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The Chevrolet Silverado is a pick-up model made by the US automaker General Motors . The current models also have the typical stylistic features of American pick-up trucks: a large driver's cab, optionally with a second seat, powerful engines, an open loading area and ladder frame. The model version with a second bench seat (double cabin) is available with two or four doors.
This type of pickup truck is common in the United States in rural areas. The Silverado is built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban (or GMC Yukon and Yukon XL or Cadillac Escalade ), so all these models have similarities in terms of body features and interior design. Since the first facelift, the Silverado models have had their own front design, which visually distinguishes them from their sister models.
First generation (1998-2007)
Otto engines : 4.3–8.1 liters
Diesel engines :
6.6 liters (231 kW)
The Silverado on the GMT800 platform was introduced to the US market in 1998 as a 1999 model. The formal public premiere took place at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 1998. The previous generation from the C- / K-series was produced for a year. The engine range ranged from the 4.3 l V6 engine with a maximum output of 142 kW (193 hp) to the 6 l V8 engine with a maximum output of up to 257 kW (349 hp) in the Silverado SS ( Great sport ).
In model year 2004, the hybrid variant was introduced as the first hybrid vehicle from GM, based on the 5.3-liter V8 engine. It was a so-called mild hybrid in which the electric motor supports the gasoline engine when accelerating.
There was also a heavy-duty version of the Silverado for pulling and transporting heavy loads. In connection with this was a 6.0-l V8 engine, an 8.1-l V8 engine with a maximum output of 242 kW (329 hp) and a 6.6-l V8 diesel engine with a maximum An output of 231 kW (314 hp) and a maximum torque of 852 Nm are offered.
Second generation (2006-2013)
Otto engines : 4.3–6.0 liters
Diesel engine :
6.6 liters (272 kW)
The Silverado on the GMT900 platform was introduced in 2006. It had a newly designed body and interior as well as more powerful engines. The heavy-duty variant was introduced in 2007 and no longer offered with the 8.1-liter big block V8 engine. The four-speed automatic transmission was replaced by a more modern six-speed transmission. From 2008 the Silverado was no longer offered with a manual transmission in the USA . Prices started at $ 22,200.
Third generation (2013-2018)
Otto engines : 4.3–6.2 liters
Diesel engines :
|Perm. Total weight:||-6.1 t|
The formal trade fair premiere of the third generation Silverado ( K2XX platform ) took place at NAIAS 2013. It was offered with a V6 engine, three different V8 engines and only with a 6-speed automatic transmission (from the Hydra-Matic series from GM or from the manufacturer Allison Transmission ). The 4.3-liter V6 gasoline engine has a maximum output of 212 kW (288 hp), the 5.3-liter V8 gasoline engine has a maximum output of 250 kW (340 hp), the 6.2-liter V8 petrol engine has a maximum output of 313 kW (426 PS), the 6.0-liter petrol engine has a maximum output of 240 kW (326 PS) or 268 kW (364 PS), depending on the version, while the 6.6-liter diesel engine has a maximum output of 296 kW (402 PS). The model in model year 2016 with the largest payload, the 3500HD 4 × 2 Dual Rear Wheel with Crew Cab with 6.0 l engine, has a gross vehicle weight of 5908 kg / (13.025 lbs) and a payload of 2772 kg / ( 6111 lbs), the curb weight is 3124 kg / (6889 lbs).
Fourth generation (since 2018)
Otto engines : 2.7–6.6 liters
Diesel engines :
|Perm. Total weight:||3.1-6.3 t|
In December 2017, a new generation of the Silverado was presented at the Chevy Truck Centennial Event . The formal trade fair premiere took place at NAIAS 2018. According to Chevrolet, the model should contain lightweight components to reduce the overall vehicle mass.
Since the light-duty model was launched, six engine / transmission combinations have been offered, including a 4.3-l V6 petrol engine, a 5.3-l V8 petrol engine, and a 6.2-l V8 petrol engine , a 2.7-liter R4 petrol engine with turbocharging and a 3.0-liter R6 diesel engine with turbocharging. The vehicle will be built at GM's Fort Waynein Indiana plant. For models with a diesel engine, the standard fuel consumption should be 7.1 l / 100 km (33 mpg). The nitrogen oxide emissions are reduced by means of SCR .
The associated heavy-duty versions 2500HD and 3500HD were also released in February 2019. They are powered by a 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine or a 6.6-liter V8 diesel engine from the Duramax engine family with turbocharging.
At the NTEA The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis , Chevrolet presented medium-duty models from the 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD series for the first time. They are based on a platform developed by GM and Navistar . They are viewed in the media as the indirect successor to the 2009 Chevrolet Kodiak .
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- Official website (English)
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