Silverado’s fans will be pleased to hear that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT is finally set for its launch. Though its complete set of specifications is not out as yet, some leaked images, as well as information from tipsters state that this revised version is definitely going make a huge impact in the world of pickup trucks.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT: Redesign and Features
The first inclusion is a capless fuel system. The latest rumors say that it is going to be the standard feature for models and trim levels except for the heavy trucks. This 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT model will get a new P265/65R18 off road tire for superior road grip and tackle rough surfaces. The body will have an aggressive look and redesigned front end will sport new headlights and a larger grille.
Truck’s bumpers will also be upgraded and a lot bigger. On the other hand, the rear cargo and tailgate should be able to operate in both manually and electronically mode. Remote keyless entry or Keyfob on all doors form a part of its additional features too. It will roll upon a 17-inch steel wheel, while the prototype features heated mirrors.
This new model will come out in different color variants such as Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic Shade. It will also lose some weight due to the usage of lightweight making components. Yes, the truck will feature aluminum and high-strength steel materials all around.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT was properly camouflaged during its testing phase and hence very little could be sited as per its internal specs. Expectancy is high for a new heated and leather-coated steering wheel. The carmaker will add the latest teen driving modes along with the latest driver alert package. The cabin will be spacious incorporating high-quality audio systems. Of course, the manufacturer will add upgraded smartphone connectivity through up version of Chevrolet Mylink for iPhones (IO5 and IO6) and also Android play for respective users. The amazing truck will host restyled cluster, which will likely stay analog.
If nothing works out for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT automakers, they most likely will retain its earlier powertrains. Base models would host a 4.3-liter V-6 powertrain with 305 lb-ft of torque and 285 horsepower.
Slightly higher trims will have 5.3-liter V-8 engine having the ability of 383 lb-ft of torque and 355 HP. The topping version could host a 6.2 liter hosting 460 lb-ft of torque and 420 HP. All these engines will be paired with a 6-speed auto gearbox. Of course, the higher trims should get an 8-speed auto transmission.
The base version will feature pretty solid fuel economy that’s going to be around 16 mpg city and 22-23 mpg on the highway.
Price and Release Date
Launch date is expected to be by the end of this year, and the price is expected to be somewhere around $45,662. However, no official announcements have been made in these regards. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT is going to face tough competition from RAM 1500, Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4×2, and GMC’s Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4×2.