The Best Silverado Chevrolet Ever Made
The favorite son of the General Motor’s family got a complete make-over to celebrate its 20th year on the market although, according to the sales figures, it didn’t really need one. The Chevrolet Silverado is by far the best selling and most profitable vehicle out of Chevrolet’s lineup and it’s also the second-best selling car in the United States. This phenomenal achievement is possible on account of two things. Firstly, we Americans adore pick-up trucks. Ever since farmers strapped wooden crates on their Model Ts about 8 decades ago, the car industry was never the same. A whole new category was created overnight and up to this day, the US is still the only country in the world where pickup trucks make up almost a third of all car sales year after year. Local car manufacturers have been trying to create the perfect pick-up truck for almost a century now and the all new Silverado is possibly the closest anyone ever got to achieving it.
If you look at the car from the outside you'll immediately see the recent shift in the pickup segment. Up until 10 years ago, the only focus when choosing a pick-up truck was placed on utility, but in recent days people demand more from their trusted vehicles. They want power still, but they also need comfort and good design. The Silverado of 2019 has sharp, modern lines on the exterior and the overall look and feel seem to be closer to a luxury SUV than anything else. It's a car you can drive your kids to school in and it is a car you can count on to get the job done.
Speaking of which, Chevrolet has provided future customers with no less than 5 different engine choices, 4 of which will be available straight away and another will be introduced mid-way through 2019. The base model is equipped with a V6 that produces 285 horsepower, a capable engine, especially since the new Silverado has shed 450 pounds as compared to the previous version. The next available upgrade is a 4.3-liter V6 that will give out 310 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque. Last but certainly not least are the two V8s. One is a 5.3-liter that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, coupled with an 8-speed automatic, and a 6.2-liter that will give you 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The ladder has a towing capacity of 12.200 pounds and that’s with the cabin at full-passenger capacity, something very few other pick-up trucks can achieve.
The new Chevrolet Silverado can transport between 2 and 6 people, depending on which Cabin mode you choose and whether or not you want bucket seats up-front of a bench. The Regular Cabin only has one row of seats while both the Double and Crew Cabin modes have two rows. The front row can be made up of two bucket seats or a bench that will seat up to three people and choosing one or another will not affect the final price at all.
A long list of standard options makes the Silverado a dream to drive. Things like Chevrolet's excellent infotainment system, with a 7-inch touchscreen and the MyLink system, installed, both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for complete smartphone connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker audio system will be fitted on all models and you can also choose luxury upgrades like a state-of-the-art seven-speakers BOSE audio system or a sunroof for your car.
A pick-up truck that wears the same daring lines on the outside as a luxury SUV, but with three times the muscle power. A car that can haul timber while you’re enjoying your music through a phenomenal sound system in complete comfort, at the wheel. A champion that got better while still in its prime. That is a recipe for success for both Chevrolet and its clients.