GM enjoys a steady popularity in global pickup truck segment and its Silverado lineup of trucks sold under Chevrolet brand sell in good numbers. The Silverado SS was originally launched way back in 2003 as a high-performance pickup truck. It was based on Silverado 1500 but with enhancements in exterior styling and drivetrain. For 2017, Chevrolet is planning to relaunch popular models that enjoyed success in previous years and so they are bringing back the Silverado SS. Spy shots and news of the upcoming 2017 Chevy Silverado SS have appeared on the web. It will be pitted against Ford SVT Raptor.
2017 Chevy Silverado SS – New Features:
As per the industry buzz, the Chevy Silverado SS 2017 will have a rugged exterior with well known boxy and aggressive GM styling. The grille and bumper will be a tad different than regular Chevrolet trucks. It may also feature new 20-inch wheels and all terrain tires. The cabin top will have projector lights. Led headlamps and taillights will be used.
The interior of the 2017 Silverado SS will be stylish and sleek. The cabin will be quite spacious and feature quality leather upholstery.
Like all GM trucks of the present generation, the Chevy Silverado SS 2017 will come equipped with standard safety and infotainment options. Choice of a multi-speaker sound system will be there and GM’s wireless infotainment system will also be used. Noise insulation mechanism may also be deployed. Expected safety features are airbags, traction control, rearview camera, lane keep assist and advanced features may be made available as options.
2017 Chevy Silverado SS – Drivetrain Configuration:
The 2017 Chevy Silverado SS will come with a per industry buzz. 6.0-liter engine it will make 345 hp. A more powerful 6.2-liter V8 variant will also be offered with an output of 420 hp. It is expected GM will deploy an eight-speed auto transmission unit in the model. Details of its towing capacity and payload are not known.
2017 Chevy Silverado SS – Price and Release Date:
New Chevy Silverado SS may have a starting price of $40,000 and it may go up based on customization. The model is expected to go on sales in late 2016.
The 2017 Chevy Silverado SS is expected to be a well equipped heavy duty truck. It has a powerful engine and rugged build. The cabin is also well built and it is roomy. With right pricing, the truck can prove to be a worthy contender against Ford Raptor.