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The mega stand of Chevrolet to Carillo – in Avellano between Benteveo and Boyero – it is an excellent opportunity to see up close the best of the brand’s offer in Argentina, but also to get to know exclusively one of the big launches planned for this year: On display is the Silverado, the historic full-size pick-up that returns to the market completely renovated.
Imposing from any point of view you look at it – it is almost 6 meters long, after all -, the new Chevrolet Silverado It will arrive in the country imported from Mexico, and General Motors has anticipated that its launch would be scheduled for the second half of the year.
The new Silverado that will arrive in Argentina
The version exhibited on the Atlantic coast is the High Countrya 4×4 double cab variant with chrome accents, side steps, 20-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights fitting un 5.3-litre V8 petrol enginewhich, equipped with a reduction gear and associated with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, allows it to deliver 360 HP of power and 530 Nm of torque.
To improve its efficiency and make the most of the 91 liters of fuel tank, the Silverado is also equipped Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) technology.which optimizes the use of the cylinders and guarantees better performance on asphalt and in off-road scenarios.
As regards load capacity, its box has a volume of 1,781 liters in a space 1,776 mm long by 569 mm high, whose access door – with electric opening and closing – is 1,286 mm wide. And if you don’t know enough, there are also smarter storage compartments in the rear seats, which are foldable.
This beastly pickup stands out not only for its features, but also for the features in terms of comfort and driving assistance. First, it offers perks like dual-zone climate control, driver seat position memory, a 12-inch LCD screen, premium Bose speakers and a MyLink multimedia center that, at 13.4 inches, is the largest in the segment.
It also comes standard with Native Wi-Fiwireless projection and Google Built-In system which further improves the experience of interaction with the Internet giant’s most useful apps, such as Google Maps or the Google Assistant which solves everything via voice commands.
Like many of the brand’s products, it also incorporates the OnStar systemthe Chevrolet service which is a real intelligent assistant, available 24 hours a day, every day, which increases the protection of the vehicle through localization and remote localization systems but is also ready to respond and offer help in case of emergencies or accidents .
In this sense, The technology available to the driver of the new Chevrolet Silverado is cutting-edge, with front and rear parking assistance, 360° external camera and exclusive technology for attachment integration and management. And that’s not the only thing: it incorporates cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot warnings, lane-departure warnings with automatic correction and rear-collision warnings with emergency braking.
Worthy of note in this area is the pedestrian detection system: in addition to emitting an acoustic signal, in the event of an imminent collision the Silverado can automatically apply the brakes to mitigate the consequences.
The arrival of the new Silverado puts an end to a 23-year absence in Argentina: this pickup was last seen in our market in 2001
More Chevrolet launches
But that’s not the only news from Chevrolet for 2024: for now, the stand Carillo also confirmed what we can expect for the first half of the year the new TrackerRSa sporty-looking variant which, imported from Brazil, will come with the same 132 HP three-cylinder 1.2 turbo petrol engine as the original variant – the one produced in Argentina – and only with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Added to this is also theS10 Midnight, limited edition of 100 units of the Chevrolet pick-up which will also be seen in dealerships before July and is based on the LT 4×4 Automatic version – with 200 HP and 500 Nm engine – but with aesthetic details, such as darkened grille, optics, wheels and emblem.
Ben Stock is a journalist working for News Rebeat, where he covers the automobile section. With a passion for cars and the industry, Ben brings insightful and in-depth reporting to his readers.