Chevrolet has revealed its redesigned 2019 Silverado full-size pickup truck will offer a four-cylinder engine as the standard powerplant in select trims.
The 2.7L turbocharged motor will be the standard power source in LT and RST trims, displacing a 4.3L V6 that will remain as the base engine in lower-volume variants.
With 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque, the new four-pot handily eclipses the 4.3L's power output, which is rated at 285 hp and 305 lb-ft. Chevrolet says the new engine is "expected" to offer greater fuel efficiency and a better power-to-weight ratio than the V6.
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Early next year, Chevrolet will also add a 3.0L turbodiesel six-cylinder whose power figures haven't been finalized.
V8 options include 5.3L and 6.2L engines carried over from last year, the smaller good for 355 hp/383 lb-ft and the larger offering 420 hp/460 lb-ft.
Chevrolet will also offer three different transmission choices, each tied to the engine specified: the V6 and a 5.3L V8 with active fuel management will use a six-speed automatic; the four-cylinder and a version of the 5.3L V8 with cylinder deactivation will get an eight-speed; and the 6.2L V8 and forthcoming diesel will share a 10-speed auto.
General Motors says production of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will begin in the third quarter of 2018 with V8-powered Crew Cab models, followed by regular and double cab trucks with the V6 and four-cylinder in the fourth quarter. Diesel trucks will follow in early 2019. Fuel consumption estimates and towing and payload ratings will be revealed closer to the truck's launch.Chevy moves to the fore with four 5/18/2018 1:14:31 PM 5/18/2018 1:14:31 PM