It looks like GM prepares a new performance version of its full-size truck, which is about to come as 2019 Chevrolet Reaper, according to latest reports. So, the Raptor will finally get a rival. So far, we didn’t get any official confirmation of the new model, so you should take all these details with a dose of a reserve. According to unofficial reports, this will be a hi-performance version, which will come with lots of distinctive design solutions, including different styling, mechanical upgrades, new engine and much more. Latest reports the new 2019 Reaper could come sometime in the next year.
2019 Chevrolet Reaper Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2019 Chevrolet Reaper will be heavily based on the Silverado, which came completely new just recently. It will adopt all of the newest design solutions, which includes a new platform as well. The new T1 platform utilizes a lot of lightweight materials, which makes the new-generation truck overall much more dynamic in all aspects. We have no doubt that the new 2019 Chevrolet Reaper, as a performance version, will continue with further improvements in this aspect, which would include additional weight savings as well.
In terms of chassis upgrades, expect to see a completely new suspension, with off-road tires, shocks, springs and much more.
2019 Chevrolet Reaper Styling and Interior Design
Another distinctive aspect of the new truck will be styling. The look of 2019 Chevrolet Reaper will be based on the new Silverado. Expect to see the same shape and design language, though with lots of styling upgrades that will emphasize its off-road character. Of course, some of the new details will be not just for cosmetics but for practical purposes as well. Those refer to a massive underbody protection, fenders, and similar things.
On the inside, the 2019 Chevrolet Reaper will also feature a familiar layout. Most likely, this will be the aspect of the truck with the least number of unique details. Still, we are about to see plenty of modifications that will emphasize vehicle’s off-road character. First of all, expect to see completely new seats, designed in order to provide excellent support rather than comfortable ride. Of course, expect to see those styling tricks like sporty pedals, steering wheel, special trim etc.
2019 Chevrolet Reaper Engine
This part of the 2019 Chevrolet Reaper is probably the biggest mystery at the moment. There is no doubt that this will be a performance version, but no one knows how much power to expect under the hood. The future rival, Ford Raptor, comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that is good for about 450 horsepower.
On the other side, we are pretty sure that the Reaper will be relying on the V8 power. At the moment, there are two engines in GM’s offer. Base models come with a 5.3-liter V8 that is good for about 355 horsepower. On the other side, a 6.2-liter unit comes in several output variants. For Silverado, it delivers around 420 hp. Still, we presume that there is a nice power boost to come for this occasion.
A new version of the engine will probably be even more powerful than Corvette, which is good for about 455 hp. Most likely, a max output will go all away up to 500 horsepower.
2019 Chevrolet Reaper Release Date and Price
Expect to see 2019 Chevrolet Reaper sometime in the next year. When it comes to the price, the new model should cost pretty much in the same range as its future rival Raptor, which means around 50.000 dollars.