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Meet Your Chevrolet Truck Lineup
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June 9, 2008


Avalanche
Start of Production: July 14, 2008



Changes:
  • Inferno Orange Metallic
  • 6-Speed transmission standard on all models
  • Integrated Brake Controller
  • Bluetooth (standard)
  • Rear view camera in rear view mirror
  • XM Real Time Traffic
  • Navigation downloads on navigation system
  • New seat fabric
Colorado
Start of Production: June 16, 2008



Changes:
  • Deep Navy
  • Aqua Blue Metallic
  • Bedliner is standard on all models
  • 5.3L V8
  • StabiliTrak and Traction Control standard
Equinox
Start of Production:
June 23, 2008



Changes:
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Gold Mist Metallic
  • Cyber Gray Metallic
  • Head-Curtain and side impact airbags standard
  • XM Radio standard
  • Bluetooth
Fuel Economy Ratings: 17/24 (all models)


Express
Start of Production:
June 20, 2008



Changes:
  • StabiliTrak standard
HHR
Start of Production:
June 23, 2008



Changes:
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Gold Mist Metallic
  • Aqua Blue Metallic
  • Panel SS Turbocharged model
  • Bluetooth
  • AM/FM Stereo with CD player and USB Connectivity
  • Reconfigurable Performance Display in SS
  • 2.2L ECOTEC VVT w/ 155 HP and 150 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 2.4L ECOTEC VVT w/ E85 Capability
  • E85 Capable 2.2L
  • StabiliTrak and Traction Control standard on all models
  • Window switches moved to doors
Notes: Another very interesting 2009 model. With E85 capabilities, 155 HP standard, upper 30's in fuel economy, USB port, and Bluetooth....the HHR could prove to be a very important Chevrolet model in 2009.


Silverado
Start of Production:
June 16, 2008



Changes:
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Black Granite Metallic
  • Optional Vortec 6.2L V8
  • XM NavTraffic
  • Bluetooth
  • Optional Rear view camera
Suburban
Start of Production:
July 14, 2008



Changes:
  • Red Jewel Tintcoat
  • Bluetooth
  • XM NavTraffic
  • Navigation downloads on navigation system
  • Dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • 6-Speed transmission standard on all models
  • New rear fascia and side moldings on LTZ models
Tahoe
Start of Production:
July 21, 2008



Changes:
  • Red Jewel Tintcoat
  • Bluetooth
  • XM NavTraffic
  • Navigation downloads on navigation system
  • Dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • 6-Speed transmission standard on all models
  • New rear fascia and side moldings on LTZ models
Trailblazer
Start of Production:
June 16, 2008



Changes:
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Silver Moss Metallic
  • Sand Beige Metallic
  • Bluetooth
Traverse
Start of Production:
August 2, 2008




  • All new!
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All HHR's for 09 have the window switches moved to the door, so that is an old photo. Upper 30's in mileage? I think that's a type.
 

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:lmao: OMFG Trailblazer is so old school. The dash looks like it is made out of Dark Knight body armour. I want one.



HHR SS is kinda cool, which is ironic since I usually have a natural aversion to retro thanks to Chryslers abhorrent PT Cruiser and the poorly executed Prowler (ie drive train et al.).
 

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The trailblazer needs to go now, why even bother with an 09. There is now way this will sell well at all this year expecially once the traverse is out.
 

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The trailblazer needs to go now, why even bother with an 09. There is now way this will sell well at all this year expecially once the traverse is out.
The Trailblazer can out-tow the Traverse by a good margin and I believe it also has a higher ground clearance.

But with the economy tanking and gas prices rising, I don't know that enough Trailblazer fans are around to justify keeping it. Buy an old pickup to tow your boat and a Traverse for everything else.
 

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But with the economy tanking and gas prices rising, I don't know that enough Trailblazer fans are around to justify keeping it. Buy an old pickup to tow your boat and a Traverse for everything else.
Only thing I've ever had to tow with the Envoy is the Sonoma when I got it stuck in the mud in our front lawn...:lmao::lmao::eek::eek:

Already considering a Traverse in a few years to replace the Envoy if gas doesn't let up. I may have to extend the garage though.
 

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The Colorado is getting the V8? I thought that was pushed back.

Damn, that traverse is a good looking vehicle. :cool: :yup:
 

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The Colorado is getting the V8? I thought that was pushed back.

Damn, that traverse is a good looking vehicle. :cool: :yup:
Yeah, it was pushed back a year ago. ;)
 

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Are we going to be able to get the traverse with body color trim at the bottom instead of that ugly plasticy looking stuffz? Otherwise, its pretty sharp.
 

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I could not get the link to the line up details to work, so I came across this link:

http://media.gm.com/us/chevrolet/en/product_services/r_trucks/r_c_silverado/09index.html

This gives the model/trim line up, engine choices, transmission info, and other info.

2009 Silverado new features and changes:

In addition to the new six-speed automatic transmission and 6.2L V-8, a host of new features and revisions gives customers more choices. They include:

New 18-inch and 20-inch chrome-clad wheels – The new-design wheels add contemporary options for style-conscious buyers; the 18-inch chrome aluminum wheel is a new addition to the lineup, while the new 20-inch chrome aluminum wheel replaces a previous machine-face design
New Black Granite Metallic and Imperial Blue Metallic exterior colors
OnStar 8.0 – The latest-generation OnStar system offers advanced features, including Turn-by-Turn Navigation and new, Destination Download that automatically downloads requested directions to the Silverado’s navigation system
Bluetooth phone connectivity – Available with OnStar 8.0, it enables safer, hands-free calling and other wireless activities, with controls on the steering wheel
XM Satellite Radio with NavTraffic – Available with the standard XM Satellite Radio service, the new NavTraffic feature delivers real-time traffic advisements through the navigation system
Rearview camera system – Extended cab and crew cab customers can select this safety device that can be ordered with or without the navigation system; it provides a remote view directly behind the vehicle via a display in the inside rearview mirror
Changes and revisions to previous models and equipment packages include:

Integrated trailer brake controller is available on regular cab models (not available with the 4.3L engine)
Vehicle stability enhancement system now standard on all models except with 4.3L V-6 engine
2LT trim is discontinued
 

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Already considering a Traverse in a few years to replace the Envoy if gas doesn't let up. I may have to extend the garage though.
The Traverse, Outlook, Enclave, and Acadia aren't really that long. They're about the same length as the minivans and basically the exact same length as the Impala.
 

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The Traverse, Outlook, Enclave, and Acadia aren't really that long. They're about the same length as the minivans and basically the exact same length as the Impala.
Well, looking at the Enclave website (IT STILL SAYS THE ENCLAVE CONCEPT...WTF), it's 201.8 inches long. My garage is only 200 inches long. Curse that extra 1.8 inches.
If not, a GMC Terrain will work just as well.
 
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