The latest on GM's new trucks.
March 11, 2013
By: Nick Saporito
Just about every detail of General Motors’ 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups is already known, except when they will arrive on dealership lots. According to dealership sources, the new trucks should begin to arrive in late May, but not all engines and variations will be available out the gate.
GM is expected to utilize a phased rollout of the new trucks, much like it did with the GMT-900s several years ago. Sources say the crew cabs will begin showing up in late May or early June, while extended cab and regular cab versions will follow several weeks behind.
The new trucks will eventually be available with three all-new engines—aptly named EcoTec3, however, only the high-volume 5.3-liter V-8 will be on lots when the trucks arrive in late spring. Sources state the 4.3-liter V-6 will arrive about two months after the initial launch while the hefty 6.2-liter V-8 will not launch until the fourth quarter of this year.
Besides the trucks’ arrival dates, two other key elements are still hidden – power figures and pricing. GM is expected to publish horsepower and torque figures when the media drive the new trucks in the next couple of months.
Dealer sources also state that GM will release 2014 Silverado and Sierra pricing later this month. Prices are expected to stay near the 2013 models, which in recent weeks have seen a mid-model year hike.
Although GMI drove the new trucks late last year at GM’s proving grounds, driving impressions are embargoed until later this year. Expect full reviews of the Silverado and Sierra later this spring.