After last year’s update of the Silverado 1500, Chevrolet updated its big brother, the Silverado 2500HD for 2015, and there’s a lot to be excited about. Overall, the changes aren’t just skin deep, and drivers of different needs and budgets will have plenty to choose from. Let’s have a look at the new and exciting stuff that’s happened with the Silverado 2500HD, starting with its…
1. Updated styling
Utility trucks have gone beyond looking, well, utilitarian. The Silverado is no exception. Sure, there are more spartan options to choose from with the Work Truck trim, but if you want to marry power with beauty, then you certainly won’t be disappointed. There are the LT, LTZ, and High Country trims for you which you can combine a variety of bed, cab, and powertrain options.
2. Remarkable comfort
You’ll never have to sacrifice comfort with the Silverado, and the 2500HD is no exception. You’ll find that the interiors have a lot more space than older models, plus there are more storage areas than ever before. When you choose the High Country trim, expect nothing but luxury from the design to its extra features, such as a saddle brown leather interior, 8-inch navigation screen, and remote entry and start.
It’s quiet inside too. If you choose the Duramax package, which uses the optional turbodiesel engine, it’s a lot less noisier than previous models. Aside from that, there are triple door seals and even sleeker aerodynamics, which help give you a quiet and comfortable drive.
3. More configurations to choose from
We already mentioned the choices when it comes to the trim, but you can customise the Silverado further to suit your taste, especially when it comes to the engine. You can start with the 6.0-litre gasoline V8 option, which gives you 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. If you’re like most customers however, you’ll be pleased with the 6.6-litre turbodiesel engine. With 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque, you’ll get plenty of power, whether you’re climbing up steep roads or carrying a heavy load. Then there’s the gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) combo. This option gives you a more environment-friendly engine that also offers plenty of range before you need to gas up again. With gas, the engine provides the standard 360 hp and 380 lb-ft torque, which then goes down to 301 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque when running on CNG.
4. Plenty of safety features
Safety is another main feature of the Silverado. These include the safety alert seat, wherein the driver’s seat vibrates to warn you of danger ahead, and the forward collision and lane departure warning systems. Of course, it also comes with the standard airbags.
The Silverado is more than just an update on Chevrolet’s venerable line of trucks. It combines the ease and comfort of driving a sedan with the power that one expects from a truck. And with plenty of options to choose from, you can take your pick from the pure utility offered by the Work Truck trim to pure class brought to you by the High Country trim.