GM debuts the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado University of Texas Edition

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 6, 2014

Just in time for the start of The University of Texas Longhorns football season, Chevrolet unveiled the a special edition of the Silverado called University of Texas Longhorns. The vehicle can be easily distinguished in a parking lot due to its awesome Sunset Orange Metallic exterior paint but also thanks to the new UT graphics on the pickup bed and tailgate, as well as due to its chrome side steps.

Available on the Silverado Double Cab in LT or LTZ trim, or a Crew Cab in LTZ Trim, the UT edition package costs $795. Other features of the Silverado University of Texas Longhorns Edition LT include 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, body color mirrors and door handles as well Texas Edition badge.

The LTZ model gets 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome mirrors and door handles and the Texas Edition badge.

In addition, the vehicle arrives with sprain-in bed liner. Chevrolet offers the Silverado wit a choice of three EcoTec3 engines: a 4.3-liter V6 rated at 285 hp (212 kW) and 305 lb-ft (413 Nm) of torque, a 5.3-liter V8 that develops 355 hp (250 kW) and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque and the 6.2-liter V8 pumping out 420 hp (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque.

For the 2015MY, the Chevrolet Silverado gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which is included on models powered by the EcoTec3 6.2-liter V8 engine. Other highlights of the 2015MY are the MyLink with enhanced Text Messaging Alerts, Siri Eyes Free and OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspots.

Press Release

Chevrolet Announces Silverado University of Texas Edition

Coinciding with the start of The University of Texas Longhorns football season, Chevrolet today announced a special-edition University of Texas Longhorns Silverado.

Featuring Sunset Orange Metallic exterior paint, special UT graphics on the pickup bed and tailgate, and chrome side steps, the UT edition package goes on sale nationwide next month with a suggested retail price of $795. To receive the UT Edition, customers must purchase a Silverado Double Cab in LT or LTZ trim, or a Crew Cab in LTZ trim, with the Texas Edition package.

Chevrolet, The University of Texas Athletics program, IMG College and the Texas Exes UT student alumni association last year announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement, designating Silverado as the Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns and of the Texas Exes. Silverado is also the Official Truck of Bevo, the Texas Longhorns’ mascot.

"This is an exciting way for Longhorns everywhere to show their Texas pride as they cruise America's highways and byways, and I'm glad to see that Bevo XIV will continue to ride in style," said Steve Patterson, director of Men's Athletics at The University of Texas. "We appreciate our great partnership with Chevrolet and their support of Texas Athletics."

Additional features and content on the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado UT Special Edition include:

  • 2WD or 4WD Double Cab LT or LTZ Trim with Texas Edition package configurations
  • LT – 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, body color mirror and door handles and Texas Edition badge
  • LTZ – 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome mirrors and door handles and Texas Edition badge
  • Spray-in bed liner.

Unique opportunities provided by the Chevrolet and The University of Texas sponsorship include allowing a Silverado HD pickup to pull Bevo’s trailer to and from events, showcasing a Silverado at the Texas Exes’ “Biggest Tailgate in Texas,” the Chevy Silverado Ticket Will Call & Pick-up Window designations and the Official Truck of the AT&T Red River Showdown, the annual Texas vs. Oklahoma football game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Silverado logo also appears on the backdrop for all Texas Athletics official media conferences and interviews.
Truck of the year

From the family of the most the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – named the 2014 North American Truck of the Year – adds an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission to its powertrain roster for 2015, enhancing efficiency and refinement. It’s included on models equipped with the EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 engine.

All of Silverado’s EcoTec3 engines offer advanced fuel-saving technology and the confidence that comes from more than 100 million engines’ worth of continuous improvement of Chevrolet Small Block engines, while the new eight-speed automatic helps Silverado 1500 retain its segment-leading 12,000-pound maximum trailer weight rating under newly adapted SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.

The Silverado also rolls into 2015 with refinements focused on today’s ever-increasing desire for advanced in-vehicle communication, including MyLink with enhanced Text Messaging Alerts, Siri Eyes Free and new, available OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial (whichever comes first). Chevrolet is the first and only car company to bring built-in 4G LTE to cars, trucks and crossovers.

Editors’ Note: The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Includes destination freight charge and gas guzzler tax.

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