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Spy shots: 2019 Chevy Silverado Pickup Disguised as a Ram or F-150

General Motors attempted to pull off a giant misdirection play – trying to make its prototype pickup truck look like rival models when testing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in Torrance, Calif., earlier this week.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck spy shots front

The camouflage over the grille mimics the crosshair design of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram pickup. The rear camouflage emulates the Ford F-150 rear taillight design.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck spy shots back

2019 Chevrolet Silverado. (Photo: Brian Williams/Trucks.com)

However, these shots provide the best look at what to expect from the all-new Silverado. It is clear from this prototype that the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will make generous use of LED lighting.

GM is expected to make some radical changes to its full-size pickups. It might follow Ford in creating an aluminum-intensive construction to shed weight and improve fuel efficiency and cargo capacity. GM reportedly is working on making stronger aluminum and learning from Ford’s implementation of the material for automotive manufacturing.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado. (Photo: Brian Williams/Trucks.com)

The new Silverados will continue with refinements on the current V8 engines, but are also expected to get a diesel and mild hybrid option on the half-ton models. GM’s Duramax diesel comes only on heavy-duty trucks now. The new Silverado is also expected to have a turbocharged V6 option. A 10-speed automatic transmission first seen in the Camaro ZL1 will find its way into at least some trucks at launch.

Expect to see the new Silverado in late 2018 and 2019 models.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck spy shots side

2019 Chevrolet Silverado. (Photo: Brian Williams/Trucks.com)

Editor’s note: Photos and story by Brian Williams for Trucks.com.

Related: Spy Shots: Ford Tests 2019 Ranger Pickup Truck Near Headquarters

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