The Chevrolet brand of General Motors Co. in Detroit announced the Silverado electric pick-up will feature available Four-Wheel Steer and 24-inch wheels.
The new offerings will enable increased agility and a tighter turning radius at lower speeds, as well as improved handling and stability at higher speeds.
The Silverado electric pickup harnesses GM’s Ultium Platform and pairs it with the Silverado’s capability. The fleet and retail versions of the offer a variety of customizable options. There currently is not a starting price or release date set for the vehicle.
In Related News: the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse earned a 2021 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) after achieving a “good” rating in the passenger-side small overlap test. The “good” rating is the highest rating possible for IIHS crashworthiness evaluations.
“Safety for our customers through each of our brands has always been paramount to our operations,” says John Capp, director of global safety technology, strategy, and regulations at GM. “The Chevrolet Traverse TOP SAFETY PICK award and GMC Acadia’s ‘good’ rating designations across a number of evaluations serve as a testament to GM’s global commitment to safety with all of our products.”
The 2021 GMC Acadia midsize SUV also earned a “good” rating in the passenger-side small overlap test, as well as in the five other IIHS crashworthiness evaluations. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick, the vehicle must earn “good” ratings in all IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, along with the option for a front crash prevention system that earns “advanced” or “superior” ratings, and one headlight package that earns a “good” or “acceptable” rating.
The Traverse earned the award when equipped with available LED projector headlights that come with the Premier and High Country trims, which received an “acceptable” rating.
The two optional automatic emergency braking systems available on the Traverse both earned “superior” ratings in the vehicle-to-vehicle evaluation. In the vehicle-to-pedestrian test, the automatic emergency braking with front pedestrian braking system earned a “superior” rating while the enhanced automatic emergency braking with front pedestrian braking system earned an “advanced” rating.
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is assembled at GM’s Lansing Delta Township manufacturing plant in Lansing, while the 2021 GMC Acadia is assembled at GM’s Spring Hill manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tenn.