2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Change Vehicle
of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 base trim shown
A cargo bed made of molded composite materials is a new option for some versions of Chevrolets full-size pickup.
This report covers the light-duty versions of the Silverado, which come in 1500 (half-ton) and 2500 (three-quarter-ton) series. The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado are redesigned for 2001 and are covered separately in the Silverado HD report.
The composite cargo bed made of heavy-duty plastic is optional on 1500 short-bed models equipped with four-wheel drive and the Z71 offroad package. Chevrolet says it weighs 50 pounds less than a conventional steel cargo bed, wont rust, and resists dents and scratches better than steel. GMC sells a corporate twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also gets the composite cargo bed.
General Motors OnStar communication system is set to become standard on the top-shelf LT models in the spring.
The next big addition for the Silverado is expected to be four-door crew-cab models with four conventional doors that open toward the front, matching a feature already available on the rival Ford F-150. GMs heavy-duty pickups also offer this feature.
The Silverado comes in four sizes: regular cab and extended cab, both with a choice of 6.5- or 8-foot cargo beds. The new composite cargo bed is available in the 6.5-foot length on extended-cab models.
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