Photo; Chevrolet Trucks
The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Next-gen Silverado debuts at Chevy Truck centennial celebration

Dec. 17, 2017
Chevy asked 7,000 people what they wanted in their next truck to help come up with a truck to represent company's 101st year of building pickups.

FORT WORTH, TX. Chevy's newest pickup truck entered a dirt-filled infield at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday – and it came from above. The next-generation Silverado represents Chevrolet’s 101st year of manufacturing trucks.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which will officially be introduced in Detroit in February, flew into the NASCAR stadium, suspended by a cable beneath a helicopter during an event celebrating the 100 years of Chevy Trucks. 

Many in attendance were Chevy Truck Legends members, some of the brand’s most passionate owners and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drove his on Chevy S-10 onto a stage in the speedway’s infield and talked about being born into a Chevrolet family.

“Our owners’ passion for Chevrolet trucks is truly humbling,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America, and global head of Chevrolet. “Many of our owners depend on their trucks for work and play, personalize their trucks in astonishing ways and pass their loyalty for Chevy Trucks down from generation to generation.

Watch how Chevy introduced the 2019 Silverado:

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