No one will argue that the Chevy Silverado 1500 is an impressive truck. Built to endure rough conditions and deliver heavy payloads to exactly where you need it. But, instead of resting on their laurels, Chevy went back to the drawing board. They looked for ways to make the Silverado even tougher and they exceeded expectations.
The new 2015 Silverado 2500HD will be out in late 2014 and it is a serious improvement on its predecessor. Chevy will be offering two different heavy duty engines for drivers to choose from:
- The standard gasoline powered Vortec 6.0L V8, which will also be available in a version that utilizes natural gas instead of gasoline
- The legendary Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 sporting an Allison transmission. With 765 pounds of torque there isn’t much this engine can’t do
Because of these powerful engines, the 2015 Silverado 2500HD will have a maximum projected payload of around 4,306 pounds. More than enough to get you and anything else you might need to your destination in comfort.
But when you are pulling a heavy load, power is not all you need. You also need to stay in control and to ensure you do, Chevy has equipped the new Silverado with:
- Hill Start Assist – A helpful system that gives you more time to go from braking to accelerating without having to worry about going backward down a hill.
- Diesel Exhaust Brake System – When working in unison with an Allison transmission it will reduce the amount of time you need to brake when towing a heavy load or going downhill.
- Trailer Sway Control – Automatic sensors will help to keep the truck and the trailer heading in the same straight line.
- Trailer Brake Controller – The controller allows you to monitor your trailers brakes and make adjustments on the fly.
- Rear Vision Camera System – A mounted display to help you back up or hitch a trailer using gridlines as reference points.
To find out more about the newest HDs or to talk one on a test drive make sure to call or stop by John Megel Chevrolet today.