THE BIG­GER—AND CHEAPER—SIL­VER­ADO LT

4 Wheel & Off Road - - DRIVELINES -

Chevy an­nounced that the high-vol­ume LT model of the 2019 Sil­ver­ado will be “larger, more ca­pa­ble, more fuel ef­fi­cient, and fea­ture a starting MSRP that is up to $700 less than the out­go­ing model.” That price re­duc­tion comes even with such new tech as a 2.7L tur­bocharged en­gine (with 22 per­cent more torque than the 4.3L V-6 it re­places), a new eight-speed trans­mis­sion, and a fuel-sav­ing auto stop/ start fea­ture.

Chevy also said that the Z71 Off-road Equip­ment Pack­age will be avail­able on all mod­els and stan­dard equip­ment on the new Trail Boss. The Z71 pack­age in­cludes 18-inch wheels and all­ter­rain tires, Ran­cho twin-tube shocks, an au­to­matic lock­ing rear diff, hill de­scent con­trol, ex­tra skid­plates, and dual ex­haust on V-8-equipped trucks.

Pric­ing on the 2019 Sil­ver­ado starts at $29,795 for a 2WD reg­u­lar-cab longbed Work Truck and goes all the way up to nearly $55,000 for a crew-cab short­bed High Coun­try model. The Trail Boss mod­els range from $40,000 to al­most $50,000, de­pend­ing on trim level and body/box con­fig­u­ra­tion.

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