Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2014 Corvette Stingray Starts at $51,995

DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of $51,995, and the Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995. Both prices include a $995 destination fee but exclude tax, title, and license.
“The 2014 Corvette Stingray perfectly embodies Chevrolet’s mission to deliver more than expected for our customers,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “The Corvette Stingray delivers a combination of performance, design and technology that very few manufacturers can match, and none can even come close for $52,000.”
Standard features on the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray include:
  • Seating with lightweight magnesium frames for exceptional support, and eight-way power adjustment
  • Five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors up to 12 vehicle attributes
  • New seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching
  • 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine with direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system
  • Carbon fiber hood on all models, and a carbon fiber removable roof panel on coupes
  • Aluminum frame that is 99 pounds lighter (45 kg) and 57-percent stiffer than the previous model’s structure
  • Advanced, high-intensity discharge (HID) and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting
  • Dual, eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens, with next-generation Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and rear vision camera
  • Bose nine-speaker audio system with SiriusXM Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and SD card and auxiliary input jack
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Power tilt/telescope steering wheel
  • An all-new, fully electronic top on the convertible that can be lowered remotely using the key fob
As shown at the North American International Auto Show, the Stingray coupe fitted with the major available options would be $73,360, including:
  • 3LT interior package, with leather-wrapped interior ($8,005)
  • Z51 Performance Package ($2,800)
  • Competition sports seats ($2,495)
  • Exposed-carbon-fiber roof panel ($1,995)
  • Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management ($1,795)
  • Dual-mode exhaust system ($1,195)
  • Carbon fiber interior trim ($995)
  • Sueded, microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim ($995)
  • Red-painted calipers ($595)
  • Black-painted wheels ($495)
The 3LT interior package includes: Bose 10-speaker surround-sound audio system; SiriusXM Satellite radio with one-year subscription and HD radio receiver; color head-up display; memory package; navigation system; heated and ventilated seats with power lumbar and bolster adjustment; premium Napa leather seating surfaces; and leather-wrapped dash and instrument panel, console and door panels.
The Z51 Performance Package includes: high-performance gear ratios; transmission-cooling system; larger 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and tires; larger, slotted rotors and brake-cooling ducts; electronic limited-slip differential and differential cooling system; unique chassis tuning; and available Magnetic Ride Control active-handling system with Performance Traction Management. Equipped with the Z51 package, the Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in under four seconds, and more than 1 g in cornering.
About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chevrolet Kicks Off Summer with Soccer Donation in Detroit

DETROIT – Chevrolet will make a special delivery later this month of 1,350 virtually indestructible One World Futbols, bringing the “power of play” to children in Detroit with the help of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.
“We’re applying our very global partnership with the One World Futbol Project at a very local level,” General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday. “Thousands of children right here in Detroit will benefit from this donation.”
Chevrolet teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit to donate balls to the Detroit Police Athletic League and 23 Detroit Public Schools. The balls will be distributed beginning April 27 at PAL’s summer soccer kick-off event at Historic Fort Wayne.
Chevrolet and the GM Foundation are both committed to supporting the City of Detroit. Over the past three years, the GM Foundation has granted nearly $21.5 million to vital nonprofits and cultural institutions within the city, including United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Focus: HOPE, Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Michigan Science Center.
One World Futbols are designed to outlast and outplay hundreds of regular soccer balls, sustaining play in any environment. The ball never needs a pump and never deflates even when punctured, making it ideal for play in all types of terrain such as concrete, blacktop, dirt, rocky fields or grass, and harsh environments.
“Our mission at One World Futbol Project is to keep the spirit of play alive for youth around the world through the simple power of a durable ball,’” said Lisa Tarver co-founder and chief operating officer at One World Futbol Project. “We are excited to join Chevrolet in making a positive difference for thousands of children around Detroit and witnessing the power of play in action.”
The initiative is part of Chevrolet’s three-year partnership with One World Futbol Project that pledges to place 1.5 million One World Futbols with youth in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas, and other underprivileged communities around the world.
Chevrolet is the founding sponsor of One World Futbol Project, which was established in 2010 and has since touched millions of young lives with the power of play in nearly 160 countries. One World Futbol inventor, Tim Jahnigen, was inspired to create the ball after watching news footage of kids in Darfur playing a soccer game using a ball of trash tied up with twine.
It was then that Jahnigen decided to develop a ball that would play like a real soccer ball but would not be destroyed by the harsh conditions often facing young soccer players in many parts of the world.
Individuals can support One World Futbol Project through the “Buy One, Give One” program. With each purchase of a Chevrolet-branded gold ball, another ball is donated to an organization working in a disadvantaged community around the world. Fans of Chevrolet receive $5 off the $39.50 price (plus shipping) when they use the special discount code “ChevyOWFP.”
For more information on Chevrolet and its One World Futbol efforts, visit www.ChevroletFC.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChevroletFC, follow us on Twitter @ChevroletFC.com (#DrivenBy) or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ChevroletFC.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest vehicle brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Donations allow Big Brothers Big Sisters to carefully pair each young person with the right mentor and provide ongoing support and monitoring needed to keep the mentoring match strong so that it can yield the kind of success unique to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Big Brothers Big Sisters model is proven to improve mentees' odds for succeeding in school and achieving in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). And for thirty-nine years of service locally in the metropolitan Detroit community, Big Brothers Big Sisters maintains a stellar reputation of recruiting exemplary citizens to share positive experiences with metropolitan Detroit youth. For more information of how to sign up, call 313-309-0500 or visit our website at www.bbbsdetroit.org.
Launched in July 2010, One World Futbol Project developed and distributes the One World Futbol – the world’s first, virtually indestructible soccer ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured. The company works closely with corporations to craft sponsorship programs that enhance sponsor brands and create major benefits for communities around the world. In addition, for every ball sold at retail through its website, the company donates a second ball to a community in need. The company also sells the One World Futbol directly to institutions and organizations and enables individuals, schools, and other groups to generate ball donations through online campaigns. For more information on One World Futbol Project please visit www.oneworldfutbol.com, or follow us on Twitter: @oneworldfutbol and Facebook: OneWorldFutbol.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel 46 MPG Sets Highway Fuel Economy Benchmark

