CHEVY’S NEW DURABED

4 Wheel & Off Road - - DRIVELINES -

Chevro­let paid so much at­ten­tion to im­prov­ing the func­tion­al­ity of the 2019 Silverado 1500’s bed that it now has its own name: Durabed. The box of­fers “best in class” cargo vol­ume, box length and depth, says Chevy, and now is fit­ted with 12 fixed tie-downs (nine mov­able tie-downs are avail­able too). Tak­ing a shot at ri­val Ford, which has made much of the F-150 out of alu­minum, Chevy fab­ri­cated the Durabed from a higher-grade steel with a strength­ened bed floor.

Buy­ers of the 2019 Silverado will be able to choose from four tail­gate op­tions rang­ing from the ba­sic man­ual gate with a key lock to a power up/down gate con­trolled by the key fob, a touch pad on the tail­gate, or a but­ton in the cab. The pow­ered tail­gate will be avail­able on LTZ mod­els and stan­dard on High Coun­try ver­sions.

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