Will There Be a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Truck?

By Sunrise Chevrolet | June 2nd, 2016

2016 Chevy SilveradoMany drivers in Bloomingdale and Glendale Heights have been curious about the prospect of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with a diesel engine. Right now, this pickup doesn’t have a diesel option, though rumors have surfaced that General Motors might consider bringing the concept to fruition. See what Chevrolet including a diesel engine for the Silverado 1500 could mean, and discover other Chevrolet trucks that do have diesel options at Sunrise Chevrolet.

The Possibility of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel

Several years ago, GM engineered the 4.5L Duramax engine, which was a half-ton diesel concept for the likes of the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado, as an alternative to traditional gas engines powering these models. Initially, production was slated for the 2010 model year, but the recession deterred that process. Now, rumors are swirling that GM might revive the concept of the 4.5L Duramax, though the company hasn’t confirmed that prospect. It’s also uncertain when that engine will hit the market, if it does at all.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevy Colorado side view
Drivers who insist on a diesel engine and don’t want to wait around for the possibility of one on a future Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model are likely to be interested in other Chevrolet diesel cars, like the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, which boasts an affordable MSRP from $20,120. This smaller pickup provides serious performance, especially because of a turbo-diesel 2.8L Duramax engine, which churns out a stunning 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

For even more power and heavy-duty prowess, consider the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. This heavy duty pickup has the option of a hefty turbo-diesel 6.6L Duramax V8 engine paired with a six-speed Alison automatic transmission. This setup produces a whopping 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque to either a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system. This model has an MSRP from $32,955.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 driving
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 largely mirrors the smaller 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, even in terms of its diesel offering. The Silverado 3500 also runs on the turbo-diesel 6.6L Duramax V8 engine, but on this model it propels the pickup to a towing capacity of 23,200 pounds. You can expect to pay from $34,055 MSRP for the latest Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Find a Chevrolet Diesel at Sunrise Chevrolet

Even though the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 doesn’t yet have a diesel option, and it’s still not known when or if that will become available, you can find different diesel engines under the hoods of other Chevrolet vehicles. Find your next diesel pickup at Sunrise Chevrolet, located at 414 North Avenue in Glendale Heights, IL. You can give us a call if you have any questions before you visit!



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