About Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab Diesel 2003
The Chevrolet Silverado is a full-size pickup truck from Chevrolet division of General Motors. It is also known as the GMC Sierra. It is one of American most popular pickup trucks. The term â??Silveradoâ?? is designated to only the high-level range of the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks, from the years 1975 to 1999. The Sierra name was included on all GMC pickups in 1988, although the â??C/Kâ?? naming convention was in use till 1999; the â??Câ?? truck range had a rear-wheel drive whereas the â??Kâ?? models had four wheel drive, both these designations were dropped in 1999. The Chevrolet Silverado has been in production for more than two decades during which a number of models have been launched. The Silverado has three cab lengths 2-door short cab, 3 or 4-door extended cab, and front-hinged 4-door crew cab and also has three different types of cargo beds that are the short box, standard box, and long box. The short box is only available with the extended cab. The models had various types of engines depending on the type of requirement such as the Vortec 4300 V6 (regular cab only), Vortec 4800 V8, and the Vortec 5300 V8. In the year 2003, the Chevrolet Silverado SS was launched it had a 6.0 liter Vortec High-Output V8 rated at 345 hp (257 kW) at 5200 rpm and 380 ft.lbf (515 N.m) of torque at 4000 rpm. It was first launched as an all wheel drive but was later changed to its current rear wheel drive format. The Silverado SS, also comes with a specialized suspension called the Z60. Chevy is due to release a brand new version of the Chevrolet Silverado in 2007. The Silverado was awarded the â??Best Pickup Truckâ?? for the year 2001 and 2003 by â??Car and Driverâ?? magazine. The Silverado was also awarded the â??Truck of the Yearâ?? award by Motor Trend Magazine in 1999.