The Chevrolet Silverado is General Motors' workhorse full-measurement pickup truck. The Silverado has been on sale since 1999, when GM gave the title to its C/Okay pickup vans developed beneath the code name GMT800. A 5-pace automatic got here late in life, as did GM's first hybrid--which on this case, was a very "delicate" hybrid which merely saved some recouped power to cost electrical systems, together with a power point in its pickup bed. The Silverado also presents a plainer and a quite nice interior design; a alternative of four gasoline engines, or a Hybrid mannequin; and rear- or 4-wheel drive. Essentially the most highly effective 403-hp V-eight Silverado drinks fuel at the fee of 12/19 mpg, but the Hybrid edition earns an estimated EPA score of 20/23 mpg. Options range from a trailer-sway mode in the stability management system, to supplier-installed wireless internet access. The Silverado shares its running gear with many vehicles across the GM brands. The Silverado, Avalanche, Suburban, and Tahoe all are related, as are the heavy-responsibility variations of the Silverado and Suburban. There's also the now-defunct HUMMER H2, a extra distant cousin of these so- called "GMT900" vans and sport-utility vehicles. A very redesigned Silverado remains to be expected for model-12 months 2014.