Chevrolet is expanding its lineup once again, and this time with a fuel-flexible pickup truck. The bi-fuel Chevy Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab now joins the compressed natural gas (CNG) range of cars, trucks, and SUVs offered by Chevrolet.
As the ultimate work truck, the Silverado 3500HD is a natural fit into the lineup. With the new bi-fuel option, drivers can reduce their overall emissions and also save at the gas pump. The CNG tank is located behind the cab, as is the 23.5 gallon gas tank. The new bi-fuel Silverado will help fleets of all sizes get where they need to be cleaner and more efficiently.
Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet & Commercial, said, “Expanding our CNG lineup furthers our commitment to provide a diverse lineup of alternative fuel vehicles for our customers.”
If you or your business is interested in making the switch to CNG and reducing your carbon footprint, visit us at Wiesner of Huntsville and we will show you all the benefits of Chevy’s alternative fuel lineup.
Most people who drive a truck do so because they need the rugged capabilities it offers; this includes traction to stay on the road no matter what the conditions are. One feature that gives Chevrolet trucks some added traction is the G80 locking rear differential.
G80 refers to its orders code. A locking rear differential will automatically lock the rear axle when one wheel starts to lose traction. This lets both rear wheels push the truck forward. This feature essentially turns a 2WD truck into a 4×4 and gives a 4×4 an even bigger traction advantage.
“The G80 locking axle provides a greater traction advantage than limited-slip differentials in most situations, while its automatic engagement requires no driver involvement, unlike some competitors’ electronic lockers, which require driver activation,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer, in a statement. “The G80’s simplicity, durability and sure-footed grip have been proven with generations of customers, as it has been a staple of the Chevy truck lineup for more than 40 years.”
If you foresee some rugged or slippery terrain in your future, such as a slick boat ramp, some sticky mud, or the deep snow of next winter, be sure the G80 locking rear differential is part of your next truck. It is available on most Silverado and Colorado trucks and comes standard on both the Tahoe and Suburban. Ask us about it today at Wiesner of Huntsville!