Some rumors indicate that Chevrolet could finally introduce the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel. The pickup will mirror its bigger brother the 2500 model, yet it will be a more attractive option. With its handsome look, high country characteristics, and a mighty engine it’s certainly is a pickup truck worthy of anticipation.
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel Engine: More Power and Torque
Until now, a 6.6-liter V8 TDI Duramax powertrain had the ability to crank up 380 HP of power and 756 lb-ft of torque. Experts state that this engine will give this automobile more power and will make it an appealing prospect for fans when the carmaker comes up with the upgraded option. According to the manufacturer, the upgraded 6.6-liter mill will be able to produce a whopping output of 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft. The truck will also keep the current six-speed Allison automatic transmission. However, the gearbox will be upgraded as well and will sport an improved torque converter. Fuel economy is believed to be 23 mpg while cruising on speedways and 17 mpg while traveling inside the city. On the other hand, towing figures will be raised on 18,100 lbs.
Exterior and Interior Changes
The updated 2017 Silverado 1500 Diesel will feature a muscular construction and flamboyant looks. The front bumper is increased in its size and will host a couple of advanced fog lights. The enhanced grille ensure ample air enters through the middle of its newly increased bumpers thereby providing the engine to keep it cool and properly functioning. Below the vehicle, fans will also notice and alluring aluminum based skid plate. This 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel will also get a restyled and a bit more dynamic hood design as well. The truck sports the new eye-catching LED indicators both front and rear end will. Durable alloy wheels with tough terrain resistant tires will also form noticeable upgrades in its exterior portion.
The interior is also expected to be as captivating as its exterior. There are very soft seats upholstered with premium quality leather, while the cabin should be more spacious than earlier. The dash has also undergone an upgrade and will appear to be neater. There is a bigger LCD touchscreen and advanced infotainment, as well as the best in class music systems and advanced smartphone connectivity including Android auto, will also be beheld.
Price and Launch Date
Its price is expected to be around $27,000, and inception date will be by the end of 2016. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel will face competition with Nissan Titan, RAM 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra.