2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – Bigger is Better

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Chevrolet has announced the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500 full-size pickup. The vehicle is engineered to be the strongest, smartest, and most capable Silverado ever.

Among the many updates for 2014 are a new trio of powerful, efficient EcoTec3 engines. There is also a more comfortable cab, revised steering, suspension and brakes.

“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,” commented Mark Reuss, president, GM North America.

Chevrolet is committed to giving truck customers the most-refined, best-engineered pickups in the market.”, he added.

“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.”, he finished.


2014 Silverado 1500 Preliminary Specifications

Overview

Models: Light-duty pickup truck, 2WD and 4WD
Body styles Regular, extended and crew cab
EPA vehicle class: Full-size truck
Manufacturing location: Fort Wayne, Ind.; Silao, Mexico
Key competitors: Ford F-Series, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan

Powertrains

4.3L V-6 (LV3)

5.3L V-8 (L83)

6.2L V-8 (L86)

Displacement (cu in / cc):

262 / 4301

325 / 5328

376 / 6162

Bore & stroke (mm):

99.6 x 92

96 x 92

103.25 x 92

Block material:

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Compression ratio:

11.0:1

11.0:1

11.5:1

Direct fuel injection:

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cylinder deactivation:

Yes

Yes

Yes

Continuously variable valve timing:

Yes

Yes

Yes

Six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Grade Braking:

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chassis / Suspension

Front suspension: 2WD and 4WD: independent coil-over-shock; monotube shock absorbers available
Rear suspension: Solid axle with semi-elliptic two-stage multi-leaf springs; monotube shocks available
Steering type: Electrically-assisted power rack-and-pinion steering with variable assist
Stability control: Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist
Brakes: Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ long-life brake rotors; standard ABS; Hill Descent Control available

Source: GM