sounds like no one would be interested if they brought out the 10 speed transmission for the V6, sunroof, upgraded stereo/navigation. Well, I would be, and with no announcements at this time, who knows.
I'm not convinced they will do the 10-speed in these trucks...at least before the 3rd generation comes out. I outlined my reasons why in a separate thread, but would be happy if they did. Even if that was the only change for 2020, that would certainly make things more tempting for sure.
While I am not sure I am ready for a turbo, I think the logical thing would be to drop that turbo 4 from the Silverado into a mid-size truck. That might be the right fit for that turbo.
I have no need for a sunroof, and the upgrades done to the stereo since my 2015 are probably adequate. Seats would probably be the biggest focus of improvement for my truck.
That 2.7 would be great for the midsize twins....great HP and TQ. Reliability....well too early to see yet how well it would compare to the 3.6, which I feel now is a reliable engine. I don't care for my leather seats in my 2015...I'm skinny and they still don't feel right to me. If the seats where changed, it would be a great thing in my opinion, but I know many folks are OK with how they are currently.
True, but no one knows for sure of what is included in the "refresh". Same body of course, but what additions/enhancements will be made?
Well, of course the big question is if there will even be a refresh before the 3rd gen comes in 2 - 3 years. As I said above, its pretty much un-heard of in this day in age for their not to be an MCE done around the 3rd or 4th year of a new model. But if GM feels their truck is good enough for now, then so be it. I honestly don't think that any powertrain changes are needed (as long as they can ONCE and FOR ALL fix that dang 8 speed TC issue!), but the interior, and exterior could use a freshening.
GM knows their next generation will come at basically the same time as the new generation of mid-size trucks (mini RAM, new gen Ranger, updated/new gen Frontier, new gen Tacoma all due over the next 2 - 3 years) so they may just sit this one out.
I'm not about to pull the trigger on a 2019 model when the 2020 models could be announced at any point over the coming weeks.