Developing and improvements in category of full-size, heavy-duty pickup trucks were caused that Chevrolet, as part of GM, today presents one of the most influential manufacturers worldwide. This story was started back in 1998, when has been released new model Chevrolet Silverado, also called and as GMC Sierra, because of identity in terms of mechanical characteristics. Since then, sourced from basic model, market has a plenty version, and 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty will be one of them.
The redesigned model was introduced exactly a year ago, which marked the beginning of the third generation of production. In regard to this fact, it is difficult to believe that the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD will have some significant changes in terms of outward appearance, but the cabin could get some novelties.
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD: Specs
Main difference that was done with the latest model is related to increased weight of vehicle for around 100 pounds, which has also indicated greater towing capacity – now it amounts 19,600 pounds. This version of heavy duty trucks under mark Silverado has wide range in offer. It is available in three different cabs – Regular (6’6″ and 8′), Double (6’6″) and Crew (5’5″ and 6’6″). Difference is done and with wheelbase, and this model characterizes five version. So length of wheelbase are 119 inches (Regular 6’6″ cab), 133 inches for Regular 8″, 143.5 for Double and Crew 5’5″, and 153 inches for Crew 6’6″ cab. In regarding of length, it is in range from 205.6″ to 239.6″, while width (80″) and height (73.5″) are the same for the all available versions.
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD: Engine
Line-up of engines consists of two available units. 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD as base version will have placed Vortec 6000 V8 engine under the hood. This 6.0-litre engine is capable to deliver up to 360 horsepower at 5,400 rpm, as well as 380 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. As diesel version, new model will be run by Duramax V8 engine with 6.6 liters of displacement. This power unit will provide more power than basic engine. It is capable to produce maximum of 397 horsepower at 3,200 rpm and 765 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. This means that this version of HD trucks is very sturdy, stable and powerful, with a great towing capacity. Engines will be paired to the automatic transmission with either six or eight-speed shifter.
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD: Price and Release Date
New research project, which plans GM, under the name of T1XX, aims to create vehicles which will be more competitive for models from Ford Motor Company. This means that the 2019 year will bring a complete new line of vehicles, including and Silverado 2500 HD. Until then, the upgrade of the existing models are commonplace, and now each model as standard equipment includes Chevrolet’s MyLink touch-screen multimedia interface system with enhanced technology. The current model was awarded as “Truck of the year” at the 2014 NAIAS. Release date of 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD should expect somewhere in mid-2016, not before. Estimated basic price will be around $ 50,000.