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



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.

Chevrolet Offers Sneak Peek of all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was unveiled for a sneak peek at a Chevy Truck Centennial event over the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

The next-generation Silverado was created based on feedback from more than 7,000 customers on what they wanted in their next truck.

“Many of our owners depend on their trucks for work and play, personalize their trucks in astonishing ways and pass their loyalty for Chevy Trucks down from generation to generation,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet, in a press release. “For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks.”

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

It uses higher-grade steel alloy in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that is more functional and lighter weight.

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.

The 2019 Silverado will make its public debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, exactly 100 years after the first Chevrolet trucks were delivered to customers.

The vehicle is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2018.

Richard W. Fanning – “No One Can Compare to Runde’s… Ever”

Richard W. Fanning came to us from Janesville, WI  to purchase a brand new Silverado. He was having a great time chatting with the Runde’s Staff even though his vehicle was already ready to go. I managed to sit down for a spell with Richard and he was ecstatic to share his experiences at Runde with the rest of the world. Read on to see why Richard was so satisfied.

What led you to Runde’s?
Originally I found my way here by word of mouth from friends that suggested this place to me. I was here last year buying a truck. It is one of the most pleasurable dealerships I’ve ever been at and that’s going on 64 years of car and truck buying.

I have been suggesting Runde’s since I’ve been here. My friends come here now and my daughter will be coming here to buy as well. I highly recommend Runde’s to everyone. Part of the great experience was getting a good deal, but even more important is the courtesy here at the dealership – just everything – I can’t say enough.

Great, I’m glad you’ve had good experiences with us! If you were to rank your experiences on a scale of 1-10 what would you give it?
(without hesitation) 10 – From my experiences I’d give it a 10, I really would.

What vehicle did you end up buying this time around?
I got a 2010 Silverado. Just an upgrade.

Where are you from?
I live just a few miles east of Janesville, Wisconsin. About 100 miles from Runde’s.

Do you always go to Runde’s for your vehicle needs?
You know, I have Chevy dealers as close as 3 miles from my house. In my experiences with the other dealers, there’s just no comparison to Runde’s. The bottom line is that no one can compare, I don’t think anyone ever will.

What do you use the trucks for?
Well I used to have a 90-acre farm, now it’s down to like 10 acre’s. Now I use the truck mostly for transportation. I’ve got a quarter of a mile driveway and in the winter I have problems with the snow so I can’t be without a four-wheel drive.

Are you still farming?
I’m retired now, I retired in ’95 after working at the GM Plant for 30 years.

You worked for GM?
Yep, I did pretty much everything there was to do there.

What do you like to do around the Janesville area?
I like to do pretty much everything – I like to fish, bowl, motorcycle, snowmobiling – pretty much anything you can think about.

Do you have any pets?
I got a German Shepherd police dog and a big Doberman. The Shepherd stays outside and the Doberman is a house-dog.

Has the Shepherd ever caught anyone trying to trespass or anything like that?
I don’t have much of a problem with that. Once they see the dog I’m sure they reconsider.

Any kids?
I have two daughters – one’s married and one’s currently single.

What is your favorite sports team?
Green Bay. That’s the only team there is.

Do you have any favorite movies?
I’m a big movie buff… we have a movie store near us and I’ve seen almost all of the movies there. I can’t really pick a favorite because there are too many good ones.

How about the last movie you saw in theaters?
I don’t go as often as I used to, but the last one I saw in theaters was Avatar and it was pretty good.

If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would make sure that I was well taken care of and so was the majority of my family.  Anything after that I’d have to see where I’m at as far as the numbers go. I’d donate a lot of it to charity, maybe travel a bit.

Where would you travel to first?
My number one spot to go would be Ireland, I have family there and it’s something I definitely want to do in my lifetime.

What is the best invention that came out during  your lifetime?
Hmm… that’s a good question. Right off the bat I’d have to say a big screen T.V. There have been a lot of health related findings as well.

Are you a believer in online shopping?
I’m very careful with the internet. I never buy anything or pay bills online. It’s good for online poker though.

Where’s the first place you’ll take your truck?
I’ll probably just be going home tonight.

Thank you very much for your kind words and for letting us get to know you better Richard. Enjoy your new Silverado and we’ll be seeing you soon!