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2014 GMC Sierra Pickup Revealed

Chevrolet and GMC today unveiled the all-new Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickups, designed to be the most refined, best engineered full-size pickups in the market. At least that’s what the press release say, but even we have to admit we’ve never seen such cool toys on a truck before. The Ram could very well be in trouble!
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Besides the promise of refinement and comfort, the 2014 GMC Sierra is also far better looking and much more practical, with features like built in steps in the rear bumper and reversing camera. It’s also safer and more economical.

“The new Sierra and Silverado are more differentiated than ever in unique features and materials, in their standard content and in their design and details,” said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America. “These are two strong and distinct brands – each one appealing to a different kind of customer.”

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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