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.

Off the Beaten Path: GMC Reveals First Ever Off-Road 2019 GMC Sierra AT4


GMC recently revealed the first-ever 2019 GMC Sierra AT4!

While it is an off-road capable vehicle, the AT4 still has the refinement and technologies GMC is known for, making it ideal for both the open road and an off-road adventure.

“The AT4 brings new levels of refinement and innovative technology — a formula that no one else in the industry currently delivers,” said Alan Batey, EVP and President of GM North America, in the vehicle’s reveal video.

The exterior of the vehicle is based on the next generation 2019 GMC Sierra, with tweaks including body color front and rear bumpers and grille surround, black chrome throughout, high gloss black finish on the window trim and mirror caps, and a few touches of red to complete the look.

gmc-life-sierra1500-AT4-Reveal-2-19PGSR00250The vehicle comes with 18-inch wheels, with available mud terrain-rated Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. There are also optional AT4-specific 20-inch machined-face wheels with all-terrain tires.

The AT4’s suspension rides 2 inches higher than the 2019 Sierra, giving it better ground clearance for off-road driving. Four-wheel drive is standard, as is a 5.3-liter V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, the vehicle is ready for any activity, while also providing a comfortable ride. Rubber floor liners are standard, and a large 24-liter storage tray can be found beneath the second-row seats. Rear seat backs can open to reveal two 10-liter storage spaces as well.

The AT4 doesn’t skimp on technology. Notable features include:gmc-life-sierra1500-AT4-Reveal-3-19PGSR00246

  • Traction Select System: Allows the driver to choose from pre-set drive modes that have been tailored for a variety of terrain or weather conditions.
  • Segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display: Projects customizeable vehicle data on the windshield in a 3×7-inch display.
  • Surround Vision: This available feature provides the driver with a bird’s-eye view through an overhead image on the infotainment screen. This is useful when maneuvering in tight quarters like a parking garage or challenging trail.

The vehicle has best-in-class cargo volume — 62.9 cubic feet on the short box model and 89.1 cubic feet on standard box models. The box also provides a 110-volt outlet.

The Sierra AT4 also incorporates the industry-first GMC MultiPro Tailgate, which has six unique functions and positions.

The vehicle will be available at dealerships this fall.

Can’t wait for the AT4? Shop our selection of GMC Sierras now!

Click here to learn more about the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4.


It’s Here! 2019 Ram 1500 Has Arrived at Runde Auto Group of Manchester


The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 recently rolled onto the lot at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester!

The most notable difference at first glance is the truck’s grille, which is larger and more aggressive. There are six different 2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-3-j.jpg.image.1440grille styles to choose from.

The truck itself is lighter — it weighs nearly 225 pounds less than the previous model — but stronger, with an increased payload of 2,300 pounds, and maximum trailer tow of 12,750 pounds.

“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 delivers a non-compromise approach to the full-size truck segment with strength, durability, technology, and efficiency,” said Mike Manley, head of Ram brand, in a press release. “The Ram 1500 stands out as the benchmark in a very competitive market.”2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-6-j.jpg.image.1440

The frame is 98% high-strength steel and the truck’s wheelbase and cab are four inches longer, giving it better proportions and aerodynamics. It is the first full-size truck without a mast antenna — all navigation, Wi-Fi, radio, and Sirius XM are handled by a new shark fin antenna.

The vehicle has nearly 100% more storage capacity versus the closest competitor at 151.1 liters! The second row includes slide reclining seats to eight degrees, a true flat-load floor with integrated RamBins with tie down rings, and expandable under seat storage.

2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-2-j.jpg.image.1440The all-new Ram 1500 continues to offer lockable bed storage with RamBox, which now includes a 115-volt outlet. The industry-first cargo management system includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated, and drainable storage bins built into the bed rails.

There are more than 100 safety and security features in the 2019 Ram 1500. The newest features include:

  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System: Points headlights in the planned direction the vehicle is traveling using steering wheel input to point light around turns, driveways, and parking lots
  • Advance Brake Assist: If inadequate force is applied to the brakes in response to signal from Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, sensors will increase brake force automatically
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus: Assists driver with corrective action to stay in the lane
  • ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist: Sensors on bumper guide the 2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-5-j.jpg.image.1440driver into the parking space. Parallel parking is possible on either side of vehicle by selecting the direction with the turn signal; for perpendicular parking, vehicle backs itself into space
  • Rear Cross Path detection: Warns the driver of movement behind the vehicle when it is in reverse using illuminated icons and an audible chime
  • Surround View Camera: Uses four cameras positioned around the vehicle to provide a bird’s eye perspective of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go, and Hold: Helps maintain a driver-adjustable distance between the vehicle and the one in front of it and can bring the vehicle to a controlled stop and hold it there. Decreases the vehicle’s pre-set cruise-control speed when closing in on another vehicle in the same lane, or when another vehicle moves into the same lane. The system will accelerate the vehicle back to the pre-set rate once the vehicle in front speeds up or moves into another lane.

View Runde Auto Group’s inventory of 2019 Ram 1500s here.