The upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 might be Chevrolet’s big leap in improving its customer’s trailering experience.
The new light-duty Silverado will be available with a myChevrolet mobile app through which the owner can add an Advanced Trailering System. The truck will also come with a Trailering Camera Package and a trailering label that helps with calculating the combined weight of the owner’s truck and trailer combinations.
Chevrolet simultaneously surveyed over 7,000 of its customers while the truck was in the works. The company claims that 60 per cent out of the ones who were surveyed, named towing as a priority while many of them also talked about difficulties with trailering.
Hence, in order to resolve the issue, the American auto giant has provided the truck with four trailering levels which are aimed to provide owners with easier trailer hitching and better connectivity between the truck and the trailer.
Chevrolet simultaneously surveyed over 7,000 of its customers while the truck was in the works
The myChevrolet app comes with options of trailering features such as pre-departure, step by step towing checklists and a glossary of towing terms for compatible smartphones and data plans. The app will also allow the drivers to conduct a trailer light test that utilises an automatic exterior light sequence to help have a proper connection with the trailer.
The Advanced Trailering System which is standard on the LTZ and High Country trim levels are also available on the LT, RST, and Trail Boss trim levels. The system comes with an Auto Parking Brake Assist with which the trailer would not require any manual assist while aligning the trailer hitch when the vehicle is put into Hitch View. Additionally, it is also equipped with the Hitch Guidance which has dynamic backing guidelines that would help owners line up their hitch. As an optional equipment, the truck also gets a tire pressure monitoring system.
Inside the cabin, the Advanced Trailering System infotainment app which is included in the package lets the owner track the truck’s mileage, fuel economy and transmission temperature while towing.
The myChevrolet app comes with options of trailering features such as pre-departure, step by step towing checklists and a glossary of towing terms for compatible smartphones and data plans
With the help of the new system, the owners can add up to five customised profiles which would include different trailer types. Also, the brake gain memory installed in the system works with the Integrated Trailer brake controller and allows owner to set and save the brake gain setting for different trailers within the created profiles.
The truck also gets an industry-first Trailer Theft Alert. This activates the truck’s lights and horn if the trailer harness is detached unexpectedly.
The 2019 Silverado will also have a trailering label on the driver’s side door. The label will provide information such as gross vehicle and combined weight rating, gross axle weight rating (rear), maximum payload, maximum tongue weight, and curb weight.