Oshawa, Ontario – GM of Canada has announced the base price of the new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup: the 2500 regular cab 2WD model starts at $35,600.

GM says the new Silverado HD delivers best-in-class horsepower (397 hp), torque (765 lb-ft), towing (up to 9,863 kg/21,700 lbs) and payload (up to 3,015 kg/6,635 lbs). The Silverado features key structural improvements plus enhanced performance and fuel efficiency from its Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission.

“Heavy duty pickup customers have clear needs; they want rock-solid reliability plus maximum power and capability, at the best value possible,” said Truck Marketing Manager for Canada, Santo Giardina. “So with the new Silverado HD, Chevy delivered huge increases in power and capability while actually improving fuel economy with the Duramax diesel engine.”

An upgrade to the proven Duramax diesel engine (now B20 biodiesel capable), together with the Allison transmission adds $9,670.  It offers an estimated 11 per cent improvement in fuel economy and a highway cruising range of up to 1,090 kilometres.

The 2011 Silverado HD also offers the latest technology such as trailer sway control, smart exhaust braking, hill start assist and more. An all-new chassis, featuring a fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame combines with the enhanced powertrain to deliver segment-best towing and payload capacity.

The Silverado HD will be offered in work truck, LT and LTZ trim levels in Canada. Delivery to dealers is expected in early June.  All models come with a segment-best five-year/160,000-km powertrain warranty.

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