  • Best Highway Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Passenger Car in America
  • Can travel 700 highway miles on single tank

  • DETROIT – The new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, delivers an industry best EPA-estimated 46 MPG on the highway – better than any non-hybrid passenger car in America. It will be available in certain cities this spring and nationwide and in Canada in early fall.
    Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the latest addition to the Cruze powertrain family has an estimated range of 700 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel based on the EPA highway estimate and the vehicle’s fuel tank capacity. That’s about 10 hours of highway driving.
    “We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market,” said Gary Altman, chief engineer, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. “The Cruze Diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car.”
    With a starting price of $25,695, including an $810 destination charge, the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is a better value than a similarly equipped VW Jetta TDI automatic. Compared with Jetta, the Cruze Diesel offers standard equipment including the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, larger 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed seating, a longer five-year 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a two-year maintenance plan.
    Cruze Diesel also beats its rivals in performance with a segment-leading estimated 148 horsepower (110 kW) and estimated 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm), and can go 0-60 in about 8.6 seconds. Its advanced 2.0L turbo-diesel engine has an overboost feature capable of increasing torque to an estimated 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) for short bursts of stronger acceleration when needed, such as entering freeway traffic.
    Cruze Diesel is powered by the cleanest diesel passenger car engine produced by General Motors. The vehicle generates 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels. Chevrolet has sold more than 2 million Cruze models globally since it was launched in mid-2010. More than 33,000 of those were diesel powered.
    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Chevrolet Posts 10th Straight Quarter of Record Global Sales

    DETROIT – Chevrolet sold more than 1.18 million vehicles around the world in the first quarter of 2013 achieving its 10th consecutive quarter of record global sales on the strength of products like the Cruze compact car which recently surpassed the 2 million mark in total global sales since its launch in 2009.
    General Motors Co. posted sales of more than 2.36 million in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 3.6 percent, outpacing the industry which was up 1.5 percent, compared with the same period in 2012.
    “ Chevrolet is growing around the world by leveraging GM’s global engineering and design expertise to deliver the right products in the right markets,” said Mark Reuss, GM president of North America. “And because a product like the Cruze has been developed for different markets with a wide variety of consumer needs, we have the flexibility to offer more performance and capability options – like the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel model that will be launching in the U.S. later this year.”
    Guided by a new global vision, ‘Find New Roads,’ rooted in the brand’s legacy of ingenuity, Chevrolet is in the midst of its most aggressive new product rollout with 25 new or significantly redesigned products being launched globally including the all-new Corvette Stingray , Silverado and Impala in the United States and the Spin , Trax , Orlando and Colorado in several major markets around the world.
    In the first quarter, Chevrolet U.S. sales totaled more than 469,000, up nearly 5 percent. Sales of the updated Traverse were up 22 percent for the quarter, and helped to boost GM’s total share of the U.S. crossover market 2.5 points.
    Other markets posting sales increases include Brazil with sales of 141,000 up more than 3 percent primarily on the strength of the Onix, which accounted for nearly 24 percent of first quarter sales; China with sales of 165,000, up 2.5 percent; and Thailand with sales of 17,000, up 14 percent.
    The top five Chevrolet sales markets in in the first quarter of 2013 were:
    First Quarter 2013
    % Change
    United States
    On a corporate basis, GM first quarter 2013 sales in North America were up more than 8 percent and nearly 7 percent throughout its International Operations.

