The year 2019 has brought some fantastic new upgrades for a number of the leading trucks in the pickup market, but none have been so finely tuned as the Chevrolet Silverado. Along with design improvements, Chevy trucks in Oklahoma and across the U.S. have been given some of the most unique upgrades so far this year. During some years automakers tweak very little on their products, but in 2019 some serious changes have been revealed.
What features should you consider for your pick up truck?
1. The Ford Ranger Is Back for 2019
In the case of Ford, their latest update to their pickup truck line sees the return of their classic compact pickup truck the Ford Ranger. The Ford Ranger was introduced in 1983 and was manufactured all the way until 2011 when it was retired. Now, Ford has reintroduced the Ranger for 2019 and this will bring some serious competition to other compact trucks such as the Nissan Rogue and Toyota Tacoma.
The 2019 Ford Ranger uses steel body panels as opposed to the aluminum bodies of Ford’s larger trucks. The engine is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and three trims will be available to choose from including the Ranger XL, XLT, and the Lariat.
2. Dodge Ram Gets a Makeover
The 2019 Dodge Ram has been given a massive overhaul with a focus on modernizing its exterior style. Dodge has opted for a functional body style. It has often seemed plain in comparison to other truck brands on the market.
The 2019 Dodge Ram has been slimmed down and been given a more streamlined appearance with more emphasis on reducing drag. The updated front end has a modern look and cuts through the air with more ease than its previous styles. Aside from its visual makeover, the 2019 Dodge Ram has also seen an upgrade to its fully redesigned high-strength steel frame.
3. Chevrolet Introduces Futuristic Heads-Up Display (HUD)
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado boasts a brand-new technology to consumer trucks that will inevitably thrust the Silverado into the future. The addition is a 15-inch heads-up display that projects all of the most important indicators onto the windshield in an unobstructive way.
Now, drivers of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will no longer have to glance down at the instrument cluster to view their speed. Along with the speedometer, the HUD also projects navigation information and active safety alerts. This is perhaps the most technologically advanced upgrade to any truck in 2019 and with the introduction of such a great new feature, the Silverado is set to have a great year.
4. Chevrolet Increases Safety Features
While the HUD is certainly designed with safety in mind, it is far from the only upgrade to safety the automaker has brought to the market for 2019. The Silverado has a newly designed, high-strength steel safety cage which makes it more durable in the case of a collision.
Apart from the safety features, the body style of the 2019 line of Chevrolet trucks has also received new streamlined contours that mean more drag resistance. It is now also easier than ever to finance a new truck in Oklahoma.
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5. Chevrolet Adds Advanced Trailering Technology
Chevrolet has introduced Advanced Trailering Technology to its upper-level trim packages for their flagship truck line, available on the LTZ and High Country trim styles. Advanced Trailering Technology introduces hitch guidance with a built-in backup camera which offers a hitch view for reducing the time and effort involved for backing the truck up into the hitch knob. It used to take a second person or a lot of moving and parking to get out and see where you need to move, but now this can now be accomplished in a matter of moments. This is going to be a big attraction for those who will need to constantly attach and reattach their trailers.
So many different pickup trucks to choose from
With so many new features being added to trucks in 2019, it will be a healthy market to choose from. Along with the return of the Ford Ranger compact truck, safety has seen a rise in overall features and capability almost universally in 2019.
Still, the most technologically advanced features are certainly in Chevrolet’s line of trucks. It will be interesting to see if the newly introduced Heads-Up Display is here to stay. Most likely, the HUD will become universally adopted and become a staple of commuting by 2025. Trucks have never been safer and in the case of Chevrolet, they’ve never been more powerful.
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