Customers in Australia and New Zealand will be able to access some of the biggest and best full-size trucks – beginning with the Chevrolet Silverado – through the newly established General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) network.
The Silverado 1500, remanufactured to right-hand-drive by Walkinshaw Automotive Group, is the first entry in the GMSV portfolio, with the Silverado 2500 and the C8 Corvette to follow in late 2021.
North American full-size trucks are redefining the Ute market in Australia and New Zealand, and GMSV will offer some of America’s most successful and highest selling vehicles in the segment, said Joanne Stogiannis, Director of GMSV. “We have launched with over fifty GM Specialty Vehicles dealers and look forward to adding more. Our GMSV dealers are now open for business in Australia and New Zealand. We can’t wait to see the first Silverados being driven out of our GMSV showrooms, as we believe there is significant opportunity in Australia and New Zealand for our iconic North American vehicles to compete in niche segments.”
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is the epitome of the iconic all-American Chevrolet truck bloodline. Over 100 years of truck building know-how has been put into the Silverado, which sets the bar for towing and all-round capability. “We know that customers are eager to see what other products we will add to our portfolio. We will continue to identify opportunities to add to vehicles where we see the chance to compete in niche segments in Australia and New Zealand,” added Stogiannis.
Jason D’Silva, Dealer Principal at Ralph D’Silva GMSV in Preston, Victoria said: “I am very proud to be opening Ralph D’Silva GMSV to both existing customers and the many new customers we are sure will be attracted to the growing segment in which the Silverado 1500 and the new Silverado 2500 play. And Corvette – that is a game changer for us. We are looking forward to inviting customers into our new showroom to showcase our exciting new product range and hope to be met with the same excitement from customers who come in to shop with us.”
Ross Crampton, Dealer Principal at Toowoomba GMSV in Toowoomba, Queensland added:
For more information on the Chevrolet Silverado and to register for updates on the C8 Corvette, visit: https://www.gmspecialtyvehicles.com/.