Trail Boss: Chevy Shows Off Next Gen 2019 Silverado in Texas

Over the weekend Chevrolet held a special event at the Texas Motor Speedway to celebrate 100 years of building trucks, and the gathering included thousands of the brand's longstanding owners, fans and enthusiasts.

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But the big news from the event was the first showing of the next generation 2019 Silverado 1500, which was brought in via helicopter in front of the crowd. The truck isn't scheduled to make its full debut until next month's Detroit Auto Show, but that didn't stop Chevy from giving the first look to its pickup faithful in Texas.

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Chevy has held off on releasing too many details about the new truck, but it's all-new from the ground up and that much is clear just by looking at it. The styling is a fairly large departure from the current Silverado, with a lot of traits shared with the smaller Chevy Colorado.

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One thing that Chevy did confirm, however, is the addition of a new Silverado model called the Trail Boss. It includes all of the equipment from the longstanding Z71 off-road package with a two-inch factory-engineered suspension lift.

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We'll have to wait until next month for the full details on the new truck, but Chevy says it will be lighter, more advanced and offer more models and more powertrain choices for customers. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks on this hugely important new model.

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