The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 regular cab is on its way to a dealer near you.
Truck lovers might have noticed something about most pickups on the road today. The regular old 2-door truck seems to be on its way out. Instead, most trucks these days are of the 4-door variety, the so-called “crew cab”. The rest seem to be of the extended cab type which gives you that little bit of extra legroom and storage space.
After all, the whole point of buying a pickup is to not feel cramped.
But there are a select few truck lovers that still prefer the regular cab. Perhaps it’s because they like the extra length to be used for their bed instead of their legs. Maybe it’s because they like the feeling of something solid at their back rather than an extra set of passenger seats. Whatever the reason, they exist even though truckmakers are increasingly ignoring their pleas for a 2-door pickup.
Not Chevrolet. According to Autoblog, Chevrolet is bringing the regular cab version of the 2019 Silverado 1500 to dealerships in the first quarter of this year.
Apparently, Chevy didn’t release the regular cab version of the Silverado at launch simply because people aren’t buying it. Only 12% of all 2018 Silverados were regular cab versions, while the bulk of sales (about 70%) were comprised of crew cab models. Roughly 18% of buyers couldn’t decide between the two extremes and opted for an extended cab.
Production was prioritized to appeal to the largest market, which meant the extended and crew cab models made it to dealers first. But 12% isn’t something that Chevy can entirely ignore, so the regular cab is finally showing it’s shortened face.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it will likely follow the trends of the previous generation and be cheaper than the other two cab options. It’ll also likely still be limited to the lower trim levels, such as Work Truck, LT, and Custom. Expect limited options and features, but that’s just how some people prefer their pickups.