The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is a series of full-size and heavy-duty trucks manufactured by General Motors and in 1999 established as the successor to the long line of Chevrolet C/K. Silverado name is taken from a level of finish that before in its predecessor, the Chevrolet C/K 1975 1998 General Motors continues to be a variant of GMC-badged Chevrolet full-size pickup under the name GMC Sierra offers, used by first time in 1987 his variant of the GMT400 platform trucks.
From 2015, Chevrolet Silverado sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile and the Middle East. The GMC Sierra sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Middle East. GM also announced plans to introduce the Silverado with the small Colorado to China. There is a small gray market for trucks Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in some parts of the world, especially in Scandinavia and Germany.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
GM launched a hybrid version of Chevrolet Silverado Silverado / Sierra in 2004, the first hybrid passenger vehicles GM. Known within GM as the truck Hybrid Parallel or PHT is not really a parallel hybrid by the current definition, but design a kind of micro hybrid. The electric motor housed in the flywheel housing of the transfer only serves to start / engine start battery charging and power supply accessories. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, the engine automatically shuts off when the truck stops and uses the 42-volt power supply starter/generator to start the engine again when the brake pedal released. In addition to the typical car battery of 12V, the PHT use three additional batteries of 12 V regulated lead acid (VRLA) mounted under the rear seat to store and deliver energy. The truck uses a Vortec 5300 5.3L V8 for primary propulsion. These trucks are bought back from customers more than they were worth in the late 2000s.
The PHT has four AC outlets 120 volts 20 amp, two-bed, and two inside 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, the cabin under the back seat. This is especially interesting for the market of building contractors/construction, as they often require AC power when at work. Furthermore, additional energy reserves for accessories make this truck fits that market, where trucks often sitting idle for hours at a time.
Availability is extremely limited at first, with commercial buyers who get the first order. Later in 2005, to see the truck in stores in Alaska, California, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Canada. For 2006-07, the truck was generally available to retail customers throughout North America.
The parallel hybrid truck was stopped for the 2008 model year with the release of GMT900 truck line. Since 2009, General Motors offered a second-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra equipped with a hybrid powertrain two modes and 4-speed CVT.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD variant is a heavy truck. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is an improved version of the Silverado / Sierra light, and are available in models 2018 Chevrolet 1500HD, 2018 Chevrolet 2500HD and 2018 Chevrolet 3500. The 1500HD, introduced in 2000, offers a Vortec 6000 V8 with 300 kW (224 hp) at 5200 rpm and 488 N·m of torque at 4,000 rpm with an automatic transmission Hydra-Matic 4L80E four speeds.
The 2500HD model also offers the LB7 Duramax V8 with 300 kW (224 hp) at 3100 rpm and 705 Nm of torque at 1800 rpm, the Lely Duramax V8 with 310 kW (231 hp) at 3000 rpm and LBZ Duramax V8 with 360 horsepower ( 268 kW) at 3200 rpm and 650 lb-ft (881 N.m) at 1600 rpm. the Vortec 8100 V8 is also available with 340 horsepower (254 kW) at 4200 rpm and 617 Nm of torque at 3200 rpm.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Safety
The Silverado comes standard with four-wheel ABS. The StabiliTrak side curtain airbags and optional on certain trim levels. The IIHS, the Silverado “Good” rating in the frontal crash test, however, the 2007-09 models equipped with or without the optional side curtain airbags received a rating of “poor” in side impact test.
For 2010 models, are strengthened side structure, side airbags for chest and side airbags are standard, with improvements overall rating of side impact IIHS improve “Fair” is added while classifying improve the side structure from “poor” to “acceptable”. The variant cabin crew 2018 Chevrolet Silverado also qualify as “Marginal” in the test of the IIHS roof strength.