The upcoming electric Chevy Silverado pickup will offer a four-wheel-steering system, the American automaker has confirmed.
In a statement, Chevy said the electric Silverado’s available four-wheel-steering system will give the truck “increased agility and tighter turning radius at low speeds, improved handling and stability at higher speeds, as well as great trailering dynamics.”
The GMC Hummer EV also features a four-wheel-steering system, which likely has quite a bit in common with the system that will be used in the electric Silverado. However, while four-wheel steering will be optional on the electric Silverado, it’s equipped as standard on every GMC Hummer EV trim level except the base Hummer EV2.
In addition to four-wheel-steering, Chevy also confirmed this week the electric Silverado will have available 24-inch wheels. Back in 2019, GM design chief Michael Simcoe revealed the automaker was moving towards having 24-inch and even 26-inch wheels on some of its production vehicles in a bid to make its products more eye-catching and appealing.
GM first revealed plans to produce an electric Chevy Silverado back in April. The battery-electric full-size pickup, which will offer upwards of 400 miles of range per charge in certain configurations, will be produced at the automaker’s newly renovated Factory Zero plant alongside the aforementioned Hummer EV. The automaker expects strong demand for the vehicle and will offer it in both fleet and retail variants.
“Designed as an EV from the ground up, the Silverado electric pickup harnesses the best of the Ultium Platform and Silverado’s proven capability,” the automaker said in a statement. “The fleet and retail versions of the electric Silverado will offer customers a variety of options and are expected to be in high demand.”
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