It is hard to tell whether mid-size pickup truck market is saturated or not. There are numerous different manufacturers and even more pickups out there. This is good for potential customers since they have a wide variety of choice, but it may not be so good for companies. Economic laws tell us – bigger offer, lesser price. Therefore they need to reduce production costs or to be satisfied with lower profit. This field of the market is especially saturated in the US due to a large number of pickup truck manufacturers. Chevrolet is one of them and it even announced an upgraded truck for the 2018 – 2018 Chevy Silverado.
2018 CHEVY SILVERADO RUMORS AND SPECULATIONS
Unfortunately, even though Ford announced the new pickup truck there are no many reliable details regarding characteristics. Therefore we based this review mostly on rumors and we even draw some conclusions by ourselves. It is inevitable to see that new Silverado will come with some refreshments and improvements. This model may be the first representative of the next generation, at least according to some sources. This means it may get a new powertrain and there are already some speculations what is going to be under the hood. There are no many details and speculations about design, but we have managed to get some info about the engines.
There are many possible solutions for the engine, but we’ll consider only the most probable ones. The best choice should be a 5.3l unit which has already been used in several Ford’s and Ram’s trucks. This means that we already know its output and performance. According to the official website this unit generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. If this is used under the hood of the 2018 Chevy Silverado then it will probably be mated to 6-speed automatic gearbox and will come with the four-wheel driving system.
On the other hand, some speculations suggest that a 2.7l twin-turbocharged six-cylinder will complete the lineup. This unit delivers around 325 horsepower. Estimated 0-60 mph time for these two engines is around 6.5 seconds. Apart from these two units, there are rumors about three more possible solutions. However, we believe these two are very likely to be found under the hood of the upcoming Silverado. We’re still waiting for the official confirmation and can’t wait to see the EPA rating. Fuel consumption is a sensitive issue when it comes to pickup trucks and in our assumption, new Silverado will be as efficient as the previous model.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REVIEW
It is much easier to discuss the engine lineup than about design. Chevy didn’t release any info about the exterior and interior and even rumors about them are scarce. If this truck appears to be the next generation model then it is going to have some important changes. We can only say that 2018 Chevy Silverado will definitely look elegant and modern. Perhaps it is going to get new lines on sides and a slightly different bonnet, but generally, it will take after its predecessor.
According to some websites, cabin won’t be modified. It should stay exactly the same as before. However, we can expect some minor tech updates. Everything else is going to remain untouched, but don’t take this to the bank and please wait for the official information.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Although Chevrolet didn’t set the date, in our opinion 2018 Chevy Silverado should be launched sometime next year. Perhaps, it might be presented at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show which is always held around New Year. Silverado is not for those who are on a tight budget. Its price may even reach $50,000 which is around average, but it’s a lot in general. We are asking you for your patience and to stay tuned with us in order to find out more.