2011 Silverado HD Pickups Storm Dealerships

American manufacturer GM announced yesterday it has began delivering the revised 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD to dealerships in Strawberry Point, Iowa, and Sumner, Washington, only two days after production started at the Flint Assembly Plant.

The first Silverado HD to leave the assembly lines is a red, regular cab Silverado HD. Its destination is Strawberry Point.

“We’re in a rural community out here. Ninety percent of buyers are pulling a trailer of some kind,” Dan Paris, co-owner and general manager of Rodas Chevrolet, the dealership which will receive the first pick-up said in a statement.

“We have guys that are definitely watching this one coming. I don’t think it’s going to take very long” to sell the first truck. We kind of had some buyers in mind when we ordered them. "

The 2011 Silverado HD is powered by a strengthened 6.0L Vortec 6L90 standard power unit and comes equipped with independent and new asymmetrical leaf-spring rear suspensions, exclusive exhaust brake system, larger brakes, improved handling and steering, 170-degree-opening rear access doors on extended cab models and state-of-the art connectivity.

The engine delivers 97 hp (296 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm) at 1,600 rpm. Even if this is 32 hp (24 kW) and 105 lb.-ft. of torque (142 Nm) more than in the previous engine, it delivers up to 11 percent greater highway fuel economy compared to the previous version.
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