The Sleuth is looking forward to a significant redesign of Chevrolet’s light-duty pickup that should break in early 2018 as a 2019 model. The automaker has worked hard to match or overtake the class-leading F-150, but Ford’s aluminum-bodied hauler remains solidly in front. Among the expected changes is a new front-end design, a completely redesigned interior and, perhaps as an homage to the F-150, a number of aluminum body panels. All V-6 and V-8 powerplants are expected to have 10-speed automatic transmissions. There is also a strong possibility that the recently revealed 450-horsepower Silverado 1500 Performance Concept truck (a possible F-150-Raptor fighter) is also production-bound.

2018 Silverado Performance SEMA Concept with a LT4-style intercooled supercharger system adds 100+ horsepower.

The Silverado 1500 Performance Concept truck could arrive as a competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor. (PHOTO: CHEVROLET)

The Silverado goes trucking anew for 2019: