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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Doubles Down on High-Strength Steel

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Dec. 18, 2017—Chevrolet unveiled its new 2019 Silverado pickup over the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, and the new model features ample steel.

Chevy says the Silverado, GM’s best-selling model, will in 2019 feature a higher-grade steel alloy, which will be used in the roll-formed, high-strength steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that’s lighter, according to a report by Seattle-based KING 5 Media Group.

GM indicated that it surveyed more than 7,000 Chevy truck owners about features for the 2019 model, which is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2018. Industry pickup sales are expected to hold steady, at around 13 percent of the total new-vehicle market, for the foreseeable future.

Next year, GM’s GMC brand is also expected to launch an all-new version of the Sierra pickup which would share much of the Silverado’s technology.

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