HSV announces Chevy Silverado pricing and specification

HSV confirms Australian pricing for its Chevy Silverado pick up range


IN CASE you missed the memo, HSV is now importing the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado models into Australia and converting them to right-hand drive for the local market. While the Camaro is still a little while away, today HSV announced pricing and specifications for the Silverado pick-up.

 We’ll be getting a variety of 2500HD models, and the big-boy dually-equipped 3500HD as the range-topper. All models get the same 6.6-litre Duramax turbo-diesel V8 making 332kW and 1234Nm, Allison six-speed automatic gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes and heavy-duty locking rear differential. The differences in trim levels bring upgraded interior luxuries and styling equipment.

Starting at $114,990, the 2500HD WT is the entry-level offering. HSV calls it the ‘work truck’ of the line-up, fitted with steelie wheels, and a front bench for six-seat capacity. While it’s the base-model of the line-up, you still get features like seven-inch touchscreen infotainment and reverse camera.

 Stepping up to the $134,990 2500HD LTZ adds 18-inch chrome alloy wheels, 10-way power-adjustable leather seats, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote vehicle start and eight-inch infotainment touchscreen with eight-speaker Bose audio.

The LTZ also comes with the Z71 mechanical upgrade, which adds 35mm twin-tube Rancho gas-charged shock absorbers, 33.6mm front stabiliser bar, under-body transfer-case shield and hill-descent control. Safety features include forward collision alert, lane departure warning and front and rear park-assist.

 HSV will also offer the LTZ Midnight Edition for $139,990, available exclusively in black – black 18-inch alloys, black bumpers, black grille, black body side mouldings, black Chev badging and black headlamp bezels.

Also $139,990, the Custom Sport Edition is based on a white LTZ with 20-inch polished alloys, white bumpers and white grille.

Topping the Silverado range is the $147,990 3500HD LTZ, which mirrors the specification of the other LTZ models but is equipped with dual rear wheels and a longer tub.

HSV expects the Silverado 2500 will be certified in Australia to carry a payload of 975kg and tow up to 5.89 tonnes.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT (automatic): $114,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ (automatic): $134,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Midnight Edition (automatic): $139,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Custom Sport Edition (automatic): $139,990
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ (automatic): $147,990