Launch Report: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

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We covered the exclusive global launch of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado in Washington DC. The new Silverado comes with several upgrades, most notably in the engine and powertrain department. Here's the full scoop:

Engine Upgrades

The new Silverado gets all new EcoTec3 engines. The 4.3L V6 engine comes with claimed best in class torque of 413 Nm and 285 HP. The 5.3L V8 surges 355 horses and 519 Nm of torque. Finally the 6.2L V8 roars at 420 HP and 624 Nm torque. All engines come equiped with Cylinder Deactivation technology, which allows the truck to operate at 4 cylinders to save fuel. Continuously Variable Valve Timing and Direct Fuel Injection technologies also help boost fuel efficiency.

Style Changes

The new Silverado comes with a restyled one piece bumper from wheel to wheel, a wider grille and restyled headlamps. Crew cab rear doors are now wider to enable easier access and increased rear legroom of 2 inches. Crew cab box is now larger in size and will be offered as a 6'6 for increased cargo capacity. Finally wheel sizes range from 17 inch steel for the Work Truck to 22 inch chrome aluminum wheels for the full options model. 

Interior Options

All models come equipped with MyLink infotainment system where you can connect up to 10 devices at the same time. Standard on LT and LTZ models will be an 8 inch LCD high resolution touch screen with radio options to select up to 60 favorites in radio. Higher spec versions also include a USB drive with navigation maps. 

Increased Safety Features

A lot of new safety features exclusive to the segment have been introduced in the 2014 Silverado. Standard features include 6 airbags with 360 degree sensor system, 3 point seat belts in rear seats and LATCH system anchors for child seats. Segment exclusive safety technologies include Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and vibrating Safety Alert Seat. These are offered depending on trim levels. All these offerings have resulted in a five star safety rating from the New Car Assessment Program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States. 


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