Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado - Available from American Vehicle Sales


The Chevrolet Silverado HD comes to Australia in Right Hand Drive through American Vehicle Sales fitted with the trustworthy Duramax Diesel and bulletproof 1000 series automatic.
Tow up to 10,800kg with ease with a fully Australian Compliant vehicles. Available for both car class and truck class license. Tow safely, tow with Chevy.



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The Most Powerful DURAMAX DIESEL ever

The new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax V8 diesel features a number of upgrades mainly based around the new 445hp(331kW)/1,233Nm engine. This new Chevrolet Silverado Duramax engine delivers more power, quieter running and increased efficiency than before. The upgraded Silverado Duramax engine includes upgraded pistons, crankshaft, rods, heads and turbocharger – further bolstering the reliability and ability associated with the Chevrolet Silverado name.

One instantly visible upgrade on the Chevrolet Silverado is the new bonnet scoop. This scoop draws around 60% of the air through a new patented air intake providing a cooler intake temperature, increasing efficiency and further reducing turbo lag. Behind the new Duramax V8 Silverado engine is the ever reliable Allison 1000 six-speed transmission which has also received upgrades in the form of a new torque converter and minor refinements to ensure the transmission handles the power that the new Chevy Duramax delivers.

Remaining consistent with our 23 year heritage of being a family operated supplier of Chevrolet trucks to the Australian market, American Vehicle Sales continue to supply fully Australian Compliant vehicles, manufactured under a strict ISO Quality system and come backed with a 7 year/250,000km nationwide warranty.


CHASSIS carrying the load

The foundation of the Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup is a fully boxed steel chassis, which use large cross sections, hydroforming and high-strength steels in key areas to provide one of the stable and durable platforms available.

The stiffness of the frame contributes to improved handling and ride comfort, while the strength of the frames enhances payload and towing capability, The 2500 Silverado can provide up to 1,300kg on a car licence compared to Dodge Ram at just 945kg.  Add front towing hooks, tubular cross members, multi-leaf rear suspension and adjustable front torsion bar suspension – the Silverado is ready to work.

The Chevrolet Silverado’s independent double wishbone front suspension system offers a car like ride quality, the optimum in handling while maintaining front end durability for harsh off-road conditions.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION pulling the load

The Chevrolet Silverado continues its partnership with the Chevrolet/Isuzu designed 6.6ltr V8 Duramax Diesel engine and the Allison 1000 series 6 speed automatic transmission.

The Duramax diesel produces an impressive 296kw/397hp  and 1037nm/765lb ft, with variable geometry turbocharger providing boost without turbo lag and a factory standard best in class exhaust brake fitted to help control heavy loads – much the same as in a full size heavy truck.

The Allison automatic transmission comes equipped with the Tow/Haul mode, this unique system has the transmission shift adapt to better perform under heavy conditions as well as automatically gear down when headed down a hill or while braking.


BRAKING stopping the load

Duramax diesel Chevrolet Silverado’s allow the driver to engage the available diesel exhaust brake, which uses the variable vanes in the turbocharger to smoothly and quietly create additional back pressure in the engine to help slow the vehicle. The combination of the exhaust brake and the automatic transmission downshifts helps the driver maintain the desired speed, even on long, steep highway downgrades.

StabiliTrak Trailer Sway Control is now standard on all Silverado HDs, including 3500 Dual Rear Wheel models, providing additional security to the drive.  Also, Hill start assist keeps the truck stationary for a few seconds after the brake is released giving you time to move forward before rolling occurs.


The Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty range is available in a range of configurations including 2500, 3500 Single rear wheel and 3500 Dual rear wheel.

The 2500 series trucks can carry between 1,300 and 1,350kg on either a car or light truck license. providing a 4,500kg tow bar rating and a 5th wheel rating of up to 7,700kg.

The 3500 series single rear wheel trucks can carry up to 1,850kg on a light truck license. Dual rear wheel carry up to a whopping 2,400kg and a 5th wheel tow rating of up to 10,250kg.

For detailed information about trailer ratings, carrying capacities and the equipment required to achieve the ratings. Please contact our sales team.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LTZ crew cab pickup with dual rear wheels


The Chevrolet Silverado LTZ comes fitted with a range of standard interior equipment including front bucket seats with full power adjustment, seat heaters (optional coolers), dual zone climate control, hand stitched leather dashboard, front and side air bags, Bose surround sound system and power adjustable pedals for short and long legs to name a few.

A range of options are available including the driver Alert package which provides lane departure warning and forward collision alert.  An available power tilt and slide sunroof comes with an internal shield to close in the roof on hot days.

For a detailed equipment listing please contact our sales team.


Right Hand Drive Chevrolet Silverado 

  • Car License 2500HD payload of up to 1,3 tonne
  • Independent front suspension for comfortable ride
  • Hydraulic mounted cab for increased comfort
  • Fully boxed chassis for durability and strength
  • 1,080nm of torque for stump pulling power


The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ model range is available in the following Interior & Exterior colours…

  • EXTERIOR: Slate Grey Metallic, Butte Red Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Red Hot, Tungsten Metallic, Autumn Bronze and Deep Ocean Blue.
  • INTERIOR:  LTZ: Jet Black, Dark Ash and Cocoa/Dune Leather Appointed front seat trim, also perforated leather trim, which gives you the option of heated and cooled seats.

Find out more about the extensive model range on offer at American Vehicle Sales
by contacting our professional team today.

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