The first generation of Silverado’s took what the C/K series created and built an all-new truck with rounded angles to keep up with the design cues of the era.
Base models are standard with fabric seats, air conditioning, manual accessories and radio tuner. Higher tier models and optional extras include leather seats, powered accessories, sunroof, CD player amongst various other options.
Silverado cars are available as a 1500 and 2500 and are available with a single cabin setup up (two doors), crew cab (four doors with rear doors being smaller) or a dual cab (four regular size doors). HD or Heavy Duty models are available for those who want to move heavy loads.
Non HD models are capable of moving 930 kilos in the bed and up to 4700 kgs hooked onto the trailer coupling. HD model base trims can haul an equal amount other models able to move double and even triple that amount.
Base models are equipped with a 4.3-litre V6 models powering the rear wheels with four-wheel drive as an optional extra. Higher trims and optional extras include V8’s with displacements ranging from 4.8 to 8.1-litres with petrol or diesel intakes. Manual versions do exist, but automatic models are preferred all around.
2003 saw the cars have a new face and various new options added to the interior.
In early 2003, an SS variant of the Silverado based off the standard 1500 launched with an increased power output, rear disc brakes, enhanced suspension and unique selection of paints.
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2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet Silverado for sale in Dubai, UAE
Rolling into its second generation, the all-American pickup sports a brand new exterior with new headlights, taillights and interior options.
Standard models features remained identical to the previous model apart from the new steering wheel and overall design. Cruise control, media inputs, rear entertainment packages, DVD player, Bluetooth and navigation plus a handful of other features joined the optional extra list.
Safety features include ABS, stability control, traction control, hill start assist, parking sensors, adaptive headlights, reverse camera and multiple airbags.
All three variants of non HD models returned for another few years with HD models also returning with identical door setup ups.
Engines remain identical to the previous models with both the V6 and V8 sipping petrol when ploughing down the road mated to an automatic gearbox with the manual option being dropped from the lineup. All engines are rated higher in turn leading to the trucks hauling heavier payloads than previous models.
Chevrolet also tested an all-electric running under the codename VIA VTrux. Over the years, the vehicle has popped up at various motor shows.
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2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Silverado
Returning for a third time with an all look all around. With a prominent grille and larger dual headlights, much of the Silverado’s styling elements have been retained. Bigger and squared wheel arches are evident at the front and back. New rim designs appear on each corner, and the interior also receives a major overhaul.
Standard options remain identical to a CD player available as standard whereas the optional extras list not includes everything from previous generations, but an array of new gadgets including a BOSE premium sound system, xenon and LED headlights, larger central display and cylinder deactivation options to conserve fuel.
Z71 models offer customers stiffer shocks; tow hooks mounted on the front end, and extra protection bolted to the undercarriage to prevent any damage.
Both the V6 and V8 motor return for a few more years once again with various displacements. Base models are powered by a 6-speed automatic controlling the rear wheels whereas the V8 models are mated to an 8-speed automatic with power channelled to all four wheels.
A handful of limited editions are available in this generation including two rally versions, a blacked out Midnight Edition and Black Out Edition, Texas Longhorns Edition which features plenty of chrome and two more sports variants.
In 2016, the Silverado had its first mid-cycle refresh bringing an all new face to the iconic pickup. This included new headlights, fog lights and certain options becoming standard on select trims.
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