The Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup begins another
year as General Motors best-selling vehicle, and the
2002 model year marks the first full production year of
a half-ton heavy-duty Crew Cab model. Also for 2002, Chevy
conveniently repackages options for more customer value,
upgrades its emission control systems and improves its compressed
natural gas fuel capabilities.
"Chevy Silverado isnt resting on its reputation
for 2002 as the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size
pickup," said Brand Manager Rick Scheidt. "We
continue to refine Silverado for the very competitive full-size
Half-ton H.D. model
Introduced midway through the 2001 model year,
the Silverado 1500 H.D. combines the look of Chevrolets
popular half-ton pickup (in LS or LT trim) with the strength
of its three-quarter-ton model frame, plus the convenience
of its Crew Cab model. The Silverado 1500 H.D. is the only
Chevy half-ton pickup model available with a Crew Cab (four
The 1500 H.D. is hearty, with a 300 hp Vortec 6000 V8 as
the standard engine. The models gross combination
weight rating is 16,000 pounds, and its payload is as much
as 3143 pounds. Maximum trailer weight is 10,300 pounds.
Chevrolet also responded to customer preferences by combining
option group packages (previously 1SA and 1SG) as standard
equipment on the base Silverado. Such items as chrome bumper
and grille are now included on all models. Optional remote
keyless entry and door locks, and cruise control are also
combined as a package in 2002 for base models. Silverado
LS models group optional fog lamps, compass and temperature
gauge together for easier customer ordering.
Also for convenience, Silverados radio lineup has
been streamlined. A CD player is optional for the first
time in 2002 on the base model, and the cassette player
is no longer a free-flow option. The base model features
an AM/FM radio with a CD player optional; LS trim continues
to offer a CD player standard; and LT has a cassette and
a CD player as standard equipment.
Quadrasteer interim introduction
Chevrolet will also enhance select Silverado
models by introducing a four-wheel-steering system after
the start of the 2002 model year. Called Quadrasteer, the
system will offer unparalleled low-speed maneuverability
and high-speed stability, handling and control. For more
information about Quadrasteer, see the "Applied Technology"
section of the Corporate press kit.
Automatic transmission standard
Silverados popular extended cab model gives
customers an automatic transmission as standard equipment
as it is most often ordered with no manual
Emission refinements for the 2002 Silverado include
the addition of multi-port fuel injection to its Vortec
4300 V6 for better fuel control to meet California emissions
requirements. The Vortec 5300 V8 also benefits from refined
emissions for most regular cab and extended cab models.
To meet the states Low Emission Vehicle requirements,
similar refinements have been made to Silverados Vortec
6000 V8 engine.
With half-ton and three-quarter-ton offerings
in fleetside or sportside trim, Silverado offers a model
for virtually any use in 2WD and 4WD and in regular, extended
and crew cabs. Customers can also choose a short or long
box, and trim levels are standard, LS and LT. Silverado
also features an impressive Vortec gasoline engine lineup:
4300 V6, 4800 V8, 5300 V8 and 6000 V8. Horsepower for the
engine lineup ranges from 200 hp to 300 hp.
With that power availability, Silverado was meant to work.
Payload capacities range from 1593 to 3224 pounds, and Gross
Vehicle Weight Ratings extend from 6100 to 8600 pounds.
Silverado also takes good care of its passengers.
For maximum traction, an optional Autotrac active transfer
case (4WD models) automatically shifts power between two-
and four-wheel drive when roads get slick. Two-wheel drive
Silverados offer Electronic Traction Control (ETC) to enhance
surefootedness on models with a V8 engine, automatic transmission
and locking rear differential.
Safety and security features also include antilock brakes,
child restraint top-tether anchors, the PASSLock II theft-deterrent
system and steel side-door beams. Driver and front-passenger
air bags with a passenger-side deactivation switch are standard.
The OnStar system is standard on LT models, and provides
customers with peace-of-mind features such as automatic
air bag notification and emergency assistance with automatic
location. For more information about OnStar, see the "OnStar"
section of the Corporate press kit.
Z71 Off-road package
Silverado even offers the ultimate in four-wheeling
fun and capability, a Z71 Off-Road Package on half-ton 4x4
models. The Z71 Package includes 46mm gas-charged shock
absorbers, off-road jounce bumpers, specific stabilizer
bars, a skid plate package, a high-capacity air cleaner
and distinctive Z71 decals for the pickup box.
Silverado continues to offer a full-size pickup for virtually
any customer in 2002 plus the improvements that enhance
its reputation as being most dependable and longest lasting.
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