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Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology Concept Introduced

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The third and probably the most important new truck introduced at the 2014 State Fair of Texas was the Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology. The name of this car is a play on the words “tough” and “technology”, since it excels at both those qualities.

The technology side of Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology starts with the OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and continues with the high-strength steel used in its construction. This kind of steel is 30 percent lighter than carbon steel with the same strength. It offers significant mass savings at a lower cost than aluminum, which helps keep down the overall vehicle cost.

The Silverado also uses roll-formed steel for the pickup box, which is more durable than the conventional stamped steel, and also aluminum parts, including the hood, which saves 17 pounds over a conventional stamped steel hood.

Other notable features of Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology concept include 22-inch wheels with off-road tires; Chevrolet Accessories grille insert; Tubular assist steps; Soft, folding tonneau cover; Washable carpet bedliner; Fender flares; and Tinted headlamp lenses. The car is powered by a 5.3L V8 engine rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.

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