Currently, the automotive world is eagerly waiting to know the official news about the arrival of 2018 Chevy Silverado. Silverado is a popular pickup truck model in the market, and Chevrolet is working on the design and mechanical portion of the vehicle. Makers are applying all sorts of ideas so that this mid-size truck will emerge as the best pickup of 2017. Although there will be many traits of the old version, most of the attributes will get a boost.
Most of the details of this new model are still not available but according to speculation of car experts, it will receive all kind of necessary updates in every part. Some unofficial sources are indicating that to attract a lot of customers; Chevy will provide updated V-6 and V-8 engine. Some rumors are also suggesting that it might slightly lower its towing capacity which might act as a downside.
2018 Chevy Silverado – New Architecture
Silverado is a popular model in the U.S market, and Chevy has always paid considerable attention about its outlook so that it can attract customers. The 2018 Chevy Silverado will increase its overall weight by a small margin so that it can expand its overall wheelbase. Due to extended wheelbase, the cabin space will get better head and leg space and cargo area can have a large bed.
The use of aluminum body parts will be predominant in all over the body, and the grille might be upgraded with better patterns. Chevy will retain the cubical structure of the cabin section although there will some minor changes in the sideline and cargo bed. Both the bumpers might be updated with chrome touch.
The overall seating of Chevy Silverado 2018 will remain same although this time seats will be adorned with better leather material along with distinctive stitching. Due to enhanced wheelbase, the cabin will have comfort feature and better seating. Silverado is working class pickup so it won’t have many lavish flares but it will carry all sorts standard equipment.
The dashboard will get dual zone air control, large touch screen infotainment system, MyLink feature, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Smartphone connectivity, GPS navigation, etc. The safety and security system will also get many enhancements to maintain the automaker’s standard.
2018 Chevy Silverado – Engine Details
The 2018 Chevy Silverado is expected to come with two engine choice. First one will be 6.2-liter V-8 that can churn out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. The second engine will be a 4.3-liter V6, or 6.6 liters turbocharged V8 that can produce around 397 hp.
Both these engines will be paired with either a six-speed or eight-speed auto gearbox. The exact detail of its fuel consumption is still unknown, but it is expected to be much better due to the use aluminum body and modified engine.
2018 Chevy Silverado – Price, Release Date, and Rivals
New 2018 Chevy Silverado is expected to get a starting price range around $28,000 while the top trim will be priced around $70,000. This new model will reach the showroom by the end of 2017 although this is unofficial news.
Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, RAM 1500 will pose a tough competition to the new Silverado, but Chevy hopes that it will surpass every one of them.