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2002 Chevy Silverado

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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 isn’t 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 pickup market."

Half-ton H.D. model
Introduced midway through the 2001 model year, the Silverado 1500 H.D. combines the look of Chevrolet’s 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 full doors).

The 1500 H.D. is hearty, with a 300 hp Vortec 6000 V8 as the standard engine. The model’s 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, Silverado’s 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
Silverado’s popular extended cab model gives customers an automatic transmission as standard equipment – as it is most often ordered – with no manual transmission available.

Emission refinements
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 state’s Low Emission Vehicle requirements, similar refinements have been made to Silverado’s Vortec 6000 V8 engine.

Multiple configurations
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.

Enhanced traction
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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Fast Stats
Seats
Regular Cab 2 / 3
Extended Cab 5 / 6
Crew Cab 6
MSRP from
$18,853
Engine
 4.3L V6
4.8L V8
5.3L V8
6.0L V8
Horsepower
200 @ 4600
275 @ 5200
285 @ 5200
300 @ 4400
Transmission
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
Not available

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