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Through the Years: Chevrolet Silverado

Lowell and Tewksbury drivers know that the right vehicle can make a difference. Thanks to its trusted design and innovation, a used Chevrolet Silverado is a great option for drivers looking for an attractive, efficient, and durable vehicle. Take a look at the Silverado generations below to learn more about what this vehicle has to offer.

First Generation

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado

The first generation of the Chevrolet Silverado debuted in 1999. The light-duty Silverado incorporated the 1500 and 2500 names. These were available in three cab lengths: two-door standard regular cab, four-door extended cab, and front-hinged four-door crew cab. This generation also offered three cargo bed options: a 69.2-inch short box, a 78.7-inch standard box, and a 97.6-inch long box.

This generation also included multiple engine options. The Vortec 4200 V6, Vortec 4800 V8, and Vortec 5300 V8 were available for the first year. In 2000, a 5.3L engine became available, and the 6.0L Vortec 6000 V8 made its debut on the 2500 models.

Second Generation

The second generation of the Chevrolet Silverado debuted in 2006. This model received a redesigned exterior, interior, and suspension. Steep windshields helped to improve aerodynamics, and tighter panel gaps helped improve fuel efficiency. All Silverado’s also received a revised bumper and a new front fascia design. They also received a six-speed automatic transmission as a standard feature on regular and extended cab models. In addition, Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic were also added as new color options.

This generation also received upgrades to the heavy-duty frame and design. This vehicle offered a new fully boxed high-strength steel frame and larger engine and transmission mounts.

Third Generation

The current generation received an upgrade back in 2014. The Silverado 1500 now has three gas engine options: 4.3L EcoTec3 V6, 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, and a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. This generation also added the Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free telephone, USB hookups, and smartphone inputs. A Bose® premium audio system also became available, and OnStar is now a standard feature.

The structure of this generation also received an upgrade. The fully-boxed high-strength steel frame now includes hydroforming technology, meaning that the cab is also built with high-strength steel. The truck’s bed now uses roll-formed steel instead of stamped steel, which helps to improve weight.

The High Country edition was also introduced, which gives Chevrolet its first touch in the luxury market for pickup trucks.

In 2015, the 6.2L engine was paired with an eight-speed 8L90 transmission, which improved acceleration and fuel economy. Seven special edition vehicles were also added to the lineup.

In 2016, the third generation received a new grille, front fascia, and new headlights. HD Radio was also added, and the MyLink touchscreen became a standard feature.

Get Your Silverado at Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell

No matter if you’re in the market for a used Chevy or a brand new Silverado, Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell is the right place for you to get your next car. Visit our dealership at 831 Rogers Street in Lowell, or contact us at 978-458-2526 to schedule a test drive.