2018 Chevrolet Silverado

10 Special Edition PickUps

And 6 New Standard Features You Will Love

by Bill Flitter

Dad, Coffee Lover, Coach, First Car: '79 Camaro

I’m not going to lie. I want a pickup truck in a bad way. Why? Because they are cool. And the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is a beast. Now practicality sets in and I quickly realize, I have no need for a bad-ass pickup truck. 

My desire for truck stems from my early days of growing up on a farm.  We had many different pickups throughout my childhood. Although my dad was a Ford man he drove a Dodge pick for a short while. What I remember about that Dodge was its difficulty in starting on those cold winter mornings in Wisconsin. I learned a lot of ‘new words’ shivering in that truck as my dad tried to start it.

But I digress. Let’s get back to the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

2018 Chevrolet Silverado What’s News and What Stays The Same

Chevrolet has released the facts and features of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado and some of this news might blow you away. To get started, Chevy has announced approximately 10 different special editions (it’s tough to keep track of them all) for the latest iteration of their Silverado line of pickup trucks, which is their most popular model. Before we get to that though, let’s take a look at what’s staying the same.

Power Stays The Same In 2018

Chevy did not touch the engine or the transmission for 2018. Next year’s model, in many ways, is the same as the 2017. Chevy does not plan to release a whole new model of trucks until 2019. You can still get the 4.3 liter V6, 5.3 liter V8 and the 6.2 liter V8. There’s also a six speed available. Basically, Chevy left the powertrains the same except for the e-assist hybrid model, which boosts fuel efficiency and is known as a “mild-hybrid.” You can’t run the truck on electricity alone, it’s just an assist, which is an answer to Ford’s ecoboost. Drivers can expect to get 18 city and 24 highway miles per gallon.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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6 New Features You Will Love In The 2018 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Two New Colors

Chevy is providing two new colors: Cajun Red and Havana. The Cajun Red is a dull brownish red while the Havana is more of a dark brown red.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Havana

2018 CHEVROLET SILVERADO HAVANA

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Havana

2018 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CAJUN

Tire Inflation Monitor

As for tech, Chevy is introducing a tire inflation monitor that alerts you when you hit the right amount of pressure in the tire.

Rear View Camera

As for safety, all 2018 Chevy Silverado trucks will have a rear view camera, which is actually becoming the law and all vehicles will need to have this feature.

Standard Tech Features

Additional new standard features include: a standard 6-speaker audio system across all trim levels, replacing the 4-speaker system that was standard for the 2014-2017 Silverado 1500 models and a standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, as well as Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones on the Work Truck models, replacing the AM/FM radio with a 4.2-inch display on 2014-2017 Silverado 1500 models. Finally,

OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio

OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio are now included on the Silverado 1500 Custom Convenience Package, which is only available on the Silverado 1500 Custom (1CX) trim level, which also includes remote locking tailgate, remote keyless entry, color keyed carpeting with rubberized vinyl floor mats, and rear-window defogger.

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10 Special Additions Aim for Ultimate Personalization

Centennial Edition

Features unique Heritage badging, chrome accessories and Z71 off-road capability.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial

Redline IT

Sports red and black accents for a look that stands out in a crowd with an urban-inspired design.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Redline

Midnight

Comes with a Z71 Off-Road Package that allows aggressive performance with the off-road Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® off-road tires. This edition features Bold Black accents.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight

Rally 1 and Rally 2

Available in Black, Summit White, Red Hot and Silver Ice Metallic. The Rally has a sporty, aggressive look, rally striping and black Chevy bowtie emblems.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Rally 1 and Rally 2

High Desert

An all-new lockable, water-resistant storage unit helps protect cargo from extreme elements, while Magnetic RideControl keeps your ride smooth even as road conditions change.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert

Custom Sport HD

This edition comes in Black or Summit White. Chrome accents and body-color grille and bumpers add a distinctive touch to this premium special edition.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport

Realtree

Chevrolet teamed up with Realtree to build the ultimate truck for outdoor enthusiasts. The Silverado Realtree Edition features a Black exterior as the backdrop for Realtree exterior graphics.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree

Special Ops

The Special Ops Edition features naval inspired graphics with black accents and sport accessories. Chevrolet has partnered with the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida in helping the families of fallen, injured, and active duty military through their efforts with Trident House Charities Program.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops

Alaskan

The Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition pummels through snow storms with 18” black aluminum wheels, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires and an available 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Alaskan

Black Out

Features 20″ Black-painted wheels and a blacked-out Chevy bowtie badge, which gives this truck a rebellious look, while standard deep-tinted rear windows take stealth to the next level.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Blackout

Over to You

Which special addition 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is your favorite. If you have a Silverado let us know how you like it in the comments below.