When GM launched the Duramax V-8 engine in the GMC and Chevy pickup truck models, Ford struck back by launching the 2015 Ford Power Stroke which aimed to beat the pickup truck models of GM in both torque ratings and horsepower. However, the new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup truck seems to be one of the forthcoming models by which the company aims to surpass similar vehicles of competitor brands.
The Silverado new model being tested on the roads
We have been seeing new models being readied by Chevrolet which come fitted with the 6.6 liter Duramax V8 engine. However signs of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD models being tested on road indicate that the company might be replacing the Duramax engine for a novel technology in this line of forthcoming pickup truck models.
It is known that this model falls in the heavy duty pickup truck “line P” of this brand. In 2011 GM launched this line of trucks with several mechanical upgrades. This time there will be upgraded in the interior as well as exterior styling as well.
Engine Changes on Chevrolet Silverado HD
The main Chevrolet Silverado HD 2016 changes will be in the new diesel engine that it will come equipped with. the Duramax V8 engine of 6.6 liter capacity will be replaced by a new diesel engine that will develop 397 bhp or 296 kW and 765 lb-ft of torque. The transmission system will feature a six speed Allisson 1000 auto system with towing capacity of a maximum of 23200 lbs on fifth wheel two and 19600 lbs on the rear hatch.
Chevrolet Silverado Design Changes
If you get a sneak peak at images of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD Duramax, you will find it wrapped in a new look but the evolutionary styling features remain quintessential of the GM brand. The looks of the pickup truck may be conventional but there are key differences to expect out of this forthcoming model.
Version HD 1500, HD 2500 , HD 3500
The new style features are the two chrome bars of considerable thickness that adorn the grille. Even if the front end seems more bulky, it is actually a more aerodynamic design. The engine as well as transmission choices are carried over from the existing tuck models. A head to head comparison was done with Ford upper Duty and the Ram heavy duty and the Chevy truck managed to climb the Arizona hills ahead of the others.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD Release Date
While the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD Duramax release date in 2016 is yet to be finalized, the potential buyers of fleet vehicles who usually look for such make can put aside an average budget of $30000 and above.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD Duramax
When GM launched the Duramax V-8 engine in the GMC and Chevy pickup truck models, Ford struck back by launching the 2015 Ford Power Stroke which aimed to beat the pickup truck models of GM in both torque ratings and horsepower
MSRP: From $32,280
Horsepower: 322 to 397 HP
Towing capacity: 13,900 to 14,500 lbs
Warranty: 3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain
Engine: 6.0L V8, 6.6L V8 diesel
Price for Body Styles:
Regular Cab - From $32,280
Double Cab - From $34,655
Crew Cab - From $36,260