Base truck starts at $27,965*. Trims available include work truck, LT, and LTZ. While the Silverado continues to offer the latest technology such as trailer sway control, smart exhaust braking, hill start assist and more, the biggest change is the pricing of the optional Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission. Make that no change: the price remains $8,395, the same price as in 2010 model.
Horsepower and torque continues to be at 397 HP and 765 lb-ft of torque, respectively, while trailering and payload capacity increases to 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg) and 6,335 pounds (2,873 kg). Highway cruising range jumps up to 680 miles. The engine is B20 biodiesel capable as well.
“Heavy duty pickup customers are some of the most knowledgeable out there, and we heard them loud and clear. They want maximum power and capability at the best value possible,” says Product Director Maria Rohrer. “We delivered huge increases in power and capability while actually improving our fuel economy with the Duramax diesel engine – all while maintaining current pricing.”
Production of the 2011 Chevy Silverado HD is expected to start in May, with delivery to dealership sometime in early June. All models come with a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
*Pricing does not include $995 destination charge.
Press release via General Motors/Chevrolet