2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 Release Date

According to some recently taken spy shots, Chevy’s Heavy Duty truck lineup is currently undergoing a mid-cycle refresh. Apart from receiving revised exterior styling, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 will come with a number of significant innovations under its hood. Some sources even suggest that it might adopt a brand new Duramax turbo-diesel engine that should rival the amazing 900 lb-ft of torque offered by the Ram Cummins diesel. In any case, the updated Chevy’s HD pickup trucks are supposed to last until the next generation makes its debut in 2020. The all-new generation of these trucks will bring some revolutionary changes such as a more aluminum intensive architecture as well as downsized engines that should result in substantially improved fuel efficiency.  Some of the recent reports suggest that the new Chevy Silverado 2500 could hit the North American dealerships in mid-2016.

2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 Updates

Following the updated 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra models, the upcoming Silverado 2500 is expected to borrow some of the styling cues seen on the smaller trucks. Based on the aforementioned spy images, the new Silverado 2500 is due to arrive with a restyled front fascia. Expect also to see some styling cues normally expected from a passenger-car vehicle, such as the LED running lights and a reshaped front grille.

2017 Chevy Silverado 2500

2017 Silverado 2500 Specs

Naturally, most of the changes introduced with the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 will happen under its hood. According to reliable sources, GM’s familiar 6.0-liter Vortec port-injected V8 could be replaced by a new small-block V8 engine. Also, this fifth-generation V8 is likely to be built with an iron block which is supposed to enhance its durability. Both the 2500 and 3500 HD gasoline-powered trucks are expected to adopt an eight-speed automatic transmission. As already mentioned, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 is likely to receive a more powerful Duramax turbo-diesel engine. However, it’s still not clear whether the new diesel unit will be paired with the six-speed Allison automatic transmission.

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