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2019 Silverado The New ''Revoluntionary Enhancement'' A Plan That Could Change Everything, A Model For Everyone!

The current silverados are great but there is room in them for improvement such as technology and the need for new trim packages to suit every customer, The competition isn't helping this either. The next redesigned silverado is going to come out in the next 4-5 years time according to sources on the internet, But here is a place to start to make the Silverado even better than what they are now,

First of make the regular cab's cab 3'' longer, this is not such a big deal, simply remove 3 inches off the 8ft box and it now becomes 7.9ft box. Also make crew cab's cab 2'' longer and add 4'' on to the box's over hang, this creates a crew cab with 2 more inches of back seat legroom and 2 more inches or room in the box, this becomes a 6.8ft box.
This results in the new
Long box-7.9ft
Standard box-6.8ft
Short box-5.8ft

New Cab configurations
Regular cab 6.8ft box and 7.9ft box

Double cab 6.8ft box
Crew cab, 5.8ft box and 6.8ft box

A big thing is more of a rounder wheel wells....And I mean not round but make them similar to the gmc wheel wells.

Better tries be something for sure because the good year sr-a tires that comes on the trucks now is useless, They should put bridgestone or duratracs on them or even better the popular bf Goodrich ko's

A powercoated frame would be a really good standard thing across the lineup.

With the new trims it will give buyers more choice and it there should be a trim to suit everyone's personality. With a new transmission's such as the 8 & 10 speed and the 6 speed manual it will attract buyers from other brands because no other full size pickup currently offers the manual transmission anymore. Also the manual transmission should get better fuel economy numbers and every number counts.

I really don't think a redesign needs to happen. The new Silverado has a great design but in the next year or 2 it could use a little facelift such as the front end.

A flat for in the rear would be great for loading cargo in the rear, so in this case the trucks cab have to make 1 1/2 higher to have a flat floor, by doing this it make the truck look so much better or fill the floor in and decrease leg room by a little. All trucks are big, and are a pain to park. Why not bring the Quadrasteer idea back? But this time make it a cheaper option so people could afford it. A lighter aluminum tailgate would be a great weight saver and as well as aluminum bumpers and even a aluminum roof. More colour choices be great, A larger DIC like what is in the denali would be nice to carry over to the silverado higher models.

New All Terrain management for Z71 Limited
Normal mode for regular driving
Sport mode for higher-performance, on-road driving
Weather mode for rain, snow or ice
Mud and sand mode for muddy trails and terrain
Rock crawler mode for low-speed rock crawling

These new trim levels has a trim to suit everyone and their budget.
-Work Truck would be equilvant to todays WT model, but with a few more standard features.
-Cheyenne would be equilvant to the LS model today, a economy truck that has the basics but with more standard options.
-Z71 Offroad would be the same as today's popular LT Z71 but this time a cheaper option.
-Rally SS would be equilvant to the LT's version of the rally 2 but with more options. This would be something like the silverado SS back in its time. (or ram's sport model today, which kind of tells you this rally ss model will sell)
-Luxury LT would fall inbetween LT and LTZ, This is for buyers who wants selected options with lots of chrome.
-Luxury LTZ would be similar to todays LTZ but more standard options.
-Z71 Limited would be equilvant to the Z71 custom sport today and it fall right under todays high country brand. But this time more of a luxury sportier twist that has the capability to go off road. This model would be something close to a raptor fighter but not exactly.
-High Country would be the same idea as now, a mix of chrome and body colored with brown interior.

Here is some of the items on the new trims.

Work Truck-(All Cab Choices)-6 speed manual speed trans, 4.3L ecotec3, black door handles, black mirror caps, black front and rear bumper, black grille, black grille surround, heated mirrors, snow plow prep, floor mounted transfer case, LED bed lighting, back up camera, 16'' sell rims, ez lift and lower tailgate, rear window tinted glass, Engine Block heater, behind-the-seat storage bin (Regular Cab)

Options(WT)-Chrome bumpers, mylink, 8 speed automatic transmission, onstar, trailer brake controller, remote starter, power windows, remote locking tailgate, rear window defogger, air conditioning, etc...


Cheyenne-(All Cab Choices) Chrome bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome mirror caps, chrome grill surround, black grill, 16'' chrome rims, heated mirrors, back up camera, floor mounted transfer case, LED bed lighting, 8 speed automatic transmission, 4.3L ecotec3, ez lift and lower tailgate, rear window defogger, rear window tinted glass, behind-the-seat storage bin (Regular Cab), etc....

Options(Cheyenne)-Mylink, 6 manual speed trans, 5.3L Ecotec3, onstar, 17''rims, trailing package, remote starter, snow plow prep package, remote locking tailgate, keyless ignition, front and rear parking sensors, engine block heater, chrome assist steps.


