2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks get updated with more fuel-efficient engines


General Motors has just released full details on the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra trucks. The pair get major updates to both the appearance and powertrain. GM promises these new trucks will be more fuel efficient with three engines available to suite your needs. Along with the fuel-efficient engines, the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500 full-size pickups are now stronger, quieter, and a more comfortable cabin with the help of a revised steering, suspension and brakes.

But lets not forget the looks, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks stay true to its heritage look with the blend of modern and aesthetic design to give these trucks a bold and muscular stance. We can see this in the twin-port grille, full-width bumper, dual power dome hood, and fender flares. The exterior design of the new 2014 Silverado trucks is just not about looks, it’s functional as well. The new front end is designed to improve cooling, while the roof and tailgate spoiler were shaped to provide better airflow over the truck to help reduce drag.

Both of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks will be offered with extended cab models that feature front-hinged rear doors to allow easier access to the back passenger area. While the Crew Cab model can be selected with either a five-foot, eight-inch bed or a six-foot, six-inch bed.

As for the interior, the trucks get completely redesigned as well. New soft-touch materials, a new gauge cluster that features a 4.2-inch color information display, and a host of electronic connectivity to hookup your gadgets: five USB ports, four 12-volt outlets, one SD card slot, and an optional IntelliLink connectivity system with an 8-inch touchscreen display.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks now have three engines at your disposal: a 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 engines. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. No power ratings for these engines have been released yet, but are expected to be finalized early next year. However, we do know that these engines come with cylinder deactivation, which means that they can be driven as a four-cylinder engine under a light load.

For safety, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks come with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and the Driver Alert Seat, all which to help avoid a collision.

Expect to see the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks to hit showrooms across the country by early next year.