2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z-71 Pickup Truck World Debut Video @ 2013 Detroit Auto Show
http://www.autobytel.com/auto-shows/united-states/detroit/?id=32972 In the past the Chevrolet Silverado has sold millions of units making it one of the most popular vehicles in the world. Now at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show; the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has made its World Debut. This third generation Silverado is set to narrow the gap between itself and the Ford F-150. It has been several years since Chevy gave us a new Silverado model and this pickup truck has been totally redesigned with significant technology and powertrain upgrades. Road Test Editor Benjamin Hunting gives us a nice overview of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z-71 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, like its mechanical bother the GMC Sierra, are all new for the upcoming model year. These redesigns could not have come soon enough because Chevrolet was starting to lag a little bit behind Ford and Ram in the Technology Sweepstakes in the Full Size truck segment. A lot of changes have occurred on the Z-71 Silverado with a couple of new engine choices. These 3 new engines are similar to the previous models in terms of displacement but now these motors feature direct injection and cylinder deactivation technology. We do not have power figures yet, but there should be significant improvements in both power and fuel economy.
GM has been working hard on distinguishing the Silverado from its Sierra brother. This is most evident in terms of the front grilles on the two pickup trucks. From the outside, the Silverado takes classic cues from its past, like the eggplate grille, and merges them with more modern design elements. Overall the truck is similar to the model it is replacing. But the 2014 Chevy Silverado does look a bit more beefed up with more flare in the fenders and more angles all around.
On the inside there is a more unique experience between the trucks so that buyers get the sense they are purchasing a unique vehicle. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado now adds the MyLink feature which offers better connectivity with smart phones. The improved gauges and overall updated and upgraded interior gives the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado a better overall package in terms of trims and design.
In the full size truck segment, brand loyalty is not guaranteed. Roughly 40% of truck buyers at any given time are looking to switch; based on which vehicle can give them more for their money. With the average age of pickup trucks in the U.S. nearing the 10 year old mark; we are about to see a sweeping number of new pickup truck buyers step into show rooms looking for a new model. This is what Chevrolet is counting on, introducing a newly redesigned Silverado pickup truck that can be competitive with the other trucks in this segment.
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2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray Interview Video with Harlan Charles @ 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Test Editor Benjamin Hunting catches up with Harlan Charles, Corvette
Product Manager, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show for some excellent insights
on the new C7 Stingray.
How did you balance the evolution of the design with what people come to
expect to see in a Corvette?
"We really wanted to create an all new Corvette, every surface, everything
people see was intended to be all new but also unmistakably Corvette. In
the back of our minds we wanted to bring back the passion of the Stingray;
some of the famous Corvettes like the 1959 Corvette racecar designed by
Bill Mitchell, or the 1963 split-window. We wanted to bring back some of
that passion but necessarily the same design cues. The goal was to create a
new Corvette statement going forward that builds on the past but in an
entirely new way. So one of the fine balances we did was incorporating a
lot of racing technology which you can see in the car via the functional
air vents and cooling outlets derived from the racecar while at the same
time trying to make the car more sophisticated and upscale."
Are we going to see different variations of the Corvette that will allow
you to take on higher end GT cars?
"Within the new Corvette Stingray line-up we have the Z-51 Performance
Package to satisfy those who are looking for more track oriented
performance, but then there will be different options at a higher luxury
level that can be added on such as faux leather or suede headliner. We are
going to have a lot of different ways that you can tailor the car to your
needs whether it is more towards the performance end of the spectrum or the
luxury GT end. What this will do is not only open the car up to the
hard-core performance enthusiasts, but also to those who appreciate cars in
Will there be additional smaller displacement engines in the future?
"I will say the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray does have a large displacement
6.2 liter engine, but there is an Eco-Mode with cylinder deactivation which
essentially makes the car under certain conditions a 3.1 liter 4-cylinder.
With this technology we are allowing people to have the best of both
worlds: a large V-8 with 450 ft.-lbs. of torque when you want it and you
can also have the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder."
The Corvette gets faster with each
new generation; will we ever hit a wall in terms of performance?
"We keep pushing the technology envelope. On the C6 Corvette, we never
thought that the car would make over 630 horsepower in the ZR-1, but
we did surpass that figure. And I think the performance will keep on going,
people will always want more power and more speed. We are going to keep
pushing the envelope as much as we can."
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2013 Ford Explorer Sport EcoBoost Walkaround & SUV Video Review with Chief Engineer Bill Gubing
http://www.autobytel.com/ford/explorer/2013/?id=32972 Autobytel recently
caught up with the Explorer's Chief Engineer Bill Gubing for some in-depth
info on both the appearance aspects and the performance aspects of the 2013
Ford Explorer Sport SUV.
