If you want to make a statement on the job site, Chevrolet has your answer. The first images of the new Silverado HD hit our inbox from a press release this morning. In order to meet the demands of America’s workforce, the only part shared with the 1500 Silverado is the roof panel. In the old days, Chevy and GMC’s HD trucks were simply bigger axles and engine options.
Now that commercial trucks have the same power as battleships, GM engineers decided to pull out all the stops. A new frame is hydro-formed instead of welding individual sections together. The crew cab has an additional 3″ of rear legroom, which translates into more lockable storage for your equipment.
They gave us plenty of images of the aggressive exterior, but the engine shots are missing. Of course, the Duramax diesel will be favored since it offers over 900 lb-ft of torque. But the biggest news is an “all-new” gas engine. The current 6.2-liter V8 in the Tahoe and Suburban is the same LT1 found in the Stingray Corvette and the Camaro SS. The only other new GM V8 we know of is the 4.2-liter Blackwing in the new CT6-V. So this new engine really has us baffled. Click the link below to find a Silverado near you and stay with us for all your Chevy news.