The Chevrolet Silverado, and its mechanically identical cousin, the GMC Sierra, are a series of full sized and heavy-duty pickup trucks manufactured by General Motors and introduced in 1999 as the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K line. The Silverado name was taken from a trim level previously used on its predecessor, the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks and suburbans from 1975 through 1998. General Motors continues to offer a GMC badged variant of the Chevrolet full-size pickup under the GMC Sierra name, first used in 1988 for its variant of the GMT400 platform trucks.
The year 1999 was a strange one, as Chevrolet introduced its completely redesigned full-size pickup and yet still offered the 'old' style C/K truck through 2000. Due to their strong popularity and sales figures, Chevy kept the C/Ks around for those truck customers who preferred them to the new Silverado. There were now two trim levels, consisting of the no-frills base truck and luxurious LS, the latter being loaded up like the previous year's Silverado trim level. There was only one C/K 1500 model available, an LS extended cab, which came with the third door as standard. C/K 2500 and C/K 3500 versions could be hand in either trim level and in standard, extended or Crew Cab body styles. A few under-the skin changes, such as cooling system upgrades and the installment of the 7.4 litre V8 starter motor on the smaller V8 engines, improved the durability of these trucks whose basic design dated back to 1988.
Barely trailing its General Motors platform-mate, the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Sierra also receives a mid-cycle refresh for 2016. Compared with the 2016 Silverado, which was more or less given an all new face, the GMC's changes are more subtle. Since the Silverado saw some significant upgrades for 2000, even though it was completely redesigned just one year before. A fourth access door was made optional for extended cab models, the 4800 and 5300 Vortec V8s got even more powerful and a Sports-side cargo box was now available on the 1500 LT. Making a pickup truck more viable for use as a family vehicle was the 2001 1500HD Crew Cab. This rig boasted four full-size doors and big Vortec 6000 V8 under the hood.
As far as the 2016 model is concerned, the truck has gone a little crazy on the truck's exterior, tossing in C-shaped LED flourishes in both the headlights and taillights, as well as LED fog lights. The front fascia was reshaped and now looks chunkier, while at least one of the truck's available wheel designs appears to be cribbed from the Yukon SUV's option sheet. GMC has zipped their mouths and no details of the 2016 Sierra's powertrains and chassis have been given out. As of the 2015 Sierra, the truck was available in 3 variants, with a fair V8 fuel economy. Technology was innovative on the 2015 model and had a good stand in the market, doing a fair amount of sales.
Prices are not revealed and it surely will be a good wait, if your a petrohead whose interest lies in bigger machines.
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