The 2018 Chevy Silverado pickup truck is an upcoming vehicle from the stable of Chevrolet, which promises to come with revised engine range and a slightly updated design. The Silverado happens to be one of the most famous pickup vehicles in the US on sale at the moment, and it seems that GM will try to keep its success intact with the new upgrades. The 2012 release has been updated only once in 2016, and is expected to a best-seller once it releases with the little modifications. Ford F150, Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra will be main rivals for the new Chevy Silverado 2018.
2018 Chevy Silverado redesign
The 2018 Chevy Silverado will come in next trim levels: WT (Work truck), LS, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country. When it comes to cab styles, Silverado 1500 will come with regular cab, double cab and crew cab body style. The 2018-year model will be 100 pounds bulkier than its predecessor, and will come with expanded lodge space and an expanded wheelbase. The car will come with 4 doors in the crew cab and double versions, LED fog lamps, a radiator grille covering the majority of the front section and a chrome fender. It will have a full aluminum body, and a new chassis. Although the general ladder frame will be here, it will be lighter and more rigid. Along with the new chassis, the majority of the running gear will also undergo a change.
The internal cabin of the new Chevy Silverado 2018 has always been class-best. The model roster will retain its four doors and four seats. There might be an optional version with two doors. The interior of the upgraded model is rumored to come with more technological advancements. The seats will be more ergonomic, adding to the seating comfort of occupants. It is expected that the quality of the upholstery within the cabin will be maintained by GM. The big central dashboard console will be more useful, with some additional features.
Beside long list of airbags there will be some additional safety features available in new 2018 Silverado. This includes Standard StabiliTrak system for control of stability with hill-start assist and trailer sway control. LT, LTZ and High Country models will come standard with rear-vision camera which will be optional with WT and LS models. For better safety there will be available Enhanced Driver Alert Package that includes Safety Driver Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking and Front and Rear park Assist.
New Chevy Silverado 2018 specs
The new Chevy Silverado 2018 is expected to come with three engine options. First one is a 4.3-liter V6 with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Second one is an EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 horses and 383 lb-ft of torque. These engines will come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and they will be good for around 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. This numbers depend on chosen cab style, drivetrain and engine. For the most serious demands, there will be the biggest engine of all – a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horses and460 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy should be rated at 15 mpg in city and 20 mpg on the highway. It can achieve an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 9 seconds. This engine is expected to be coupled with a 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which can improve fuel economy. The 2018 Chevy Silverado towing capacity, when properly equipped, will be maximum 12,500 pounds.
2018 Chevy Silverado price and release date
Depending on the trim of choice, the 2018 Chevy Silverado price is likely to start under $30,000 for the base model but the price will jump up to $57,000 for the fully equipped High Country Silverado. The new 2018 Silverado is expected to show up in the New York or Detroit auto show next year.