Up front one of the most notable appearance features is the new front
grille. Here we see the contrasting high gloss bars with the low gloss mesh
behind that really sets off the front of this vehicle. Ford took the
muscular look of the 2011 model and wanted to make the new 2013 model stand
out even more. Besides the front grille, Ford created a technical wrap by
blacking out the grille, headlights, and also the lower bumper openings.
The Explorer name was added to the front of the vehicle for the first time.
From the side the large 20-inch wheels with black painted pockets are the
first thing you notice. The blacked-out theme continues along the Explorer
with blacked-out mirror caps, side skirts, and roof rails. Out back it's
more of the same. The taillights have the smoked treatment with the rear
diffuser darkened too. The rear eye-catcher though is the dual polished Exhaust tips.
Moving to the interior of the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport the first thing you
notice is the illuminated kick plate. The interior is all about
craftsmanship with many upgrades being added to the Sport trim level. The
seats have a sienna color insert with contrast stitching. The Explorer
design team looked at European Fashion houses and looked at what was coming
out in the Leather world to gain some insights into the future of
automobile interior surfaces. The trim pieces have a high metallic look
that blend nicely with the blacked-out exterior direction. Sony branded
audio is standard with HD radio. The Explorer also features the 8-inch
touch screen with MyFord Touch.
Most SUV buyers can be categorized as those either looking for fuel economy
or those looking for power. Ford met the needs of both groups with the
different EcoBoost engine options.
The 2.0 liter EcoBoost is perfect
for the fuel economy minded customer and the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V-6 for those looking for more power. In
fact the 3.5 liter turbocharged EcoBoost makes 365 horsepower. There is a ton
of power that needed to be effectively put down to the road. This is where
the AWD system was completely retuned optimizing for the torque sensing
system making sure the power would be put to the pavement. The wheels were
widened to 9-inches and wrapped in a performance tire. In regards to
vehicle dynamics; the body structure was stiffened via a tower to tower
brace and a cross tunnel brace. Overall lateral stiffness was increased by
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado Test Drive & Pickup Truck Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/silverado-1500/2014/?id=32972 The third
generation Chevrolet Silverado is here! Practically everything on this
full-sized truck has been redesigned, refreshed, and updated. The exterior
looks tough, the engines are now more fuel efficient, and the interior is
packed full of new technology. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is as capable
as ever when it comes to hauling and towing; but now with all the updates
and upgrades this pickup truck exceeds all expectations. Base price for the
Work Truck Crew Cab model is $31,715 while the top of the line 2LZ 4x4 Crew
Cab costs $43,465.
When it comes to the full-sized pickup truck game in America there are a
handful of contenders but the overwhelming giants in this segment are Ford
and Chevrolet. Last year the Silverado sold over 400k units and Chevrolet
hopes that the new 2014 model which is bigger and bolder will enjoy the
same amount of success.
Up front the new 2014 Silverado has a big massive chrome grille that is
squared off. The truck looks a lot like the Sierra front end from the third
generation. Under the hood there have been massive changes to the engine
offerings. While the displacement is relatively the same, the 3 different
displacement EcoTec3 engine choices now feature direct injection, variable
valve timing, and active fuel management. The result is more horsepower, more torque, and
better fuel economy.
The engine specs are as follows:
4.3 liter V-6 makes 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft. of
5.3 liter V-8 makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft. or
6.2 liter V-8 numbers have not been released
The fuel economy figures are also unknown since this pickup truck is brand
On the inside, the 2014 Chevy Silverado interior has been given a thorough
update and now ranks as the best interior in the full-sized truck category.
Higher quality materials and attention to design were the first step. There
is a 4" information screen located in the gauge cluster. The steering wheel
has controls mounted on it. There is an 8" screen in the center stack that
comes equipped with MyLink and the associated apps. Chevrolet has really
upped the ante and the seats are yet another bonus.
Pricing on the Silverado is about the same as the outbound model from last
year. There are 3 cab configurations including the: regular cab, double
car, and crew cab. There are 2 bed sizes also ranging from 6' to a 6.5'
bed. No matter which trim you pick, the Silverado is a great truck.
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Top 10 Trucks Video Review - Autobytel's Best Pickup Trucks in America
http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/trucks/?id=32972 For over 100 years
pickup trucks have been a staple for America's workforce. But in recent
years, trucks have evolved more into lifestyle vehicles. These Top 10
Trucks are the perfect balance between utility and everyday needs. Today
the best trucks have more features and are more comfortable than many cars
on the road. This echo's the notion that a pickup truck can appeal to a
wide range of people, not just those wearing a tool belt.
10) Chevrolet Colorado
If you desire a compact American pickup truck your options are limited.
