In 2009, when the world was going through a big financial downturn, Chevrolet reduced its lineup of pickup trucks. Now, heavy-duty Chevrolet work trucks are making a comeback for the 2019 model year as the 4500HD and 5500HD chassis-cab versions of the Silverado.
Chevrolet says that these new work trucks are not based on the current Silverado and will be built from the ground up. They will be aimed at commercial and fleet buyers and can be upfitted with a variety of beds and boxes for various work purposes.
Along with a lot of customization options, buyers will be able to choose from regular and crew cabs, 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains, and a variety of weight ratings and wheelbases. Power will come from a Duramax® diesel engine and an Allison transmission, which is a combination already used on more than two million trucks.
“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more,” said Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet, in a statement.
We expect to see the new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD here at Stalker Chevrolet by the end of 2018.
Check out the new Silverado HD Alaskan Edition this winter. This new pickup concept comes with a truly rugged exterior that’s perfect for rain, snow, or shine. This model comes with a custom stainless snowplow among other features, making it the perfect ride for wintertime. You won’t want to leave the warm seat of this model anytime soon.
According to Chevy, the new Silverado HD Alaskan Edition comes with tons of great features, including a custom silver-accented blue exterior paintjob with grizzly bear decals, chrome bumpers, wheels, and mirrors, and a polished chrome grille. Plus, a leveling kit is perfect for maintaining an even stance as you drive with added equipment
“No matter what the weather brings, Chevrolet HD trucks are designed to make the toughest jobs easier,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing director. “The new Alaskan Edition gives customers in snow country a stronger tool for tackling the worst that winter throws at them.”
The interior comes with great features like rubberized floor coverings to keep the cabin protected from snow and water, and Alaskan-themed materials set the perfect atmosphere for your ride. Under the hood you’ll find a Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel design, which generates a whopping 910 lb-ft of torque. If you plan on driving in harsh winter weather, get the new Alaskan Edition. Or if the Alaska Edition is quite for you, try one of Chevy’s many other capable trucks!
The 2016 Chevy Silverado is packed with technology designed to make life easier. A long list of features, like powertrain grade braking, diesel exhaust braking, and integrated cruise control help drivers to maintain control in every condition, for every job. Now, Chevy has announced another technology to add to that list: Digital Steering Assist.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado’s Digital Steering Assist power steering technology is available on some double cab and crew cab HD models, and offers enhanced road holding and stability for highway driving, regardless of whether the truck’s bed is loaded or empty. Drivers will notice improved steering, as the system promises to feel and automatically correct and compensate for any road irregularities.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado offers the same powerful powertrain options as last year, including the 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 powertrain offering 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, and the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbodiesel, rated at 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque.
To learn more about the 2016 Chevy Silverado’s features and capabilities, read Chevrolet’s news release or stop by Stalker Chevrolet.
102 years. That’s a long time for any organization. It’s even more impressive when you consider that Chevrolet has been through what many are calling a “resurgence”.
Chevy will have redesigned its entire truck line, with the reveal of the 2015 Chevy Colorado next week. The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 used power, fuel economy, and an exterior and interior facelift to reestablish its spot as best full-sized truck. And the recently revealed 2015 Chevy Silverado HD features enhancements to make sure you can get the big boy jobs done right.
Speaking of the big boys, Chevrolet has also spent time renovating its crossovers and SUVs.
The legacy that is the Chevrolet Suburban is all-new for the 2015 model and so is the 2015 Tahoe. Chevy also took to redesigning the Traverse in 2012.
In the car segment, Chevy introduced the United States to the subcompact Spark last year and brought the all-electric Spark EV along this year. But the biggest news for Chevy cars was the completely redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The refined elegance, performance, technology, innovation, and more make the 2014 Impala a beautiful masterpiece in this namplates long line of icons.
Make no mistakes about the Chevrolet brand, Chevrolet still means amazing performance machines; big engines and fast cars. This is evident by Chevy’s three performance vehicles; the legends, Camaro and Corvettte, and the newcomer SS.
For Camaro, they’ve brought back the pure performance moniker Z/28. However, this isn’t just bringing back the name for nostalgia. The Camaro Z/28 is built for speed, handling, and performance. No excess here, just an aerodynamic Camaro built for the track sitting on Pirelli® PZERO™ Trofeo R tires.
Making waves in Chevy’s performance fleet is the all-new SS. The Chevy SS is the rear-wheel-drive V8 that Chevy fans have been waiting for 17 years.
And last but certainly not least. The flagship of Chevrolet performance. The iconic American sports car. The Chevrolet Corvette. This year the Corvette returned with its seventh body style and brought back the Stingray nameplate. And the 2014 Corvette Stingray is completely deserving of the name. A low aggressive stance with impressive lines and curves fueled by a 6.2L V8, makes the Corvette Stingray a precision speed machine.
With 102 years of experience the history of Chevrolet is undoubtedly guiding the decision of the present and future. And with a history like Chevrolet’s you can expect more great vehicles in the near future.
If 2013 was the year of the Silverado 1500, 2014 will be the year for the Silverado HD. Chevrolet recently unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD to high praise.The 2015 Silverado HD packs more into an HD truck than ever before. Heavy Duty trucks are made to take on the toughest of tasks and the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD is ready to do all that and more.
Upgrades to the Silverado HD include a redesigned exterior, a 6.0L bi-fuel V-8; which can run on gas or compressed natural gas, 6.5 and 8 foot boxes with standard CornerStep bumpers and EZ Lift and Lower tailgates.
Silverado HDs diesel engine option also features Diesel Exhaust Braking that helps make strenuous towing easier.
“Heavy-duty pickups are tools that people use to tow heavy trailers and haul big loads,” said Jeff Luke, GM executive chief engineer for global full-size and midsize trucks. “A great tool like the new Silverado HD pickup doesn’t just get the job done, it makes the work easier, and helps you feel more confident tackling the really tough jobs.”
Payload and towing capacity for the ’15 Silverado HD have also jumped from the 2014 Silverado. Max payload on the 2015 is 7,374 lbs and increase of over 150 pounds. Max available conventional towing is 19,600 with available factory hitch on the 2015 Silverado HD, best in its class. And max available fifth-wheel towing is an astonishing 23,200 lbs.
Silverado HD has always been a powerful machine, but in 2014 the power, style, and comfort will also see a major upgrade. We look forward to hearing more about the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD in the coming months. Are you as excited for the future as we are?