Chevy and Ford Diesel – When you could possibly know, Ford has stated it is going to produce a diesel variant of its half-ton pickup, the F-150, for 2018, and Chevy has not too long ago been hinting at one particular also. Now, spy shots obtained by off-road.com have confirmed the Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel is underneath growth. Photographs display a Common Mo engineer filling up a heavily camouflaged 2019 Silverado 1500 with diesel fuel. We previously know Ford ideas to release the F-150 diesel inside the spring of 2018, however the deadline is often a tiny foggier for that Silverado 1500. The forums speculate Chevy will use either a 4.5-liter diesel V-6 or the present 2.8-liter Duramax diesel four-cylinder observed within the Colorado and Canyon. The current 2.8-liter Duramax would more than likely be retuned to get a larger output in excess of the Colorado’s 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. That becoming explained, the Silverado 1500 is expected for making heavy utilization of weight-saving aluminum body panels, probably for your corner panels, hood, doors, etc. Nonetheless, Chevy states they’re going to not be employing it during the truck on the bed, which is sensible, given that half of your brand’s Silverado 1500 ad campaign boasts about how they’ve got steel beds-unlike Ford’s aluminum ones.
The 2018 Ford F-150 diesel is confirmed and anticipated to go on sale in the spring of up coming 12 months, but Ford is preserving the efficiency below wraps. What ever the final powertrains for the Ford F-150 diesel and Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel may very well be, we presume the energy might be somewhere while in the variety of the Ram 1500 3.0-liter diesel’s 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It’s really worth mentioning Ram is still undergoing investigation for allegedly utilizing emissions-cheating gadgets inside the diesel 1500s, so each Ford and Chevy will probably be beneath a microscope all through this full method.