In the full-sized pick-up truck segment, big is always better and such is the case of the Chevrolet Silverado HD, a new variant that targets buyers who are looking for a more outlandishly styled and premium truck.
Compared to the standard Silverado, the HD stands for Heavy Duty which is why it gets a reworked body suited for ultra-demanding tasks. However, Chevy understands that the Silverado must still be equally at home working on a construction site or pulling a camping trailer hence from the front it’s bold and imposing but from the rear it looks like a docile every day pick up truck.
Vice President, Global Design for General Motors, Mike Simcoe said: “Truck customers are very clear: They want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck compromised for the masses.” Which is why the Silverado HD is offered in five distinct trim levels on top of the eight trims available on the standard Silverado 1500.
Chevy is keeping mum about the full details of the Silverado but powertrain options in the US range from a 2.7-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol to a 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 petrol unit. Other standard equipment and technologies include Automatic Emergency Braking, 360-degree camera, Blind Spot Alert, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity.