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Old 09-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2015 Silverado HD Revealed



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Chevrolet chose the Texas State Fair to unveil its latest lineup of Heavy Duty trucks, which have received a facelift for the 2015 model year.

In terms of powertrain enhancements, General Motors has added compressed natural gas (CNG) capabilities to its 6.0-liter Vortec V8, allowing the engine to run on either gasoline or CNG. Aside from that, powertrain options remain unchanged. The 6.0-liter Vortec V8 remains as the base engine with 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, while the real workhorse for the brand is the Duramax turbodiesel that makes 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque.

The majority of the updates come to the look of these 2015 trucks, as Chevy has migrated its new half-ton design to the heavy duties. Aerodynamics are improved thanks to the style change which includes the addition of doors that are inlaid into the recesses in the sheet metal of the truck.

The interior gets a complete overhaul as well, and now offers Chevyís MyLink touchscreen infotainment system. As with the exteriors, the Heavy Duties adopted all of the changes that were first introduced on the 2014 Chevy Silverado, including the high-mounted trailer brake controller, new center stack design and layout of the controls.

Towing numbers have been bumped up across the board, with the truck rated to haul 7,374 pounds of payload (up from 7,222 lbs.), 19,600 pounds on a conventional hitch (up from 18,000 lbs.) and 23,200 pounds on a fifth-wheel hitch (up from 22,500). To aid the truck while towing, integrated cruise control, auto-grade braking and diesel exhaust braking have all been added to the 2015 Silverado HD.

Finally, the bed also adopted new tech from the brandís half-tons, adding the in-bumper corner step along with the dampened tailgate.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm....I think I like it!

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont like the way they look. Ugly.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No Upgrades to The Duramax though ??? so will they just sit and let the others trump the number

then deal with nissan in 2 years as well

come on GM 875 ft lbs and a 8 or 10 speed ally at the least i would like trans with more speeds
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1000ft lbs of torque would be nice,revised cooling and air intake[think we have a problem???????]
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I haven't driven any of the newest models but I have driven some a couple years old and I know my LBZ has plenty enough power. Its puts that 665 ft lbs down to the pavement BOY. As for the new ones I cant wait to get one next year or so, I think they finally made a come back from the UGLY 07.5-13 models. The interior in the new halftons I've seen is a much needed refreshment and I think it looks good. The exterior is nice to although I always liked the classic body like my LBZ and disliked the 07.5+ body but Its kinda a cross of the 2 now and is looking better IMO.
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The new 1/2 tons are a very nice truck. The Info screen is the best in the business and if you want to talk quiet you have to be in a Benz to be quieter. I rent a car twice a month for many years. I have driven everything and that truck is really very, very nice.
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I really like them. Looks like there might be less black plastic everywhere, especially on the hood. I'm impressed.
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Please allow it to fit 35 inch tires without using a hammer and a sawzall.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Purely a cosmetic update. Looks nice though.

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