2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Downsizing Program Has A Questionable Setup

By  | 

A large pickup truck like the Chevrolet Silverado will require a large capacity engine to offer a strain-free performance but this is getting more difficult for GM to offer due to the growing pressures to downsize.

To make matters more shocking, GM confirmed several months ago that the 2019 Silverado will welcome a new base engine and it is one that has a 4-pot setup. But when exploring into the details, you may notice that the 4-cylinder mill is somehow designed to silence the industry’s regulators.

The first indication of this is with the capacity of the engine. GM said that the mill will be a 2.7L turbocharged unit. The large displacement will ease performance strains but it won’t do much in improving fuel economy.

True enough, the estimated MPG gain with the new engine is stuck on a single unit and this isn’t something worth bragging about. A well-tuned V6 can return the same level of mileage improvement.

It’s certainly a questionable setup from GM and the details strongly suggest the mill to be used to ease the downsizing pressures.