All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado Has Arrived at Runde’s

 

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is HERE!

One hundred years after the first Silverado was delivered in 1918, the next-generation Silverado was created with feedback from more than 7,000 customers on what they wanted in their next truck.

“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain in a press release. “It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model.”

The Silverado’s grille and headlights are completely refreshed, and Chevrolet is stamped Backacross the truck’s rear bumper. The Z71 Crew Cab model features twin chrome tailpipes.

The truck’s bed offers best-in-class cargo volume in every bed length and features a high-strength steel floor, more and stronger tie-downs, plus an available power tailgate operated with the key fob, interior button, or by hand.  The bed also has available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet, and larger cutouts in the CornerStep bumper to accommodate steel-toed boots.

“Truck customers value capability and functionality above all else,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer of Full-Size Trucks, in a press release. “Every truck — including the luxurious High Country — is a work truck with a job to do. As such, we set out to create the best tool for the job at hand, one that makes work more productive and more enjoyable, no matter what they call ‘work.’’’

SIDEThe 2019 Chevy Silverado is larger, with a wheelbase that is 3.9 inches longer and an overall length that is 1.6 inches longer. There are three inches of additional rear-seat legroom — totaling 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.8 inches of rear legroom.

The second-row seatbacks have available 10-liter bins for storage, and there is a large 24-liter storage tray under the second-row seat.

To continue Chevrolet’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size truck on the road, the GM engineering team performed seven million miles of testing on the vehicle, making it the most-tested vehicle GM has ever produced.

“Truck customers told us they depend on their trucks for much more than just transportation,” said Herrick. “Many use their trucks to earn a paycheck, or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Given how important trucks are to our customers, we set a lofty goal for exceeding the dependability and longevity of the current Silverado.”

There are eight 2019 Silverado models. One of them, the new Silverado LT Trailboss, integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift.

“Truck customers told us they want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits frontmost’ truck, compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president, Global Design, General Motors, in a press release. “That insight shaped our design strategy with eight distinct models, each with a unique personality to fit different customers, from the affordable Work Truck to the luxurious High Country.”

The eight models use a varying amount of chrome, which is a major differentiator for many truck-buyers.

“Chrome has become more polarizing, and more personal, than any other aspect of truck design,” said Rich Scheer, director, Exterior Design, Chevrolet Trucks, in a press release. “Some customers want no chrome at all and only body-color or blacked-out trim. Others feel a truck isn’t a truck without a chrome bumper, but feel extra chrome can be too ‘flashy.’ Others want as much chrome as they can get.”

There are also six engine/transmission choices, including an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel.

Want one? View our inventory of all-new 2019 Silverados here.

Carolyn Rauen Just Won Valentine’s Day

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Carolyn Kotz Rauen just won Valentine’s Day with the BEST gift ever!

She surprised her husband of nearly 14 years with a pepperdust 2017 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab!

They had been talking about looking for a new truck for Donald “Frosty” Rauen Jr. this fall to replace his 2011 resized952017021405385695img951562Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab.

“He’s been wanting a new truck for a long time,” she said. “He’s a hardworking guy, he deserves it. He’s a great husband and father. He’s a very giving person and he is always helping everyone else. He’s not the type of person to buy himself a lot of nice things.”

She was considering surprising him for his birthday later this year but decided to instead plan the surprise for Valentine’s Day.resized952017021405323095img951561

“I was nervous I wouldn’t get him what he wanted, so his brothers helped,” she said.

Their two sons, ages 6 and 9, were at the dealership and had a tough time keeping the secret.

“I can’t believe they haven’t said anything,” she said earlier this week.

When Donald arrived home on Tuesday from work, the truck was parked in the driveway with a big red bow on it.

“He had no clue at all,” she said. “He’s still shocked!”

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Buying a Truck from a Friend at Runde’s

7-11-15 Zach High

Zach High recently found his perfect truck at Runde Chevrolet: a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 WT 4WD Ext Cab!

The East Dubuque resident bought it from his longtime friend, salesperson Jacob Puls.

“It went smoothly and he knew what he was talking about,” Zach said. “He knew what I wanted.”

Zach was looking for a reliable vehicle with four-wheel drive and low mileage. He said it will be great for day-to-day driving but he likes that it has the capability for hauling when the need arises.

This was Zach’s first purchase from Runde Auto Group, but he said it will not be his last!

Happy driving, Zach!