As Ford did with its updated 2015 F-Series Super Duty pickups, and Toyota its revised 2014 Tundra, General Motors revealed its all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups in the great truck-buying state of Texas.
GM says its Heavy Duty trucks feature segment-leading capabilities across the range including the highest payload – 3345 kg (7,374 lb) – and the highest conventional trailering rating – 8890 kg (19,600lb).
All-new exterior designs for both brands are said to enhancing aerodynamics for improved efficiency and reduced wind noise, as well as improving cooling for more consistent power under extreme conditions.
The new HD pickups will arrive on the market in the first quarter of 2014, including 2500HD and 3500HD models, as well as the Sierra Denali HD.
New and enhanced features for the 2015 Silverado and Sierra HDs include:
> CornerStep rear bumper, EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, standard upper tie-downs and other features that make cargo handling easier;
> Standard StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control on all models, including 3500HD dually;
> Integrated cruise control, auto grade braking and diesel exhaust braking (diesel models), for greater driving control and reduced brake wear on grades;
> Enhanced cooling airflow, which enables the Duramax turbo diesel and 6.0L gasoline engine to better maintain full power, even under heavy loads and high ambient temperatures.
The 2015 Silverado HD and Sierra HD pickups will be assembled in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Flint, Michigan.