GM has recently started with renewing its entire full-size body-on-frame lineup. Of course, it started with the most important model, the Chevy Silverado. The famous truck has been completely redesigned and introduced in public several months ago as the 2019 Silverado. The new model comes with significant improvements, finally capable of competing with the absolute class-leader, Ford F-150. However, we are still waiting for a model that would face the hi-performance F-150 Raptor. According to the latest reports, this version is about to come pretty soon, most likely as 2019 Chevy Reaper. It will come with significant upgrades compared to standard models, not just in terms of mechanics but with an improved visual appeal as well. Of course, count on a new engine as well, definitely with eight cylinders.
2019 Chevy Reaper Design
Just like base models, the 2019 Chevrolet Reaper will be based on the company’s new T1 platform. This architecture has been introduced recently and it comes with significant upgrades compared to the previous one. Of course, the most important aspect is weight reduction. A big part of the new construction is made of newest alloys, mostly of advanced HSS, which keeps or even improves rigidity, while saving a significant amount of pounds. The new platform will soon find its place under models like Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade etc. In this particular case, we expect some nice upgrades.
Which are the most important mechanical upgrades for the 2019 Chevy Reaper?
Speaking of the 2019 Chevy Reaper specs, the most important aspect is in terms of a new chassis setup. This will be an off-road oriented truck, so the focus will be on the new suspension and chassis reinforcement. Count on a completely new suspension kit, with off-road dampers, springs and much more. These new parts will provide much better capabilities on hard terrains and would also provide higher ground clearance. When it comes to dimensions, exact details are still unknown. Latest reports suggest that the new version will come in a double cab layout, with two rows of seating, but we still don’t know anything about bed size. Also, count on a little bit shorter overhangs that would additionally improve off-road capabilities.
2019 Chevy Reaper Styling
Of course, the new 2019 Chevy Reaper will come with a styling that follows its off-road nature. Therefore, we can expect lots of new details. As we already mentioned, a new suspension will provide a higher ground clearance. Along with higher standard, count on new wheels and large off-road tires. That won’t be all about aesthetical improvements. We are pretty sure that the 2019 Chevrolet Reaper will also come with a completely new body kit, with bumpers designed to provide better approaching angle. Also, count on a massive underbody protection kit.
2019 Chevy Reaper Interior Design
As we already mentioned, the 2019 Chevrolet Reaper will come in a double cab layout. Count on two rows of seating and a quite comfortable cabin. Considering that performances are about to be in focus, there is no doubt that GM is about to offer new, sporty seats. Expect lots of aesthetical details that will emphasize its sporty character. This refers to things like new exclusive color schemes and trims, sporty steering wheel and many other details that can accentuate its rugged nature. Despite the fact that this is about to be primarily an off-road vehicle, we have no doubt that the list of standard equipment will be pretty long. Also, it should include all the newest tech feature that standard Silverado models have to offer.
2019 Chevy Reaper Engine
When it comes to powertrain, the exact 2019 Chevy Reaper specs are still unknown. At this point, the engine is more in a domain of speculations than reliable information. Still, we have no doubt that the new engine will feature lots of power. The current F-150 Raptor features a mightful V6 engine with around 450 horsepower. On the other side, the Chevrolet Reaper 2019 will feature eight cylinders for sure. We are pretty sure that the new version will come with a familiar 6.2-liter V8.
More precisely, we count on a version that can be found under the hood of the most powerful Corvette. The legendary sports car features around 650 hp, but we believe that will come with a bit of detuning. Most likely, a max output around 550 horses, which is still much more compared to Raptor. Some reports also suggest a 2019 Chevy Reaper diesel, though this scenario seems quite unlikely at the moment.
2019 Chevy Reaper Release Date and Price
The new version still waits for the official confirmation. Latest reports suggest it could come already in the next several months. Details about the 2019 Chevy Reaper price are also unknown. Still, if we consider that the biggest rival, the F-150 costs around 50.000 dollars, we can expect from the new truck to go in the same range.