We recently reported the upcoming 2017 GMC Sierra HD will receive a functional hood scoop and speculated the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD will get it too. Our suspicions were confirmed yesterday when Chevrolet sent an embargoed press release on the new truck’s air intake system and images of the 2017 Silverado HD that we can now share with you. What you see here are the first pictures of the new truck’s hood made available to the public. They show the Chevy will get a similar treatment as its GMC twin (see below).
According to Chevy, the all-new intake system provides air to the engine that is very close to the outside air’s temperature, this helps to maintain performance while under stress. The press release from Chevy only pertains to trucks with the Duramax diesel engine. No word yet on whether gas-powered Silverado HDs will also have the hood scoop or if anything will change with the 6.6-liter diesel engine, although Andre Smirnov believes it will likely be updated to provide more torque.
“The 2017 Chevy Silverado HD was engineered to provide maximum utility for our customers in even the most extreme situations,” said Eric Stanczak, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “While developing this all-new induction system, we considered our customers towing a maximum-weight trailer through the Eisenhower Tunnel on a hot, rainy summer day.”
We will bring you more information about the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD as the company slowly doles out information over the coming months. We look forward to testing the truck on the Ike Gauntlet, which is exactly where Chevy – and other manufacturers – test their trucks. Until then, check out this video of the 2016 Silverado 3500 HD Dually taking on the Ike.