2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Preview: Best in Class Fuel Economy, Power Promised

3
2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Preview: Best in Class Fuel Economy, Power Promised

After seven long years, GM has finally given its lineup of half-ton pickups a refresh, both of which were revealed today.

The new GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado will have three engine options, all of which will feature direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation as standard equipment, particularly a big deal for the V6, which will be the first six-cylinder engine to offer cylinder deactivation in the segment. The engines are a 5.3-liter V8, a 6.2-liter V8, and a smaller 4.3-liter V6, all three of which are brand new designs.

Transmissions were not discussed in detail, though GM North American President Mark Reuss said, “transmission, powertrains will develop more in a year’s time,” confirming that a new transmission is on its way. As of now, it is the same six-speed unit as before, but rumored is an eight-speed box which is likely for the trucks.

While exact power numbers will come at a later date, Reuss said “[Our] V8s will be best in fuel efficiency and power.” No confirmation was offered on when the numbers will be released, with GM simply saying they are coming at a later date.

The new trucks have received many interior updates, such as a new 8-inch touchscreen in the center console, and a 4.3-inch screen in the dash mounted info cluster. A new version of GM’s Intellilink and MyLink system is now available, featuring customizable icons and voice recognition. The center stack screen as well as the integrated brake controller have both been moved higher in the console to help keep driver’s eyes on the road, and connectivity has been improved as well, with the Sierra offering a 110-volt outlet, up to five USB ports, four 12-volt outlets and an SD card slot. In addition, storage is all over the cabin with a double compartment glove box, a card holder, and a door which features to storage areas plus two cup holders.

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveil (4).JPG

The Sierra takes a page from Cadillac’s playbook, and now offers forward collision alert, safety seat alert, and lane departure warning.

For help with payload, new LED lighting has been installed in the bed, along with four new high-mounted tie down hooks, rated at 500 lbs. each. An integrated step in the bumper has also been added to help customers climb in and out of the bed of the truck, along with a spring-loaded tailgate that makes it lighter, and prevents it from crashing open.

Exterior design on both trucks gets major aerodynamic improvements, thanks to a further raked back windshield, and door frames which have been incorporated into the body of the truck. Updated mirrors that reduce wind turbulence, along with triple-sealed inlaid doors and the added aerodynamics make this the quietest GM truck interior ever. New projector beam headlamps are offered on both trucks, while the GMC gets two LED strips above and below to differentiate the two. Overall styling had gone more towards a boxy look. The front end marks the most significant changes to the truck, while the profile looks nearly identical to the outgoing model.

For the Silverado, the Z71 package returns to offer more off-road ready capability, while on the GMC you can opt for the All-terrain package. Both get upgraded shocks, hill descent control, front recovery hooks, a transfer case shield and unique wheels and tires.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Reveal

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveil (1).JPG2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveil (10).JPG2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveil (38).JPG2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveil (71).JPG2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveil (7).JPG2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveil (73).JPG

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

2014-Chevrolet-Silverado-034-medium2014-Chevrolet-Silverado-LT-020-medium2014-Chevrolet-Silverado-LT-021-medium2014-Chevrolet-Silverado-LTZ-001-medium (1)2014-Chevrolet-Silverado-LTZ-002-medium2014-Chevrolet-Silverado-LTZ-007-medium

  • Randrtile1

    the ugliest thing I’ve seen since the LAST one

  • Brutemandave

    I think the new Sierra is now the best looking truck on the market, I expected the Silverado to be more aggresive in its looks but is rather conservative.  I’m glad they avoided using turbos, we’ve had a lot of problems at work with the turbo trucks in cold weather.

  • Jc

    Do you think the cylinder deactivation could be a problem  ??

« Back
SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AutoGuide.com’s Monthly Overlay Newsletter Signup – By subscribing to our email newsletter, Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card (value of $100.00 USD). One (1) winner will be chosen every month at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. *Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.

1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. AGE/RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. PRIZE: One (1) Winner will be randomly selected every month to each receive: one (1) $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card (the “Prize Supplier”). Total approximate retail value of all prizes is approximately $100.00 USD. Prizes are not transferable and no cash or prize substitution is allowed. Prize package is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

3. ELIGIBILITY: From the time of entry through the final date of prize fulfillment, each contest entrant and selected entrant must be a permanent lawful citizen and resident residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia or in Canada, and be twenty one (21) years of age or older. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, IN ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR CANADA AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives, of the Sponsor and the Prize Supplier and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members (e.g., spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, in-law, daughter and son, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household (whether or not related) of such individuals are not eligible to participate or win. Only one selected entrant per household. All decisions of the Sponsor with respect to this sweepstakes are final. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.

4. ENTER BY INTERNET: You may enter this sweepstakes via the Internet by logging onto AutoGuide.com and subscribing to our email newsletter via the pop-up overlay.

5. SELECTION OF WINNER: One (1) Entrant will be selected by random selection who have subscribed to our email newsletter. The winner may be announced publicly on AutoGuide.com and will be contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. The winner will be required to provide a mailing address (that is not a P.O. box) to receive the prize which will be shipped free of charge.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

7. RESTRICTIONS: The prize package consists of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card with an approximate value of $100.00 USD. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor or Prize Supplier, no substitute prize will be awarded due to the unique nature of the prize. Sponsor and Prize Supplier shall not be liable to the winner or any person claiming through winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, utility failure, internet failure, terrorist acts, threatened terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's or Prize Supplier's control (collectively, "Force Majeure Event"). Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the performers/events, other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.

8. CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and that Sponsor has the irrevocable right to use in perpetuity entrants' names, user names, likenesses, photographs, voices, home mailing address, biographical and prize information, and entry materials, without notice to entrants and without compensation or obligation, in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world, in any manner whatsoever, to advertise and promote Sponsor, its products and services, the Sweepstakes, and for any other purpose except where prohibited by law. Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer viruses, worms or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, any Force Majeure Event or any other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor up until the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that (i) tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operations of this Sweepstakes in any manner, (ii) violates the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions or (iii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any expenses and receipt and use of the prize and federal, state and local taxes and fees applicable in connection with the prize awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the prize received. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws of the United States. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor, Prize Supplier, and their respective officers, directors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (i) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by a prize resulting from acceptance, possession or usage of the prize, or (ii) printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsor or its affiliates may rescind any promotion found to contain such errors without liability at its or their sole discretion.

9. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this contest is VerticalScope Inc. (the owner and operator of AutoGuide.com), 111 Peter Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1.

Subscribe to our email newsletter and automatically be entered to win.
*Restrictions apply. See offer for details

Get Breaking Automotive News, Reviews and Video in your Facebook Feed!

Already Liked