Chevrolet Says 2014 Silverado Is GM's Most Corrosion-Resistant Truck

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is the most corrosion-resistant pickup truck GM has ever built, the Detroit-based company said today while detailing the improvements added to the recently-launched vehicle.
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Built out of new body structures designed to minimize potential for corrosion, such as zinc-coated steel and an aluminum alloy hood, the 2014 Silverado has endured extensive proving ground testing at exposure level higher than most drivers ever experience.

Chevy says "the months of accelerated testing these trucks undergo is equivalent to more than 10 years on the road," adding that this timetable was chosen because more than half of light-duty trucks on the road are 11 years or older.

New improvements added to the 2014 Silverado also include improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, extensive and improved chassis corrosion protection and anti-chip protection on the lower body side.

"Silverado’s corrosion protection measures provide superior defense against elements in the environment, whether driving through farm fields, on construction gravel, or down a snow-covered highway," said Mark Yergin, engineering group manager of General Motors Corrosion Engineering and Labs. "The new Silverado is our strongest truck yet, affording us the confidence that the truck will continue to meet customers’ needs throughout its life."
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