Well, they are finally here. GM just unveiled the full line of light duty 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks. The overall shape of this new truck is familiar. It retains the squared off wheel arches and the boxy profile. Of course, the front and rear fascias are completely redesigned. The most obvious change up front are the more separated stacked headlights. In the rear, notice the redesigned tail lights and foot steps integrated into the rear bumper.
Of course, you get a wide selection of cab configurations, trim levels, and engines. The big story continues on the inside. The interior is all new. I will wait to pass final judgement on it until I see it in person, but my initial impressions are positive. The dash design is more revolutionary than evolutionary and looks nice and fresh.
So, how about the engines that power this new beast? Well, the motor displacements are the same as the older generation power plants: 4.3 liter V6, and 5.3 / 6.2 liter V8s. Chevy calls the refreshed lineup of engines: “EcoTec3″. All three motors utilize direct injection, continuously variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation. They are supposed to provide increased power, torque, and efficiency. Exact specifications and MPG ratings will be released early next year.
This appears to be a comprehensive redesign, but we do not yet have all the specifications to see how this new truck stacks up against the 2013 Ram 1500 and 2013 Ford F-150 pickups. If the power, payload, and efficiency ratings are on par or better than the others, then this truck will be hard to beat.
Please enjoy this TFLcar video introduction of the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, as Roman takes us inside the reveal.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, and software engineer. On the weekends – you may find him at a car show, an auction, watching a race, or tinkering with a car in the garage. When not working or spending time with the family – he often scours the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.