the highly popular full-size pickup, continues to build on its bigger,
faster, stronger, smarter qualities in 2000 with an available new
fourth door and a variety of performance and convenience improvements.
The new optional
driver-side fourth door on Extended Cab models, available in dealerships
in late 1999, provides easy cargo loading and passenger entry/exit.
Silverado’s new self-dimming rearview mirror helps reduce dangerous
glare from trailing vehicles and now features outside temperature
and compass displays for convenience. LS and LT models also include
new programmable power door locks that allow the driver to customize
locking and unlocking features to their individual preferences.
satisfied with the status quo," said Silverado Brand Manager, Rick
Scheidt. "Although Silverado was redesigned just last year, we’re
always looking for areas to improve. Now, with the new fourth door
option, we’re giving our customers an even more comfortable and
include more horsepower for the Vortec 4800 V8 SFI engine which
has increased to 270 hp @ 5200 rpm — a boost of 15 hp over last
year. The Vortec 5300 V8 SFI powerplant also receives 15 additional
horses, checking in at 285 hp @ 5200 rpm with torque raised to 325
lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm — 10 more lb.-ft. than before. The Vortec 6000
V8 SFI engine when matched with the automatic transmission includes
a high extension torque converter for more full-power launch over
a longer period of time.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2WD Extended Cab Long Box
exterior, wheel flares are now available on 1500 four-wheel-drive
models, providing a sporty look while reducing dirt accumulation
on bodyside panels. In addition, an available
cover helps keep exterior cargo dry during inclement weather.
model lineup includes a 1500 Regular and Extended Cab and 2500 Regular
and Extended Cab. A Sportside Box is available on select 1500 models.
Customers can also choose a Short or Long Box, two- or four-wheel
drive, with standard LS or LT trim levels.
features that seem to belie the fact that it’s a rugged Chevy truck
— such as standard retained accessory power that allows electronic
features to operate for up to 20 minutes after the ignition is turned
off. And depending on model, a choice of vinyl, cloth or leather
seating surfaces add comfort to even the longest trip, while standard
passenger assist handles make entering and exiting easy. Extended
Cab rear doors include handy interior storage compartments and swing-out
windows. The rear-seat bottom cushion folds up to create more cargo
room while rear-seat heat ducts keep aft passengers as comfortable
as those in front.
safety is always a priority. Key features include: driver and right
front-passenger air bags,* side door beams, crush zones and an energy-absorbing
steering column — all designed to help protect occupants in the
event of a collision. Standard Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) with
Automatic Exterior Lamp Control automatically activate exterior
lights under low-light driving conditions for greater visibility.
The 4-wheel antilock disc brake system (ABS) is standard, while
available foglamps increase visibility during inclement weather.
With its impressive
comfort, power and reputation for durability, it’s clear why Silverado
remains a top choice among pickup owners.