It looks like GM won’t stop with novelties for the 2019 Silverado model. As you probably know, the famous truck received a complete overhaul recently. It comes with a completely new styling, gets a new platform, as well as some completely new powertrain units. Still, there is a chance to see even more novelties. Latest reports suggest a 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid come. According to these rumors, we are about to see a plug-in hybrid version of the popular truck, which will even feature an all-electric mode with a decent no-gasoline range. The company currently is considering this possibility and official confirmation should come soon. Still, many reliable insiders suggest that the new hybrid powertrain is coming for sure.
2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid Powertrain
Of course, the most important thing about the 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid will be its powertrain. A few carmakers are already considering this kind of a powertrain, but this would be the first time to see such a design approach in a full-size truck. There are two possibilities at the moment. The first option is to see a hybrid system built over a large 4.3-liter V6 engine, which would come in a combination with a hi-output electric motor. It seems very reliable, but the company would probably prefer something more efficient, something that can beat diesel in terms of fuel economy.
For that case, 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid will probably feature some smaller gasoline engine. It could easily be the same system that powers Cadillac CT6. This system comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 50-kW electric motor. Combined output goes around 335 horsepower and 432 pound-feet of torque, which seems like a perfect measure for this truck.
What would be the benefits of 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid?
There will be many of them, definitely. First of all, the 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid would feature significantly better fuel economy compared to a conventional gasoline engine. Also, it would feature an all-electric mode, with a pretty decent range, probably around 40-50 miles. Also, count on more torque, compared to gasoline engines. This seems like a very important thing for all those who tow a lot.
Finally, there are tax issues. Though initially more expensive than gasoline models, the 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid would actually look like a good deal, thanks to the Federal tax credits for alternative energy sources, which would, in this case, go at least around 7.500 dollars.
2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid won’t be too much different compared to standard models. It will ride on the same T1 platform and feature the same proportions. At the moment, we can’t say whether the new truck is going to be offered in all cab designs or not. Still, the interior space probably won’t be sacrificed in any case. The company would rather sacrifice cargo capacity, so the battery should be installed under the bed.
The cabin design will be pretty much the same as in standard models. Count on the same new layout, which seems very evolutionary compared to the previous generation. All the details on the dash look kinda familiar, but there are also new tech features. The good thing about the 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid should be a long list of standard equipment. This version probably won’t be available in those bare-bone trims, so expect lots of features on the inside. This mostly refers to tech features, advanced safety systems etc.
When will 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid arrive?
The 2019 Chevy Silverado Hybrid release date is yet to be announced. Most likely, we will see it in the first half of next year.