Texas Surprise: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss

texas surprise 2019 chevrolet silverado trail boss

Chevy threw itself a birthday party today at the Texas Motor Speedway, celebrating 100 years of making trucks. It had a surprise gift for the audience in the form of the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado … delivered by way of Sikorsky helicopter, naturally.

The truck shown here is in new Trail Boss trim, which will add a factory two-inch lift kit to the off-road gear included in the already available Z71 package. Company reps were mum on powertrain details but your author’s ear definitely heard a V8 engine as the truck drove across stage at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Meaty Goodyear tires with aggressive tread were wrapped around black five-spoke rims in this Trail Boss model. There surely will be a myriad of rim and tire combinations when the truck goes on sale next year, depending on the model. Styling confirms a lot of what we’ve suspected from spy shots over the past few months, with a neat C-shaped LED trim underneath a narrow set of headlights. Side mirrors are a lot more streamlined and there’s an aggressive character line plunging towards terra firma just aft of the front fender. Shunning decades of tradition, the wheel-wells are no longer square.

At the rear of this crew-cab Chevy, the Silverado name has been hammered into the tail gate and the exhaust pipes are narrow, flat units. This will probably be different on other trims, as well. The bumper steps remain, confirming that Chevy is not interested in designing a ‘Man Step’ in the visage of the Blue Oval. Bookending the tail gate are a set of tail lights that have a flared appearance, pinched in the middle near the reverse lamp.

GM reps said the truck will next be seen at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will go on sale in the 2018 calendar year.

[Images © 2017 Matthew Guy/TTAC and Chevrolet]

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Dec 18, 2017

    The grille looks like it's eight feet tall, like a Canyonero. Redesign that, and get rid of that downward-sweeping character line on the front fender, and I might start to like it.

  • True_Blue True_Blue on Dec 18, 2017

    From the rear, I'd swear this was a redesign of the Titan. It has a *lot* of Tacoma seasoning.

  • Sobro At least the filing wasn't for alphanumeric gibberish. Just alpha gibberish.
  • Oberkanone Does $63,350 include $1,500 mandatory optional Onstar?
  • Kendahl $1,500 is a good reason to turn OnStar into OffStar. I guess that means writing off Buick, Cadillac and GMC. The more garbage manufacturers stuff into otherwise very good vehicles, the less likely I am to trade in my 15-year-old Infiniti G37S. It's mechanically sound at 70k miles.
  • Kcflyer Great looking rigs. Too bad there in such short supply.
  • Jkross22 I'm such a sucker for retro. I don't like SUVs or trucks, but F did a good job picking colors and the cloth interior is brilliant. The old logo and as JMII said, the badging is key for this working the way it does. Damn, marketing had some good ideas. Very surprising.