Stronger, Sturdier and More Secure. Here Comes the New 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty
Silverado HD is stronger with more towing capability, more payload capability, segment-leading horsepower and segment-leading torque, thanks to a new generation of the Duramax Diesel engine and Allison transmission – a proven, legendary combination. It’s sturdier with a completely new chassis, segment-leading capabilities, and improved steering and ride comfort. And control-related features like a smart Exhaust Brake System, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, StabiliTrak® and larger brakes (14-inch rotors with shorter pedal travel) make it more secure than ever.
This site will provide you with to everything you need to know about the Silverado HD lineup available this summer. Be sure to stay tuned here as more information becomes available.
All Silverado models bring greater capability, improved ride and handling, and a greater feeling of driver control. Depending on the model:Segment-best horsepower and torque with Duramax diesel engine (397 hp and 765 lb.-ft. of torque. Gross Combined Weight Rating increases to 29,200 lbs. Five 3500HD models offer a payload capability greater than 6,000 pounds vs. Ford Super Duty’s single model greater than 6,000 pounds. Thirteen 2500HD models offer a payload capability greater than 3,100 pounds vs. Ford Super Duty’s single model greater than 3,100 pounds. Segment-leading fifth-wheel towing capacity of 21,700 lbs. Segment-leading conventional towing capacity of 17,000 lbs. Segment-leading payload capability of 6,635 lbs. on a complete vehicle. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating increases up to 17 percent to 13,000 lbs. (5,909 kg) Front gross axle weight rating increases by up to 25 percent to 6,000 lbs. (2,721 kg) Snowplow capability is now enabled for all 4x4 models. Silverado HD equipped with the Duramax diesel engine can provide up to a 680 mile driving range.