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2014 Chevrolet Silverado Revealed

General Motor today pulled the curtain off the bran new pickup truck that we’ve all been waiting to see. For 2014, the Chevy Silverado is all new, and the manufacturer claims it’s also the most technologically advanced and well engineered Silverado.
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The pickup comes with revised chassis, quieter bodies and brand new, more efficient EcoTec3 engines.

“Our customers rely on their trucks to meet the day-to-day challenges of earning a living, running a business and taking care of their families,” said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America. “Chevrolet is committed to giving truck customers the most-refined, best-engineered pickups in the market.”

The 2014 model year changes only target the 1500 version of the truck, which next year will join the existing Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups, which were new for the 2011 model year.

“Don’t let the work boots fool you. Truck customers are among the most discerning and demanding in the business,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for full-size and midsize trucks.

“The designers and engineers who created the new Silverado share this passion for trucks. They have built this truck – and tested it to the extremes – to give customers the right tools for the tough jobs, and they have created dozens of solutions to the challenges truck customers encounter every day.”

Though not really a departure from the old generation, this new front end design in bolder and more aesthetic.

Under the hood, the engine range includes a new V6 and two V8 engines, specifically designed for use in these full-sized pickups. All three engines incorporate direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing, in line with the new generation technologies that are being used on Chevrolet’s cars.

“We believe these engines are the most technologically advanced engines ever offered in light-duty pickups, and they are specifically designed for the way customers use trucks in the real world,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer and program manager.

“EcoTec3 engines offer technology no other truck maker can match, and we offer it in every one of our engines, for every one of our customers,” said Lee. “It is not an extra cost feature. You get our best and most advanced technology regardless of trim level.”

The new engine family includes the following units (not yet fully detailed) and will be available with 2WD and 4WD:

• A new standard 4.3L V-6. Its large displacement delivers the torque to power a crew cab and pull a substantial trailer, yet it can seamlessly shift into four-cylinder mode under light loads for improved efficiency.
• A new 5.3L V-8. It is engineered to provide more horsepower, more torque and better fuel economy that the current 5.3L V-8, making it an excellent choice for mainstream customers.
• A new 6.2L V-8. It is engineered to be the most capable engine in any light-duty pickup. Like the other two engines in the family, it can seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode under light load conditions for improved efficiency in daily driving.

 
 
 
 
 

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