stuff simply because you don’t have to pay for delivery.
Owning a truck might mean you end up working more thanks in part to the number of doors the capability opens. Those short on cash could find themselves putting their truck to work plowing roads and helping friends with delivery.
Washing the Truck
Heading off-road will only lead to a messy truck, which means you’ll have to wash it once you return home from a day on the trails. Other fun outdoor activities, like mudding, are best done in a truck and will only make more of a mess.
General Motors has announced it would introduce the new Chevrolet Silverado eAssist mild-hybrid technology, allowing customers to get even more mileage out of the already fuel-efficient pickup truck.
This isn’t exactly a Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, but it definitely suggests one could come in the future. Unlike full-on hybrid systems, eAssist can’t power a vehicle on electricity alone; instead, a single electric motor and 0.45-kWh lithium-ion battery pack work together to take some of the load off the internal combustion engine.
The result should be a 13% improvement in fuel economy, or an extra 2 miles per gallon based on GM’s estimated ratings. In addition, eAssist will add 100 pounds to the Chevrolet Silverado but also increase horsepower by 13 and torque by 44 lb-ft.
For the Amesbury Chevrolet customers who like to buy trucks they can work on themselves, part of the appeal of a Chevrolet Silverado eAssist is that it wouldn’t be as mechanically complicated as a full hybrid, which makes it less likely to run into problems, and easier to repair in the unlikely event that something does go wrong. If you’re interested in looking at the Silverados we have on our lot now (without Chevrolet Silverado eAssist), check them out here.