So after some serious teasing Chevrolet finally reveals the all-new Silverado pickup truck. The owner of one of the coolest names in the entire auto world is even more manly and macho in its new version. And it is really, completely new – from from hood to hitch, according to Chevy.
The new Silverado launches with the 1500 model, which will be joined later with the 2500 and 3500 HD versions. It comes with three all-new EcoTec3 engines including one V6 and two V8s. Of course a truck like this should have a V8. We don’t know why they even included a V6.
The V6 has a displacement of 4.3 liter, the first V8 is a 5.3, and the biggest, baddest motor is a 6.2 liter V8. Power and torque figures, as well as EPA ratings, are yet to be revealed.
The 2014 Silverado 1500 also features a new interior that is both functional and comfortable. Highlights of it include Chevrolet MyLink connectivity system, larger rear doors, and stronger steel structure for improved safety.
As for the practical stuff, Silverado 1500 crew cabs will be available with a longer 6’6″ foot box, in addition to the previous 5’8″ box, enabling customers to carry more cargo while still being able to park in many garages. It also features a roll-formed steel pickup box, which is lighter, stronger and more durable than traditional stamped steel boxes.
The truck will launch with LT and LTZ trim levels, plus the Z71 package which includes monotube Rancho shocks, front tow hooks, a transfer case skid plate and unique 18- or 20-inch all-terrain tires.
More on the new Chevy Silverado closer to 2013 Detroit Motor Show.