Spy Photos: 2014 Chevy Silverado Prototype
November 8, 2011
by Mike Magrath
The current Chevy Silverado debuted in 2007 and is still a favorite with truck buyers. Strong powertrains (we especially like the 6.2-liter, 403-horsepower V8 hooked to the 6AT), great ride and a good-enough interior have kept the Silverado in the running while the other trucks got complete redesigns more recently. Both Ford and Dodge stepped up the game with strong motors, near-luxury interiors and serious strides in ride and fuel economy. EcoBoost? Coil Springs?
But now it's Chevy's turn to be the newest kid on the block. These images prove that Chevy is hard at work on the 2014 Chevy Silverado. The biggest difference we can spot is the new greenhouse. Beyond that, all we have are rumors. GM engineers are apparently unhappy with the look of the current truck, saying that it looks too feminine compared with the other trucks. More chrome and a beefier front end are the rumored fixes.
A less horrible rumor swirling on the new truck is that this new truck will be 500 pounds LIGHTER than the current truck which is already, in 1500 trim, 300 pounds lighter than the other trucks in the scene. Not only will this help with fuel economy, but it'll make the inevitable V6 much more tolerable.
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