The all-new Chevrolet Silverado LD is a muscular pick-up truck that comes with a variety of drive modes that include Sport, Tow/Haul, Off-Road, Terrain, and Snow/Ice. The off-road vehicle has a sturdy exterior that is ideal for immersive off-road activities like dune bashing. The vehicle comes equipped with multiple engine variants that offer the motorist ease to choose one that is best suited for them.
The modern pick-up has been equipped with the latest safety and driver-assistance features making driving on uneven roads smoother and safe. The vehicle also offers a wide array of customization options for the wheels, emblems, stripes, floor mats, and other accessories.
Following is a detailed review of the design, performance, safety, and driver-assistance features of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LD.
Design Specifications of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LD
The all-new Chevrolet Silverado LD has an aggressive outlook that gives the off-road vehicle a commanding presence on the road. The interior is designed to provide comfort and convenience wherever you go.
The exterior is predominantly muscular with an open cargo box at the rear, LED taillights, and a power release tailgate. The front fascia has a newly designed aggressive grille with black bars, mesh inserts, and the Chevrolet badge in the middle. Flanking the grille are the Halogen daytime running lights that have Halogen reflectors. The lighting varies with the trim levels with some having LED headlamps. Just below the headlamps at the front and the rear is a semi-gloss black bumper. The muscular structure of the vehicle ensures impressive aerodynamics.
At the rear is the cargo box that has been created with high-strength roll-formed steel. The box has 12 standard tie-downs that have features like the power-up/down tailgate with the push of a button (an industry first that is available on the High Country). Moreover, the tailgate also has a Power Release Tailgate functionality that is operated automatically to lower the tailgate using a button inside, the key fob, or a touchpad on the gate itself. This functionality is available on Work Truck, and standard on LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, and LTZ. The cargo box even has a 230-volt outlet available that is located near the tailgate. The cargo box has larger CornerStep footwells that are designed to accommodate work boots.
The off-road vehicle comes with a Z71 off-road package with Rancho shocks, skid-plates, and optional 20’’ wheels for a better off-road experience. The vehicle also has a heavy-duty air filter and an Autotrac 2-speed transfer case. The pick-up also provides an improved towing experience by allowing the driver to zoom in on the hitch for better maneuvering. To ensure that the trailer is properly connected, the system is associable even when the vehicle is moving.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LD has 10 exterior color options available including Summit White, Black, Oxford Brown Metallic, North-sky Blue Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, Silver Ice Metallic, Ridescent Pearl Tricoat, and Red Hot.
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The cabin has black vinyl or fabric upholstery options available whereas the floor is covered with carpet. The interior has been designed to provide ample room and comfort to the occupants with a rear under-seat storage compartment, rear-seatback storage compartment, and a center console. The spacious cabin offers more legroom, headroom, and shoulder room.
The pick-up offers a spacious cargo box at the rear, but the foldable seating allows the occupants to make more space inside as well. The front seat has a 40/20/40 split-bench with a 4-way manual driver and front passenger seat adjusters. The rear has a 60/40 split-folding bench.
The steering column has a manual tilt-wheel with a theft-deterrent locking feature. On selective trims, there are mounted controls on the steering wheel as well. There is a Driver Information Center which is a 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic display. The single zone air-conditioning for regulating the temperature inside the cabin.
The cabin comes equipped with infotainment features that include integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wireless charging, Arabic language display, Chevrolet Infotainment System 3 offers better connectivity with Bluetooth, and USB port (on the instrument panel). The system also has an AM/FM stereo and audio streaming for two active devices, and voice command pass-through to a compatible phone.
The OnStar advisor technology offers the motorists help 24/7, and the Connected Services offer a better ownership experience for an enhanced drive. The cabin also features a rear camera mirror. For better drivability, the vehicle comes with a variety of drive modes that include Sport, Tow/Haul, Off-Road, Terrain, and Snow/Ice.
Performance of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LD
The all-new Chevrolet Silverado LD has 5 advanced powertrains and an auto stop/start technology. The pick-up truck comes equipped with a variety of engine variants that include V8, V6, and turbo engines that offer varying performance.
The powerful 6.2L V8 engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that can produce up to 420 horsepower and 624 Nm. The engine allows a top speed of 180 km/h, and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. This engine variant is a standard on High Country trim and available on Crew Cab Trail Boss.
5.3L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management is paired and it is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission, and it can produce 355 horsepower and 518 Nm of torque. The engine allows a top speed of 180 km/h, and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. This engine variant is available on Crew Cab LT and Crew Cab RST trims. It is a standard engine on Crew Cab Trail Boss and Crew Cab LTZ trim levels.
4.3L V6 with Active Fuel Management is paired with 6-speed automatic transmission 285 horsepower and 413 Nm of torque. The engine allows a top speed of 180 km/h, and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8 seconds. This engine variant is standard on Crew and Regular Cab Work Truck.
2.7L turbo with Active Fuel Management has been paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that can produce 310 horsepower and 471 Nm of torque. The engine allows a top speed of 180 km/h, and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7 seconds. This engine variant is standard on LT and RST trims.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Technologies
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LD does not compromise on the safety of the occupants as it comes equipped with cutting edge safety features. The advanced driver-assistance features help the motorist have better drivability on all types of roads.
- Hill Descent Control
- Automatic Locking Rear Differential
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Following Distance Indicator
Price of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LD in the UAE
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LD is an aggressive pick-up truck that is available in six trim levels (WT, Trail Boss, RST, High Country, LTZ, and LT). The vehicle is available in the UAE with a starting price of AED 106,800, which can increase based on the technologies, trim level, and customization options that the car owner selects.