After the first model from 2014 and redesign from 2016, next 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Midnight Edition will appear soon in sales outlets. All three models were built in the third generation. We expect a significant redesign of the Silverado model next year, and perhaps the fourth generation. All in all, as well as other special editions, Midnight represents the phase to the full redesign. And as always, the targeted competition is made up of new Ford and RAM pickup models.
As far as the design is concerned, there are no significant changes compared to the 2016 model. In addition to the black color of the exterior, noticeable are black grille and bumpers. It also has a variant grille with chrome bars. Of course, there are daytime LEDs, halogen or LED front lights and fog lights, as well as rear LEDs. It is possible to accommodate five passengers in extremely comfortable leather seats. In front of the driver there is a 4.2-inch information screen. The center console has a 4.2-inch TFT display, and also offers an 8.0-inch touchscreen with MyLink infotainment system.
They are available on the Z71 Double Cab (only 1500) and Crew Cab. The outer dimensions are identical to the standard models, while the maximum towing capacity is up to 9300 lbs (4218 kg). All models have 18-inch alloy wheels with 18-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires.
Midnight Edition will have a 5.3-liter V8 EcoTec3 gasoline engine, with direct fuel injection. The output of this engine is 355 hp and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque. It is possible to choose 2WD mode (RWD), Auto mode, 4WD high, 4WD low and neutral mode, combined with 8-speed automatic transmission with two-speed transfer case. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is achieve in less than 7.5 seconds, while the top speed is up to 99 mph (159 km/h). All in all, the manufacturer estimates fuel consumption at 15/20/17 mpg. It is not yet confirmed whether it will have a 4.3-liter V6 and a 6.2-liter V8 engine.
Although impressive, the price 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Midnight Edition is not at all low. The basic model costs $ 48,890, while with all the built-in accessories it costs up to $ 55,600.