As with the 2015 GMC Sierra HD family, Chevrolet pulled the sheet off its highly-revised heavy duty trucks — the 2015 Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickup trucks, vehicles we have come to call “brutes in suits”.
Updates for the 2015 Silverado Heavy Duty include:
- All-new exterior styling matching that of the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500, which features both enhanced aerodynamics and cooling air flow, enabling the familiar 397 hp, 765 lb-ft 6.6L Duramax diesel and 6.0L Vortec V8 to better maintain full power under heavy loads and high temperetures.
- Integrated cruise control, Auto Grade Braking and Diesel Exhaust Braking (on diesel models) that help make tough towing easier.
- The 6.0L V8 gasoline and compressed natural gas bi-fuel option, which was introduced with the outgoing HD trucks, will be available on regular-cab, crew-cab and new double-cab Silverado 2500 and 3500 models.
- Standard StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control on all models including 3500 duallys.
- All new cabs and interiors that provide increased space, comfort, storage, quietness, and practicality.
- The latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.
- New 6.5- and 8-foot boxes with standard CornerStep bumpers, EZ Lift and Lower tailgates, and a thoughtful LED bed light for nighttime loading and unloading.
Also improved are the payload and towing figures:
- Maximum available payload is now rated at 7,374 pounds, the best for any HD pickup, up from 7,222 pounds.
- Maximum available conventional towing is now 19,600 pounds with the available factory hitch, up from 18,000 pounds, and is now best-in-class.
- Maximum available fifth-wheel towing is 23,200 pounds, up from 22,500 pounds.
Time to get some work done.