August 3, 2006
General Motors unveils new 2007 Silverado and Sierra pickups
2007 Chevrolet Silverado. Click image to enlarge
Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has introduced its redesigned 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The two sister trucks have new exterior and interior designs, and powertrain, chassis and safety systems with more power and better fuel economy than the vehicles they replace, says the company.
Both are offered with three cab styles, three cargo box lengths and several specially tuned suspensions. A strengthened chassis and enhanced towing package provides the segment’s best towing capacity of 10,500 pounds (4,763 kg).
Engine choices include:
- 4.3L V6, rated at 195 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 4.8L V8, with iron block; rated at 295 hp and 305 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 5.3L FlexFuel V8, E85-capable with iron block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 5.3L FlexFuel V8, E85-capable with aluminum block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 5.3L V8, with aluminum block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 5.3L V8, with iron block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 6.0L V8, with aluminum block, variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management, rated at 367 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 6.2L V8, with aluminum block and variable valve timing, rated at 400 hp and 417 lb.-ft. of torque- exclusive on GMC Sierra Denali.
Both the Silverado and Sierra are sleeker and more aerodynamic, including a faster, 57-degree windshield angle, reducing wind noise and improving fuel economy. Complementing the trucks’ three cab designs – regular, extended and crew cab – are three cargo box lengths, including short (5 foot 8 inches), standard (6 foot 6 inches) and long (8 foot).
New features, such as 170-degree-opening rear access doors with fully retractable power windows on extended cab models and new theatre-style folding rear seats, offer increased versatility. Additional design features include improved lighting, a stronger cargo box with more cargo capacity and reduced-effort tailgates.
The 2007 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty models will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2006. Sierra Denali and Silverado and Sierra heavy-duty models will be available in the first quarter of 2007. The heavy-duty trucks will offer new designs and spacious interior features like light-duty models, but with increased capability – including more powerful gas and diesel engines.