2019 GM Silverado kicks off 2018 Auto Show

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DETROIT (WJRT) (1/13/2017) - Saturday the 30th Annual North American International Auto Show kicked off with a look at General Motors' response to the top-selling Ford F-150.

The automaker is hoping to grab Motor Trend Truck of the Year with its new Silverado.

GM Engineers have made the doors, hood and tailgate aluminum, but are still keeping the steel bed.

General Motors presented the new 2019 Cheverlot Silverado at Eastern Market in Detroit to kick off the annual Auto Show.

"Day or night you'll recognize this Silverado," GM Global Design Vice President Micahel Simcoe said.

Chevy celebrating 100 years of building trucks showcases four out of the eight styles for the next generation of Silverado’s.

"I would say we've learned a lot about what truck buyers what they want and what they truly need," GM North American President Alan Batey said.

GM says this new set of tucks will be longer, roomier interior and more fuel efficient.

The automaker has not yet released the numbers on how much gas mileage drivers will get with the lighter truck.

"We begin the next 100 years of Chevy trucks with the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500," Batey said.

The Silverado is the second-best selling vehicle in the U.S. and is outsold only by Ford's F-Series pickups.

"This is arguably the most important product in the Chevy portfolio," Batey said.

GM says the light-duty trucks will be built in Fort Wayne.

No announcements have been made about the next generation H-D versions.

The GM team plans to unveil the four remaining styles at the National Truck Equipment Association in coming months.