The catch-all for information and resources on the 2014 Silverado, Sierra.
December 13, 2012
By: Nick Saporito
If you're reading this site, chances are you already know that General Motors revealed their all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra this morning. The new trucks have been speculated and anticipated for a very long time, so the shell-shock of today's reveal was not explosive (though a real explosion did reveal the Silverado...). It's often difficult to keep tabs of what is going on when news rushes out like it has today, so this is our one-stop-shop for information and resources on the 2014 trucks, including a Q&A.
- All-new designs - inside and out
- All-new engines based on the Gen V V-8 (4.3L V-6, 5.3L V-8, and 6.2L V-8)
- The frame is fundamentally the same as the GMT-900 frame, however portions of it have been modified for added strength and modest weight savings
- There is only one interior option on both trucks, unlike today's two
- The new 4.3L V-6 will be available in any cab or trim configuration
- Both trucks will feature the latest Chevy MyLink and GMC IntelliLink infotainment systems - with REAL BUTTONS
- Length of the crew cab doors has been increased by about two inches
- Crew cab buyers can now opt for a 6.5-foot bed, a new wheelbase for GM
- All engines, including the V-6, have: direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management
- Z71 now includes Rancho shocks, skid plates and an auto locking rear differential
- Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all trims, and are coated with Duralife
For all of the details, go here.
Why are they using the 4.3-liter V-6 again?
The new 4.3-liter shares nothing with today's. GM states that they opted to develop a truck-specific V-6 over using the company's 3.6-liter V-6 because this one is geared for torque and can tolerate the duty cycle of truck use.
Where are the new SUVs?
An all-new Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, and GMC Yukon line will debut sometime next year. It is not known if their designs will follow the new trucks.
So are the trucks just a mid-cycle enhancement?
With a revised frame, all new engines, all new interior and all new sheetmetal....you be the judge.
When will we know the horsepower, torque, towing and fuel economy ratings?
GM says they will share that information with the public sometime in early 2013 as the launch nears.
Watch a Replay of the Reveal
GMI's Live Shots from the reveal
2014 Silverado Consumer Website
2014 Sierra Consumer Website