Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

  The Chevrolet Silverado’s history can be summed up in one little saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This has been Chevrolet’s motto since the Silverado was first produced in 1998, and they have followed it throughout the years. The Silverado comes in a few different variants with plenty of engine options. Customers can choose between a V6 option with 195ho and 260 lb-ft of torque or four different V8 engines with power outputs starting at 302hp and 305 lb-ft of torque up through 403hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to either a 4- or 6-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission. Choose the Silverado HD (Heavy Duty) and choose between a 6.0L V8 producing 322/360hp and 380 lb-ft of torque or a 6.6L turbo diesel V8 engine with 365hp and 660 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines are mated to a six-speed automatic. In order to keep up with the competition – the Toyota Tundra can pull up to 10,800lbs -, the Silverado is able to haul up to 10,700 lbs when equipped with the optional trailering package. The Silverado HD can tow 11,700-16,700lbs.

Some people might tell you that there’s no satisfaction in watching a heavy duty truck get built from the ground up. Obviously, these people have no idea what they’re talking about. Sure, trucks may not have the flair and pizzazz of supercars, but watching how a truck like the 2011 Chevy Silverado HD gets built is nonetheless highly entertaining to watch.

In this video, Chevrolet takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at how a Silverado turns from singular parts into a bad-ass truck that can tackle just about anything that’s thrown its way. You want to see hardcore, heavy hauling, manufacturing at its best? This video is exactly what you’re looking for.

Source: Chevrolet

General Motors has unveiled the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show . For the 2011 model year, the Silverado will be offered in both 2500HD and 3500HD variants with WT, LT and LTZ trim levels when it goes on sale this summer. The exterior of the Silverado is defined by a power dome style hood featuring a new louvered design as well as a new grill and full width chrome steel front bumper while offering a 17, 18 and 20 inch wheel and tire combinations.

The 2011 model is being offered with a 6.6 Liter Duramax diesel engine mated to a heavy duty Allison 1000 six speed transmission and preliminary testing has shown that the 2500HD full size pickup can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 9 seconds and eclipse the quarter mile in under 16 seconds. That is approximately 0.3 seconds and 0.5 seconds quicker, respectively, than the previous models. Offering a combination of functionality and performance for the all new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado.

Updated: 04/08/2010: Chevrolet today announced prices for the 2011 Silverado HD that will go into production in May. It will be offered in LT and LTZ trim levels with prices starting at $27,965. This price excludes a $995 destination charge. An upgrade to the proven Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission combination runs $8,395.

UPDATE 05/27/2010: Chevy has released a video that shows how the Chevy Silverado HD is built. Check it out after the jump.

Press release after the jump.

Usually the Silverado is not a car that catches much of an attention, but the ZR2 Concept is for sure the Silverado that never was. The most amazing thing about the concept is the LS supercharged crate engine from GM Performance Parts that delivers a total of 550 hp.

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Concept

The ZR2 concept features a custom bodywork includes carbon fiber fender flares that stretch outward to cover the 35-inch-tall Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires and widened stance. The carbon fiber is also used for the front fenders, extractor-style hood, rocker extensions and tailgate. On the exterior the concept is painted in Dune Metallic.

On the interior the concept add more carbon fiber details on the dash, along with black leather and suede-trimmed seats with contrasting stitching to those trail runs more comfortable.

Press release after the jump.

Affirming its commitment to fuel solutions and truck leadership, Chevrolet announced the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, a full-size pickup that achieves 40-percent greater city fuel economy and a 25-percent improvement in overall fuel economy. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup on the market, besting the current V-8 leader – the non-hybrid Silverado.

The only thing missing from this home-run Silverado is the apple pie – because the baseball and Chevrolet are covered. The Silverado 1500 crew cab is decked out in a baseball theme – with a paint scheme that incorporates all major league team logos – to support Chevrolet’s ties to Major League Baseball.

The spirit of the country music culture is infused in this rolling sound stage, which has been used at the Country Music Festival and other country music artist venues. The bed and tonneau cover of the Silverado 3500HD crew cab open to reveal a makeshift stage, complete with lighting and power for microphones and amplifiers.

Taking cues from Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s “Big Red” Silverado that debuted at SEMA in 2006, the ’08 Silverado HD Crew Z71 Big Red demonstrates how that expressive concept’s unique features would look with production-type components. It combines numerous GM Accessories inspired by Earnhardt’s Big Red and features additional custom touches.

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For the first seven months of the year, General Motors’ pick-up truck and SUV sales dropped 9%, overall. Sales of the larger pick-up trucks dropped even more: sales of the larger Silverado models dropped 29%. In response, GM has offered increasingly generous incentives on these models and predicts that it’s August pick-up sales will rebound. A GM spokesperson also said that large truck sales had increased “significantly.” Even so, sales are below current production levels, so GM is cutting (...)

Redesigned for 2007, the Chevy Silverado soldiers on into the ’08 model year with revisions that enhance its value. The Silverado is not only the strongest ever offered by Chevrolet, but delivers segment-topping fuel economy – a combination that is winning over more and more customers and critics.

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