We’ve already talked a lot about the new design changes and trim variations that will be available on the new 2019 Chevy Silverado, but there is more to a truck than good looks and different feature options: the powertrain is the heart of every truck model. If you are wondering what engines will be available on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, we don’t have solid numbers yet, but we can sketch out the big picture.
What engines will be available on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500?
Right now Chevrolet has announced that the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be available with six powertrain combinations including at least three different engine options. We know for sure of a 5.3-liter V-8 and a 6.2-liter V-8, both of which will feature Dynamic Fuel Management cylinder deactivation. That feature will allow multiple cylinders to be shut down when not needed to conserve fuel. The 2019 Silverado will also feature an all-new inline six-cylinder Duramax diesel engine with 3.0-liter displacement. We have no news yet on whether or not the 4.3-liter V-6 engine that was the base option on the 2018 Chevy Silverado will return for 2019.
Silverado Transmission Options
We are guessing that there will be up to four engine options on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, and the six powertrain options will include different transmission options. We already know that the 6.2-liter V-8 and the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel will be available (or standard?) mated to a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. We have no news yet what other transmission options will be available.
Fuel Efficiency Technology
In addition to cylinder deactivation on the V-8 engines, the several powertrains on the 2019 Chevy Silverado will also be available with engine stop/start technology that will also offer fuel savings, especially in city driving.
You can be sure that when we have engine specs and towing capabilities available for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 that will be big news. Watch this blog for updates, or contact a member of the Harbin Automotive sales team to get personalized updates about this truck’s arrival in our new Silverado 1500 inventory in Scottsboro AL.