2018 chevy silverado 1500 ls. The new generation of the pickup Silverado 1500 celebrates its premiere at the NAIAS in Detroit (20 to 28 January 2018). The beefy design of the new model looks even more aggressive due to the choice of black or almost completely chrome-plated front. The most important change to the predecessor is the new frame, which should make the commercial vehicle lighter and more stable. The weight saving of 200 kilograms was achieved mainly by a higher aluminum content. The cargo bed is now made of high-strength steel and is said to offer the largest storage space in the class of the Silverado.
In addition to the changes in engines, body, frame and capacity Chevrolet has donated the Silverado a completely new interior. And while it was still a bit tedious a few years ago in such a workhorse, you feel in 2018 in the new Silverado as in the luxury class. USB sockets in front and behind (even USB C), connection of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4G LTE WLAN, OnStar service, various driving modes from road to mud to sand and snow, a variably shiftable all-wheel drive – here you miss out nothing technical. Regarding storage compartments and storage options, the big pick-up is way ahead. In the rear seats even secret compartments with ten liters of capacity (in which, for example, a laptop fits) installed, in addition there are two large, fabric-covered storage pans (24 liters) under the rear seats. The passenger can store his household goods in two giant glove compartments. For smaller items, there are countless boxes and compartments.
The Silverado is now also started by start button. A little disappointing is the display, which looks a little lost in this huge, fully equipped interior with only eight inches. On request, the most important driving information will be displayed from now on via a Head Up Display, in the highest equipment line “High Country” this is series. The front seats are heated and air conditioned, in the second row of seats (now with almost eight inches more legroom) only heated.
Speaking of seats: If you fold the center console (including two cup holders and a small storage compartment) up / back, hides below a third seat between the driver and passenger and – schwups – the Chevrolet Silberado is a six-seater. The huge pick-up has been technically advanced so much in the last 20 years that you can go to the opera both on the field and on weekends!
In the future, a total of six engine-gearbox combinations will be offered. In addition to a new three-liter six-cylinder turbo diesel V8 engines are still available to choose from. These have either a displacement of 5.3 or 6.2 liters. The diesel and the larger V8 are coupled to a ten-speed automatic transmission and equipped as standard with a start-stop system.
Thinking of professionals, Chevrolet has launched the Chevrolet Silverado Classic, a version of its most popular pick up that allows you to configure the body according to the needs of each client. The production of this model will begin at the end of 2018.
The versatility of its body has made the pick up in the most popular vehicles in the United States. Thousands of Americans use these models to work and enjoy free time with their family, although some options make less concessions to comfort and are only work-oriented. An example of this is the new Chevrolet Silverado Classic, which allows you to configure your body for professional use to which it is intended, although, in this case, does not renounce to an interior as comfortable and equipped as any sedan.
Chevrolet was advised by more than 7,000 selected customers during the development, who informed the manufacturer of their requirements for a pick-up. There are a total of eight options available to customers in the categories “High Value”, “High Volume” and “High Feature”. The spectrum ranges from the Spartan workhorse to the noble luxury steamer.