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Unread 12-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default [AB] 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra debut all-new designs

2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra debut all-new designs, three new engines

Glad to finally see these trucks updated.
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Hmm.. Here's hoping GM steps up to the plate with this new gen. of trucks. The other car companies have set the bar high with their new lineups of engines. And +1 for 6 speeds rather than a CVT. +5 if they offer a 6 speed manual in one of these trucks.

Edit: I did some more digging on GM's website.

The new 4.3 V6 will have VVT, Direct injection, 11:1 compression, and will be an aluminum block with aluminum heads. Jesus - They made the old 4.3 awesome again. Light, high compression, and super high output.

All new trucks will have four wheel discs, finally, as well. The rear axles are also being replaced with stronger models to handle the greater power from the new V8 engines.

(source) http://www.gm.com/article.content_pa...14-sierra.html
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I like it. Cross between a GMT400 and a GMT900. Also, +1 for building an all new 4.3L V6. $20 says they built it the same way they built the old one
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The 4.3 lives on. Lets hope its just as dependable as the old one.
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Oh, nice. They're far less ugly than the current gen. They actually look kinda good, better than the Ford and Mopar offerings. Reminds me a lot of the 1990-1996 models.


Here's hoping a halfton can be had with a manual. I don't care how many speeds 'long as I'm rowing them myself.
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Idk I'm not liking the fronts of the Chevys, the gmcs look good to me. To much electronics for me anyway haha
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Auto? Check.
Push button 4x4? Check.

I'll pass.
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I know this is a pretty old thread but I never shared my thoughts, and plus we have a bit more info now: First Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - PickupTrucks.com News Didn't really make sense to make a whole new thread.

I think it looks better than the previous gens definitely, and as usual I like the look of the GMC's grille a lot more than the Chevy.

The new V6 sounds awesome, it's the only one of the modern truck V6's that was actually designed for truck use. The Ford 3.7 is cheap and the Pentastar 3.6 is good on gas, but they are really just car engines, with high rpm horsepower and light on low-end torque.

Traction control that turns back on above 35mph is really disappointing, I hope GM gives a way to FULLY disable it when the truck is finalized.

Overall it looks sharp and the new engines look good. But it seems like they've just "caught up" to Ford and Ram, they haven't really done anything new. Ford has the Ecoboost and the SVT Raptor, Ram has coil sprung rear axle, available adjustable air springs, 8 speed transmission, and next year a 3.0 diesel.

For better or worse I think Ecoboost will stay a Ford thing, but it would be really cool to see a Raptor competitor from GM. The Z71 is a lot better than the FX4 (ford) or TRX4 (ram), but they don't have anything like the Raptor or Ram Runner. The GMC All Terrain HD concept looks like a good competitor to the Power Wagon, but AFAIK it was just a concept.
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Still no sign of a manual gearbox, V8-6-4 nonsense, and traction control that steps in whether you want it to or not?


Looks like the only thing GM got right is the sheet metal. GG. I was excited that there might be a modern truck I would want to own, but you dun' goofed GM. I'll stick to a K1500 from the mid 80s instead. Try again next time?
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23 mpg, impressive. Kenny, did you read the article? Said the V4/V8 transition is seamless, you wouldn't even notice it.

The Stabilitrak is stupid tho
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