With the new 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD coming up as a fourth-generation launch, Chevrolet is keen on introducing many new changes that might improve the performance. Apart from that, the vehicle is going to look more muscular because it’s a heavy duty off roader meant for towing and hauling.
The 2018 Silverado might continue with the Duramax engine that fuels its current model. Along with that, it might retain the fascia from its 2017 version with minor improvements.
2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD – Styling
Exterior: The 2018 version of this heavy duty pickup truck is supposed to be installed with a whole lot of new features meant to take on its Ford rivals. DLR will add more visibility with the additional daylight running lights. Although the basic shape will be the same, it’s supposed to be slightly bigger in dimension.
Chevy Silverado 3500HD 2018 will receive a new facelift and new sets of forint grilles with the Chevy logo in between. The auto giant has declared that this new model will feature the existing trims viz. LT, LTZ, WT and Silverado High Country.
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD might receive increased wheelbase meant to provide more grip to the vehicle. Additional exciting hue options might be added.
For better suspension, Chevy has plans to install special suspension packages. Also, the body of this new vehicle has been made with aluminum, which implies that the lightweight will help reduce the drag and offer better traction.
Interior: Apart from minor changes in color options and new infotainment features the new 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD will not deviate much from its current interior styling. Other than the Work trim (WT), the general versions will receive utilitarian inside styling. Hence, this includes features like journey control and audio surround system with 8-inch infotainment screens with smartphone connectivity.
2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD – Engine Specs
Performance wise, new Silverado is a killer owing to the heavy duty responsibilities expected from it. Like its 2017 variant, this 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD might receive 6.6-liter Duramax V8 diesel engines. This is alone able to offer a staggering 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a rumored 6-speed auto transmission, this setup might be teamed with an expected 6.0-liter V8.
Chevy has expressly targeted the Dodge Ram 1500 and its limited Hemi range of performance engines. But the trick is to manage the fuel economy and reduce emissions. Hence this new vehicle is E85 compliant.
To make up for this huge power, hood scoops will serve as air-coolers apart from the overall air-intake system while it’s towing at its highest of capacities. With a towing capacity of more 23,000 lbs, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD exceeds its younger siblings. According to Chevy, this is possible via its specially designed RWD features.
2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD – Release Date and Price
However, installation of new features in new Silverado comes with a hefty price tag of $34,000. Higher WT and High Country trims might cost up to $56,000. Although this high-performance vehicle does not come cheap, it is expected to beat the Ram 1500in this respect. 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD can be expected towards the end of 2017 if not earlier.