Ask TFL: When is the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel Coming? Trailboss Tow Rating

2019 chevy Silverado 1500 chevrolet
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500

When will the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 3.0L Duramax inline-six turbo-diesel go on sale? Also, more towing ratings for the Silverado Trailboss are now available via the GM Fleet Order Guide (see below).

We recently received this question from Chris A.

When do you anticipate GM releasing info on their new 3.0 liter inline 6 cyl diesel, and the date the new 1/2 ton diesels and the next generation HD’s should reach dealerships?

Here is everything we know about the upcoming 3.0L Duramax I6 Diesel engine. Chevrolet originally announced that the new half-ton diesel engine will be available in the 2019 Silverado “during the first model year as a late introduction”. While the 2019 Silverado 1500 will be on sale in the fall 2018, the turbo-iesel engine will join the lineup later (during the calendar year 2019). We expect the oil-burner specifications to be revealed in a few months, before it goes on sale in 2019.

We also know that the 3.0L diesel engine will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

With that being said – Chevrolet already unveiled power specifications, mpg, payload, towing, and pricing on most other engine/transmission configurations. There eventually be six engine/transmission combinations in the new half-ton Silverado.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trailboss

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LSF
2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trailboss [Photo: Chevy]
Switching gears to a recent update to the GM Fleet Order Guide for the 2019 Silverado lineup. TFLtruck’s reader sent us a public link to the truck’s order guide, and it contains detailed dimensions, optional equipment, payload, and tow ratings. One very interesting piece of information is that the guide lists maximum towing rating for the 2019 Silverado 1500 Trailboss at 9,500 lbs. It also shows that the Trailboss’s towing rating is between 100 – 200 lbs lower than a comparable non-Trailboss version. It’s good to know that the off-load version of the truck is nearly as capable as a regular truck.

Take a look at the following selection of screenshots for more details dimensions, engine, payload, and towing specifications.

We had an opportunity to drive the 2019 Silverado with the 2.7-liter turbo gas engine. Here is our first impression.