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.