2015 Chevrolet Silverado | new car review

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 by
2015 Chevrolet Silverado
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AEDAED 143,000 - 210,000
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  • Last modified: December 11, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

Gone are the days when pick-up trucks were used only by people who had large loads to tug around town. Over the years, they've transformed into nothing short of big, mighty fashion statements. Though they feel right at home in the city, flick a few switches, and they’re more than willing to get dirty off the beaten path; at least the 2014 is…

Pros

* Quieter cabin than before.
* The redesigned mug gives it a much more aggressive persona.

Cons

* Nearly as expensive as a premium prick-up truck.

Looks

From the looks of it, designers at Chevrolet have spent the last year perfecting the ‘mean mug’. The result is a much more aggressive looking Silverado than ever before. The twin-port grille, full-width bumper and dual power dome hood create a strong presence which is carried through the sculpted body and broad fender flares. As for the rear end, corner steps integrated into the rear bumper along with handholds built into the box, make accessing the bed a lot easier.

 2015 Chevrolet Silverado front

Feels

Hop into the cabin and the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado feels a lot more solid than the previous generation model, to say the least. This could be due to the new inlaid doors which fit into the side of the body, resulting in a quieter cabin. The upright instrument panel, six-gauge instrument cluster and multiple storage options are all likely to be loved by the typical trucker as well. Additionally, rear doors on crew cabs have been made larger while rear doors on double cab models are now hinged at the front for easier access, especially in tight parking spaces.

 2015 Chevrolet Silverado interior

Engineering

Standard on all 2015 Silverados’ is StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist. Once you start climbing the spec ladder, features such as Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning with an Active Safety Seat, a large 8” touch screen connected to Chevrolet’s MyLink platform and front and rear parking assist are all available.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado bed

What’s on offer?

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is offered in fourteen trim levels ranging from a Work Truck (WT) to the 3500 CC LTZ variant. In terms of engines, the Silverado has three on offer: a 4.3 litre V6 certified at 285 horsepower and 413 Nm of torque, and a 5.3 litre V8 certified at 355 horsepower and 519 Nm of torque, and a 6.0 litre V8 rated at 360 horsepower and 515 Nm of torque. All three engines feature direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation and continuous variable valve timing.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado front

Summing it…

With the 2015 Silverado setting new standards after towing up to 3,266 kg with a V6 engine and 5,216 kg with a V8 engine, it clearly isn’t weak hearted. And with prices ranging from AED 143,000 to AED 210,000, the 2015 Silverado is a strong competitor in the pick-up segment.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado side

Specifications

Specifications2015 Chevrolet Silverado 4.3L2015 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L2015 Chevrolet Silverado 6.0L
Engine/ Cylinders4.3 litre V65.3 litre V86.0 litre V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
285 hp @ 5,300 RPM355 hp @ 5,600 RPM360 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
413 Nm @ 3,900 RPM519 Nm @ 4,100 RPM515 @ 4,200 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h10.0 secs8.5 secs8.5 secs
Top speed180 km/h180 km/h180 km/h
PriceAED 143,000AED 185,000AED 210,000

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