The popular full-size truck has been redesigned recently. It has brought various improvements, starting from new styling, better efficiency and overall performances. However, that’s not everything this redesign has brought. The new model rides on a new platform, which has brought some new design solutions, which allow the use of pretty much any kind of powertrain. Besides typical V6 and V8 gasoline and diesel engine, the new platform also supports all forms of electrification and that could be a great advantage over the competition. The 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid doesn’t sound unlikely at all.
Moreover, this seems like an almost certain thing, as the new powertrain would give Chevy an obvious advantage over the competition. Currently, we know that Toyota is developing a new hybrid powertrain that should come in about a year. On the other side, Ford also works on electrification, but it is still unclear when such models will hit the market. No other carmaker offers a 48-Volt plug-in hybrid at the moment, so this may be a great opportunity for Chevy.
2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid Powertrain
Of course, the most interesting part of the 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid will be its powertrain. At this point, we haven’t heard anything from the officials, so we can only speculate and rely on rumors. A good thing for Chevy is that GM already has a lot of experience with making such vehicles. Of course, there are models like Chevy Volt, as well as Cadillac CT6 PHEV. Therefore, we should see a similar design approach, which means around 50 miles of all-electric range. After you’re done with the electric mode, the gasoline engine turns on and works as a generator for propulsion.
We presume that the 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid would probably feature the same or similar system like the one we can find in the CT6 PHEV. The systems combine a 2.0-liter turbo-four gasoline engine and 45 kW Electric Hybrid Propulsion motor, which comes with an 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. A max range goes around 30 miles, while the whole system delivers around 335 horsepower and 432 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid would have to feature a much bigger battery pack, if the company wants to get a relatively decent all-electric range.
2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid Design
Other than a new powertrain, the 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid probably won’t feature bigger differences in terms of base design characteristics. The overall shape and styling will be pretty much the same, although some reports suggest a couple of distinctive details, which would emphasize the vehicle’s electrified characteristics. This may refer to things like grille, wheels and a few more details.
On the inside, we may expect to see a new instrument cluster, as well as a couple of more revisions. Of course, the thing we should consider is the battery pack and its position, which will probably be positioned under the bed, which in practice means less cargo volume compared to standard gasoline and diesel models.
2021 Chevy Silverado Will Get New Interior
Besides 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid, another big novelty for the next year will be a completely new cabin design. As you’ve probably heard, Chevy was in a rush with the Silverado redesign, so the new model didn’t actually receive any particular interior change. The cabin is pretty much the same as in the previous generation but that will change soon. The next-year model is about to come with a completely new layout. It will utilize new, higher-quality materials, new shapes etc. We may also see a new, bigger touchscreen, as Chevy’s response to the new Ram 1500, as well as a couple of more tech updates.
Of course, the 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid would come with all these interior updates.
The rest of the lineup should carry on with the same engines in the offer. There is a wide range of options, which starts from the good-old 4.3-liter V6. Still, a new 2.7-liter turbo-four is a much better option when it comes to lower-grade trims. It is far more efficient and delivers a pretty impressive output of 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Of course, there are also familiar V8 engines, with 355 and 420 horsepower. A new diesel option has been released as well. It is a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel, which is good for about 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Release Date and Price
If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 Chevy Silverado Hybrid may come already in the next year. Still, keep in mind that we are still waiting to hear some details from the officials, so take this with a reserve. If it arrives, we presume that the price won’t be that affordable. Some rough estimation would go between 45.000 and 50.000 dollars.