Chevy truck heritage seen in 2015 Silverado

Silverado models and trim levels include Work Truck (WT), LS, LT, LTZ and High C

The award-winning Chevrolet Silverado 1500 — named the 2014 North American Truck of the Year — adds an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission to its 2015 powertrain roster. This transmission is included on models equipped with the EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 engine.

For 2015, the Silverado 1500 range includes regular cab, double cab and crew cab body styles, all offered with 4WD. Models and trim levels include Work Truck (WT), LS, LT, LTZ and High Country. Regular cab models are available with a 6-foot, 6-inch box or an 8-foot box. Double cab models are offered exclusively with the 6-foot-6 box, while crew cabs are available with a 5-foot, 8-inch box or the 6-foot-6 box. The spray-on bed liner is now available on all models.

Model and trim details

With six models – including the Z71 – customers can choose from a wide range of trucks offering premium features. All three cab styles and box configurations are available in WT, LS and LT trim, with LTZ reserved for double and crew cab models.

WT models feature black bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors. Chrome bumpers are standard on LS, LT and LTZ trims – and available on the WT – with chrome door handles, mirror caps and body side molding standard on LTZ.

High Country builds on the LTZ trim and is distinguished by a unique chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars and body-color front and rear bumpers. Unique 20-inch chrome wheels are standard, as are chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors. Inside, it features an exclusive saddle brown interior, along with premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests, and Bose premium audio.

Z71 is available on LT and LTZ and includes a unique grille and grille badge. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard with the LT trim and 18-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels are standard with LTZ – and available on LT.

Wheel choices for other models include standard 17-inch painted steel wheels on WT and 17-inch steel wheels with stainless steel trim on LS; 17-inch bright-machined aluminum on LT; and 18-inch bright-machined aluminum on LTZ. Eighteen-inch wheels are available on LT, and 20-inch wheels are offered on LT and LTZ.

Twenty-two-inch chrome aluminum wheels are available on LT, LTZ and High Country as dealer-installed accessories.

Under the hood

The Silverado offers a trio of EcoTec3 engines: a 4.3L V-6, 5.3L V-8 and 6.2L V-8.

The 4.3L V-6 is SAE-certified at 285 horsepower and 305 foot-pounds of torque; the 5.3L V-8 is SAE-certified at 355 horsepower and 383 foot-pounds of torque and has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway (2WD); and the new 6.2L V-8 features SAE-certified 420 horsepower and 460 foot-pounds of torque.

Additionally, in the U.S. and Canada, the 4.3L and 5.3L engines are matched with the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, while the 6.2L is matched with the all-new 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

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To learn more about the Chevrolet Silverado, visit your local Southeast Texas Chevy dealer or log on to www.chevrolet.com.

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