Slowly, but surely, the fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado continues its expansion across South American markets. After the full-size pickup first arrived in the region late last year with its launch in Chile and subsequent arrival in Paraguay, General Motors has just introduced the new 2021 Chevrolet Silverado in Uruguay.
As such, the small southern country receives the Chevrolet Silverado before its expected launch in the two largest South American markets. After General Motors confirmed the pickup’s arrival in Argentina, GM Authority exclusively reported that the company has plans to introduce the Silverado in Brazil, the region’s leading automotive market and Chevy’s second-biggest market worldwide.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 arrives in Uruguay as the maximum exponent of the brand’s pickup portfolio with a single configuration, consisting of the Crew Cab body with a short box and the LTZ trim level. The 2021 Silverado becomes Chevrolet’s flagship in Uruguay above the Chevrolet S10 High Country, which until now had been the most expensive model in the brand’s local lineup.
As in Chile and Paraguay, this single variant of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado that GM is introducing in the smallest Mercosur country comes from the Silao plant in Mexico and boasts a long list of standard features. In addition to a complete suite of active safety systems, the Silverado stands out as the most connected pickup on the market, thanks to Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system and OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Mechanically, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ for Uruguay comes standard with 4WD and is equipped with the Duramax turbo-diesel 3.0L I6 LM2 engine, which generates 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with the GM 10-speed automatic transmission that delivers segment-leading fuel economy with a rating of 34 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ will be available in the entire Bow Tie brand’s dealership network in Uruguay starting on December 15th, as the third contender in the emerging full-size pickup segment in the country alongside the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. The suggested price of the single 2021 Silverado variant in the Uruguayan market is set at $84,990 USD.