    General Motors Global Sales Summary
    % Change
    % of Industry
    % of Industry
    North America
    South America
    International Operations*
    Total Global

    GM North America = United States, Canada, Mexico and other North American markets
    GM in Europe = Western, Central and Eastern Europe plus Russia/ CIS
    GM International Operations = Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East
    Note: Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan are excluded from sales volume and market share calculations
    About Chevrolet Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com .
    About General Motors Co.General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

    Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Virtual Reality Helps Make Impala Roomier for Real

    DETROIT – When professional basketball players and other big-and-tall customers asked Chevrolet for more space and a more comfortable ride in the all-new 2014 Impala, engineers used the latest high-tech tools – including a spaciousness calculator – to create more leg and head room and larger storage areas.
    The tool kit also included advanced computer modeling tools, digital human ergonomics models and 3D Cave Automated Virtual Environment.
    The team used the spaciousness calculator – a General Motors-exclusive tool – to analyze how customers perceive the vehicle’s roominess, and virtual human models to make the most of vehicle interiors based on an extensive database of driver sizes and postures. The 3D CAVE helped in evaluating design concepts for blind spots, reflections and visibility of objects inside and outside the car.
    “Using various advanced technologies, we were able to make dimensional and design modifications in a virtual environment before locking down on a final architecture,” said Crystal Windham, director, Chevrolet passenger car interior design. “These steps are necessary to develop a solid foundation to build on to achieve the best spaciousness, comfort and overall design that will impress our customers.”
    Some of the updates made to Chevy’s flagship sedan include:
    • Adding nearly two inches of driver legroom by increasing the range of fore/aft adjustment for the front seats;
    • A telescoping steering wheel that allows drivers of varying sizes to reach it comfortably;
    • Redesigning the center console with a low instrument panel to increase knee spread, which adds comfort on long drives and enhances the sense of roominess while keeping controls within easy reach;
    • Expanding rear-seat legroom more than two inches, enabled by the 1.2-inch increased wheelbase and thinner profile front seats;
    • Nearly 19 cubic feet of trunk space – ample room for four golf bags and more space than many full-size sedans.
    As Automobile magazine’s Michael Jordan (not the basketball legend) noted in his review of the Impala, “The low cowl and receding wings of the dash enhance the sensation of space, while the use of high-strength steel in the A-pillars enables them to be twisted slightly to increase the driver's field of view.”
    Visibility from the driver’s seat also is improved through the use of fold-down rear headrests and a thin profile rear center-mounted LED brake lamp in the headliner. A rear backup camera also is available.
    “These new tools, the latest in automotive design, allowed us to make improvements more quickly and efficiently than on previous Impala models – improvements we’re sure Impala customers will appreciate,” said George Madjeric, General Motors engineering group manager for Vehicle Architecture.
    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

    Production begins for 2014 Chevrolet Impala

  • All-new flagship sedan adds content, technology
  • Pricing starts $27,535, including destination
  • OSHAWA, Ontario – The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet’s flagship sedan, began driving off the line at Oshawa Assembly today. The Impala will begin arriving in Chevrolet showrooms this month.
    “The all-new Impala demonstrates the new direction of Chevrolet,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM Canada. “Our employees in Oshawa have executed a flawless plan in bringing this iconic nameplate to life. The newly redesigned Impala will exceed customers’ expectations because of the hard work of our employees at Oshawa Assembly.”
    The 2014 Impala will also be manufactured at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, starting in May.
    The 2014 Impala has several new features, including Adaptive Cruise Control and crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Ten standard airbags are included – among the most in the segment.
    Chevrolet’s latest MyLink radio debuts in the 2014 Impala. The in-vehicle entertainment system includes a customizable eight-inch color display screen. The system also adopts natural voice recognition – a first for Chevrolet.
    Three direct-injection engine choices will be available: a 3.6L V-6, a newly designed 2.5L four-cylinder and a 2.4L four-cylinder with fuel-saving eAssist technology estimated to deliver up to 35 mpg on highway driving. All engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.
    The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is built at Oshawa’s state-of-the-art Flexible Manufacturing line along with the Chevrolet Camaro, Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS.
    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Volt owners exceeding EPA electric-driving estimate

    DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners are consistently achieving the published EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline-free miles, and many are even exceeding it. Their experience contributes to an out worldly total of 150 million electric-powered Volt driving miles – roughly the distance from Earth to Mars.
    The typical Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle is going 900 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine that powers the Volt’s on-board generator. That avoids about $1,300 a year at the pump.
    MPGe is a measure of the average distance traveled per unit of energy consumed. The EPA uses it to compare the consumption of alternative fuel vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles and other advanced technology vehicles with the fuel economy of conventional internal combustion vehicles expressed as miles per U.S. gallon of gasoline.
    Some drivers are all but avoiding gasoline.
    “I have driven more than 23,500 miles in my Volt in 21 months, and have been to a gas station twice,” said Brent Waldrep of Auburn Hills, Mich. “The last time, was in August (2012), and I still have about 65 percent of that tank left. I go about 9,000-10,000 miles between fill ups.”
    Waldrep is atypical, but he is not alone.
    “It’s been more than 5,000 miles and I’ve only filled up once not including the dealer fill,” said Larry Read of Canyon Lake, Texas.
    Paul Friday of San Jose, Calif., says he gets about 7,000 miles between fill-ups and adds about three gallons of gas to his Volt every three months.
    “We’ve seen and heard from our Volt owners that they are achieving fantastic performance numbers with their vehicle as many are beating the EPA label estimates,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt marketing director. “Our Volt owners are showing the performance potential of driving electric, and having fun doing it.”
    Volt owners remain the most satisfied of any in the entire industry for the past two years with more than nine in 10 telling a major consumer publication they would buy another Volt.
    For the first 38 miles, the Volt can drive gas and tailpipe-emissions free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16.50-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range up to another 344 miles on a full tank.
    More results from Volt owners can be found at www.facebook.com/chevroletvolt
    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    2014 Silverado Delivers Power, Efficiency and Value

