Chevrolet recently introduced the 2009 Silverado Hybrid, a full-size pickup that achieves 40 percent greater city fuel economy and a 25 percent improvement in overall fuel economy over the traditional Silverado, the company reports.
Partnering General Motors’ patented 2-Mode Hybrid system and a powerful 6.0L gas V-8, the Silverado Hybrid delivers efficient performance while maintaining full-size pickup capability.
The hybrid system provides all-electric driving at low speeds, allowing fuel savings to be realized even when the truck is fully loaded or towing a trailer. Silverado Hybrid can tow up to 6,100 pounds (2,767 kg).
The all-new hybrid pickup goes on sale in late 2008 and is based on the Silverado platform that was introduced for the 2007 model year. It will be offered in the crew cab body style; 2WD and 4WD models.