This past few days seem to be a great couple of weeks for Silverado fans and that it thanks to new information regarding the 2018 Chevy Silverado, the rumored new product from the already famous Silverado pickup truck vehicle. There are many reasons why people are getting more and more hopeful that this new vehicle will be announced soon especially with many of the 2018 Chevy Silverado spy shot pictures leaked and are available for anyone to see. We have a good reason to believe that the vehicle on those pictures is actually going to be this new product.
2018 Chevy Silverado Information and Rumors
Although we have to say, the 2018 model of the Chevrolet Silverado is not announced yet, so many of the information that you will see here are comprised of the actual facts, rumors and hypothesis. Fortunately for you, these rumors and theories comes from renowned sources and have big chance to be the actual facts. And in order to make this 2018 Chevy Silverado review to be more factual and accurate, we will also gives you a lot of pictures that comes from spy shot leaks as well; please remember that the design can still be changed until the actual vehicle is officially announced.
The Silverado line has received a massive redesign a couple of years ago, they made many changes to the 2014 model, and ever since that very model, all the other models that comes later only have slight differences in terms of design with that 2014 model. If you are one of those who wish that the 2018 Chevy Silverado will look quite different to the 2014 model then we have to disappoint you, the newer model will not be that different to the current ones. If you are expecting to get a Silverado but with different design then you probably need to wait until the 2019, because we believe that they will once again make a massive design for the 2019 model.
2018 Chevy Silverado Similar is with F-150?
When you take a good look at the spy shot pictures available for this new pickup truck, then you will probably realize that not only the 2018 Chevy Silverado exterior design resembles a lot to the current model, but it also has traces of designs similar to the F-150. Maybe it is the window design that makes it resembles the F-150 so much, but the overall looks is still very similar to the current version. We cannot see the grille from the pictures because it was covered, however because the grille was just recently redesigned and used for the 2017 model, there is no way that they are going to use a new design for it as well.
If there is one significant change made to the 2018 model then it’s probably the material used for its body, many believe that the 2018 Silverado model is going to be one of the lightest pickup trucks in the market. The 2017 version is already well known for being one of the lightest pickup truck ever and that is because its whole body is made of lightweight steel. For the 2018 version, some of the parts of the body will be made using a slightly lighter material, and that material is aluminum.
The reason why they decide to make the car lighter in general is probably because they want this vehicle to be more efficient. Seeing that the popularity of the Ford F-150 comes from its efficiency, they would want to challenge that title with this new model. But if some of you are worried reading this part because making the whole vehicle lighter in weight will affect its towing capability, do not worry, the bed of this puck up truck will not be touched and is still going to use steel 100%. It is interesting to see whether or not these changes can make the Silverado to be at least on par with the Ford F-150 in terms of popularity.
For those of you who are curious about what other changes that they made into the 2018 Chevy Silverado interior design, we are very sorry that the information regarding this stuff is super limited. However you can expect changes made to allow for more modern features and gadgets to be brought in. Many people are expecting that they are going to use higher level material for the cabin, seeing that they made a major change to the exterior material, this expectation is normal. Other thing to note is that many also feels that the current model lack USB drives and those people are hopeful that the newer model will have more USB drives available.
2018 Chevy Silverado Performance
This is a hot topic among the enthusiasts, most of them are sure that the 2018 Silverado will not be using the same engine you find on the 2017 model. There are a lot of rumor about the 2018 Chevy Silverado engine and how many are there available, so we are going to post the theory that has high probability to be happening. Please take a note that there is not even one leaked spy shot picture about its engine as well so this part is mostly rumor and hypothesis. Seeing their determination to topple Ford F-150 from the top of the pickup truck market spot, we just could not believe that the only significant changes made are those on the exterior design only.
For the 2018 model they will not use the old V8 engine but rather go with a V6 engine, probably at the range of 3.6 L to 5.3 L. The new engine would be a bit stronger than the current one, but is more environmental friendly, but that is not the only thing that is changed about the engine. There is a chance that there are going to be other engines available for the 2018 model and that engine is going to be a diesel engine that has lower horsepower and torque but offer more environmental friendly option plus better fuel efficiency.
As for the transmission system and the drivetrain, the information once again becomes very limited. But this is a Chevy Silverado thus even without an official announcement, we know that this pickup truck is going to be able to run well off-road due to the vehicle utilizing the all wheel drive. As for the transmission system, we have strong belief that this newer pickup truck model is going to utilize the six speed automatic transmission system. This combination makes the 2018 model of Silverado a beast on and off the road.
2018 Chevy Silverado Conclusion
Other important information that the people really want about this new pickup truck are also not available, namely it’s the 2018 Chevy Silverado release date and price. We can speculate about the price, it should not be that far from the current one, although with the redesigns and use of new material guarantees that this new model will be priced at higher price point compared to the current model, but some also suggest that this model could be priced to as high as $50.000. As for the release date, you should not expect it to be available so soon, so the fastest that this vehicle is going to be available should be the last quarter of 2017.
There are not many pickup truck vehicle brands that are as popular as the Silverado, but if we need to name the rival for this new model, then it is going to be the best selling product among the pickup truck line, the Ford F-150. All of the new changes and redesigns made to the current model means that the company is eager to beat the F-150 in both sales and efficiency. That is a really difficult task, but with many features still hidden, we could expect that when it is fully announced, the 2018 Chevy Silverado could really be a decent rival to the F-150.