The newest full-size pickup trucks 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra were presented by General Motors ahead of the 2013 Detroit Motor Show (North American International Auto Show – NAIAS 2013) in January.
General Motors has rejuvenated its pickup truck line dedicated only to the North American auto market. The new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra will be officially launched at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2013.
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra – Design & Engines
Both models are based on the same lighter but stiffer platform and can be configured in various versions with single, extended or double cabin. The new generation introduces a squarish design with many right angles, Silverado adopting the vertical offset double headlights. 2014 GMC Sierra is slightly taller than the Chevy Silverado, has projector beam headlights, chrome accents and moldings on the wheel wells.
The engines are part of the new EcoTec3 family. Both models remain faithful to the petrol engines with six or eight-cylinder in V: 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8. They all use aluminum blocks and cylinder heads, which helps reduce weight.
All three engines use direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation system to save fuel and lower emissions. General Motors didn’t released the figures for fuel consumption and specific power of each engine, which will be announced early next year.
The new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra use 6-speed automatic transmissions, many of the current GM pickup trucks being equipped with 4-speed automatics.
Looking at the interior we notice the upright instrument panel, six-gauge instrument cluster with an optional center-mounted 4.2-inch infotainment system that shows vehicle status information, and multiple storage options. Knobs are covered using a rubber over-mold technology so they’re easy to grip, even while wearing gloves. Premium materials are added to the 2014 GMC Sierra’s cabin, including more soft-touch materials and an optional aluminum trim, also having a 110-volt socket, four 12-volt outlets, up to five USB ports, and an SD card slot.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra have safety features like: collision alert, lane departure warning with an active safety seat and park assistance, while the StabiliTrak with trailer sway control and hill start assist is standard.
Production of the new GM pickup trucks is set to start next spring.
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