Chevy wants to make it easier for 2019 Silverado owners to be able to tow, since in a recent study it found that 60 percent of Chevy buyers named towing as a named towing as a key purchase consideration. To improve the towing experience, the 2019 Silverado will be offered with several new towing features, like the trailering phone app and new Advanced Trailering System.
The myChevrolet app offers select trailering features such as pre-departure step-by-step towing checklists and a glossary of towing terms. The myChevrolet phone app also allows drivers to conduct a trailer light test that uses an automatic exterior light sequence to help confirm that the trailer is properly connected.
The Advanced Trailering system takes things a step further for buyers that tow often. It includes Auto Parking Brake Assist to help avoid vehicle movement after the truck is lined up with the trailer and then shifts to park.
Hitch Guidance with Hitch View adds a dynamic backing guideline to the Rear Vision Camera system to reduce the difficulty of aligning a hitch to a trailer. The Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System can monitor the tire pressure and temperature of the trailer tires using the truck’s infotainment system.
The Advanced Trailering system also features an infotainment app that lets drivers track the mileage, fuel economy and transmission temperature of their truck while towing. A Trailer Theft Alert is also included that can activate the truck’s lights and horn if the harness of the trailer attached to the truck is disconnected.
Lastly the Trailer Camera Package includes the standard Rear Vision Camera, plus two side view cameras that are installed in the side mirrors. A fourth camera is also available that mounts to the trailer.