Would you like a new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss off-road truck with a straight-six turbo-diesel? Let us know your thoughts below.
Just to be clear, GM has not confirmed the availability of the new 3.0L Duramax diesel in either the Chevy Trail Boss or GMC AT4 half-ton trucks.
We think it’s a great idea for people who like to go off the beaten path and have a long driving range. It’s also possible that GMC may offer the Sierra 1500 AT4 with the diesel, but it would be great to see a more budget-minded diesel off-roader.
Side note: a Ram 1500 Rebel Diesel prototype was recently caught testing in Moab, UT. Ford offers an F-150 Diesel with a FX4 off-road package.
We continue to look ahead to the introduction of the long-awaited 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine. The engine certification may have been delayed somewhat due to the EPA government shutdown, but GM says the engine is still on its way.
We still do not have official output specs or fuel economy ratings for the engine, but it is rumored at 282 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The straight-six diesel will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The rumored highway fuel economy stands at 28 MPG.
Once again, the power and fuel economy numbers are not yet confirmed.
Here is our Silverado 1500 Trail Boss review on our toughest Rocky Mountain test trail – Cliffhanger 2.0.