Instead, the automaker focused on a strategic use of metals to shave weight. The Silverado's frame also made high-strength steel. All "swinging panels" (doors, hood, tailgate) are made of aluminum. The Ram frame is nearly entirely lightweight, high-strength steel, and its tailgate and other bits are aluminum.
"We selected the right material for each application and optimized every component for mass, durability, safety and function, all to meet the needs of our customers", Reuss said. The bed floor has been widened by seven inches and there are new lockable cargo boxes on some models. The truck bed can carry 1784 litres (63 cubic feet if you're American) of stuff and Chevy offers load boxes that attach to the wheel wells for more organised storage.
No info is known on pricing yet but Chevrolet has mentioned that it will reveal more details on the new Silverado later in the year, so stay tuned. For easier access to said cargo, an available power up/down tailgate can be operated with the key fob or via a button in the cab.
The Silverado features the first opening and closing power tailgate. Each one is offering a slightly unique look, albeit slightly evolutionary from today's Silverado. While the high-end trims such as the High Country and LTZ sport luxurious leather and soft-touch materials, they retain the utilitarian features that make the LT suitable for everyday work use.
Three engines will be available at launch, including a new turbocharged 3.0-liter Duramax diesel six cylinder. Ford introduced a first-ever diesel-powered F-150 this year and said it expects to get a highway fuel economy rating of 30 mpg.
"I am really confident that we will have the best-performing diesel in this segment", he said. The system replaces Active Fuel Management and differs in the sense it can shut off any number of cylinders, in a variety of combinations, to boost performance and efficiency. The engine will be offered with the new 10-speed automatic transmission.
GM has not said which transmission will be paired with the 5.3-liter V8. For the 2019 model year, there'll be eight Silverado models, in fact. The vehicle maintains its familiar boxy cab and wide front fascia.
The introduction of the diesel engine is, in itself, a significant move, because there are now three somewhat equivalent options in the half ton truck category for new buyers and upgraders.
Surprisingly for a pickup, the Silverado is said to be aerodynamic, with elements of the front grille acting as front functional air curtains, reducing aerodynamic drag. All of this results in a seven-percent improvement in aerodynamics, according to Chevrolet.
The suspension at both ends of the Silverado has been redesigned with new forged upper control arms in the independent front suspension.
While the competing Ford F-150 pickup has a fully aluminum body-including its cab and bed-on a steel frame, Chevy has mixed it up.
Last week Detroit's mayor strolled through the still-under-construction spots where General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many other automakers will show off their latest creations. The company sold more than 580,000 of the trucks in 2017, accounting for more than a quarter of Chevrolet's sales.
Manchester United were always in control of the tie and found themselves in front inside 10 minutes courtesy of Antonio Valencia . The offer will be available for players who register through this link , and ends on Saturday at 19:45 BST.
Sheikh Saleh al Fozan, a member of Saudi Arabia's top religious body, reiterated a common argument against women driving. It prepared for the historic match by tweeting an image featuring a woman's face painted in gold, the club's colour.
Standard tech doodads for the AMG CLS53 include Active Braking Assist, Attention Assist, and Pre Safe protection. The E53 coupe and cabriolet get a lot more color choices for their interiors than the previous E43 models.
But in a revealing detail, South Africa was unable to summon the US ambassador for the formal protest on Monday - because Mr. David Perdue , R-Ga., called Durbin's assertion a "gross misrepresentation" during an interview on ABC , and Sen.
The article says that Daniels was paid $130,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement relating to their alleged affair. According to the Journal , Trump , 71, and Clifford, 38, met at a celebrity golf tournament in July of 2006.
In the best British group category, The xx face competition from Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood and Wolf Alice. Dua Lipa will compete for best female artist against the likes of Jessie Ware and 2015 victor Paloma Faith .
As per the reports, the students of KL Ponda School in Dahanu went for the beach picnic at Parnaka beach on Saturday morning. A Dornier aircraft and Indian Coast Guard has deployed ships to the site to conduct search and rescue operations.
Lisa appeared to hint that things had taken a turn for the worst when she posted a picture which labelled 2017 as a rubbish year. It has been reported that the couple, who met on the Smart Hits tour in Newcastle in 1994, will split amicably.
Alex Burkill, a meteorologist for the Met Office, said: "From Monday onwards we're going to see quite a change". The Met Office warning read: 'Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western Scotland.
Cole is in his second year of arbitration eligibility, and players and management are set to swap salary figures Friday. Moran, 25, has appeared in 16 games at the Major League Baseball level over the last two seasons.
Beginning today, Nokia and HMD have announced that they're pushing Android 8.0 Oreo to both the Nokia 6 (2018 ) and the Nokia 7 . HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas also recently revealed that the Nokia 6 Android Beta Labs reached India.
Fortnite developer Epic Games has just announced on Twitter a massive new update coming to the games' Battle Royale mode. This is in addition to unspecified quality-of-life improvements that are described as a "work-in-progress".
He served as the Patriots quarterbacks coach for two years before being elevated to offensive coordinator in 2006. The Colts could be the right job for McDaniels , who has a great relationship with general manager Chris Ballard.
The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens will collectively back an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill this week. Conservative deputy chairman James Cleverly said the two Labour politicians had "failed to rule out a second referendum".
Nielsen said that Trump is simply advocating a merit-based immigration system, similar to those in Canada and Australia. He said Democrats "don't really want [DACA]", but just want to take "desperately needed money away" from the military.
Strong wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour Monday will keep wind chills 15 to 25 degrees below zero all day as well. Slick roads may be a problem for the morning commute, if you have to work on Martin Luther King, Jr.
BREAKING: Arsene Wenger on Alexis Sanchez: "Nothing is really concrete at the moment and nothing is decided one way or another". Meanwhile, Manchester United are eyeing a sensational move to sign Paris Saint-Germain star , Neymar, Le 10 Sport reports.
The chair of the US Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai said there would be a full investigation into the incident. The White House said President Donald Trump was briefed about the incident, calling the alert "purely a state exercise".
How do you follow up signing Jay Bruce at a bargain ? He is a five-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove victor . Duda was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays during the season, and Smith, 22, struggled offensively, batting just.198.