2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO: Big news for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup lineup is the addition of the eight-speed automatic transmission to its powertrain roster. Other new standard and available items include available up-level trailering mirrors with back-up lighting, spray-on bedliner offered on all models, OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 3GB/three-month data trial. The Silvberado 1500 is built on GM's full-size truck architecture, in regular, extended and crew cab, as well as three cargo box lengths: 5 foot 8 inches (short), 6 foot 6 inches (standard) and 8 foot (long). The ‘15 Silverado 1500 models include WT, LS, LT, XFE and LTZ, as well as the unique Silverado 1500 Hybrid - the industry's only hybrid full-size truck. Crew cab and Denali packages can seat 5/6 passengers, while the regular cab holds three adults. Silverado features two interiors to meet the diverse needs of customers. The WT, LS and LT trim levels feature the "pure pickup" interior and the LTZ trim level features the luxury-inspired interior similar to Chevrolet's full-size utilities. Powertrains available start with the 195 horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 mated to a four-speed automatic. Two Vortec small-block V-8 FlexFuel engines are linked to six-speed automatic transmissions. The 4.8-liter develops 302 horses, while the 5.3-liter offers up to 326 hp. When equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8, six-speed automatic and available enhanced trailering package, the Silverado can tow up to 12,000 pounds. Fresh new additions to the exterior color palette include Rain Forrest, Deep Ocean Blue, Sunrise (limited availability) and Pewter (limited availability), all metallic paints.
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