Ήταν αναμενόμενο, μετά την παρουσίαση του ανανεωμένου για το 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, η Αμερικανική εταιρία να παρουσιάσει και την ανανεωμένη, heavy-duty έκδοση του δημοφιλούς μοντέλου. Αυτό είναι λοιπόν το 2016 Silverado HD.

Ενώ οι αλλαγές στο “απλό” Silverado εστίαζαν στον σχεδιασμό, το 2016 Silverado HD διαφοροποιείται από το απερχόμενο μοντέλο χάρη στον εξοπλισμό του. Σε ορισμένες εκδόσεις, είναι διαθέσιμο το Digital Steering Assist που κάνει την ρυμούλκηση πολύ πιο εύκολη και ασφαλή, υπάρχει ένα πακέτο που επιτρέπει στο νέο pickup της Chevrolet να ρυμουλκεί έως και 10.523 κιλά ενώ η καμπίνα, εξοπλίζεται με το νέο MyLink σύστημα –με οθόνη είτε 7’’ είτε 8’’-, Apple CarPlay/Andoid Auto, ασύρματη φόρτιση κ.ά.


Οι υποψήφιοι αγοραστές θα έχουν να επιλέξουν ανάμεσα σε δύο εκδόσεις -2500HD και 3500HD-, τέσσερα επίπεδα εξοπλισμού, τρία μεγέθη καμπίνας και διάφορους συνδυασμούς κινητήρων και μεταδόσεων. Φυσικά, θα υπάρχουν και αρκετές ειδικές εκδόσεις και πακέτα, όπως το Z71 για χρήση εκτός δρόμου, το Custom Sport που εξηγεί τον εαυτό του κ.ά. Περισσότερα, μπορείς να διαβάσεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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2016 Chevy Silverado HD Offers Digital Steering Assist

Control-enhancing system, phone integration and 5th wheel package lead updates


DETROIT – Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks are engineered to make the toughest jobs easier, and new technologies for 2016 complement features such as integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking and diesel exhaust braking to enhance control.

New Digital Steering Assist power steering on some double cab and crew cab models helps make hauling and trailering easier and more confident, with electronic controls that enhance road holding and stability on the highway – particularly on crowned roads – regardless of whether the truck is loaded. It also offers greater responsiveness and an improved steering feel. Digital Steering Assist is not available on Work Truck models or regular cab.

There’s also a new Gooseneck/5th Wheel Trailering Prep Package, with a spray-in bedliner, that makes Silverado HD models ready to tow larger trailers right from the factory. It will be available in the first quarter of 2016 for gas and diesel models, and features a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray that accommodates a gooseneck ball hitch or fifth wheel hitch mounting brackets, as well as a cargo bed-mounted trailer harness. A new Gooseneck Completion Kit will also be available from Chevrolet dealers, featuring a 2-5/16-inch ball hitch and two chain tie-downs.

Silverado HD’s MyLink systems are enhanced for 2016, offering greater connectivity choices. They include a new HD radio with a 7-inch-diagonal capacitive touchscreen with performance improvements such as a faster processer for better performance, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The available 8-inch system features similar performance improvements and CarPlay capability. Android Auto capability is coming later in the model year.

Additional new features for 2016 include available wireless phone charging, an available remote locking tailgate and three exterior colors: Siren Red Tintcoat (double cab only), Red Hot and Butte Red Metallic (crew cab only).

Also, the 2016 Silverado HDs’ trailering ratings are aligned with SAE J2807 standards, with maximum available capacities including:
– Maximum 2500HD conventional trailering rating of 14,500 pounds (6,577 kg)
– Maximum 2500HD fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 18,000 pounds (8,165 kg)
– Maximum 3500HD single-rear-wheel conventional trailering rating of 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg)
– Maximum 3500HD single-rear-wheel fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 17,500 pounds (7,938 kg)
– Maximum 3500HD dual-rear-wheel conventional trailering rating of 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg)
– Maximum 3500HD dual-rear-wheel fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 23,200 pounds (10,523 kg).

Those maximum ratings are achieved with the available Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed transmission, a proven powertrain combination with more than 1.5 million sold.

What hasn’t changed for the new model year are the core elements that support the Silverado HD’s capability with durability.

Silverado HD lineup

Regular, double cab and crew cab models are offered across the lineup. 2500HD and 3500HD regular cab models are matched with an 8′ box, while 2500HD double cab and crew cab models are available with 6’6″ or 8′ boxes. Silverado 3500HD double cab is offered exclusively with the 8′ box, while 3500HD crew cabs are available with the 6’6″ and 8′ boxes. Dual-rear-wheel configurations are also available on 3500HD.

Trim levels include Work Truck (WT), LT, LTZ and High Country. The LTZ trim is offered on double cab and crew cab models, while the High Country – Chevrolet’s premium heavy-duty pickup – is offered exclusively on the crew cab.

Special-edition models and equipment packages offer popular options matched with personalized visual distinction, including the Silverado HD Custom for WT models (2500HD only), the Custom Sport Edition offered on LT and LTZ and the Midnight Edition offered on LT. Additionally, the Z71 Off Road package is available on LT and LTZ 4WD models.

Gas and Duramax diesel powertrains are offered across the lineup, including a bi-fuel option that allows the gas engine to run on compressed natural gas. The Duramax has been developed to operate for at least 200,000 miles (322,000 km) on a rough-duty cycle without the need for a major overhaul.