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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Photographed During Cold Weather Testing

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Zane Merva

Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

2/14/2017

 

The all new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has been caught on film once again.

 

It's only been two weeks since we got our very first look at one of GM's new fullsize pickup trucks. Now, our spy photographer has cauptured yet another set of the T1XX based Silverado undergoing cold weather testing.

 

It's also worth mentioning that GM-Trucks.com has it's own 2019 Spy Shot Bounty Program currently active!

 

Here's What Our Photographer Reports

We now have our best shots yet of the 2019 Chevy Silverado, caught from all angles during some traction tests at a winter testing facility.
Our prior look at the 2019 Silverado was limited to a partially-blocked profile, as it was being loaded into a car hauler. With these new prototypes now caught frolicking on the ice, we can see the hugely important, all-new truck in much more variety, with new details revealed. We see more efforts by GM disguise artists to try to confuse onlookers that they’re looking at a Ford prototype. In addition to F-150-shaped tail-light camouflage, and an attempt to hint at the F-150’s dropped window line, we now see that they’ve put a fake oval within front grille. This is a common tactic with GM, as they’ve done this on past Silverado, Tahoe, and Yukon prototypes. Make no mistake, this is 100% a GM pickup truck prototype.
Our sources at AutoPacific tell us that this new Silverado is accelerating it’s efforts to create an aluminum-intensive body to match the Ford F-series trucks. The next-gen truck—reportedly being developed with the internal code name T1XC—is expected to reach the market in late 2018, as a 2019 model. Our sources tell us that GM has made great efforts to refine its production processes with these lightweight materials, and promises a lighter, stronger, and more efficient truck than its competitors.
It will be interesting to see how the next Silverado ultimately stacks up against the F-150, and how GM will spin their current criticism of aluminum intensive trucks when they have one of their own.

 

 

Here's the full set of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado undergoing cold weather testing
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What do you think of these new shots? Let us know what you think below!

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Does anybody else feel like the rear wheel wells look significantly larger than the fronts? Not a ton, but noticeably?

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Looks like it has more ground clearance as well.

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Wheel wells. Definitely a departure from the K2 trucks. Looks like there is much more clearance between the front and rear of the well to the tire.

 

The tips in the bumper are just decoration like on Impala, Buick Enclave and others. The actual tip sits behind the fake tip.

 

The cab rocker lower most section is different, so that tells me all new sheet metal all around. Could support a materials change as well.

 

Step bumper wraps into the box side now.

 

Looks like more ground clearance. Frame appears different as well. Look under the rear door area from the back of the cab up to the B pillar. GMT-900/K2 frame is slightly lower in that area, then curves up at the bottom as it goes forward to the B pillar. This frame is straight all the way at the bottom. K2 is basically a slightly tweaked GMT-900 chassis, and that frame dates to 2005-2007 at least on a test mule time frame. Time for a new frame.

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Am I the only one that sees the oval on the front grill???

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Am I the only one that sees the oval on the front grill???

 

That awkward moment when people submit spy pics of an F150 instead of a GM pickup.

 

Or mayyybeeee they're changing their logo to be "GM" in an oval background? :omg:

 

Lol.

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Am I the only one that sees the oval on the front grill???

 

 

 

That awkward moment when people submit spy pics of an F150 instead of a GM pickup.

 

Or mayyybeeee they're changing their logo to be "GM" in an oval background? :omg:

 

Lol.

 

 

 

In addition to F-150-shaped tail-light camouflage, and an attempt to hint at the F-150’s dropped window line, we now see that they’ve put a fake oval within front grille. This is a common tactic with GM, as they’ve done this on past Silverado, Tahoe, and Yukon prototypes. Make no mistake, this is 100% a GM pickup truck prototype.

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A lot of work to hide a truck we will see within a couple of months. Maybe they could reduce the cost of the truck if they stopped investing in hiding the truck in the wide open. I'm sure there is some reasonable answer to why they hide it from the public and go to these lengths during testing...I just can't think of a good one.

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Am I the only one that sees the oval on the front grill???

 

 

 

That awkward moment when people submit spy pics of an F150 instead of a GM pickup.

 

Or mayyybeeee they're changing their logo to be "GM" in an oval background? :omg:

 

Lol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Must of been Kap?

 

I hope they ditch two of the biggest gimmicks - AFM & EPS. After looking at a Tundra 5.7 recently, Toyota does not use either. I will give them a serious look when its time to trade.

 

Looks like an F150 rear.

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A lot of work to hide a truck we will see within a couple of months. Maybe they could reduce the cost of the truck if they stopped investing in hiding the truck in the wide open. I'm sure there is some reasonable answer to why they hide it from the public and go to these lengths during testing...I just can't think of a good one.

 

It generates curiosity & chatter, which is what any mfg wants. Cannot imagine there is any additional costs of consequence associated with the covers they choose.

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Must of been Kap?

 

I hope they ditch two of the biggest gimmicks - AFM & EPS. After looking at a Tundra 5.7 recently, Toyota does not use either. I will give them a serious look when its time to trade.

 

Looks like an F150 rear.

 

 

I hope the biggest gimmick stays out...Small Displacement Turbocharged Engines...

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Been working in the Kap area-trying to look over the fence at the Cold Weather Testing Facility-no luck for me.

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I hope the biggest gimmick stays out...Small Displacement Turbocharged Engines...

 

But my 2.7L EcoBoost just out-towed/torqued a supercharged 6.2L shivy silver-ray-doe. And I got 32mpg towing two semi trucks in stop and go traffic with it!

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Looks bigger

 

Can't wait to see it naked

 

 

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