HSV Confirms Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Published: 20 February 2020
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium Edition.
HSV Confirms Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Pictured: Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium Edition.

HSV today confirmed it had achieved full volume certification for the All-New Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for Australia and New Zealand.

The All-New Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever - comes following the Australian success of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty variant which was launched in 2018.

The current Silverado 1500 (platform name T1) will set the category benchmarks for power, technology, and safety when it reaches HSV dealerships in March 2020. With its bold proportions and broad-shouldered appeal, the Chevrolet Silverado owns the road. The chiselled hood with distinctive grille and front fascia let you know this truck shares the Chevy truck bloodline.

Power and towing capability are what Silverado is renowned for and these attributes are all reflected in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium Edition that will serve as the primary launch variant. Highlights of the Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium Edition include:

Power, Torque, and Towing

The Silverado 1500 LTZ delivers a unique blend of performance and efficiency. The 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine pumps out an impressive class leading 313kW of power and 624Nm of torque. The highly efficient 10-speed automatic transmission provides impressive refinement and performance, including enhanced acceleration and torque delivery while towing and comes standard with auto stop/start technology and Dynamic Fuel Management.

There’s no doubt the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has the torque and transmission needed to pull heavy loads, offering a maximum towing capacity of up to 4.5 tonnes*. Over the years Chevrolet has built a dependable line-up of trailering features. A long day of towing gets a lot easier when you have features like Tow/Haul mode, Trailer Swap Control, Hills Start Assist and auto grade braking on your side. Everything needed to simplify towing is found in the available Advanced Trailering Package: Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, integrated trailer brake controller, trailer theft alert, in-vehicle Advanced Trailering System and more.

*Maximum braked towing capacity kg (using 70mm ball)

Safety and Convenience

Class leading 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, Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control, Following Distance Indicator and Safety Alert Seat.

An unparalleled suite of passive safety features include:

  • Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; set-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; and head-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seating positions.
  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control and hill-start assist.

Driver Experience

The Silverado 1500 LTZ has all the interior comfort and convenience needed. Perforated leather-appointed seating is a great place to start. Add in heated driver and front outboard passenger seats with 10-way power and driver memory, plus a heated steering wheel. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system, multi-touch display and advanced voice recognition is included, as is a high-definition Rear Vision Camera. Two USB ports provide power and connectivity for your mobile devices, while two in the rear support charging devices.

Electric Power Steering System: To optimise the steering feel and the turning radius of the Silverado, the size of the Electric Power Steering motor was increased to develop higher output.

Drive Mode Selector: This feature allows you to choose different drive modes, based on the vehicle’s equipment, that alter the transmission shifts, throttle and traction systems to better handle varying road conditions. Tour is very everyday driving; Sport increases responsiveness; Tow/Haul aids in trailering; Off-road is helpful in slippery conditions.

Performance Options

  • HSV Tuned suspension for those seeking more driver feedback across a variety of terrains.
  • Performance airbox/exhaust and a complete range of performance upgrades.

Weight Reductions

The Silverado 1500 has a longer wheelbase, and more cargo volume than the previous generation, yet it is up to 205kg lighter. The work was done to bring out the best in efficiency, ride and handling without compromising durability and capability.

Multi-Material Strategy

Using the right material in the right place to do the right job. That means high-strength steel in the frame, bed and safety cage. It means strong, lightweight aluminium in the doors, hood and tailgate. It means the selection of the perfect material for every application, then optimised it for durability, safety, mass and function.

Fully Boxed Ladder-Type Frame

The all-new frame is 40kg lighter than its predecessor, but remarkably has 10% greater torsional rigidity. As much as 80% of the frame is made of high-strength steel varying from 2mm to 5mm in thickness, and every millimetre is optimised for performance, strength and stiffness.

Vehicles will be available at HSV dealerships in March 2020 and recommended retail pricing is still to be confirmed.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium Edition - Key Features

Engine and Transmission

  • 6.2L EcoTec V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Automatic Stop/Start
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Transfer case - 2 Speed, electronic Autotrac with Rotary dial control
  • Heavy Duty Locking Rear Differential
  • Dual-Outlet Exhaust with Polished Tips
  • 313kW of power
  • 624Nm of torque


  • Keyless open and Start
  • Remote Start
  • 6-gauge instrument cluster featuring speedometer, fuel level, engine temperature, tachometer, voltage and oil pressure
  • Multi-color 15” Diagonal Head-Up Display
  • Manual tilt-wheel and telescoping steering column
  • Heated, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • Rear view auto-dimming interior mirror
  • Rear Camera Mirror

Cabin Comfort & Conveniences

  • Air conditioning - dual zone automatic climate control
  • Rear Seat Air vents
  • Jet Black Perforated Leather appointed seats
  • Heated front bucket seats
  • Ventilated front bucket seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • 10 Way Powered Driver and Passenger Seat with Lumbar
  • Power sliding rear window with defogger
  • Power Sunroof
  • 60/40 folding rear bench seats with fold-up functionality

Safety and Handling

  • Airbags: 6 airbags

  • Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front outboard passenger
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger
  • Head-curtain airbags for outboard seating positions
  • Includes front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal outboard passenger airbag and illuminates a status light that indicates whether the airbag is on or off

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with DuraLife rotors
  • Fully-boxed, hydroformed front section frame
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist, rack-and-pinion
  • StabiliTrak stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and Traction Control (includes Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist)
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera


  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8” diagonal HD color touchscreen
  • Bose® Premium Sound System, 7-speakers with Richbass® woofer
  • Bluetooth for phone with mobile phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
  • Wireless phone charging*
  • USB ports in Center Console x2 (Including 1x Auxilary Jack)
  • USB Charge Points in Rear Seat x2


  • Chrome assist steps
  • Chrome front bumper
  • Chrome grille
  • Chrome rear bumper with corner steps
  • Heated & power adjustable chrome cap exterior mirrors - power-folding with puddle lamps
  • Chrome door handles
  • Spray-on bed liner
  • Power Up and Down tailgate with Power lock and release
  • Front black bow-tie
  • Front frame-mounted recovery hooks (black)
  • Deep-tinted glass (rear passenger)
  • Skid Plates
  • Cargo bed tie downs x 12
  • Z71 Pack with Interior Trim plate and Exterior Badging


  • 20” Polished Alloy wheels
  • 20” 275/60R20SL all-terrain tyres


  • Maximum Payload@ 712kg
  • Maximum unbraked towing capacity 750kg
  • Maximum braked towing capacity (using 50mm ball) 3500kg
  • Maximum braked towing capacity (using 70mm ball) 4500kg
  • Gross Combined Mass 7160kg

*Wireless charging for supported mobile phones. @Maximum payload carrying capacity based on kerb weight excluding accessories and occupants. Front and rear axle loads must not be exceeded.

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