2019 Silverado 1500 Heralded to Be King of Towing Ability
During any hard day on the job or recreational visit to the closest camping area, trailering features are definitely on the top of the wish list for any new truck. The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will introduce several levels of towing features to improve customers’ overall trailering experiences, as all light-duty Silverado models will now have the myChevrolet trailering phone app capability, and customers can add the Advanced Trailering System, with access from inside the vehicle as an attractive option. All of us here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis is also excited about the new Trailering Camera Package: it works in conjunction with both of these technologies to ultimately provide a detailed and comprehensive trailer view.
There is also now an industry-first trailering label for the Silverado, which aids in taking the guesswork out of calculating the combined weight of customers’ truck and trailer combinations. Chevy took the liberty of speaking with over 7,000 customers over the course of 18,000 hours to figure out how to best meet the needs of customers in the all-important trailering category. Sixty percent of those surveyed named towing as a key consideration during purchase, and another very important topic was the difficulty that many customers have with certain aspects of trailering. To properly address this, all four trailering levels offered on next year’s 2019 Silverado 1500 will provide customers more confidence, greater ease of hitching, and improved connectivity between the truck and trailer itself.
The My Chevrolet app is included with the purchase of all 2019 Silverado 1500s, and it will offer features such as pre-departure step-by-step towing checklists, as well as a glossary of towing terms for compatible smartphones and data plans. You can use this innovative app to conduct a trailer light test that uses an automatic exterior light sequence, to help confirm that the trailer is indeed properly connected. In the past, this was usually a two-person job, and it is very revolutionary that now just a single individual can properly connect the lights and the trailer. Even the trailer light sequence can be activated, via the Advanced Trailering System.
If towing often is going to be on your itinerary, the Advanced Trailering System provides features that make towing a much easier process. The system is standard on LTZ and High Country trim levels, and available on LT, RST, and Trail Boss Trim levels. One of the coolest features is Auto Parking Brake Assist: it automatically sets when the vehicle is put into Hitch View, which helps to avoid vehicle movement after the customer lines up the truck with the trailer and then shifts to park. Hitch Guidance with Hitch View adds a dynamic backing guideline to the Rear Vision Camera System, that helps customers line up their hitch, which adds a perfect visual cue as well as precision to ease the difficulty of aligning a hitch to a trailer.
The Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a great new optional feature that now has the ability to monitor the tire pressure of the trailer tires using the infotainment system in the truck. This system also allows customers to monitor the temperature of their trailer tires, to help prevent blowouts from serious overheating. We hope to see you soon before fall here at Jim Butler of St Louis: we’ll also show you the Infotainment app that comes with the available Advanced Trailering System, allowing customers to track the mileage, fuel economy, and transmission temperature of the truck during towing. With the use of this app, customers can track the pertinent mileage, fuel economy, and transmission temperature of the truck, all during the towing procedure!