As trucks have become more mainstream among automobile consumers, manufacturers have incorporated a variety of new design concepts to make them more accessible and convenient for a wider range of buyers. Today’s trucks have more passenger room, more amenities, and other features that weren’t included in their more Spartan predecessors.
The Chevy Silverado is taking the next step forward by introducing a convenient tailgate step to its trucks. GM recently received patent approval for a tailgate step for its trucks.
This convenient feature will make it easier for Silverado owners to access the bed of their pickup trucks and improve safety. Consumers can likely expect to see 2019 Chevy Silverados equipped with this helpful new feature at Spencer Chevrolet dealerships in the near future. New GMC Sierras are also expected to have the feature.
As trucks have grown increasingly larger and taller, access to the cargo bed has become more difficult for many users, especially older Silverado owners or those who are small in stature. The fold-out step Chevy will introduce makes accessing the cargo bed easier and safer. The new step makes falls less likely and can also help Silverado owners avoid injury while loading and unloading heavy furniture or other items.
GM’s new tailgate step improves upon other automakers’ work with this helpful feature. Chevy’s tailgate step is wider than its competitors’ tailgate steps and has a back, preventing users from accidentally stepping through the step and injuring themselves.
Racking Up Initial Quality Awards
The Chevy Silverado has a long track record of innovation and meeting the needs of its growing customer base. The 2017 Silverado is one of the most powerful full-size trucks on the market, leading its competitors in towing capacity and offering buyers two V8 engine options.
The Silverado appeals to families looking for a reliable vehicle to haul people and cargo with a quiet, comfortable cabin that incorporates upscale materials and design concepts. The new Silverado also has lots of great electronic features for convenience and safety, including a standard teen driver system which allows parents to program safe-driving limits and parameters into the vehicle to keep their young drivers on the straight and narrow.
U.S. News and World Report gave the Silverado its No. 2 ranking in the full-size pickup truck category, and the vehicle was also a finalist for the publication’s Best Full Truck Size for the Money designation.
Chevy has been on a roll, in recent years, improving quality and performance across the board. The Silverado recently was the best performing truck in the 2016 JD Power and Associates 2016 Initial Quality Study. In 2016, five Chevrolet vehicles led their segments in the study, which compiles data concerning reported problems within the first 90 days of ownership of a new vehicle.
To find the best selection of Chevy trucks in Spencer, Indiana, visit Community Chevrolet of Spencer. An established Chevy dealer with years of experience in serving its community, Community Chevrolet of Spencer can help customers find the best vehicle value for their money. Give them a call at 812-829-4843 to find your perfect Chevy.