Heavy duty trucks have been very popular among customers worldwide, especially in USA. One of the most important tasks that manufacturers posed to themselves were to develop a vehicle with increased towing capacity, adequate powertrain and capable for both on- and off-road performances. Therefore, General Motors developed 2018Chevrolet Silverado HD, a heavy duty trucks available as 2500 and 3500 HD models. This vehicle debuted at State Fair of Texas back in September 2014, and soon after was released on market and embraced by customers and reviewers. In terms of trim levels, General Motors developed a whole range of varieties for this model. According to some sources, there are about 150 different HD trucks, regarding its body (regular, double or crew cab), bed length (standard 6.5-feet bed or long 8-feet bed), drivetrain (rear- or four-wheel drive), ant three types of engine (gasoline, bi-fuel or diesel).
Exterior and Interior
There were no dramatically changes in terms of new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD. The design mainly remains traditional, but paying a great attention to aerodynamics of the body. On the front fascia dominant impression comes from massive chrome grille consisting of parallel chrome bars and divided in upper and lower segment. We might expect headlights to come with projector lamps.
For interior of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD high quality materials were used. We can expect nothing less than latest technology (infotainment, sound system, USB ports, to name some of the few) and safety features.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD engine is available as gasoline or CNG. When it comes to gasoline-powered engine, you might find 6.0-liter Vortec V8 interesting. That engine is capable of producing 360 hp and 380 p-ft of torque and is accompanied with a six-speed automatic transmission. Another engine type is bi-fuel 6.0 liter V8 powered either with gasoline or CNG. While using CNG, power of engine decrease to 301 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. If you consider yourself as a picky buyer, you might find 6.6 l Duramax diesel as your best choice. This one is able to pump out 397 hp and 765 p-ft of torque. It is paired with an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission. Standard for all models is a rear-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive comes as optional. It takes 10 seconds to accomplish 0-60 mpg.
Even though we still don’t have official EPA figures in terms of fuel economy, an average of 18 mpg is observed in highway drive without a load, but we assume that mileage decrease with towing.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD Release Date and Price
Chevrolet Silverado HD was released on the market in 2017. The price of base model starts at approximately $50,000 and it goes to $65,000 for higher trim levels.