GM is planning to make a complete redesign of its two full-size light trucks, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models are popular and some people are wondering if a total redesign will enable the American manufacturer to continue to market both for long.
This is likely because these two models are profitable and GMC is currently experiencing very strong growth. For the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado model, only the 1500 versions will be reworked, while the Heavy Duty models (2500HD and 3500HD) will return redesigned a year after. They have already seen improvements for 2010, mainly technical, with a revised diesel engine, new chassis and major changes to the steering and suspension. Aesthetically, a revised hood and a slightly revised front completed the program. Thus, only cosmetic treatment will be given to them and they will arrive a year after, in 2015.
The current generation of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra dates from 2007, and it is time for GM to review them, because the competition didn’t wait. In 2009, a new six-speed transmission was introduced. The V8 engines are expected to return in a new generation and equipped with direct injection for more power and better fuel efficiency. General Motors has invested heavily in new technologies, in order to improve fuel economy. And with the success of the Ford F-150 EcoBoost, it is important for the American manufacturer to monitor trends not to shrink against the competition.
About the changes that we will see on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, there will be several changes: the emergence of a new 8-speed transmission, new chassis, improved aerodynamics and better fuel economy. We do know that their weight will be reduced and engines revised, but GM has not given much details. The interior and exterior of vehicles will be completely redesigned and there is talk of more distinct lines between the two models. We will have to wait to see the results.
Scheduled for commercialization as 2014 models, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will enter a new generation. And who knows? Maybe we will see the appearance of the 4500 and 5500 versions in the coming years.
Here are some 2014 Chevrolet Silverado spy photos which will be introduced in a year.
The Chevy Silverado 1500, which is known by its 6-spoke rims versus 8 for HD models, is heavily camouflaged but we can distinguish a honeycomb grille with a central bar. Also note the partially chromed front bumper.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado should be swapping its Vortec for the fifth-generation of V8 Small Blocks which will be aluminum. These will benefit from direct injection and the deactivation of 4 of 8 cylinders when not all are required.
A V6 would be the entry level but the question is which one: the 3.6-liter and / or the 3-liter twin-turbo to compete better against the Ford F-150? Stay tuned.