Availability was extremely limited at first, with commercial buyers getting the first allotment. Dual front airbags include a passenger-side deactivation switch. It features beefier brake rotors, upgraded oil coolers, high output alternator, auxiliary battery and an upfitter friendly interior. The various Silverados, Tahoes, and Suburbans that are used provide numerous platforms for different kinds of vehicles. The third generation Silverado 1500 has three gas engine options: 4.
This report covers light-duty versions of the Silverado only, which come in 1500 half-ton and 2500 three-quarter-ton series. Chevrolet also plans to make the vehicles available for sale at least 160 selected dealerships, including the 240 that specializes in fleet and commercial truck sales. The truck uses a 5. Wikimedia Commons has media related to. The system is based on Dynamic Skip Fire, a technology developed by California company Tula Technology and the 6.
Archived from on June 2, 2004. All extended-cab models have a three-place rear bench and either two front buckets or a front bench that holds three occupants. They are in the following series of Rally Edition 1 and 2, Midnight Edition, Custom Sport Edition, Custom Sport Plus Edition, Black Out Edition, and Texas Edition. A new high performance 6. Two monster engines are available in addition to the standard 6.
The base price is higher for 2002, but it now buys more standard equipment, including the chrome bumper and grille that Chevrolet claims most buyers want. These improvements allow for up to a 6,000 pound front axle weight rating, allowing all 4wd trucks to accommodate a snow plow. The upper shock mount has been changed from a single stem mount to a two-bolt design to eliminate the possibility of squeaks and thumps. A four-speed-automatic and five-speed-manual transmission are available. The narrow rear doors open toward the rear and cannot be opened unless the trucks front doors are opened first. The 1999 model year redesign included different grilles and interior trim, and certain features e.
Perennially one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States, almost 12 million Silverados have been sold since its introduction. However, most buyers select one of the three available V-8s. The rear suspension design uses asymmetrical leaf springs that are wider and capable of greater load handling. For 2012, the Sierra and Silverado 1500 received another mid-cycle refresh. The reveal of the all-new Silverado was not expected until early 2018. Only available with an eight-foot 8' pickup box and with either two-wheel-drive 4X2 or four-wheel-drive 4X4 and with either the 4. It will have stereo streaming technologies, hands-free telephone, hookups, and an input for an or.
Underneath, the Silverado rides on a fully boxed high strength steel frame with ; truck cab's frame is built with high strength steel as well. Unsourced material may be challenged and. A rebadged version of the Silverado called the Chevrolet Cheyenne is sold in. Chevrolet has won the Manufacturers Championship 8-times since the series inception in 1995 and Chevrolet drivers have won the Drivers Championship a combined 12-times. The third generation Silverado introduced the upmarket High Country edition which includes saddle brown leather interior, which is Chevrolet's first entry into the luxury market.
Under the Hood Four engines are available. It features a redesigned exterior, interior, frame, and suspension as well as power increases on certain engines. A premium audio system, as well as a Bose audio system will be available on most models. Vinyl-upholstered seats are standard in base models, while cloth is optional. This truck is also an optional all-wheel drive vehicle and goes 0-60 mph in 6. The unique transmission houses the electric motors along with three different sets and four traditional clutches. The engine came with an 8-speed automatic transmission and has the same horsepower and torque as the regular 5.
Other factors, such as options, can also affect these numbers. Two new exterior colors were added: Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic. However, there are some trim and add-on option variations. In addition to the Centennial Edition, the remaining Silverado Special Editions were virtually unchanged from the last year model. It used all-wheel drive with a 3.
Chevrolet says it weighs 50 pounds less than a conventional steel cargo bed, will not rust, and resists dents and scratches better than steel. Using a unique torsion bar for each gross weight rating allows for better control over vehicle height, resulting in improved handling and better alignment for reduced tire wear. But don't let Silverado's conservative demeanor fool you. Archived from on March 14, 2004. The first production Silverado completed assembly on April 29, 2013.
The addition of 4 wheel drive tends to reduce the towing and carrying capacity by 200 to 400 lb 181 kg , depending upon year and model. The C3 became the for 2002, and was added. The Silverado is also the title sponsor for the Truck Series race at. Two-wheel-drive trucks can have electronic traction control, when fitted with V-8 power, as well as an automatic transmission and a locking rear differential. On January 14, 2014, The Silverado, along with the , received the 2014 North American International Auto Show's Car and Truck of the Year awards. As of 2008, full-size trucks were no longer sold in United States and Canada with ; they were only offered in Mexico in the Silverado 1500 and Silverado 3500.