Although the 2017 lineup of Silverado 2500HD promises everything that a pickup truck fanatic could ask for, the makers are in for bringing further improvements by transcending this pickup into a new generation as the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. While most mid-duty/ heavy-duty pickup trucks possess serious work ethics, they tend to miss out on fun and joy. But this isn’t how Chevrolet rolls as the makers have a unique repertoire of gracing their vehicles with modern technology and styling. The company’s Silverado 2500HD serves as a perfect testament as this work truck doesn’t compromise on anything.
2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD – Trims, Body Style and Accessories
As all Silverado line-up stand for versatility and presenting driving nuance, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will consist of 4 different trims. These include LT, LTZ, WT and High Country. The base model (WT) will start at $34,000 and High Country (range-topping trim) will fetch as much as $70,000 and more. Similarly, the buyers will also get to choose between different body configurations including:
- Regular Cab, Long Box
- Double Cab, Long Box
- Double Cab, Standard Box
- Crew Cab, Long Box
- Crew Cab, Standard Box
The availability of various accessories in the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will also cater endless personalization. Some of these accessories will include:
- Stake Pocket Push Up Tie Downs (front and rear)
- Tailgate Mat
- Tonneau Cover (soft roll-up, hard folding, hard rolling and retractable)
- Tool Box
- Ladder Rack
- Roof Rack Kit
- Bodyside Moldings
- Bed Side Rails.
Styling – Exterior and Interior
Given the aesthetic updates in the current Silverado 2500HD line-up, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD model could see upscale refinements to present a dynamic style factor. The new additions in the outer body could include a hood decal, rugged self-latching tow hooks and LED lit side steps. Likewise, the headlights will be cast out of the grille section and snuggled inside robust chrome housing. These headlights will retain the HID projectors and are expected to integrate active LED daytime running lights.
Revisions are to be done in the front bumper as well. This bumper’s central air intake will sport chunky plastic trims for stating a playful appeal. Furthermore, the fog lights will be newly formed and integrate high-beam LEDs. The lowermost section of this front bumper will also hold a sporty skid plate with a matte finish.
Up top, the hood of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will retain the functional scoop and some rumor suggests that it will be LED. The new 17-inch painted steel wheels will come as standard. However, the optional will be 18 and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. Other new additions to the exterior body will include chrome door handles, Body-colored front door mirrors, plastic bed liner, trailer monitoring camera, power tailgate and also a tailgate steps.
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is also suspected to sports changes in the interior cabin as well. The seats and central armrests will get new perforated vinyl upholstery as standard. The center console and door panels will also receive new wooden trims; the high-mounted central armrest will integrate AC and audio controls for rear passenger convenience. The Chevrolet MyLink® infotainment system will come updated with HD satellite radio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. So, the other new technological additions will include wireless charging, heated and LED-lit cup holders, under the cabin and seat storage, ambient LED lighting and tri-zone climate control.
As far as work spirit goes, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will be high on vehicle safety as well. This truck’s standard safety features will include Blind Spot Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Alert.etc
Vortec and Duramax Engines
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will come with 2 powertrain options. The 6.0L Vortec® V8 SFI and 6.6L Duramax® turbo diesel V8.
First off, the 6.0L Vortec® V8 will come as a standard engine and pair up with an Allison® 6-speed automatic transmission. To put cater to its workhorse attitude, this engine will also undergo several tweaks to produce improved outputs of around 360 HP at 5,400 RPM and 380 lb-ft torque at 4,300 RPM. As fuel savings is an ongoing concern in the auto world, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will cater to it by improving in fuel savings. For what it’s worth, the official EPA ratings of this base engine could stay somewhere around 23 /26 mpg.
However, the 6.6L Duramax® turbo diesel V8 will come as an optional engine and will receive moderate tune-ups as well. This engine is suspected of producing outputs of around 397 HP and a class-leading 765 lb-ft torque. The fuel economy of this engine is suspected to stay around 22 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on highways and 23 mpg on a combined scale.
The max towing capacity of 6.0L Vortec® V8 will be increased to 14,900 lbs. And as for 6.6L Duramax® turbo diesel V8 to 23,600 lbs.
Availability and Speculations
Although no official words have come up from the company, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is expected to be launched during the 1st half of 2018. This also indicates that the pickup truck’s commercial production will start during the fall of 2017.
What could be in store for 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD are tuned-up suspension and powertrain. But revamps on just these two parameters wouldn’t suffice and maybe the Chevrolet has plans to present a cosmetic makeover as well. However, the pickup truck segment is now crowded by a host of models and a mid-cycle facelift would just be fair for tackling against big names like Ram 2500 and Ford F-250 Super Duty.