Chevy Silverado HD Named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Huw Evans
by Huw Evans
Motor Trend Editor in Chief Angus MacKenzie (left) presents the Motor Trend Truck of the Year trophy to General Motors CEO Dan Akerson for the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD Dually pickup Saturday, December 11, 2010 prior to the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Janette McVey for Chevrolet)

Just prior to the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia over the weekend, Motor Trend‘s Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie, presented General Motors CEO Dan Akerson with the coveted truck of the year award, in reference to the 2011 Chevy Silverado HD.

It marks the first time since 1979 that both a GM car and truck garnered MT‘s annual vehicle awards (the Chevy Volt was recently named MT‘s car of the year for 2011).

Introduced last summer the 2011 Silverado HD is highlighted by a new, improved chassis, better suspension and steering, plus a new Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission. Said MT‘s MacKenzie, “on the outside the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD appears to have been given a subtle makeover, but it’s what’s under the skin that makes this truck a winner.”

“With more capability and technology than ever before, we believe the Chevrolet Silverado HD sets the bar for heavy-duty trucks,” said Akerson. “It’s a great honor to have such a respected authority as Motor Trend agree.”

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  • Charles Charles on Dec 14, 2010

    i watch chevy men buy fords and dodges(rams)becuse of limited color choices,no two tone paint jobs and because the basic truck can be had with a hemi in standard cab with out having to go top of the line to get the most powerful engine.chevy need to add a TOW MASTER SERIES,DROP THE LS SERIES,ALLOW THE TOW MASTER to be ordered from the work truck all the way up to the LTZ,making the 6.2 gas and 6.6 diesel available as a work truck WITH MAX TOW ABILITY.CHEVY NEEDS TO CHOP 2 CYLINDERS OF THE 6.2 ENGINE FOR A NEW V6,DROP THE 4.8 ENG,MAKE THE 5.3 STANDARD V8,PUNCH THE 5.3 OUT TO 5.7AND MAKE 6SPEED TRAN STANDARD IN REGUARDLESS OF CAB TYPE.