2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 And 3500 HD Models Break Cover In Texas12
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.
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Both Chevy HD and GMC are good looking trucks. I disappointed with the power options,looks like they will be the same, the Ram now has a new 6.4 V8 gas engine and Ford just announce the greatest power gain for there 6.7 Diesel Motor.
Very disappointing no changes to the duramax
Would have like a revised duramax and Allison but from reading online, this is more of a in-between series. They are using current platform (frame, powertrain, suspension, etc) with new style body on top with only minor mechanical changes. Apparently there will be a all new platform half way during the truck’s life cycle. So within the next 2-3 years I expect a new platform and upgrades to the powertrain with only minor body/interior changes.
Ford is a master at this. First change the body, then chance the interior, then change the power train, etc. Every couple years they have something new to attract buyers again. Compared to GM’s “we’re all new” one-time approach and then stay the same for 7 years, Ford’s methods seem a little better for keeping customers loyal with something new every couple years.
I like the styling of this new truck. Should bridge the time gap between now and new platform quite well. Plus they can always tweak the Duramax computer programming for HP/Torque if Ford comes out with major numbers.
It probably would seem disappointing at this point, but we can be certain that GM should have something in store later on, GM has always made constant improvements on the 6.6 Liter over the past few decades, and I suspect we’ll get updates on whats in store for this powertrain probably sometime next year either for the later half of 2015 or for the 2016 Model Year.
They look nice, but it’s a purely cosmetic update. GM is falling behind in powertrain, and isn’t even a contender in commercial applications. Hope things change in the future.
Now i am worried about GM truck sales, with all the the improvements that have been done to the RAM trucks for work and play, they may catch and pass GM. Heck the Fords are already number one. I don’t now why GM is letting this happen.
Why not design a fresh modern pair of mirrors?? These were on 900’s with no updates whatsoever!
Lets not forget that a few years back it was the RAM Pick Up that came out as a good truck, but lagged behind the competition of Ford and GM in a side by side comparioson test, particularly with the Towing Numbers, this year a new Tundra gets exterior updates but pretty much has a Powertrain carry-over option from the outgoing model, there have been many cars and trucks over the years from almost every Automaker out there besides BMW, Honda, Acura and Mercedes-Benz, that will shortfall in some category when it comes to bringing out a new vehicle with only modest powertrain updates, Ford has experienced this in it’s F-150 also several years ago though improvements were noticeable, overall we can propbalby predict that an updated Duramax Diesel/ Allison Transmission Package would have made the 2500/3500 HD far more expensive than the outgoing 2013-2014 trucks with the same package options ($7,000.00 E / $3,000.00 T) this carryover option in the new trucks won’t hinder the passion for what people really need them for, sure the new RAM HD can tow 30,000lbs, but how many people will using HD Trucks to tow that much weight to begin with other than towing 5th Wheel Trailer with a large group of cattle or horses.
raymondj the HD trucks are not just used for recreation, they are also used by oil drilling company’s and for the construction Work, Delivering heavy equipment and merchandise.
Give us some more color options.
I agree, preahps by late 2014 or in 2015 GM would could add 3 new colors to the current exterior color choices, maybe Brick Red Metallic,Cyber Gray Metallic and Orange Rust Metallic (Limited Color Option).
You had cranbury for a special order in 2011. That was real pretty.