The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra were mainly designed, and overly focused towards providing the ultimate trucker experience. The research and development done to provide the greatest experience a trucker can have, due to the Chevrolets & GMC extreme tests that are 13 million miles of testing! Jeff Luke (Executive Chief Engineer) was so excited when he was talking about the great work Chevrolet and GMC engineers achieved in both the Silverado and the Sierra models.
Now, let’s talk about the real deal here, the all new completely re-engineered Ecotec3 engines that both the Sierra and the Silverado will have, which boast a 4.3 Liter capacity for the V-6 option. And a 5.3-6.2 Liter capacity for the V-8 option, which many people prefer since this is a pickup truck. However, you may be delighted to hear that these engines now feature aluminum block and head architecture, direct injection and Active Fuel Management on both the V-6 and the V-8; which activates 4 cylinders only when the truck is not loading, or simply cruising. The Chevy/GM guys claim that their mainstream new base V-6 has the best in class torque out of all pickup trucks in its class.
The powerful V-8 options are expected to have a very competitive fuel economy. The two cars will be smarter, quitter and more comfortable to live in. The two cars will also feature new cab architecture to help provide safety, and a far more refined quite interior. The sides have inline doors to provide less wind resistance and noise, but improve aerodynamics as opposed to the old models doors which extended over the roof. The rear doors are now forward hinged extended cab doors, to make it easier to get in the rear seats in tight parking spacing’s. Jeff Luke said “Our goal is to become the quietists and most refined pick-up in the segment”.
The interior is clean and stream-lined, designed for easy access and use by anyone, even with gloves on. The seats also feature a new fabric that is more durable, and way harder to stain and easier to clean, the seats also feature “Dual Firmness Foam” to help maintain seat comfort over time.The ride and handling were improved by miles, making the ride more confident and agile due to the “Fully Boxed Frame” they also added new Electric steering wheel to help reduce engine noise. These are only the tip of the scale; watch the video to learn more about these two amazing trucks.
These two pickup trucks look really promising, which makes me re-think them over the Ford F-150 Raptor.