HSV Chevrolet Silverado coming to Australia

HSV Brings Chevrolet Silverado to Australia

HSV Cheverolet SilveradoHSV Chevrolet Silverado – For over 100 years, Chevrolet has forged an enviable reputation for building strong and dependable “full-size” pick-up trucks, and HSV has committed to bringing their pinnacle model – the Silverado – to Australia and New Zealand.

In terms of vehicle branding, Bernhard also confirmed that the two Chevrolet vehicle lines will be introduced as just that: Chevrolets.

“We’re excited to re-introduce the Chevrolet brand to the Australian market as part of an expanded GM presence in Australia, in partnership with HSV.  As far as dealership branding is concerned, the existing HSV dealer network will be progressively updated to carry the Chevrolet ‘bowtie’ logo and branding, as part of our new dealership of the future program. The DNA of both of these vehicles is pure Chevrolet and we’re going to honour that.

HSV Engineering

Tim Jackson continued: “HSV engineering involvement starts and stops with the conversion of the vehicles from left to right-hand drive. These are iconic Chevys to the core and we’ll let the famed bow-tie speak for itself”.2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

HSV Chevrolet Silverado

Power, payload and towing capability are what Silverado is famous for and all these attributes will be reflected in the five-model 4×4 Crew Cab line-up that HSV Chevrolet Silverado will offer:

  • 2500HD WT
  • 2500HD LTZ
  • 2500HD LTZ “Midnight” Edition
  • 2500HD LTZ “Custom Sport” Edition
  • 3500HD LTZ

All five vehicles share the same impressive heavy-duty equipment including:

  • Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine
  • 332kW* of power
  • 1,234 Nm* of torque
  • Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Towing capacity of 3.5 – 6.1 tonne* (model dependent)
  • Payload capacity of 1,140kg – 1,848kg* (model dependent)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Automatic locking rear differential

HSV Cheverolet SilveradoSaid HSV’s Managing Director, Tim Jackson, “The availability of the Chevrolet Silverado range opens up some wonderful new opportunities for our business in a market segment whose potential is relatively un-tapped, and we believe has high growth potential”.

“Whether it be the farming or mining sectors, those who need to pull a large caravan or horse float or simply those who want awesome towing and load carrying capability, Silverado is the pinnacle of the GM range”, he said.

Conversion of the HSV Chevrolet Silverado range will commence at HSV’s new production facility in April 2018. The 3500HD LTZ model will be available late in Q2, 2018.

Recommended Retail Pricing is still to be confirmed.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.