The third iteration of the highly dependable Silverado has been on offer since 2013, receiving a major update for the 2016 model year. As part of the effort to compete with the best-selling Ford F-150, General Motors Company continues to improve the Silverado at quite an impressive pace. In that regard, expect the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado to offer a number of mechanical tweaks and a few new options within equipment packages. According to some reports, the upcoming model might hit the U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2017.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Redesign
Thanks to the recent update, this popular pickup truck sports a refreshed front fascia, including the new grille and headlights. It was obviously influenced by the 2015 Chevy Colorado. On top of that, the Silverado offers slightly different styling cues with every trim level. Unlike the less conspicuous base Silverado, the LTZ model boasts a bevy of chrome accents throughout the exterior. The more upscale ZT1 offers such features as body-painted inserts that replace chromed parts on the front grille. Other prominent design cues include a reshaped hood and LED-enhanced headlights.
The 2018 Chevy Silverado will once again be offered in regular cab, double cab and crew cab versions. Upper trim levels will get you a slew of high-end materials and gizmos. Those make this truck’s interior one of the most comfortable in this highly sought-after segment. Expect the upcoming Silverado to offer some of the more advanced infotainment and safety features with the entry-level models as well.
When it comes to the engine department, there won’t be any revolutionary changes. Some sources have hinted that GM might introduce an all-new ten-speed automatic gearbox for the 2018 MY. Now, the base versions will once again be offered with the 4.3-liter V6 producing 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The mid-level option will come in the form of the familiar 5.3-liter V8 that gives 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. The most powerful unit remains the 6.2-liter V8 churning out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. All versions will be available with either FWD or AWD setups.
2018 Chevy Silverado Aluminum
Competing with the aluminum-based Ford F-150 is by no means an easy task. Speculations about the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado adopting aluminum body turned out to be unsubstantiated. However, we expect the next Silverado redesign to bring the much-anticipated shift to the lightweight aluminum chassis.