Cant help wondering when will manufacturers, particularly the American Chevy, Ford and Dodge, start to run out of ideas for improving on their pickup trucks? This 2017 Chev Silverado 1500 LTZ Overview is a classic example as it lines up with a host of new features for 2017. Many are cosmetic but at end of the day all help make the vehicle a pleasure to own and drive. Vastly different to the pick up trucks of yesteryear.
Sure some are saying it is time GM updated its OHV V8 as it is old fashioned. Perhaps it is but this range of V8’s have certainly proved their worth over many decades as being a very robust engine that will do the hard yards, which is exactly the type of engine you need for this class of vehicle. Its not soley a matter of how well will it perform dragging abig load or whatever, but how long will it be able to keep doing it without letting go.
Some of the new features I particularly like is the pedals can be moved back or forward to suit the driver, a full size spare tire is retained, the seats and steering wheel are leather with heating and cooling, there is an onboard 110 volt inverter, and the deck has a full size liner, really a must for steel deck pickups. And alloy ones. LED daylight drive lights are included, and personally I consider these should be compulsory on all vehicles as in the interests of safety nothing beats being visible. Especially with the ‘blacked out’ trend appearing more often on vehicles like this, the Chev Silverado 1500 LTZ, as in certain light and background conditions the vehicle can be quite hard to see even a short distance away. Have the LEDs come on when the ignition is on, but go out if the headlights are on.
I would be more than happy to have this parked in my garage, and have the keys.
special thanks to Real Truck .com. Photos are video screen shots.