HSV launches Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD super heavy-duty ute

Finalising its new Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pick-up truck range which includes the recently launched 2500HD, HSV has confirmed full pricing and specifications for the new range topping Silverado 3500HD LTZ model.

The 3500HD LTZ model completes HSV’s five tier Silverado line-up – its first foray into the burgeoning heavy-duty truck market.

The new top-of-the-range model will share the same impressive heavy-duty performance attributes of the four-model 2500HD range including:

  • Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine
  • 332kW of power
  • 1,234Nm of torque
  • Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Heavy duty locking rear differential

But the real difference lies in its towing and load capabilities. For those who need to perform the heaviest of duties, the 3500HD LTZ has upgraded suspension with dual rear wheels, which increase its maximum payload capacity to 2.2 tonnes while towing capability stretches to a stunning 9 tonnes. In comparison, the lesser 2500HD’s payload and towing capacity is rated at 975kg payload and 5890kg respectively.

Complementing the 3500’s impressive load and towing capabilities are a host of appointments that, like its 2500HD counterpart, justify its premium positioning.

From an interior perspective, perforated leather-appointed bucket seats offer personalized comfort for the driver and front passenger and feature heated and ventilated seat cushions and seatbacks, 10-way power seat adjusters, 2-way power lumbar control and 2-position driver memory. Dual zone automatic climate control enhances cabin comfort.

Power-adjustable pedals allow the driver to set at the most comfortable position, while the vehicle’s remote start also includes a theft-deterrent functionality.

A heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls and steering wheel rake and reach adjustment add to driver comfort and convenience as does the Chevrolet MyLink audio system which includes an 8-inch touch-screen. This infotainment system includes:

  • 7-speaker BOSE sound system
  • USB ports
  • Auxiliary jack
  • Bluetooth audio streaming for music and select phones
  • Voice-activated technology for radio and phone
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phones

A suite of driver-focused technologies enhance the safety credentials of the 3500HD LTZ. The vehicle’s StabiliTrak stability control system features Proactive Roll Avoidance and Traction Control with Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist. Front, side and curtain airbags provide occupant protection with proactive safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Front and Rear Park Assist and Rear-view Camera.

Exterior styling wise, the 3500 features front fog lamps, recovery hooks and 17” chrome alloys with dual rear wheels, with the chrome theme extending to the grille surround, bumpers, body side mouldings, door handles and exterior mirrors.

Conversion of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ range to right-hand-drive will commence at HSV’s new production facility in Clayton South, Victoria, this month.

Pricing (excluding on-roads)

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT (automatic): $114,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ (automatic): $134,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ “Midnight Edition” (automatic): $139,990
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ “Custom Sport” (automatic): $139,990
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ (automatic): $147,990

Major Personalisation Options

Spray-on bed liner (2500HD WT / 2500HD LTZ / 3500HD LTZ): $1,500
Prestige Paint (Cajun Red Tintcoat / Deep Ocean Blue Metallic): $1,100

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