The All New Chevy Silverado 2014
Updated February 3, 2017
The Chevy Silverado 2014 Runs Deep Into Competition
America has spoken. Well at least the truck owners have, and what they are saying is that they still want the biggest truck they can legally drive to produce the same amount of power as a tug boat as well as deliver fuel economy of a scooter. Most companies simply laugh and tell you that it is not possible. The problem being is that the truck industry is such a big business that it takes competition between auto manufacturers to a whole new level. We have seen companies like Ford placing turbos on it’s six cylinder engines and delivering better fuel economy while still producing the torque of the V8 engine. The F-150 Ecoboost and the Café standards have placed the Ram, GM, Toyota, and Nissan into an engineering whirlwind in order to produce more efficient trucks for 2013. We see that the 2013 RAM 1500 is getting their eight-speed automatic transmission as well as the newer design six cylinder in order to achieve better fuel economy. The 2013 RAM 1500 and 2013 Ford F150 will likely be battling over top fuel efficiency until the Chevy Silverado 2014 arrives.
Chevy Silverado 2014 and GMC Sierra 2014
The Chevy Silverado 2014 and GMC Sierra 2014 models look again a plethora of updates in design. Word is that the trucks will be on an all-new chassis that maintains rigidity but with newer designs sheds weight. It seems as though the GM engineers are taking on weight savings as a priority for the new trucks as much as the design team has been working on aerodynamics in order to cut down overall drag at highway speeds. More than likely we will still see similar width of the truck with the front fascia containing smooth lines and actuated vents that close at highway speeds in order to move more air around the truck creating less drag. As for the engines it will be going in to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado we might see a base model engine similar to that used in the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro RS. It may keep the 323 hp or they may sacrifice some horsepower in order to deliver more torque. There is word however that the GM engineers have been working on a six cylinder with forced induction and direct injection that will deliver fuel economy of a six cylinder but the power of an eight cylinder. As far as the eight cylinder engines we will see similar technology used in the 2014 Chevy Corvette that uses direct injection and higher compression ratios in order to achieve more power through lesson liters. And finally word is that the trucks will also receive an eight speed transmission in order to keep the engine revs low.
Chevy Silverado 2014 Raptor Hunter?
I personally am interested to see how the Chevy Silverado 2014 stacks up against the competition as it appears the engineers have been hard at work testing and if you’re taking your time introducing these trucks then they need to be brilliant by design. Also can we please get a competitor for the Ford Raptor. (and no that is not the truck in the pictures but a reference to what styling cues and aerodynamics the engineer team is working on)
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