Michigan - The Chevy Silverado H.D. Pickup begins its
first full year of production in 2002, and continues to build
momentum after its introduction last year as the segment’s
most powerful line of all-new three-quarter and one-ton pickups
and chassis cabs.
Silverado offers a selection of 32 heavy-duty models, including
2500HD (3/4-ton) and 3500 Series (one-ton) regular cabs; four-door
extended cabs, Crew Cabs and chassis cabs. Four special versions
of the heavy-duty pickups, with a reduced gross vehicle weight
rating (GVWR), are available for alternative fuel vehicle customers.
most powerful gasoline and diesel engines drive the 2500HD/3500
Series to the head of its class in performance. The new powertrains
were validated for an extended operating life of at least 200,000
miles (322,000 km).
6600 V8 tops diesel class
6600 diesel V8 is a state-of-the-art, 90-degree, direct-injection,
overhead valve, four-valve-per cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled
V8, developed through a joint venture between GM and Isuzu Motors.
From virtually any perspective, the optional new Duramax 6600
provides more customer benefits than competing diesels.
- More power.
With 300 hp at 3100 rpm and 520 lb-ft (705 Nm) of torque at
1800 rpm, the Duramax 6600 produces 65-70 more horsepower and
20-70 lb-ft more torque than the competition’s diesels.
acceleration at any load level. Acceleration tests show that
the heavier the load it pulls, the more quickly the Duramax
6600 outdistances its competitors.
8100 big block V8 tops competitors’ V10s
Vortec 8100 V8 gas engine is built on one of the most celebrated
engine foundations in automotive history, GM’s Big Block
V8. With 340 horsepower at 4200 rpm and 455 lb-ft (617 Nm) of
torque at 3200 rpm, the Vortec 8100 produces 40-65 more horsepower
and 30-45 lb-ft more torque than Ford and Dodge V10 engines.
8100 also provides best-in-class gas engine acceleration.
powerful standard Vortec 6000
6000 V8 is the most powerful standard engine in its class, with
300 hp at 4400 rpm and 370 lb-ft (501 Nm) of torque at 4000 rpm.
It produces 40-50 more horsepower and 25-35 more lb-ft of torque
than the competition’s largest gasoline V8s.
high capacity transmissions
6600 and Vortec 8100 mate to smooth shifting, high capacity transmissions,
including a standard ZF S6-650 six-speed manual and optional Allison
1000 five-speed automatic. Both have close-ratio gearing, which
provides exceptional launch, hill climbing and towing capability
and economy. Their heavy-duty components are stronger than those
typically found in one-ton truck transmissions, providing exceptional
ZF S6-650 six-speed is fully synchronized in all gears for easy
shifting. Dual cone synchronizers in second and third gear provide
extra capacity. High helix angle gears provide quiet operation.
A convenient shift pattern allows the shift lever to be moved
forward for reverse and straight back for first, providing easy
low speed maneuvering. Second can be used for launching unloaded
or lightly loaded trucks. First gear can be used as a "creeper
gear" for extra low-end performance.
Allison 1000 is a GM-exclusive. It has full electronic control
of shift timing points, five forward speeds, and helical-type
planetary gearsets for quiet operation. It also provides two operating
modes, normal and Tow/Haul. In the latter, the torque converter
clutch engages in second, third, fourth and fifth gears to avoid
excessive heat buildup when the truck is heavily loaded.
five-manual and GM’s optional 4L80-E four-speed electronically
controlled automatic transmissions are available for the Vortec
6000. The 4L80-E also provides the benefits of Passive Shift Stabilization
with its Tow/Haul mode, two year/50,000-mile (80,000 km) transmission
oil change intervals and a standard temperature gauge and temperature
hauling, trailering capability
power, tough frames, advanced suspensions and higher capacity
brakes, the 2500HD/3500 Series provide outstanding payload capacities
and unparalleled hauling and trailering capabilities, including:
- The 3/4-ton
segment’s highest 9200-pound (4173 kg) GVWR (400 pounds/181
kg more than competitors) and payloads of up to 3964 pounds
- The one-ton
pickup segment’s highest 11,400-pound (5171-kg) GVWR and
payloads of up to 5753 pounds (2610 kg)
- An 11,400-pound
(5171 kg) GVWR for 2WD chassis cabs and 12,000-pound (5443 kg)
GVWR for 4WD chassis cabs. Chassis cabs provide payloads of
up to 6089 pounds (2762 kg).
Both the Vortec
8100 and Duramax 6600 Diesel V8 permit towing trailers up to 12,000
pounds (5443 kg); they provide a maximum 22,000-pound (9979-kg)
gross combined weight rating (GCWR).
With a fifth
wheel or gooseneck hitch, trailering capability increases to an
astounding 15,800-pound (6804-kg) maximum. The Vortec 8100 provides
its maximum ratings with either a 4.10:1 or 3.73:1 axle ratio;
the Duramax 6600 offers a 3.73 axle ratio.
With a weight-distributing
platform hitch and 4.10 axle ratio, the Vortec 6000 V8 permits
towing trailers weighting to 10,500 pounds (4763 kg) and provides
a maximum 16,000-pound (7257-kg) GCWR.
pickups are trailer ready. A Handling and Trailering package is
standard. A Trailering Equipment package provides the weight-distributing
hitch platform, eight-wire trailer harness with mounted connector
and a jumper harness with a plug-in for the electric trailer brake
braking and steering systems
A long- and
short-arm independent front torsion bar suspension is standard
on all models.
multi-leaf rear springs operate in two stages on pickups and in
three stages on one-ton chassis cabs. A world-class four-wheel
disc brake system, featuring GM’s powerful Hydro-Boost brake
apply system and four-wheel ABS, is standard all models.
16 x 6.5-inch eight-bolt steel wheels provide great stability,
and 2500HD/3500 Series also have E-load range tires to help provide
for increased load-carrying capability. The 2500HD models feature
standard LT245/75R16E radials with either an all-season or on-/off-road
design, depending on the model. The 3500 Series have standard
LT215/85R16-E highway or on-/off- road radials. A full-size spare
extended and Crew Cab sizes have significant interior room and
outstanding seating comfort. The extended cab has the industry’s
largest rear-door openings. The Crew Cab has even more headroom,
leg room and hip room than the segment-leading Extended Cab.
Series has the OnStar system. It is now standard on uplevel Silverado
LT extended cab and Crew Cab models. OnStar adds safety and security
features such as automatic air bag deployment notification and
emergency assistance with remote location.
have standard dual air bags, with a passenger side deactivation
switch on regular and extended cab models to protect small occupants.
best-in-class advantages, Silverado H.D. stands ready to increase
Chevy’s heavy-duty pickup market share in 2002.
New For 2002
provides the most powerful line of three-quarter and one-ton
pickups and chassis cabs in the heavy-duty pickup segment
HD dominates competitors in engine power, payload and pulling
Duramax 6600 diesel V8