2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab Coming This Quarter
With full-sized pickups replacing luxury vehicles for many Americans, fancy crew or double cab trucks have become so popular, General Motors didn’t even bother introducing a standard cab variant of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at launch. Hopefully, you weren’t one of the poor schmucks who ended up being laughed out of their local Chevy dealership over the holidays while on a noble quest to bring home a new, reasonably priced pickup from the current model year.
Assuming you weren’t, or were and didn’t purchase from a rival manufacturer, we bring good tidings. Standard cab Silverados should start appearing on dealer lots relatively soon.
According to Autoblog, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado regular cab model was intentionally placed at the back of the production line due to its lackluster popularity. Chevrolet said 70 percent of buyers select crew cab models with around 18 percent preferring the double cab trucks. That leaves a paltry 12 percent share of the market for the regular-cab model. GM figured, why lead with your weakest product hosting the slimmest profit margin?
When the regular cab truck does go on sale, Chevy representatives confirmed it will be cheaper than equivalent double cab and crew cab variants. They didn’t have final pricing on hand, but we hope to have that soon, and we will update this post with numbers as soon as we get them. As a point of reference, the previous generation has a $4,100 difference between a standard bed double cab and standard bed regular cab. There was also a hint that regular cab would be relegated to the lower trim levels, so Work Truck, Custom and LT trims. This would be consistent with the previous-generation truck.
General Motors confirmed that Chevrolet will indeed have the standard cab trucks available for purchase before the first quarter of 2019 concludes. Production is already being readied at GM’s Flint Assembly in Michigan. However, since the regular cab seems to be intended for the lower trims only, don’t expect to see a two-door High Country anytime soon.
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