2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom: A truck you can use

4ert0ka3clg70009.jpg


2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom: A truck you can use

While the economic recovery and low gas prices have boosted sales of chrome-drenched execu-trucks—so, basically luxury cars with beds—theres a temptation to forget that many folks who buy full-size pickups still want to use them as, you know, trucks. For these people, Chevy has introduced the 2015 Silverado Custom package, a back-to-basics hauler that adds a dash of comfort and style—but not so much that it becomes too precious to actually use (or afford). Available only with the Silverados double-cab body style and based on the base, cloth-upholstered LS trim level, the Custom package rides on big, five-spoke 20-inch wheels and is dressed up with chrome bumpers, mirror caps, and door handles. The interior gets a 40/20/40-split front seat, cruise control, power door locks and windows, and Chevrolets MyLink connectivity package with 4G Wi-Fi. The Custom package will be available with the Silverados base, 285-hp 4.3-liter V-6 or its available 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8, as well as the choice of rear- or four-wheel drive. Prices for rear-drive models with a V-8 underhood start at $33,820, representing about $1700 in savings, according to Chevy spokesman Tom Wilkinson. That money, we suppose, could be used to actually customize this so-called “Custom” model. Four-by-four V-8 models come in at a starting price of $37,800. Really want that V-6? It costs only $245 less than the V-8, so other than to perhaps save 1 or 2 mpg, we cant imagine why anyone would order it, especially with fuel costs where they currently are. “Were really trying to emphasize the V-8 model,” said Wilkinson. “We havent had anything exactly packaged in this sweet spot [of the full-size truck market].” The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom is making its debut at the 2015 Chicago auto show, and dealers will be able to place orders starting later this month.

About The Author

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *