At Diesel Service Centre at Western Turbo, we don’t just fix diesel vehicles-we love them too. Each year, we eagerly await the announcements for the upcoming models of vehicles, particularly trucks from the big three.
Chevrolet’s 2015 3500 heavy-duty pickup offering looks like a real winner to us. It represents the culmination of a refresh of the line that General Motors began in 2011, and the styling is brutishly beautiful. The available Duramax 6.6 L Turbo Diesel, mated to an Allison 6-speed automatic makes 765 lb.-feet of torque, and the 3500 can pull an almost unimaginable 23,000-pound load, with a payload exceeding 7,000 pounds. This truly is a heavy-duty truck.
The new Silverado is really about work – astoundingly capable, it comes with features that make it easier to tow and haul an incredible volume of stuff, taking full advantage of the power available under the hood and at the wheels. Chevrolet’s redesigned the standard trailer hitch to tow up to 19000 pounds, made an on-board trailer brake controller available, and added Hill Start Assist, which will keep the brakes engaged until you’re on the throttle, reducing the risk of rolling back.
When in tow/haul mode, or when descending, the Duramax will use a diesel exhaust brake to keep you off the pedal, increasing safety as well as the life of your braking system. An incorporated sway control system will adjust the brakes on both the truck and the trailer to keep you between the lines in windy or rough conditions.
Available in regular cab, extended cab (with forward-hinged doors, a first for Silverado, allowing easier access for rear passengers) and a full-on crew cab, the interior of this truck is completely redesigned, and can be equipped with a centre-mounted 8-inch touch screen to keep you in touch with both your truck and Chevy’s MyLink for everything from music content to navigation. All buttons and controls are oversized, so you can actually use them when you’re wearing your work gloves.
IamDIESEL Diesel Service Centre is the service branch of Western Turbo, Winnipeg’s premiere diesel centre. We’re huge fans of all things diesel. If you need maintenance or service to your diesel vehicle, or you just want to talk about new trucks, visit us today!