The latest generation titled 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 will receive a complete makeover and design to give this truck a competitive edge in the market segment. General Motors has been known to deliver best updates when it comes to releasing new versions or generations of an automobile. The current generation of Chevy Silverado 1500 was launched in the year 2014. However, designing and architecture is a bit old and lags in comparison to competitors such as Ford F-150.
2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Design Changes
Aluminum will be used along with Steel in this model in order to decrease weight. Increase drive control and boost thrust and acceleration. A different wheel design and additional choices for automobile color will be provided. Two-row headlamps with LED technology will be provided. Also, the massive bumper will house air ducts along with LED fog lamps. Its 18-inch wheels will be made out of aluminum.
Seats and steering wheel will be made from top grade leather and will look even more premium than before. A Wi-Fi system powered by 4G LTE is also likely going by the modern trends. The Central console will house larger dials. Other standard features such as warning systems for lane departure and a blind spot will also be provided.
2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Powerful Engine and Transmission
Two engine choices will be for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500:
- The top trim variant will receive a powerful 6.2 liter 8 cylinder engine with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
- An eight cylinder 5.3-liter powerful Ecotec3 engine is expected to pack a punch with 355 hp of and torque of 383 lb-ft.
- However, the base model will be powered by a 6 cylinder 6.3-liter Flex Fuel engine with 285 hp and torque of 305 lb-ft.
Also, engines are likely to come with ‘eAssist’ hybrid mechanism wherein an electrical motor provides gasoline engine a small boost in power. An automatic 6-speed transmission will be standard across most variants. An automatic 8-speed variant will be coupled to 6.2 liters V8 engine in some variants.
Unless the 8-speed automatic transmission is offered as a standard across all variants, the fuel economy of Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 will not improve significantly.
- 4.3-liter V6 will deliver an EPA of 20/24/18 mpg for combined/highway/city.
- 5.3-liter V8 will also deliver a 20/24/18 mpg EPA.
- 6.2-liter V8 will deliver 17/21/15 mpg for combined/highway/city.
2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Price and Availability
The base model of 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be priced at $28,000 which is competitive enough to sustain in the market. Top trims may cost up to $60,000. Also, the Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 will be available for purchase by the end of the second quarter of 2017.
Competitors in segment
- Nissan Titan
- Toyota Tundra
- Ram 1500