Chevrolet Silverado First generation pick up
|Vehicle technical details|
|Production:||1998 to 2007|
|Assembly plants:||United States|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles:||Pick up|
|Doors:||2-door,4-door crew cab|
|Chassis/body:||Steel GMT800 platform|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Drive:||rear wheel drive, all wheel drive|
|Engine Type:||Vortec V8|
|Displacement:||Gasoline : 4.3-8.1 liters |
Diesel: 6.6 liters
|Engine power:|| Gasoline : (142-257 kW) |
Diesel: (231 kW)
|Transmission:|| 4-speed automatic |
Nv3500,Nv4500 5 speed manual
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Chevrolet Silverado is a pick-up model of the US automaker General Motors . Even in the current models, it has the typical style features of American pick-up trucks: a large cab, optional with a second seat, powerful engines, an open cargo bed and ladder frame. The model version with second seat (double cabin) is available both two- and four-door..
These types of pickups are common in the United States in the country. The Silverado builds on the same platform as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban (respectively GMC Yukon and Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade ), so far, all of these models in terms of body features and interior design similarities.
The Silverado on the GMT800 platform was introduced to the US market in 1998 as a 1999 model. The formal public premiere took place at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 1998. The previous generation of the C / K series was further produced another year.
The range of engines ranged from the 4.3-liter V6 engine with a maximum output of 142 kW (193 hp) to the 6-liter All Wheel Drive V8 engine with a maximum power of up to 257 kW (349 hp) in the Silverado SS ( Super Sport ) fitted with 20" wheels and heavy duty gearbox 7,500-lb. towing capability . This was the same engine used in the 2nd generation Cadillac Escalade..
Base light-duty trucks used the name 1500. In model year 2004, the hybrid variant was introduced as the first hybrid vehicle by GM ever, based on the 5.3 -liter V8 engine. It was a so-called mild hybrid , in which the 42 Volt electric power to the starter/generator electric motor assisted the gasoline engine during acceleration.
A updated version of the Silverado in 2003, with a new front and rear end. Later In 2006 the Silverado received another facelift.
From the Silverado there was also a strengthened version heavy-duty variant for pulling and transporting heavy loads. In conjunction with this was a 6.0-liter V8 engine, a 8.1-liter V8 engine with a maximum power of 242 kW (329 hp) and a 6.6-liter V8 diesel engine with a maximum Power of 231 kW (314 hp) and a maximum torque of 852 Nm offered.