General Motors could be facing a short supply on its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups because demand is exceeding the supplier’s ability to manufacture certain drivetrain parts for the 5.3-liter V8 engine.
The 2014 Silverado and Sierra are GM’s first redesigned pickups since 2006 and the automaker is having to limit the number dealerships are allowed to order due to high demand. Naturally, the American automaker is working quickly to solve the supply issue, especially considering Ford plans on debuting its new F-150 next year.
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The Silverado and Sierra are also available with a more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter V8 however, which is affected by the shortage, is rated at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and also boasts a best-in-class highway fuel economy of any V8 pickup with 23 mpg. There is also a base model 4.3-liter V6 with 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque.
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