There are many factors that make some full-size truck to be a good truck. The Ford definitely defines boundaries in this regard but there are other options that are worthy of respect as well. In first place, we think on Chevy Silverado and Ram models that are closest rivals to leading Ford’s models. So, if you need powerful and reliable truck that also offers many configurations, good ride quality, great interiors, and many more you should definitely consider upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as your solution.
What should be new?
To keep the pace with top-selling F-150, the GM has continuously been upgrading this model. The last redesign was not so long ago for 2014 model year but each year after the model has got new upgrades. The 2016 model has been refreshed with revised front end styling, more tech and safety features and some drivetrain upgrades. In the same rhythm, the 2018 model is expected to get slightly updated design, some structure improvements and revised powertrains.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Design, Configurations
The styling of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be slightly refined with some tweaks that will help it look fresh and modern. There, however, won’t be substantial changes and overall bold and macho look will continue to characterize this model.
The model will offer distinctive grille designs for each trim version and it will get slightly restyled headlights and taillights. Domed hood, sculpted fenders and chiseled lines will also add to its appearance and slightly different bumpers will distinguish it from the previous version.
Inside the cab, all versions will demonstrate impressive build quality and different textures, and high-grade materials will be available across the range. Bucket or bench seats will provide long-ride comfort and they will be available with heating, cooling and adjustable lumbar functionalities.
Upgraded infotainment system with large center screen will provide modern connectivity and integration options, and there will also be easy to use interface, voice control, navigation, premium sound system, HD radio, and more.
The safety will also cover some advanced options like parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure intervention and warning, and it could also get surround-view system, and more options.
The model will be available in three cab styles regular, extended and crew cab and there will also be two bed lengths. The trims will cover everything from work-truck versions, off-road oriented to luxury furnished models.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Powertrains
The engines of the Silverado 1500 have thoroughly been revised and modernized in recent years. They include aluminum heads and blocks and all of them benefits from variable valve timing cylinder deactivation, and direct injection. So, it is likely that familiar lineup of V-6 and V-8 engines will be again offered with possibility that diesel engine might be offered as well.
Engines will be combined with six-speed automatic or eight-speed auto transmissions and there will be rear- and all-wheel drive options as well. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is expected to tow more than 12, 000 pounds and peak payload capacity should be around 2, 300 pounds.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Arrival, Price
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is expected to come in the last quarter of 2017 and the price range should start just under $30, 000.