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We all know Ford is planning to release a diesel variant of its popular half-ton pickup, the F-150, and its main rival in the segment is expected to be Ram’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. Well now a new competitor will be joining them in the form of a diesel powered 2019 Chevy Silverado.

Off-Road got their hands on a few spy photos and the Chevy engineer was caught fueling up a camouflaged 2019 Silverado 1500 with a green handled pump that’s reserved for diesel. On top of that, he proceeded to fill up a yellow gas container which is usually used for storing diesel fuel.

Though there is no concrete release date for the Silverado 1500, rumors of its powertrain are already circulating. Perhaps it’ll be powered by a 4.5-liter V6 unit or GM may even a retuned version of the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel four-cylinder that’s already housed in the Colorado and Canyon. What we will most likely see is a steel truck bed instead of a weight saving aluminum one, which makes sense if we take the Silverado 1500 ad campaign into consideration.

At least we know that the 2018 Ford F-150 diesel should go on sale next spring and most likely powered by the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel.

Let us know what you think of the F-150’s latest competitor.
 

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Not surprised since Chevy is in one of the top three truck brands out there, them not taking part does more harm than any loss from making these available.
Participation is important in any business like this. Even Nissan of all brands came out with a diesel sooner than Chevy!
 

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It's not surprising at all. Looking at the "Big 3" in North America, you'll see them all following suit of some sort, even more so when you get into the money makers like full-sized pickups.

Now... I think it's going to be obvious that they aren't going to dethrone the F-150 in sales, but hey.. they might do well.
 

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It's not surprising at all. Looking at the "Big 3" in North America, you'll see them all following suit of some sort, even more so when you get into the money makers like full-sized pickups.

Now... I think it's going to be obvious that they aren't going to dethrone the F-150 in sales, but hey.. they might do well.
Well in their own respect. This is the hardest segment for one car maker that wasn't in the lead to now take the lead, or at least gain 2nd or 3rd. So many driving factors to why people buy specific brands of trucks which if you're on this forum... should understand.
 

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Everything you guys have stated is blatantly obvious. Chevy will do well with their diesel iteration of the Silverado and that's no surprise. Highly doubt they're going to use the 4-cylinder engine that's in the Canyon. This is a big boy truck, not a mid-sized. Big boy trucks need bigger engines because they get put to real work.
 

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Everything you guys have stated is blatantly obvious. Chevy will do well with their diesel iteration of the Silverado and that's no surprise. Highly doubt they're going to use the 4-cylinder engine that's in the Canyon. This is a big boy truck, not a mid-sized. Big boy trucks need bigger engines because they get put to real work.
Well, that 2.8 is pushing nearly 370 torque its already starting to get in a range of torque that could work well in the Silverado, although maybe tuning it slightly and installing tougher internals might be required, so don't be surprised if the engines goes up slightly in CC's in the Silverado.
 
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