BAY CITY, Mich. -- With best-in-class cargo volume, box depth and box length at floor in addition to a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and an exclusive power tailgate, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features the largest pick-up truck bed on the market.
“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors. “We’ve added so many features and benefits that it deserves its own name – Durabed.”
Each Silverado in the 2019 line-up has increased significantly in terms of bed size compared to the 2018 model year:
- Short box: 53 cubic feet
- Standard box: 62 cubic feet
- Long box: 75 cubic feet
- Short box: 63 cubic feet
- Standard box: 72 cubic feet
- Long box: 89 cubic feet
The 2019 Silverado short box option is 20% more than the competition, in order to achieve this, Chevy widened the maximum width of the bed floor nearly 10% (7 inches), and implemented this across all bed sizes for the 2019 Silverado.
Additionally, a higher grade steel is being used in the construction of the Durabed for 2019:
- BED MATERIAL:
- 2019 Silverado: High-strength steel (500 MPa)
- 2019 Ford F-Series: Aluminum
- 2019 Ram 1500: High-strength steel (340 MPa)
In terms of cargo box space, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado now leads the competition by at least 10 cubic feet. As for cargo box depth and length at floor, the 2019 Silverado now leads between 1-10 inches.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado sports 12 fixed tie-downs and has doubled the strength of each from 250 lbs. to 500 lbs. of force before bending. An additional 9 moveable tie-downs are also available for more cargo flexibility. With 21 tie-down points in all, the 2019 Silverado sports the most of any pick-up truck available.
Stay tuned for updates regarding availability of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at Graff Bay City!
Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.