QLD based Performax International has coverted yet another left-hand drive American icon for Australian buyers. The all-new fully-complianced 2008 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra utes are now on sale in Australia.
Priced at a staggering $123,000, the main model is the Silverado 2500HD crew-cab four-wheel drive. Other models from the extensive Silverado and sister GMC Sierra range are available on demand.
The 2500HD is powered by a gigantic 6.6-litre V8 turbodiesel (272kW and 895Nm of torque) coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with high and low ranges and dashboard-selected four-wheel drive engagement.
Performax International General Manager Nick Vandenberg says his company is aiming the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD at Australia's heavy-duty and long-distance haulers.
"With towing capacity at 4.5 tonnes, it's the big ute many people have been waiting for. We had orders for almost 20 even before the ADR compliance process was completed and now we expect many more from both recreational and business buyers. Mr Vandenberg said.
Both cars come with a four-year/120,000 km warranty and four year' roadside assistance, offered by Performax.