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GM presents 2014 Chevrolet Silverado in Montreal

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Marie-Laurence Paquin
The folks at General Motors claim that the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was engineered to be the strongest, smartest, and most capable Silverado ever. Until we get a chance to try it out for ourselves, we'll have to take their word for it.

With a choice of three new EcoTec3 engines, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will get any job done. The 4.3L V6 delivers optimum fuel economy, but still has ample torque to power a crew cab pickup and tow a substantial trailer. The 5.3L V8 is designed for more power, more torque, and better efficiency than the current version. Finally, the 6.2L V8 produces 403 horsepower and offers maximum towing capacity.

The Silverado you need
Once again, selection is fantastic when it comes to the Silverado. For 2014, there are not only three engines to choose from, but also three cabin configurations (Regular, Extended, Crew cab), two drivetrains (2WD or 4WD), two cargo box sizes (5'8'' or 6'6''), as well as a plethora of options and accessories.

New technologies

In an ongoing effort to save fuel, GM is launching a new family of EcoTec3 engines with the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Direct injection allows a higher compression ratio for more efficient combustion, while continuously variable valve timing helps optimize power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.

Of course, let's not forget cylinder deactivation. All 2014 Silverados are designed to seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to improve fuel economy during light-load driving.

This full-size pickup truck has been redesigned from the ground up for a more rugged, more muscular look. The dual power dome hood, full-width bumper and fender flares give it a wider, stronger stance. The front grille is larger, and the headlights have been refined.

Interior styling is new as well. The cabin of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is roomier and more comfortable, with the rear doors on extended cab models now hinged at the front for easier access.

Revised ergonomics boost functionality. Important controls were placed closest to the driver and grouped in an easy-to-use layout. Heated fabric seats are available for the first time, too.

More goodness
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado's new four-wheel disc brakes and Trailer Sway Control increase safety and stability. An automatic locking rear differential, which reacts in milliseconds in low-traction situations to improve handling on wet, snowy or muddy surfaces, is available on all models.

As you know, competition is very fierce in the full-size pickup truck segment. Chevrolet is raising the bar with a number of advanced technologies such as the MyLink connectivity system. Time will tell if that's enough to outsell the competition.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado
Photo: Colin Styker

Marie-Laurence Paquin
Marie-Laurence Paquin
Automotive expert