Chevrolet introduced the second generation of the Silverado 2500HD series in 2008 with a choice of three cabins, and the most prominent version was the Crew Cab. GM had a long history in the utility vehicle market, and the Chevrolet Silverado was just one example from a long line of pickup-trucks. The 2008 model offered a Heavy-Duty style and engineering but addressed to a segment that didn't need a full-grown one-ton vehicle. Like its predecessor, the Silverado was available in a few body versions, starting with a chassis-cab and going up to the big crew-cab version. The HD lineup from their light-duty siblings by muscular designs for the grilles, headlights, hoods, and front fenders. The Crew Cab version featured four doors and was stripped by the most extended bed option. Inside, Chevrolet Silverado offered up to five comfortable seating positions, with enough room for all passengers. Like most of the pickup-trucks on the market, it offered a big dashboard with a steering-column mounted gear-selector for the automatic transmission. The manufacturer offered the Silverado HD with a choice of two engines paired as standard to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It was available either as a 2WD or 4WD. For the Z71 version, the carmaker offered additional skid plates to protect the body while offroading.