Customers in Australia will be able to access some of the biggest full-size trucks, beginning with the Chevrolet Silverado, through the newly established General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) network.
The Silverado 1500, remanufactured to right-hand-drive by Walkinshaw Automotive Group, is the first entry, with the Silverado 2500 and the C8 Corvette to follow in late 2021. Potential customers can use the new ‘Find a Dealer’ tool on to find their nearest GMSV dealer.
North American full-size trucks are redefining the Ute market in Australia, and GMSV will offer some of America’s most successful and highest selling vehicles in the segment, said Joanne Stogiannis, Director of GMSV.
“We have launched with over fifty GM Specialty Vehicles dealers and look forward to adding more. Our GMSV dealers are now open for business in Australia.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado comes with a 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 petrol engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.

It has a towing capacity of 4.5 tonnes with Tow/Haul mode, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist and Auto Grade and Cruise Grade Braking.

Auto Lighting Test drivers to conduct a trailer light test that uses an automatic exterior light sequence to help confirm that the trailer is properly connected.

Advanced Towing Package with Hitch Guidance, Hitch View, Integrated Brake Controller, Trailer Theft Alert and in-vehicle advanced trailering system.

Active safety features include Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.

There are also Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control, Following Distance Indicator and Safety Alert Seat.

It has Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

Would-be customers can visit the new GMSV website for more information on the Chevrolet Silverado.
“We know that customers are eager to see what other products we will add to our portfolio. We will continue to identify opportunities to add to vehicles where we see the chance to compete in niche segments in Australia,” said Stogiannis.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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