2014 Silverado Delivers Power and Efficiency

2014 Silverado Delivers Power and Efficiency






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Edmonton, Alberta (Wednesday, April 17, 2013) – Today at the Edmonton Motor Show, Chevrolet announced initial performance data, and fuel consumption ratings for the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500, raising the bar in the fiercely competitive light-duty pickup segment.

The 2014 Silverado 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 2014 Silverado is new from hood to hitch,” said Marc Comeau, vice president of sales, service and marketing for Chevrolet in Canada. .  “When you combine the innovative features of the new Silverado with unmatched V8 power and efficiency, Silverado becomes a great choice for pickup customers, helping them save money at the pump without any compromises in capability and performance.”

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 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8, which is expected to power three out of four Silverado 1500s.

Chevrolet today announced fuel consumption ratings of 8.7 L/100km highway for 2wd models, and 9.0 L/100km highway for 4×4 models. That is better than any V-8 competitor, and beats the 2013 Ford EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 for both 2wd and 4×4 models.

Silverado’s 5.3L 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 5.3L 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 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 that is expected to offer exceptional torque and towing capability for a standard V-6, and an all-new 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8, with even more power, torque, and towing capability than the 5.3L V-8. Final performance data and fuel consumption ratings 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 Injection, Active Fuel Management 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

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
  • Fuel consumption ratings (L/100km):
    • 13.0 city, 11.0 combined, 8.7 highway (2wd)
    • 13.3 city, 11.4 combined, 9.0 highway (4×4)

Horsepower and torque ratings are SAE certified using 87 octane regular gasoline. 

* With Max Trailer Package, available later this year

Fuel consumption ratings, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines

Source:  2014 Chevrolet Silverado fuel consumption ratings based on GM testing in accordance to Transport Canada approved test methods.  Competitive information based on 2013 Model Year Natural Resources Canada Fuel Consumption Guide

Maximum available towing ratings, light-duty pickups with V-8 and turbocharged V-6 engines

* 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

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