Thankfully Chevy makes just such a truck called the Colorado. This durable
and reliable little truck has built up a solid reputation over the past
couple of years resulting in it pick as a best pickup.
9) Nissan Frontier
Formerly known as the Nissan Hardbody, the Frontier has come full circle in
delivering what America needs in these tough economic times: a compact
truck that is inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to own. The Frontier
pickup truck offers multiple configurations to suit your cargo and
8) Toyota Tacoma http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/toyota/tacoma/?id=32972
Sometimes overshadowed by the Tundra, the Toyota Tacoma is the vehicle that
put Japan on the map as far as pickup trucks go. The Tacoma is a Top 10
truck because it's built on a very solid foundation.
7) Nissan Titan http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/nissan/titan/?id=32972
Nissan was the first company to incorporate a 300 horsepower engine into their
pickups. The V-8 Titan is the largest truck you can buy from Nissan and
this pickup proves to be a very solid choice making this list of Top 10.
6) RAM 1500 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/ram/1500/?id=32972
For many years the RAM was the ugly step child to Ford and Chevy trucks.
But over the last few years, Dodge has been paying close attention to just
how owners use their pickups. Now the RAM is one of the most versatile and
functional trucks on the market. This Best Truck choice is so popular that
the Chrysler Group has made the RAM division into its own brand.
5) GMC Sierra 1500
GMC has done an excellent job of distinguishing itself from Chevy by
labeling their trucks "professional grade." Perception has become reality
and today the GMC Sierra is seen as a high end truck to most consumers. The
GMC Sierra is one of the Best Trucks you can buy.
4) Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The Battle between Ford and Chevy remains strong and is most prevalent in
the war for Best Pickup Truck. While Ford may have an edge due to the newer
body style, for some owners it's still Chevrolet or nothing. Despite its
age the Chevy Silverado 1500 still remains both a workhorse and a good
3) GMC Sierra 2500HD
The HD designation stands for Heavy Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD is as
tough as they come. Whether you opt for the turbo-diesel engine of the gasoline powered motor;
the Sierra in HD format is all about towing and hauling. This is the truck
for those who are serious about pickups. The Sierra HD is one of the
toughest trucks on this Top 10 list.
2) Toyota Tundra http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/toyota/tundra/?id=32972
If there is one word to describe Toyota's commitment to making the best
pickup truck in America: it's relentless. Toyota knew that in order to
compete with the big 3, it needed to not only build a great truck, but they
needed to build it here on American soil. Built in San Antonio Texas, the
Tundra offers the perfect balance between drivability and capability.
1) Ford F-150 EcoBoost
Ford's EcoBoost engine technology
consists of direct injection and twin-turbochargers have proven effective in the line-up
of cars, and now we find this engine making its way onto more F-150 trucks.
Essentially this engine gives you V-8 power combined with the fuel economy
of a V-6. This EcoBoost engine out
powers many V-8 engines on the market with 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of
torque while still getting the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid full
sized pickup truck. On top of all that great technology, the Ford F-150
looks great. The exterior styling and wonderful interior hits the mark
making this pickup our pick for the Top Truck in America.
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2014 Toyota Tundra Pickup Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Toyota Tundra is all new and ready to go
back to work. The new third generation of Toyota's big pick-up debuted at
the Chicago Auto Show. The big news is that the 2014 Toyota Tundra now
comes in 5 different model flavors. There will be five different grades for
the 2014 Toyota Tundra, starting with the base SR and moving on up with the
SR5, the Limited and two Premium grades in the Platinum and 1794 Edition.
Cab styles will include a two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and
four-door CrewMax, all available in either a 4×2 and 4×4. Under the hood
there are three available powertrains. The first is the 4.0-liter DOHC V6
which comes standard on Tundra Regular and Double Cab models. It produces
270 horsepower and
278 lb.-ft. peak torque paired with a five-speed automatic transmission
with uphill/downhill shift logic.
Watch the next Ford F150 Atlas Pickup Concept Debut at the Detroit Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Ford F-150 is the best selling vehicle in America
so when a new F-150 is debuted it is big news. The new Ford Atlas concept
which rolled onto the floor at the Detroit Auto Show is basically the next
Ford F-150 pickup. Check it out in this TFLcar video from the North
American American Auto Show.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Review and Road Test
Today I take the redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado (the mechanical twin to
the GMC Sierra) out on the road. Join me as I talk engines, fuel economy,
towing, hauling and pit the Chevy against the Ford and RAM trucks. Stay
tuned for the 2014 RAM 1500 review in the next few weeks.
2014 GMC Sierra All Terrain - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2013 Toronto Auto Show - 2013 CIAS
2014 GMC Sierra All Terrain - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2013
Toronto Auto Show - 2013 CIAS
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