2011 Chevrolet Siverado HD. Click image to enlarge
2011 Chevrolet Siverado HD
Chicago, Illinois – Chevrolet has introduced its new 2011 Silverado Heavy-Duty (HD) truck lineup at the Chicago Auto Show. The trucks feature an all-new chassis that helps deliver segment-best towing and payload capability, along with an available new Duramax 6.6-litre diesel engine and Allison 1000 transmission combination that is expected to achieve best-in-class fuel economy.
The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks go on sale this summer.
“We reached out to our customers during the development of the 2011 Silverado HD and considered their input to produce a truck that offers class-leading strength and capability with more power, quicker acceleration and lower emissions,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet general manager.
The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup offers all-new, fully-boxed frame assemblies; stronger independent and new asymmetrical leaf spring rear suspensions; a strengthened 6.0-litre Vortec standard powertrain; an exclusive new exhaust brake system; larger brakes; improved ride, handling and steering; and comprehensive safety and functional technologies, including extended cab models with rear access doors that open 170 degrees.
There will be eleven 2500 HD models and eight 3500 HD models in single- and dual-wheel configuration, including a new 3500 HD Crew Cab with 6.5-foot cargo box.
“Along with all their heavy-duty equipment, these trucks are designed to be stylish and refined, inside and out,” Campbell said. “We paid close attention to all the details, giving them a distinctive, muscular appearance on the exterior and a well-appointed interior with the comfort, convenience and safety features customers appreciate.”
At the show, Chevrolet has also introduced the 2010 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition Suburban. It will be limited to 2,570 units, including 350 for Canada and other markets, and includes up to nine-passenger seating, premium LTZ content, White Diamond Tricoat exterior colour, unique 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, and badges. It goes on sale this summer.
Also on display in GM’s booth is the Chevrolet Volt, and the new Spark mini car, Aveo RS show car and Cruze compact sedan that were first seen at the Detroit Auto Show in January.