After achieving some success with its redesigned Silverado light-duty pickup, we have learnt that Chevrolet is planning to follow up with the introduction of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD heavy-duty pickups.
Although the truck will still be recognized by its ruggedness, it will boast of some visual updates and refinement.
2015 Silverado Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2015 Silverado HD lineup will offer more than 150 options, based on the body, box and powertrain configurations. There will be 3 trim levels: WT (Work Truck), LT and LTZ trims. There will also be a regular cab, crew cab and a new double-cab configuration (this will replace the previous extended cab configuration).
Chevrolet Silverado 2015 Exterior
Although its windshield and roof remaining unchanged, Chevrolet Silverado was restyled for the 2015 model year.
The new truck comes with bolder but more aerodynamic exterior treatments and an all-new sheet metal. The newly designed front end is the first thing buyers will notice about the Chevrolet Silverado 2015. The hoods are more contoured and projector beam headlights replaced the current model’s reflective halogens. Fresh chrome bumpers and larger grilles with chrome trim and cooling intakes were also introduced into the mix. The doors will also be inlaid into the cab. This will improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and give it a unique appearance.
Silverado 2015 Interior
Silverado 2015 model’s cabin is all about improved comfort and space. The vehicle will come with various technologies to assist you at work. The interior will be enhanced with features like the multi-functional steering wheel and a center control area. There will also be a large infotainment screen that will feature the Chevrolet’s “MyLink” connectivity.
2015 Sliverado Chassis
The 2015 Silverado HD is based on the same chassis that was introduced on the current-generation Silverado in 2011. Although some structural adjustments were made to the chassis to increase the payload of the Silverado 3500 variant from 2014 model’s 7222-lb to 7374 pounds, the chassis is majorly carried over from the 2011 version. The Silverado 3500HD also offers a conventional towing capability of 19,600 pounds, which increases to 23,200 when connected to a fifth-wheel setup. While the 2500HD which has a towing capacity of 14,500 pounds can haul up to 4,306 pounds. According to GM officials, the vehicle which will be available in both single and dual rear-wheel configurations with a 4 x 4 option will come with features like the automatic grade braking, diesel exhaust braking and trailer sway control, which were all refined for the model year.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado Engine & Performance
Silverado 2015 model will be powered by the same power units that came with the current model of the truck. The base engine remains the 360-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque rated gas-powered 6.0-liter V-8, while a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V-8 that delivers 397-hp and 765 lb-ft is optional. The two engine options will come mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission.
The truck boasts of an improved cooling ability which results from a new sealed front end that uses cooling air more efficiently. The engine air intake located outside the hot engine compartment also helps in maintaining power levels during hauling and towing, especially in hot weather.
Although engine output figures haven’t changed, the improved cooling ability contributes to significantly increase the other key numbers (especially the fuel efficiency).
Chevrolet Silverado 2015 will come with a rich list of safety features which include side curtain and seat-mounted side airbags (standard on 2500, optional on 3500), front and rear park assist, rearview camera and a Driver Alert Package (Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Safety Alert Seat).
Release Date and Price
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms across the US early next year. Pricing details will be disclosed shortly before the release date. Follow the link below for more details.
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With the new exterior and interior designs, advanced safety features, more towing capacity and some mechanical improvements, the Silverado HD retain its name as a capable truck and something to look forward to.