The Pick-up trucks, as the name suggests, were built like beasts to carry huge, heavy loads along rugged terrains and companies like Chevrolet have catered to that demand for years and delivered superior quality vehicles with a clean and simple design. The 2017 Chevy Silverado line-up will be nothing short of that promise and is dated to be released soon with an improved spec sheet. The new exterior design changes speak volumes in term of its durability and off-road performance. However, the luxurious and spacious interiors will ensure the driver with a more comfortable driving experience in rough terrains and roads.
2017 Chevy Silverado – Exterior and Interior Changes:
Pickup trucks aren’t known for their incredible high speeds or for their aerodynamic design but it appears as if Chevrolet has stepped up to change that conception by building their chassis with lighter materials to reduce overall weight and provide a greater speed. The tactfully crafted aerodynamic body contributes to that as well. Keeping aside the dynamic changes, the new models come with massive bumpers and modified chrome grilles that add elegance to the masculinity of this series.
Moving on to the interior design, the 2017 Silverado will arrive with premium quality leather-covered seats and various material changes in its upholstery to reduce any form discomfort to the driver. The interiors will be spacious and comfortable and equipped with common safety measures such as airbags and strong seat belts.
It is also rumored that the 2017 Chevy Silverado series will feature new and improved zonal climate regulating system and large color screen to monitor and tweak other features. Last but not the least, it also has got an infotainment unit its cabin and there are numerous other functionalities.
2017 Chevy Silverado – Engine and Performance:
Owing to the fact that there’s very little information available about the 2017 Chevy Silverado series, it’s very hard to speculate the exact engine models that will be provided with each individual model. Although rumors suggest that the new line-up will feature 5.3 liters to v-8 of 6.6 liters as base engine with the ability to produce 360 hp and around 400 pounds-feet of torque.
The 2017 Chevy Silverado is supposed to have either a six or an eight-speed Allison 1000 auto transmission gearbox that will distribute power to equally to all four wheels. So Chevrolet will not be disappointing customers on the performance front. It is also heard that 2017 Chevy Silverado will be available in diesel and gasoline variants and will have a higher fuel economy as compared to its other competitors such as Ford. Other than that this truck’s engine will have a pickup of 60 miles per hour just within 7 seconds, roughly. Besides that, these beasts will have great improvements in their towing capabilities as well.
Competition and Fuel Efficiency:
The thing about pickup trucks is that they got to be hardy and durable. To add to that they also got to come with great towing capacities in order to be useful. Making all these possible increases the weight and reduces the efficiency of the engine to some extent. Nevertheless, 2017 Chevy Silverado has got it all and yet manages to provide decent miles per gallon figure. On city roads, this truck is supposed to offer a mileage ranging from 17 mpg to 19 mpg. However, on highways, it will be able to provide up to 24 mpg.
It is true that the pickup truck segment is presently very hot and it has also been seen recently that more and more automakers are venturing into this segment. Even luxury automakers like Audi are coming in. Silverado can be considered as a stalwart, therefore, its main competitor will be Dodge Ram.
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2017 Chevy Silverado – Availability and Price Range:
Due to the lack of information regarding the 2017 Chevy Silverado series, it is very difficult to specify a release date. But it is speculated to start releasing from the third quarter of 2016 and it is most likely to start from a base price of $ 27k for the Silverado 3500HD and up to $ 50k for the 2500HD model with the 1500 diesel will be available around $ 30k but it is wiser to wait for the official release and pricing information.