Full-size pickup trucks are still built to handle heavy workloads, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be no different.
The next-generation version of the iconic Silverado was spotted in a Regular Cab configuration for the first time recently, undergoing high-altitude testing in Colorado.
These photos provide a glimpse of the two-door Silverado ahead of its expected release to U.S. dealerships at the end of 2018. Crew Cab and Double Cab versions of the upcoming Silverado had both been spotted sporting four doors earlier this year.
Silverado and its luxury sibling the GMC Sierra showed new LED headlight designs for the first time in August.
The Silverado Regular Cab seems to share the headlight and daytime running light design seen in earlier prototypes. However, the traditionally spartan two-door version does not use high-tech LED projectors as the other trims do.
Though it only has two doors, the Silverado Regular Cab may offer more room behind the front seats compared to previous generations. Photos with the driver’s side door open indicate there is space in the back for tools and other items.
The black tape behind the driver’s side door also reveals interesting clues. The bodywork, visible for the first time after being cladded in heavy camouflage on previous prototypes, shows sharp design creases that could provide hints to the new Silverado look.
General Motors has been hard at work updating its top-selling vehicle, which is second only to the Ford F-Series in total U.S. sales.
GM will likely outfit the Silverado with an aluminum body in order to save weight and increase fuel economy, though the bed is expected to remain steel. In June the pickup was spotted filling up with diesel fuel, which would be a first for the light-duty Silverado 1500 truck.
Through the first eight months of 2017 the Chevrolet Silverado sold more than 363,000 vehicles, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to the same period last year.