The 2009 Chevy Silverado hybrid-powered pickup truck will come to dealerships early next year wearing a hefty price tag of $38,994 with a $975 destination charge included.
This is a price of 2WD model with a 1HY package, which includes such popular options as the 18-inch wheels, locking rear differential, heavy-duty towing package, as well as EZ Lift tailgate and lock, automatic climate control, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
Add here an eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid component warranty and you’ll get the idea, I suppose.
Just like the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid full-size SUV, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid will feature GM’s own two-mode hybrid drivetrain offering more than 40 percent better fuel economy in city driving and about 25 greater efficiency in the combined cycle.
Mated to the huge 6.0-liter V8 engine and capable to work in an all-electric driving mode at speed of up to 30 mph (48 km/h), the hybrid drivetrain delivers an impressive fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway for the 2WD model.
The 2009 Chevy Silverado with 4WD system will feature fuel efficiency of around 20mpg both in city and highway driving.
There will also be a much more expensive 2HY package.
Starting at $45,130, it includes a multimedia entertainment system with navigation, leather-trimmed seating, a hard tonneau cover, rear parking assist and this sort of stuff.