It did not take long for the designers of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD to realize what the car actually needs. Although it has been a part of the Chevy linkup for so long, this company was late in adding what the other brands like Nissan and Toyota have already made as standard. The updates given for the Silverado 2500HD will probably not only make this car a strong and brawny model but also bring more luxury and comfort.
Reportedly late to the concept of making their pickups and full-sized trucks more modern, Chevy was accused that they did not manage to go with the time with their trucks as they did with their automobiles. Luxury and convenience has become a staple of every brand now and even the base forms have some sort of comfort features made for them. The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will provide its best offer for its High Country form but also manage to update a few other features of their other models.
The pictures of this model came out recently and were immediately joined by reports and reviews. Although the biggest Silverado will retain its brawny power and ability we have still yet to see in which way it will manage to do that. Here is our take before the release date arrives.
Update: With the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD closing near to its release date, we are looking into some updates which have been issued with recently. The model is built for one thing and one thing only, doing hard work and heavy towing. The model does not try to escape from its image so far and has embraced the fact that its potential lies here. The Silverado 2500HD will thus be updated with a Duramax diesel engine and an Allison transmission combo option, which is enough to provide massive power to the car.
Besides this, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is going to carry on the legacy which has made this vehicle an instant classic and a recognizable model in terms of capability. Their unrivaled performance and pedigree is enough solidify their spot in the very top of the segment. And since this is a very nasty segment to be in, the 2018 version will make sure that they hang on to the position for a longer period.
Some issues which the previous model has had are actually going to remain with the 2018 version. Namely, the Ford and Ram rivals are still going to have higher towing capacity, while the Silverado also did not manage to improve the steering position which remains a bit awkward. Another thing is the style and the Silverado 2500HD is not going to get any handsomer with this version. But the model still has good driving mechanics for its size and for a car with massive power, it also has very passable fuel economy to its name.
When is the Release Date of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD?
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has not been reported for release officially yet. But as our sources tell us we can potentially say that the car will make its appearance by the start of 2018 season. The car will offer the release date officially pretty soon and we can expect to hear from the makers any time now.
Update: Last time we were very much aware that the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is coming in 2018. More closely the prediction stood at the very beginning of 2018. Now we know that eth release date has been set for February so we are still going to see the model in the introductory part of the year. According to some segments, a lot of people cannot wait to see what the car is going to bring.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Price
The estimated price of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has already been set. We believe that this model will be a bit higher in the price specter compared to the last model. It will go up to more than the current base MSRP of $68,665.
What are the Exterior Modifications?
Although the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is built for work and not drag racing or showing off, it does look good in all of its splendor. But the updates have not been plentiful here. The car will get some aesthetic enhancements but they are for the most part unnoticeable. The added parts are some minor reshaping of the front fascia which will see some LEDs added to the headlights and also LED turn signals on the mirrors. But a more advanced change is going to be saved for the next generation models which will come out in an unforeseen future.
Update: We are very much aware that the exterior updates for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD are not as extensive as one would hope them to be. But still it is enough to refresh the model as far as possible. What we have learned lately is that the newest mesh grille is going to be seen on such versions as the High Country one and any other version with a Z71 package. So High Country versions are going to have the chrome iteration while the Z71 come in black. Also new are the recent exterior colors with now Cajun Red Tintcoat, Havana Metallic, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat available.
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Interior Updates
You can expect the new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD to be updated with a lot of comfort goodies. Although the majority of it is only offered for the higher trims, especially the High Country one, there are some great updates which the model will be graced with. The comfort ones which include adding leather upholstery, dash coverings, heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, etc will be offered for the higher trims. But the software updates will be made available for the majority of the cars in the lineup. Expect to see 8.0-inch touchscreen which includes MyLink, navigation, a 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi, wireless cellphone charging, satellite radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Engines
The model will continue to use the same powertrain and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will be able to churn out the same output as it did with the previous car. We are of course talking about a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 engine that develops 397 hp and an outstanding 765 lb-ft of torque. The model will be combined with a 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode which is a good setup overall for this truck.
Update: As far as the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD engine goes, the model continues with the old one. But what we did not know before is that the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 engine will come with certain updates. The engineers have revised the induction system, went through the internal components and also tampered with the transmission a bit. The result is 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, nothing has been done for the fuel economy of the car, but the vehicle is still one of the leading models in the segment when it comes to fuel use.
0-60 mph Ability and Top Speed
Oddly enough, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is surpassingly quick on its feet. Although it moves like a freight train and has the size of one it also can leap to 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds. But the top speed is governor limited to 97 mph.
Fuel Economy of the Vehicle
Fuel Consumption is something that one should have to watch out for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. It is not as favorable as one should say and there were not any changes made that could possibly fix it. But the ratings still stand at a combined rating of 13 mpg and it is perhaps something that you would expect from a strong truck like this one and it will remain to be a high consumer with this version as well.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dimensions
When it comes to size the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will remain one of the biggest vehicles on the road but will not extend its features. The model will not update the dimensions this time and we see this as a right move, because how much bigger can a car actually get than it is now. The length of the car is 239.4 inches, the wheelbase measures to 153.7 inches, the width is 80.5 inches and the height is 78.2 in. The passenger volume is pretty pleasing as well with the inside offering 135 cu ft.
The previous model had all the top safety picks locked, so the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will probably have the same kind of a setup offered. The models come with airbags and all the trimmings and not to mention a strong body which also protects from crashes. The people inside will feel a lot safer when they know that this model has received the highest crash and safety scores from both the leading organizations for crash testing. The model will continue on by adding and updating the technology with a few features that were perhaps missing and will do well for the upcoming model.
Update: The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will include some new safety specs as well. We have recently came to learn that the rearview camera which was missing from the standard set of features on the previous version is now going to be included for all version. Not only that, but the tire-fill alert feature will come with an audible warning to set the driver off.
If you want to see more about the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, you can read our initial rearview below. With the newest updates that we have just provided for you, things about this car are going to be a lot clearer.
The segment is filled with enormous and powerful vehicle like the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is so the only thing that will separate them are going to be small bits. The luxury and the amenities are some of the things which will make a difference for the model and cars like the Ford F-250 Super Duty, GMC Sierra 2500HD and Ram 2500 will certainly have as well to rival the upcoming car.