The redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD trucks are getting a unique version of the Chevy bowtie to increase engine airflow. The unique bowtie is a chrome outline of the traditional Chevy bowtie, called the “flowtie.” It was first introduced on the front grille of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 and is now standard on the 2018 Camaro ZL1.
“There is innovation in the design details and a great example is our Camaro Z/28-inspired Chevrolet flowtie,” said Design Manager Kevin O’Donnell. “Our engineers designed it to help win races by using airflow to lower coolant and oil temperatures on the race track.”
According to Chevy, the conventional cab Silverados are heavy-duty cycle trucks, and the designers needed a solution that allowed for maximum airflow with the truck’s pumped-up grille, which they found by using the Camaro’s flowtie.
“The flowtie is an elegant solution. And it’s going to work on the Silverado exactly the way it does on Camaro,” said O’Donnell.