Available in Silverado 1500HD, 2500HD, and 3500HD, variety of configurations, improved interior materials, and supremely capable powerplants, the new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup is undoubtedly an excellent choice for anyone shopping in the heavy-duty pickup truck segment. Its date of release should be expected in February next year if online reports are to be trusted.
These trucks offer nothing short of solid built quality, an available CNG fueling for the regular V8, strong diesel engines, serene and refined highway rides, ad impressive towing and hauling capacities are just some of the features which you should look forward to once the vehicle is made available.
Overall design and material quality of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup is, to say the least, impressive. The materials used are of high-quality and lots of upscale technologies has been invested in the new trucks. Additionally, the gauge cluster graphics are a snap regardless of whether it is day or night. Spending an extra gets you handsome accent stitching and accents to match the already sumptuous cabin.
The central display comes located intricately between the speedometer and the tachometer and is easy to use unlike the previous on which received widespread criticism for its unresponsiveness. Also, Chevy has now upgraded its MyLink infotainment system which was also a source of dissatisfaction in the previous model.
The seats are comfortable and supportive. For 2018, Chevy has now provided the vehicle with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel unlike the previous model which only came with a tilt-only steering. When it comes to its hood, the vehicle offers sprightly turbocharged engines ranging from an output of just 397 hp to about 650.
Aiding the Silverado to achieve an easier and smoother towing are these standard features: automatic grade braking, diesel exhaust braking, trailer sway control, and integrated cruise control. However, the segment the new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD is coming into is heavily contested and includes rivals such as the 2018 Ram 2500, and the 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty. Although some of the rivals offer better power and off-road performance, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD is undoubtedly a very capable workhorse.
Trims Available – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD
We expect the new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD to be offered in regular, double, and crew cab body styles with a choice of either 2WD or 4WD. Additionally, we should expect trim levels such as Work Truck, LTZ, and LTZ trims.
Interior Changes & Exterior Configurations – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Some of the standard features to expect from the base model include power door locks, cloth/vinyl upholstery, rubber floor covering, 17-inch wheels, six-speaker sound system, a 40/20/40-split front bench, rubber floor covering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a 4.2” color display, an auxiliary audio jack, USB/iPod integration, a fold-down center armrest, and automatic climate control (dual-zone).
The LT trim should get you OnStar telematics, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a CD player, voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, full power accessories, upgraded tailgate, tinted rear windows, alloy wheels, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, Chevy’s MyLink interface, and tinted rear windows.
At the pinnacle of the trim level is the LTZ trim which gets you an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-folding mirrors, leather upholstery, a 110V power point, remote ignition, an 8” touchscreen display, heated front seats, a rearview camera, automatic locking rear differential, remote ignition, and automatic climate control (three-zone).
2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD Engine Specs
Provisional reports allege the Chevrolet Silverado HD for 2018 comes equipped with a 6.0L V8 engine juggernaut rated at 360 hp and 380 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is routed to the rear wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. The AWD is optional. Additionally, buyers shave the option of adding a bi-fuel option (gasoline or CNG).
When running on the Compressed Natural gas, the power dips to 301 horsepower and 333 lbs. ft. of torque.
Last, but certainly not the least, is the 6.6L V8 engine behemoth good for a whopping 397 horsepower and 765 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. There are rumors of one more engine which reports indicate will be able to crank out 650 horsepower.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD Release Date & Price
An MSRP starting from $32,980 is what buyers should expect once the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD is available in showrooms. As for its release, all reports point to February 2018.