General Motors has merely released the individual (RPO) equipment-level changes to the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado line of pickup trucks. The changes progress, yet begin with the replacement of Blue Granite Metallic and Blue Topaz Metallic colors with Deep Ocean Blue Metallic and Rain Forest Green Metallic.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Changes
New features for the 2015 Silverado consist of OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi capability, Premium Camper Mirrors, spray-on bed liner, a brand-new off-road visuals in the info center of the Z71 model, moving the USB port into the glovebox on trucks with the bench seat, as well as– last but definitely not the very least– the newly found availability of the Silverado Rally Edition appearance bundle.
all 2015 Silverados do away with HD Radio functionality, Hill Start Assist hold time rises from 1.5 to 3 seconds, the 2WT trim degree comes to be changes to LS, and chrome tow hooks come to be a factory set up alternative. On top of that, the 8-inch MyLink radios become available on the LT Regular Cab models, the Rear Vision Camera is included in the Silverado WT Convenience Package, 17-inch wheels become typical on the 1LT All Star Edition, the 4.3 L LV3 V6 engine as well as the 5.3 L V8 L83 engine end up being E85-capable when equipped with the FHS RPO, and the LT trim degrees obtain body-color door handles, mirror caps, as well as body side moldings.
The Silverado is supplied with an option of three new engines, every one of which mix a traditional pushrod layout with modern-day technologies like direct treatment, variable shutoff timing and also a cyndrical tube deactivation system.
The base powerplant is a 4.3-liter V6 that generates 285 horse power and also 305 lb-ft of torque. That torque amount is tops amongst naturally-aspirated pickup six-cylinders, making the 4.3-liter a great fit for fuel efficiency-focused customers who likewise need to do some light towing every now and then.
A 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horse power and 383 lb-ft of torque is optional for those who require even more motor to obtain the work done, while the range-topping factory is a Corvette-derived 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horse power and 450 lb-ft of torque.
A six-speed automatic transmission is typical on the 4.3-liter as well as 5.3-liter engines, while the 6.2-liter V8 is readily available with a Hydra-Matric eight-speed automated. Both rear-wheel-drive and also four-wheel-drive setups are offered.
Fuel economic climate for the 4.3-liter Silverado checks in at 18/24 city/highway with RWD as well as 17/22 when suited with 4WD.
The 5.3-liter version is ranked at 16/23 mpg with RWD, while 4WD versions make out one mpg even worse on the open road. Chevrolet is quick to mention that those numbers give its pickup a mild efficiency advantage over the Ford F-150’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo “EcoBoost” V6.
Ultimately, the 6.2-liter vehicle benefits 15/21 mpg with RWD and also 14/20 mpg with 4WD.
Instead of the old Silverado’s 2 offered dashboard layouts is a single configuration that features greatly a lot more upscale products as well as large, easy to use HVAC and sound system manages along with a 4.2-inch display or 8.0-inch touchscreen depending upon trim level.
All Silverados except the base design are geared up with Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, which integrates amusement and gps functions (when geared up), and also supplies access to smartphone-based applications like Pandora radio and Stitcher radio.
The system can be controlled via dash knobs, guiding wheel buttons or the eight-inch touchscreen, and also there’s additionally a voice acknowledgment system for hands-free phone calls, destination going into, tune option as well as even more. Its “natural language” operating can recognize an incredible variety of phrases – properly removing the need for the confusing as well as frustrating remembered commands.
A variety of key modifications make certain that the log cabin is adequately peaceful for even whispered voice commands. These include triple-sealed doors, acoustic-laminated glass, lined front wheel wheels and smaller sized exterior mirrors, while shear-style physical body installs help to quell sound and mellow out the trip.
Customers can spec the Silverado with normal cab, double taxi or team taxicab bodystyles. The routine cab features 2 doors, while the double taxi features 2 small front-hinged doors that switch out the rear-hinged units in in 2012’s extended taxi model. The crew taxicab flaunts full-size rear doors with expanded back log cabin space.
Three box lengths are offered: 8′ (normal taxi), 6’6″ (routine cab, dual taxicab, team taxicab) and also 5’8″ (staff taxi).
When appropriately geared up, towing ability ranges from an optimum of 7,200 lbs. with the 4.3-liter V6, 11,400 pounds. with the 5.3-liter V8 as well as 12,000 pounds. for the 6.2-liter V8.
7 various trim levels are available – 1WT, 2LT, LT, LT Z71, LTZ, LTZ Z71 as well as High Country.
Depending upon which is picked, the Silverado can be outfitted as a vinyl-floored, no-frills job truck, a tech-packed, leather-upholstered deluxe machine, or virtually anything between those two extremes.
Off-roaders, bear in mind: the rough-and-tumble Z71 setup is now a different trim level instead of a bundle.
It consists of a particularly tuned suspension with monotube Rancho shocks, hill origin control, front rehabilitation hooks, a transfer case cover, special wheels and also tires, and also an automatic back securing differential.