Spied 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Prototype Is Pretending to Be a Ford

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Chevrolet has been caught testing its next-generation Silverado pickup truck.

Spied while undergoing traction tests at a winter testing facility, these are the best photos spy photographers have managed to grab yet of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The new prototypes are hitting the ice, allowing us to see it from all angles even though it’s heavily camouflaged. What’s particularly entertaining is that Chevrolet engineers are trying to trick onlookers into believing this is a Ford prototype, with F-150-shaped tail light camouflage and even a fake oval within the front grille. This is actually a common tactic from GM, which has done this in the past with the Tahoe and Yukon prototypes.

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It is believed Chevrolet is turning to aluminum just like the new Ford F-150 to shed weight, despite the fact that current Chevy marketing is all about criticizing Ford’s use of aluminum. Expected to reach the market in late 2018 as a 2019 model, the new Silverado aims to be a lighter, stronger and more efficient.

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  • Frank Yoster

    Again? another redesigned gm truck? Wow By the time they release this..Ram will debut its new Platform Ram1500..which i am excited for! best of luck Gm…

  • Joe Coppola

    I think the new GM trucks look very nice and modern with their LEDs tails and headlights but the interior design and tech is lacking a bit compared to what options you can get on the f series so I’m all for it. If you want normal pickups that’s fine but if someone wants to have all the features of a decked out Mercedes for a premium price give them the options to buy. As for the ram at this point t that body style feels a bit stale (no matter how many RAM badges they add all over the place lol). I am looking forward to seeing what they can pump out for a full change