Here is a new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country running down a Michigan highway with absolutely no camouflage. It’s one thing to see a new truck at an auto show on stage and under shiny lights, but it’s a whole other thing to see it driving around. The new Silverado made its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) this week, and it allows the company to take off all camouflage and get some testing miles on the trucks in fresh sheet metal.
This is also the case with the other new trucks from the show. One of the 2019 Ram 1500 development managers told me that he is very excited to be able to drive the new Ram truck on public highways without clunky camouflage and wrapping.
The top-of-line High Country version of the 2019 Silverado is powered by the latest generation of GM’s 6.2L V8 truck engine with new cylinder deactivation that is able to shut down up 7 of 8 cylinders under light load. The engine is hooked up to GM’s version of the 10-speed automatic transmission. This high-end truck takes luxury a few steps further with a more luxurious interior and a color theme that continues from the inside to the front grille. It rides on optional 22-inch rims.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be available for sale in late 2018.