Z71 Offroad-(all cab choices) Z71 offroad package,rancho shocks, high-capacity engine air filter, hill descent Control, underbody shield, brushed metal Z71 door sill plates, chrome front z71 offroad bumpers, chrome grill surround, Z71 style grill, Body colored mirror caps, body colored door handles, back up camera, body colored belt line molding, cloth seats, carbon fiber look accents, mylink, 16'' aluminum rims, 4.3L Ecotec3, onstar, remote starter, LED bed lighting, snow plow prep package,keyless ignition, Remote locking tailgate, autotrac transfer case, ez lift and lower tailgate , rear parking sensors, behind-the-seat storage bin (Regular Cab), etc....

Options(Z71 Sport package) -body colored bumpers, body colored grill surround, heated front bucket seats, dual zone automatic climate control, 8 speed trans, 5.3L Ecotec3, fog lights, 18'' aluminum rims,

Options(Z71 Offroad)-4.5 liter duramax V8, dual zone automatic climate control, 8 speed trans, 32 gallon tank, 5.3L Ecotec3, fog lights, 18'' aluminum rims, trailer brake controller, all terrain tires, sliding rear window, power folding mirrors, rear window defogger, exterior 120V outlets, front and rear parking sensors,


Rally SS-(2 door standard box, double cab, Crew cab)- High performance suspension, body colored grill surround, body colored bumpers, gloss black door handles and mirror caps, 20'' rims, rally sport stripes, heated mirrors, black bowtie emblems, 5.3L Ecotec3 with a 8 speed automatic transmission, cloth bench seat, back up camera, 8 automatic speed transmission, onstar, floor mounted transfer case, LED bed lighting, rally ss sport gauges, ez lift and lower tailgate, rear window defogger, behind-the-seat storage bin (Regular Cab), etc....

Options(Rally SS)-Mylink, 6 speed manual speed trans, 6.2L Ecotec3, bucket seats, fog lights, 22'' rims, onstar, remote starter, dual exhaust, keyless ignition, remote locking tailgate, Black assist steps, single panel sunroof, autotrac transfer case,


LT Luxury-(all models)- floor mounted transfer case, chrome fount and rear bumpers with corner step bumper, chrome mirror caps, chrome door handes, chrome beltline molding, chrome grill surround, cloth heated seats, woodgrain look accents,mylink, 5.3 Ecotec3, MAX trailing package, onstar, remote starter, LED bed lighting, 17'' rims, sliding rear window,Auto leveling headlights, keyless ignition, remote locking tailgate, sprayed in bedliner, rear window defogger, dual zone automatic climate control, ez lift and lower tailgate, power seats, front and rear parking sensors, Engine Block Heater,

Options(LT Luxury), 4.5 liter duramax V8, 8 or 10 speed trans, Side blind side alert, Panoramic sunroof, single panel,, 32 gallon tank, automatic high-beam control, front bucket seats,Active aero grille shutters, trailer brake controller, 18'&20'''rims, adaptive cruise control, power folding mirrors, body colored mirror caps, body colored door handles, exterior 120V outlets, retractable Headlamp Washing System, driver personalization memory seat and mirrors, heated seats, power adjustable pedals, fog lights


LTZ Luxury-(crew cab and double cab)-Autotrac transfer case, chrome fount and rear bumpers with corner step bumper, chrome mirror caps, chrome door handes, chrome beltline molding, chrome grill and surround ,mylink, 5.3 Ecotec3, fog lights, leather heated seats, real woodgrain accents,5.3 ecotec3, fog lights, LED tail lights and headlights, onstar, Auto leveling headlights, keyless ignition, remote locking tailgate, sprayed in bedliner, sliding rear window with defogger, trim zone automatic climate control, ez lift and lower tailgate, power seats, front and rear parking sensors, auto dimming mirrors, 32 gallon tank, Active aero grille shutters, power folding mirrors, trailer brake controller, retractable Headlamp Washing System, driver personalization memory seat and mirrors.

Options (LTZ luxury)-4.5 liter duramax V8, 8 or 10 speed trans, Side blind side alert, Panoramic sunroof, single panel,, automatic high-beam control, navigation, colored keyed carpeting, two tone paint, 18'&20'''rims, adaptive cruise control, driver alert package, body colored mirror caps, body colored door handles, exterior 120V outlets, heated and cooled seats, power adjustable pedals, entertainment package,


Z71 Limted-(double cab and crew cab)- Autotrac transfer case, Z71 offroad package, rancho shocks, high-capacity engine air filter, hill descent Control, underbody shield, brushed metal Z71 door sill plates, unique Z71 gauge cluster, unique interior trim plates, body colored fount and rear Z71 sport style bumpers, body colored Z71 sport style grill surround with chrome insert, body colored beltline trim, chrome door handles and mirror caps, chrome body side molding, Z71 Hood with hood scopes, Z71 Black leather interior heated and cooled front and rear seats, Z71 ride height, colored keyed carpeting, aluminum accents, console shifter, rear window defogger, LED headlights and taillights, onstar, driver personalization memory seat and mirrors, active aero grille shutters,automatic high-beam control, heated mirrors, Dual exhaust out the bumpers with active performance shutters, remote starter, Auto leveling headlights, remote locking tailgate, Tri zone automatic climate control, 5.3 Ecotec3, fog lights ,keyless ignition, LED bed lighting, all terrain tires, sliding rear window, adaptive cruise control, sprayed in bedliner, Auto-up windows all around, power folding mirrors, ez lift and lower tailgate, power seats, heated steering wheel, 18'' Z71 ultra bright machined aluminum rims, all terrain management, etc....

