The 2015 model years will be headed to dealerships soon and many contain brand new technology and features to appeal to buyers. The new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is no exception to this. Models with a 6.2L V8-engine will get an upgraded eight-speed transmission to go with it.
The eight-speed transmission made its debut earlier on the Cadillac CTS VSport. It was also a feature on the Corvette Z06 and Corvette Stingray. However, this is the first time it will be available to truck and SUV buyers.
The transmission is similar to the six-speed automatic that is currently offered, but it offers the added advantage of producing more power in first gear for towing. It is also expected to show a definite increase in fuel economy, although no official EPA estimates have been released yet.
This change in the transmission should allow the Silverado to perform even better than in the past and help it to remain competitive in the truck market. We here at the dealership would love to show you just how awesome this truck can be.