2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab Coming This Quarter

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
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?

From Autoblog:

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.

[Image: General Motors]

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  • Dividebytube Dividebytube on Jan 09, 2019

    If I was a single guy, a regular cab pickup would be my go-to machinery. The 90s Chevy looked really nice as a regular cab, as does the Ram.

  • CKNSLS Sierra SLT CKNSLS Sierra SLT on Jan 09, 2019

    The RAM keeps narrowing the sales gap with the Silverado. The exterior design and bargain bin interior of the 2019 Silverado is a BIG FAIL! That's why I traded in my 2012 Sierra for a 2018 Silverado.

  • Tassos BTW I thought this silly thing was always called the "Wienermobile".
  • Tassos I have a first cousin with same first and last name as my own, 17 years my junior even tho he is the son of my father's older brother, who has a summer home in the same country I do, and has bought a local A3 5-door hatch kinds thing, quite old by now.Last year he told me the thing broke down and he had to do major major repairs, replace the whole engine and other stuff, and had to rent a car for two weeks in a touristy location, and amazingly he paid more for the rental ( Euro1,500, or $1,650-$1,700) than for all the repairs, which of course were not done at the dealer (I doubt there was a dealer there anyway)
  • Tassos VW's EV program losses have already been horrific, and with (guess, Caveman!) the Berlin-Brandenburg Gigafactory growing by leaps and bounds, the future was already quite grim for VW and the VW Group.THis shutdown will not be so temporary.The German Government may have to reach in its deep pockets, no matter how much it hates to spend $, and bail it out."too big to fail"?
  • Billccm I had a 1980 TC3 Horizon and that car was as reliable as the sun. Underappreciated for sure.
  • Inside Looking Out I did not notice, did they mention climate change? How they are going to fight climate change, racism and gender discrimination. I mean collective Big 3.