General Motors will be offering up a new version of the Chevrolet Silverado HD next year. The Texas Edition Silverado 2500 and 3500 will offer buyers all of the standard equipment associated with LT trim, plus additional interior and exterior flare.

Outside, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, unique badging and a slathering of chrome over the door handles and side molding help distinguish the truck from the rest of the mall parking lot. It's worth noting that a trailering package and locking rear differential are also a part of the kit, and that 3500 HD buyers will have to cope with 18-inch rollers on single-wheel models and 17-inch wheels on dually trucks.

Inside, both 2500 and 3500 models are packed with dual-zone climate control, a six-way power adjustable driver's seat and a Bluetooth-capable CD player with MP3 input. Power camper mirrors with integrated turn signals are also included. Hit the jump for the full press release.
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First Silverado HD to wear a Texas Edition badge

* Award-winning capability with Texas attitude
* 2500HD and 3500HD models offered
* Available Duramax diesel and Allison Transmission

DALLAS – Chevrolet today announced its first-ever Silverado HD Texas Edition, which takes the award-winning Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups and adds a strong shot of Texas attitude.

The announcement was made today during the press days for the State Fair of Texas, which opens to the public on Sept. 30.

"We think the Silverado HD and Texas are a winning combination," said Dave Nottoli, Chevrolet regional director for sales and marketing. "We started with the Chevrolet Silverado HD, which was 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, and gave it some Texas attitude, with enhanced exterior style and more interior amenities."

The Silverado HD Texas Edition is available in 2500HD or 3500 HD extended cab or crew cab models with the LT trim level. In addition to the unique Texas Edition badge, 2500HD models include:

* 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels
* Trailering package and automatic-locking differential
* Dual-zone automatic climate control
* Six-way power driver seat
* CD player with USB port, steering-wheel controls and Bluetooth for phones
* Power camper mirrors with integrated turn signals, fog lamps, and an EZ-Lift tailgate
* Chrome door handles, body side molding accents, and six-inch oval assist steps

The 3500HD models are similarly equipped, except the wheels are either 18-inch on single-rear-wheel models, or 17-inch on duallys.

All are available with the Duramax diesel engine, with 397 horsepower and 765 lb.-ft. of torque, and an Allison transmission.

The Silverado HD Texas Edition is backed by the best coverage of all full-size pickups, including a five-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty along with roadside assistance and a courtesy transportation program.

"Texans currently buy about one out of every six heavy-duty pickups sold in the United States," said Nottoli. "When you take the capability of the Silverado HD, then add the features and amenities of the Texas Edition, we think it will be a hit here in the Lone Star State."


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      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Texas Edition isn't new. I see plenty of Texan Edition Silverados driving around Dallas. What may be new is the HD version.
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does the truck come with instructions on how to accept Federal money to pay for itself, while also attempting to secede because of that money? Or does it call itself a miracle while also having some of the highest levels of poverty and lowest levels of education. Those are the things I know I want emblazoned on my vehicle...
        Danaon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        Texas gets $.74 of every dollar we send the federal government. Plus, no one ever attempted to secede. Please, keep your ignorance to yourself.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        [blocked]
        Russell Ford
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        Hey assclown - we make up 10% of the country's population so the money we take is money that has been paid in the form of income tax by our residents. Keep drinking the KoolAid nut job.
          The Other Bob
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Russell Ford
          Russell - He wasn't saying TX shouldn't get the money. He was saying your ass of a Governor shouldn't take the money and then rip on the stimulus. Its called hypocracy.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Russell Ford
          [blocked]
          Russell Ford
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Russell Ford
          I apologize, your right, our Gov. shouldn't have ripped on the stimulus. BTW how did that work out?
      scocrmch
      • 3 Years Ago
      Like the TX Governor, it will be "all hat and no cattle"!
      EvilTollMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      HOT DAMN DIGGITY DOG! I'm a git me one a dem der Texas pickups. Drive it 'round, no need fer a dang blinker, goin slow as **** and headin to that there saloon havin a busweiser! GAL BLISS 'MERIKA!!!! Ok, that might be a bit offensive?
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        Not when its 100% true. And actually I heard a person traveling through Texas that spoke even worse than what you have typed.
        Drew Smith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        No, not offensive, just shows your stupidity and ignorance.
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is an ad, not a news story.
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL, behind the eight ball again!
      Sum Ting Wong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow Chevrolet.. Always have to copy the 34 year best selling truck the Ford F-Series? Do you think adding a "Texas Edition" will help you sell more? This is Texas. This is Ford country! We don't care down in Houston area that you have a plant in Arlington.
        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sum Ting Wong
        Dude, GM trucks outsell Ford trucks consistently nationwide. And yes, even in Texas.
          scocrmch
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          Um, only when you combine Chevy and GM trucks.
          paulinator66
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          Nope. Basil is right. Chevy trucks trail Ford by a slim margin each year but, when you add in GMC's 500,000 units each year, GM just kills the F-150. Ford can only say they sell the most because they don't split their sales between brands. And, for the record, I'm a Ford guy. I own an F-150.
          tkosoccer03
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          you're all idiots...just look up the fuckin stats and stop arguing about something you think you know the answer to.. nothing pisses me off more than people arguing about statistics they don't know. in 2010, Ford sold 507,000 F-series trucks... GM sold a combined almost 500,000 for chevy and GMC.. so just STFU if you don't know what you're talking about.. or, do a google search and figure it out before you speak.. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/01/the-ultimate-guide-to-us-pickup-truck-sales-in-2010.html
        reattadudes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sum Ting Wong
        for a Texan, you're pretty clueless. not only has Chevrolet had "Texas editions" for years (I just bought a "Texas edition" Suburban from Knapp Chevrolet, right there in Houston, and I live in Arizona), but Ford has Texas editions, too. you're never seen a Lone Star edition of a Dodge Ram? no matter who makes them, special regional editions like these merely package a number of options together for a greatly discounted price. if I bought a Texas edition Sliverado, there were residency restrictions for the package discount. on the Suburban, there were not.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Could've tried a bit harder matching the emblems, no? BTW, Texas Edition also consists of a bigger bed in order to fit more illegals in the back when contractors are looking for workers on the street. :)
        Mechanikong Racing
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        I live in Texas... I couldn't agree more. I own a truck because of my job but hate the association when I pull up next to all our Texas tough contractor hard-ass types with their "crew" of illegals "gittin it done" here in the Lone Start State.
          Hazdaz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mechanikong Racing
          Gotta love them hypocrites - those same contractors with a truck bed of illegals are probably the same folks bitchin and complain about how "them Mexicans took our jerbs!" :rolleyes:
        Egon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        That emblem looks like a cheap dealer add-on. But then again, it'll probably match the stick-on portholes perfectly.
      RICK
      • 3 Years Ago
      17" wheels on the 3500.... So impressive. We have changed deecades GM.
        Danaon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RICK
        That's because they're *GASP* FOR WORK. Bigger is not better on a truck, in fact bigger wheels are often worse.
      sysadm1n
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs more chrome badges.
      HVH20
      • 3 Years Ago
      So it gets chrome trim and a everything is bigger in texas badge? A 2500 or 3500 better come standard with a trailering package regardless, and even the 1500 has a locking rear diff, so whats the big deal?
      founerra
      • 3 Years Ago
      Texas Sales, 1. Montana Sales, 200,000.
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