Options (Z71 Limited) 10-speaker Bose surround surround sound, 4.5 liter duramax V8, 6.2L Ecotec3, 8 or 10 speed trans, retractable Headlamp Washing System Side blind side alert, Panoramic sunroof, Front facing camera, 32 gallon tank , Navigation, Heads up display, 20'' Chrome Aluminum rims, Sport style fender flares, driver alert package, night vision with pedestrian detection, traffic signs recognition, trailer brake controller, exterior 120V outlets, power adjustable pedals, entertainment package, electric tail gate,


High Country-(Crew cab only)Autotrac transfer case, body colored bumpers chrome grill surround with horizontal bars, body colored bumpers with corner step bumper, chrome mirror caps, chrome door handles, chrome body side molding, chrome beltline molding, Remote locking tailgate, 20'' chrome rims, rear window defogger, navigation, wood grain look trim,LED tail lights and headlights. Heads up display, Front facing camera, Center console shifter. Tri zone automatic climate control, onstar, heated mirrors, Active aero grille shutters, Brown leather Heated and cooled front and rear seats, driver personalization memory seat and mirrors, adaptive cruise control, Auto leveling headlights, keyless ignition, automatic high-beam control, Colored keyed carpeting, 5.3L Ecotec3, fog lights, trailer brake controller, remote starter, LED bed lighting, sliding rear window, sprayed in bedliner, Auto-up windows all around, power folding mirrors, ez lift and lower tailgate, power seats, heated steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, etc,,,,

Options (High country)10-speaker Bose surround surround sound, 4.5 liter duramax V8 , 6.2L Ecotec3, Side blind side alert, Panoramic sunroof, 32 gallon tank, 22'' chrome rims, 8 or 10 speed trans, two tone paint, driver alert package, night vision with pedestrian detection, traffic signs recognition, exterior 120V outlets, retractable Headlamp Washing System, entertainment package, electric tail gate.

In addition to these new trim levels, GM could build on them, such as special editions with special packages. I really like for the Rally package to be brought to the next level and a new package such as the z71 limited.


If GM put some of the technology like i just said in some of the options in the truck with aluminum roof, tailboard, bumpers, and even all the sheet metal, it should result in a more fuel efficient truck beating ford or rams eco-diesel anyday. Regards to the 4.5 duramax put this one one and it blow away the fuel economy numbers from its competitors away .
Regards to the ZR2 raptor fighter, we can just hope there is one comes in the future, but still and all they should put the Colorado ZR2 into production, The Z71 Limited might please a lot of buyers if they goes and puts the right things in it like I just menchined about it. Again this is just my 2 cents worth but I really do think this is the way to go for a great pick up that everyone can like and be pleased with.

So the big question is would YOU buy one of these new Silverado's with these new ideas I just machined above in them and with the new box choice's and new option's and standard features ? and what is your thoughts on this ''Revoluntionary Enhancement''
 

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This isn't meant to be mean, but is English your first language?
 

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Well, I don't know much about pickups, but the OP has seems to have a fair amount of thought it this. Perhaps start with the explanation first, and then put the wall-of-text option lists at the bottom of the post.
 

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Well actually 3 inches isn't such a loss. The cab would have 3 more inches of room behind the seats. So really the box is only going to be 3 inches shorter, So the bed be 7'7''
It's a gigantic loss of you're trying to get an 8' object in - it means you need to buy/hire a bigger truck!

If you need a bigger cab, extend the wheelbase.
 

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It's a gigantic loss of you're trying to get an 8' object in - it means you need to buy/hire a bigger truck!

If you need a bigger cab, extend the wheelbase.
Well first off I made a mistake saying that. By adding 3 more inches or cab space and deleting 3 inches of the box, It would create a 7.9ft box. Regards to extending the wheelbase, It simply wouldn't benefit the buyers because the truck be longer and more difficult to get around in city's and they have a larger turning radius. This is one set back from the new crew cab standard box....Unless GM develops a smaller turning radius.
 

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I just thought it was a fundamental requirement for standard US pickups to carry an 8' x 4' sheets of building materials.
Well in that case the wheelbase have to be a little longer to still give box 8ft and still have a slightly larger cab. In this case the 7.9ft box have to be kept to the origional 8ft one.
 

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How many more of these articles will we be getting?
It looks like we might have to get used to it. He's starting a new thread with his ideas more often than anyone else.

I just thought it was a fundamental requirement for standard US pickups to carry an 8' x 4' sheets of building materials.
If it was, I wouldn't have a 6.5' bed on my truck.
 
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