General Motors unveiled its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks this morning in Pontiac, Michigan.
Last redesigned in 2007, the Silverado and Sierra make up the company’s best-selling vehicle line. The company says the new trucks are more capable and efficient than the ones they replace. I believe “refined” was the word used by GM North America President Mark Reuss.
The Silverado is a big ‘ol machine. It even looks tougher than the previous model. It still sports its signature stacked headlights and twin-port grille yet they are larger than before. I first noted the squared-off wheel arches and the smoother lines down the sides.
The windshield is noticeably swept back which will improve the aerodynamics. Though I did not get to ride in the vehicle I am anxious to see just how quiet the cab is with the triple-sealed doors. Maybe soundproof enough to broadcast my radio show from?
Three new engines will be offered in the trucks, a 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8. GM promises that the 6.2-liter will be the most capable engine in the class.
The dashboard has big knobs and buttons that help make the long reach easier for operation. The center compartment looks large enough to hold a laptop computer and several other devices. Those devices will be able to connect to Chevrolet’s latest MyLink infotainment system – up to 10 wireless devices via Bluetooth.
My kids will like the new CornerStep bumper which has steps integrated in either side of the tailgate to make it easier to climb into the truck bed.
The trucks are expected to go on sale in the spring. Look out, Texas.