‘Toughnology’ Concept Shows Silverado’s Built-In Strength
High-strength steel physique structure supports capability, reduces weight, cost
Oshawa, Ontario (Friday, Sep 26, 2014) – High-strength steel creates a Chevrolet Silverado lighter, stronger and some-more fit than a required CO steel used in many vehicles. Those attributes are highlighted in a unnatural tender steel coming of a new Silverado Toughnology concept.
The judgment is also a showcase for Silverado’s connectivity technologies – including all-new OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot – as good as accessories and opening tools accessible by Chevrolet dealers.
“The record of modernized high-strength steel creates a Chevrolet Silverado stronger, lighter, some-more able and some-more fit – and that’s accurately what a Toughnology judgment represents,” pronounced Jeff Luke, executive arch engineer. “During a Silverado’s development, we evaluated all materials and chose those that would yield a best strength to support capability while still delivering a clever value to customers.
“High-strength steel had transparent advantages and is a writer to a altogether package that done Silverado a 2014 North American Truck of a Year.”
High-strength steel, that is pulpy while still in fiery form, can be adult to 30 percent lighter than CO steel with a same strength. It offers poignant mass assets during a reduce cost than aluminum, that helps keep down a altogether automobile cost. Lower weight translates to larger potency and capability for lorry owners.
The 2015 Silverado 1500 with a EcotTec3 5.3L V-8 engine (2WD) has a fuel expenditure rating of 10.3 L/100km on a highway and offers a limit trailering ability of 5,080km (11,200 pounds), per newly adopted SAE J2807 Recommended Practices. With a accessible 6.2L V-8 engine and all-new eight-speed involuntary transmission, a Silverado’s trailering ability increases to 5,443 kg (12,000 pounds).
The Silverado Toughnology judgment wears many of a high-strength steel underneath a skin, usually like any prolongation model. Approximately 67 percent of any Silverado cab is assembled of a durable material, including stronger ultra-high-strength steel. It is used in a A-pillars, B-pillars, rockers and roof rails, as good vital sections on a interior structure. Ultra-high-strength steel is used in areas of a rocker panels and underbody to assistance urge opening in crashes.
The 2015 Silverado 1500 organisation cab indication warranted a 5-Star Safety Rating – a top rating – in supervision pile-up testing.
Lightweight strength extends to a Silverado’s pickup box, where a building is done of roll-formed steel. It’s some-more durable than a required hammered steel used by other manufacturers and it’s lighter than a element used for hammered parts, serve shortening automobile weight.
The Silverado also strategically uses aluminum, including a hood, that saves 17 pounds over a required hammered steel hood.
“We put a best materials to use where they’ll do a many good,” pronounced Luke. “Every panel, inside and out, is designed to support a Silverado’s capability and lift on a position as North America’s many dependable, longest-lasting truck.”
The Toughnology judgment is distinguished for a stripped-down appearance. The paint pursuit mimics a demeanour of raw, unpainted steel and is accented with steel proton graphics. The hood – a usually manifest steel extraneous member that isn’t steel – is embellished black.
Additional black and chrome extraneous accents element a tender steel appearance, along with Chevrolet Accessory 22-inch wheels mounted on off-road tires. The special calm includes:
- Chevrolet Accessories grille insert
- Tubular support steps
- Soft, folding tonneau cover
- Washable runner bedliner
- Fender flares
- Tinted headlamp lenses.
Performance capability upgrades embody a opening empty complement and upgraded opening brakes. Under a hood is a opening atmosphere intake complement on a 5.3L engine rated during 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
Inside, a Silverado Toughnology wears LTZ trim, including heated, leather-appointed bucket seats. It also facilities a accessible rear-seat party complement and Silverado’s latest connectivity features, including OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and a wireless phone-charging pad that recharges phones around a captivating preliminary charge.
The accessible OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot provides a mobile heart for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever a automobile is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte information hearing (whichever comes first). 4G LTE is a many stream and fastest mobile information network – 10 times faster than 3G and 100 times faster than OnStar’s prior era hardware.
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