  • Best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup – EPA estimated 23 mpg highway
  • Better fuel economy than 2013 Ford EcoBoost V-6
  • Base prices carry over from current models
  • DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced initial pricing, performance data, and EPA fuel efficiency estimates for the 2014 Silverado 1500, raising the bar in the fiercely competitive light-duty pickup segment.
    Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the new 2014 Silverado regular cab will start at $24,585, including a $995 destination freight charge, the same base price as the 2013 model. For that price, the 2014 Silverado regular cab, which starts production this summer, will include a number of major improvements:
    • A more powerful, more efficient EcoTec3 engine,
    • A six-speed automatic transmission,
    • A stronger, quieter cab with an all-new interior,
    • Four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors
    • A new bed with standard box rail protectors and CornerStep bumper
    The base starting prices for the Silverado crew cab, the first model to launch later this spring, and for the new double cab Silverado, which replaces the extended cab, also will be the same as for the corresponding 2013 models.
    Buyers of all 2014 Silverados also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Up to four maintenance visits are included in the price of the vehicle, each one of which includes a regularly scheduled oil change, oil filter replacement, tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection, based on the schedule in the vehicle owner’s manual.
    “The 2014 Silverado is new from hood to hitch,” said Alan Batey, vice president, U.S. sales and service. “When you combine the innovative features of the new Silverado with base pricing equivalent to 2013 models and standard scheduled maintenance, Silverado becomes a great choice for pickup customers, helping them save money when they buy – and when they drive.”
    Proven V-8 power with better efficiency than a turbo V-6
    The 2014 Silverado launches later this spring with crew cab models equipped with the all-new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8, which is expected to power three out of four Silverado 1500s.
    Chevrolet today announced EPA estimates of 23 mpg highway for 2wd models, and 22 mpg highway for 4x4 models. That is better than any V-8 competitor, and beats the EPA estimates for the 2013 Ford EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 for both 2wd and 4x4 models.
    Silverado’s 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 is SAE certified at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, with more than 300 lb-ft of torque available from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm for responsive performance under a broad range of real-world conditions.
    “Silverado’s available 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 gives customers the best of both worlds,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for Silverado. “Customers get the proven power and dependability of a V-8 truck engine, with better fuel economy than a leading competitor’s smaller turbocharged V-6.”
    “EcoTec3 builds on 58 years of V-8 experience and trillions of real-world miles,” said Luke. “The 2014 Silverado will give customers class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and the peace of mind that comes with a proven V-8 design, a combination no competitor can match.”
    Best available towing rating of any light-duty pickup
    Demonstrating the capability of the 2014 Silverado and its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 engine, double cab 2WD models equipped with the available max towing package, available later this year, will have towing ratings of up to 11,500 pounds, more than any light duty pickup currently on the market.
    To further save customers money and reduce inconvenience, Silverado’s 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 is designed to operate on regular 87 octane gasoline even when towing or hauling.
    Silverado will also offer later this year a standard 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 that is expected to offer exceptional torque and towing capability for a standard V-6, and an all-new 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8, with even more power, torque, and towing capability than the 5.3-liter V-8. Final performance data and EPA estimates for these engines will be available in the coming months.
    Seamlessly switch to four-cylinder operation
    Silverado’s combination of capability and efficiency results in part from its EcoTec3 engines, which provide the proven power of a large-displacement truck engine when needed, then switch seamlessly to four-cylinder operation under lighter loads.
    “In creating the 2014 Silverado 1500, we looked at a wide variety of powertrain configurations, and concluded that large-displacement truck engines could best provide the payload and towing capability that truck customers require, with the long-term dependability they expect,” said Luke.
    “Silverado’s EcoTec3 technology eliminates the fuel economy penalty that often goes with rugged, high-torque truck engines. With our EcoTec3 engines, truck customers don’t have to do more with less – more work with smaller engines. They can keep the benefits of a larger displacement engine and still get better fuel efficiency.”
    All three EcoTec engines feature direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing, a combination not found in competitive trucks. The engines also use a compact overhead valve design and weight-saving components such as aluminum blocks and cylinder heads to reduce the mass of the engines for additional energy savings.
    Other features that give the 2014 Silverado impressive capability include frames made from high-strength steel; rugged six-speed automatic transmissions; larger, stronger rear axles for V-8 models; and an updated suspension with two-stage multi-leaf rear springs.
    Among the other updates for 2014 are a stronger, quieter cab; revised steering, suspension and brakes; and ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed.
    The broadest portfolio, the right tools for the job
    The 2014 Silverado 1500 crew cab will be joined later this year by a regular cab model and a new double cab model, which replaces the extended cab and features forward-hinged rear doors for easier access to the back seat. Also coming soon are new heavy duty pickups and an all-new midsize truck based on the successful global Colorado.
    "Chevrolet will have the broadest portfolio in the business," said Luke. "No one will be better positioned to offer each and every truck customer the right tools for the job."
    Additional Details and Data
    2014 Silverado base MSRP:
    • Regular cab: $24,585
    • Double cab: $28,610
    • Crew cab: $32,710
    Includes $995 destination freight charge. Excludes tax, title, license and optional equipment.
    Silverado 1500 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8
    • 355 hp (265 kW) @ 5600 rpm
    • 383 lb-ft of torque (518 Nm)@ 4100 rpm; more than 300 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm
    • Maximum available towing rating: 11,500 pounds*
    • Maximum available payload rating: 2,102 pounds
    • EPA estimated fuel efficiency:
      • 16 mpg city, 19 mpg combined, 23 mpg highway (2wd)
      • 16 mpg city, 18 mpg combined, 22 mpg highway (4x4)
    Horsepower and torque ratings are SAE certified using 87 octane regular gasoline.
    * With Max Trailer Package, available later this year
    EPA fuel economy estimates, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines
    Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 2WD
    Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 4x4
    Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 2WD
    Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 4x4
    Ford 5.0L V-8 2WD
    Ford 5.0L V-8 4x4
    Ford 6.2L V-8 2WD
    Ford 6.2L V-8 4x4
    Ram 4.7L V-8 2WD
    Ram 4.7L V-8 4x4
    Ram 5.7L Hemi V-8 2WD (6-spd)
    Ram 5.7L Hemi V-8 4x4 (6-spd)
    Ram 5.7L Hemi V-8 4x4 (8-spd)
    Toyota 4.6L V-8 2WD
    Toyota 4.6L V-8 4x4
    Toyota 5.7L V-8 2WD
    Toyota 5.7L V-8 4x4
    Nissan 5.6L V-8 2WD
    Nissan 5.6L V-8 4x4
    Source: Model Year 2013 EPA Fuel Economy Guide
    Maximum available towing ratings, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines
    Max available towing rating (lb.)
    Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L EcoTec V-8*
    Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V-6
    Ford 5.0L V-8
    Ford 6.2L V-8
    Ram 4.7L V-8
    Ram 5.7L Hemi V8
    Toyota 4.6L V-8
    Toyota 5.7L V-8
    Nissan 5.6L V-8
    * Double cab 2WD with Max Trailer Package, available later this year. Maximum towing ratings for competitive trucks also requires optional equipment.
    Source: Published manufacturer’s information
    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.