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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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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 itís heavily camouflaged. Whatís 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.

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 Fordís 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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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 09:50 AM
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Funny. Looks like an old dodge grill with a ford emblem in the middle.

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Still has the ridiculous nose down rake... they will never learn.

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Still has the ridiculous nose down rake... they will never learn.
I would assume that is done for aerodynamics.

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I would assume that is done for aerodynamics.
Aerodynamics for a truck at 12-14mpg... maybe- maybe for full loaded level ride height as well. Either way- looks terrible considering Ford and Dodge sit fairly level stock... and get similar mileage!

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Funny. Looks like an old dodge grill with a ford emblem in the middle.
Yeah, that's what I though as well.

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