HSV has released full specifications and pricing for its Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty truck range. The new Silverado will be available in five models, all based on a 4×4 crew cab body with the introduction of the 2500HD WT, the 2500HD LTZ, the 2500HD LTZ “Midnight” Edition, the 2500HD LTZ “Custom Sport” Edition and the 3500HD LTZ
All five vehicles share the same impressive heavy-duty equipment including the Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine which produces 332kW of power with 1,234Nm of torque, an Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and a Heavy duty locking rear differential
The line-up starts with the 2500HD WT – where WT is short for “work truck”. In addition to the mechanical highlights listed above, the “WT” also features StabiliTrak, a stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and Traction Control (which also includes Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist).
Cabin comfort extends to Dark Ash with Jet Black interior accents and a front (40/20/40) split-bench seat for a total 6-seat capacity. The Chevrolet MyLink audio system includes a 7” colour touch-screen, 6-speaker sound system, USB ports and an auxiliary input jack. Air-conditioning and a Driver Information Centre deliver added conveniences, while front and side-impact airbags and head curtain and side-impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, offer added confidence.
Other conveniences include tinted windows, remote keyless entry, remote locking tailgate, rear vision camera and heated power-adjustable exterior mirrors.
Exterior highlights include rugged 18” steel wheels with Goodyear Wrangler SR-A LT265/70 R18E all-terrain tyres, Halogen projector beam headlamps, a bold chrome grille surround, integrated rear bumper corner steps and 4” round chrome assist steps.
The 2500HD LTZ model steps it up another gear.
From an exterior styling perspective, the LTZ model features front fog lamps and 18” chrome alloys, with the chrome theme extending to the body side mouldings and door handles.
Interior-wise, the LTZ is presented with a host of impressive features that justify its premium positioning.
Perforated leather-appointed bucket seats offer personalized comfort for the driver and front passenger and feature heated and ventilated seat cushions and seatbacks, 10-way power seat adjusters, 2-way power lumbar control and 2-position driver memory. Dual zone automatic climate control enhances cabin comfort.
Power-adjustable pedals allow the driver to set at the most comfortable position, while the vehicle’s remote start also includes a theft-deterrent functionality.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls and steering wheel rake and reach adjustment add to driver comfort and convenience as does the Chevrolet MyLink audio system which includes an 8″ diagonal, full-colour touch-screen that allows you to easily navigate radio content, multi-media devices and phone connectivity. This impressive infotainment system includes 7-speaker BOSE sound system, USB ports, Auxiliary jack, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free smartphone integration, Voice-activated technology for radio and phone and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability for compatible phones
From a mechanical and safety perspective, the 2500HD LTZ also features the Z71 pack which includes 35mm twin-tube Rancho gas-charged shock absorbers, 33.6mm front stabilizer bar, Underbody transfer case shield and Hill descent control
A suite of driver-focused technologies enhance the safety credentials of the 2500HD LTZ including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Front ‘ Rear Park Assist.
Of the five Silverado models to be available, the company expects greatest demand to be for the “Midnight” and “Custom Sport” Editions.
Based off the 2500HD LTZ, and offered exclusively in Black, the product story extends to aggressive styling and unique content including Black 18” alloys (wrapped in aggressive LT275/65 R18E Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tyres), Black bumpers, Black grille with chrome bars, Black body-side mouldings, Black assist steps, Black mirror caps ‘ door handles, Black headlamp bezels, Spray-on bed-liner and Black “Chevy” bow-tie badging
“Custom Sport Edition”
Like the Midnight Edition, the Custom Sport edition is based off the 2500HD LTZ model but offered exclusively in Summit White with the following additional features of 20” polished alloy wheels (wrapped in LT265/60 R20E all-terrain tyres), White bumpers, White grille with chrome bars and Spray-on bed-liner
From a workhorse-credentials perspective, the 2500HD range offers a maximum payload of up to 975kg and a maximum towing capacity of up to 5.89# tonnes.
Completing the five model Silverado range will be the 3500HD LTZ. This vehicle is the heaviest of duties within the Silverado range, featuring Dual Rear Wheels and a longer tub.
Content largely mirrors the 2500HD LTZ with the following key differences with Smoked amber roof marker lamps and 17” wheels (wrapped in LT235/80 R17E Michelin LTX A/T2 all-terrain tyres)
Full specifications for the 3500HD LTZ, including load and towing capacities, will be released closer to model availability.
Said HSV’s Managing Director, Tim Jackson, of the company’s foray into the heavy-duty truck market, “The availability of the Chevrolet Silverado range opens up some wonderful new opportunities for our business in a market segment that is relatively un-tapped and, we believe, has high growth potential”.
“Whether it be the farming or mining sectors, those who need to pull a large caravan, boat or horse float, or simply those who want awesome towing and load carrying capability, Silverado is the pinnacle”, he said.
Re-engineering of the Silverado range to right-hand-drive will commence at HSV’s new production facility in Clayton South, Victoria, next month. The 3500HD LTZ model will be available late in Q2, 2018.
Recommended Retail Pricing ($A)
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT (automatic): $114,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ (automatic): $134,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ “Midnight Edition” (automatic): $139,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ “Custom Sport” Edition (automatic): $139,990
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ (automatic): $147,990
N.B. Model pricing quoted is Recommended Retail Pricing and excludes Dealer Delivery and Statutory Charges.