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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Officially Replaces V6 With Turbo-4!

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Several months ago, GM revealed that they have approved Chevrolet’s decision to introduce a new mill with the Silverado and it is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The new offering is now in effect after the 2019 Silverado made its official sales debut yesterday.

It’s not quite a bad offering as the move to a turbocharged 4-pot mill has brought some key improvements to the performance of the Silverado. The engine has got an output of 310hp and 348ft-lbs of torque hence raising the Silverado’s towing capacity to 7,200lbs. The max payload has also hit a new peak of 2,280lbs.

But the biggest shocker here is that the new mill has apparently replaced the long-serving 4.3L V6 engine. It’s something we never anticipated as we really thought that the turbo-4 mill is made to ease the downsizing pressures.

With the 4.3L V6 out of the picture, GM has got a lot of work to do to convince the masses that new engine is worth the buy. The odds are against them and this is especially when most Silverado fans are against the use of a 4-cylinder engine on a full-sized pickup truck.