2014 Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra Spy Photos

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If you’re a truck fan, toy understand that the Sierra and Silverado could really make due with some kind of makeover. They’re just a little tired now, but fortunately enough, there seems to be a lot of amazing things happening now. We’ve been lucky enough to find out what these two vehicles are going to look like, and we’re really happy that they’re actually taking some steps in the right direction. Here are a few things that you can look forward to.
Gen V Small-Block
Just recently, GM confirmed that they’ve invested in a small-block V8 that’ll more than likely be powered on the new engine(s). This new block will be in the C7 Corvette, which is something that a lot of people re absolutely salivating over. In any event, there are a few things that we do know – truck production volumes have supported the small block program, and we also know the fifth generation small blocks will be composed of aluminum, a new combustion system design, and direct injection. To go along with the new combustion system, we’re also looking forward to seeing more cylinder deactivation.
In addition to this, we’re also expecting to see a wider use of a 6-pot in the new GMCs and Chvys. Even if this doesn’t happen, you can count on the paltry and old 4.3-;iter V-6 that comes standard on the 1500 to come to an end, and they could even be replaced with a V-6 3.6-liter. Fortunately, this engine provides 100 more HP and about 15 lb-ft of torque when you stack it up against the older six.
Dieting
We all know that trucks are heavy. We also know that trucks guzzle gas like no one’s business. This is something that the trucks manufacturers are trying to remedy, and we hear that new trucks may drop as much as 500 pounds from their curb weight. We hope that it’s the truth, and while we think that it certainly is a lot of weight – there are some options that GM has to look for, such as aluminum and plastic. Another is changing out the iron-block V-8s with all-aluminum should really do the trick.
New Interior, Similar Suspension
The new GM twins are looking to get an interior overhaul, and this has a lot to do with the F-150 and the Ram 1500. The new interiors will quite possible be of better quality materials, although that’s not too hard when you consider the fact that they are as plastic as they could possibly be. In addition to this, you should also see an increase of rear-seat space; at least, this is what we’re thinking based on the extended greenhouse on the crew-cab model. At the very least, you can expect on the Chevy’s face to carry the bow-tie with chrome bar bisection. Alternatively, you can expect the GMC to have an open-mouth design, as well.
Also, with the Ram switching it up to a very expensive coil-spring in the rear for more comfort, it was safe to assume that GM and Ford will do the same thing. Oddly enough, that’s not the case, as the engineers for GM think that it’s not needed. But, you can expect leaf springs to be supporting the new Sierra and Silverado.
You can also expect these new vehicles to be on the road next year as the new 2014 models.

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