Chevy Silverado 1500’s Technology Features Remain “Ahead of its time, Even Way Back When”
Year after year, our customers have expressed their continued satisfaction with the Chevy Silverado 1500, particularly with its capability and technology features. Here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis, we don’t expect that to change in 2023! Since our brand’s establishment in the early 1900s, Chevrolet has released some of the most powerful and iconic vehicles ever made. The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 certainly follows that tradition, with all of the characteristics to make a diehard truck lovers’ heart race and more.
The Silverado hit the scene in the late ‘90s, offering the most advanced state-of-the-art tech for the time: a CD player, electronic locking, awesome AC, and power windows. This was a completely different era for trucks, and the term “state-of-the-art” certainly meant something different than it does today! During the Silverado’s second generation, drivers enjoyed the addition of OnStar, which assists drivers with various needs, ranging from navigational to emergency. Drivers could remain informed about their vehicles and their immediate surroundings in a completely new fashion and it had a positive effect on safety.
OnStar was a leap forward, especially for the time. By running vehicle diagnostics remotely, it ensured that more of drivers’ valuable time was spent on the road instead of in the shop. In the 2009 model, the 1500 introduced Bluetooth technology, which would pave the way for more entertainment options within the cabin later on. Even though there were not many other significant improvements during this decade, this one was nearly as groundbreaking as the smartphone itself.
The third generation of the Chevy Silverado saw the revolutionary technology of an item that most drivers these days would never want to go without: the feature-rich infotainment system. Courtesy of Chevy Mylink, users could quickly connect with their phone, their navigational systems, and their entertainment options with just one touch. Now drivers could check on their tire pressure using the same platform that allowed them to choose the tunes for the trip, in a very appealing and interactive way. As this technology advanced in years to come, Apple Carplay and Android Auto added a layer of ease to the process that made navigation even simpler.
During the Silverado’s fourth generation, the center dashboard came invigoratingly to life with larger and more responsive touch screens and the function of Mylink’s most advanced version to date. LTE hotspot capability offered the option to connect even more technology on board, and 360-degree camera views to keep an eye out in ways that were once inconceivable. The truck was now at a point that enabled it to not only be a place where passengers could be entertained and connected, but everyone on board could be under the watchful eye of the highest-tech safety features in history.
As things have progressed at such an amazing rate and the Silverado can now truly be billed as “a home away from home”, it is a fantastic time to celebrate how modern and advanced it has always been. We hope to see you this spring to check out the truck that Car and Driver held in such high regard for its “agile handling, always purposeful ride, and class-leading powertrains.”