2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra pickup trucks - Autoweek walkaround video
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GM unveils the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups - Autoweek TV with Natalie Neff
Also in this episode: Jaguar axes the C-X75 supercar, and the Autoweek
Design Forum is coming up fast.
-- GM shows off its new trucks.
-- Jaguar cancels its supercar.
-- And it's time again for the Autoweek Design Forum.
I'm Natalie with a Friday edition of Autoweek TV.
General Motors yesterday revealed the redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado and
GMC Sierra. Upgrades include a stiffer frame and cab and a revamped
interior with video screens and wireless connectivity. Three engines will
be offered: a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8 and the new 6.2-liter LT1.
Cylinder deactivation will conserve fuel on all models, and six-speed
automatics will be standard. We'll see the Sierra and Silverado in Detroit
For more details on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra:
Jaguar said it will not build the C-X75 supercar due to the economic
downturn in Europe. Last May, the plan was to build 250 examples at a cost
of about $1.5 million each. It was slated to have a 1.6-liter gasoline
engine with electric motors at the wheels. Top speed was set for more than
200 mph. It would have been up against tough competition, including the
Porsche 918, Ferrari Enzo replacement and the McLaren P1.
For more info on the Jaguar C-X75:
And our annual Design Forum takes place on January 17th. This year's guests
include GM exterior design manager Kirk Bennion, Marco Tencone, Head of
Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati Design, Lapo Elkann, President and Founder,
Italia Independent and Independent Ideas, Founding Partner, LA Holding and
Bruce Leak and Peter Barrett of CloudCar.
Tickets are $175 a piece, including breakfast, lunch, and a ticket to
Thursday's Industry Preview day of the North American International Auto
Show. Go to autoweek.com/designforum for details.
For more info on the Design Forum:
That's it for the week, get that Christmas shopping done, relax and watch
the Race of Champions, live streaming, on Autoweek.com and our full
walkaround video of the Silverado and Sierra. Check them out. See you next
week, and until then, enjoy the drive.
2014 Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra details, Hyundai considers trucks, Scion goes upscale - video news
GM shares details of the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups,
Hyundai may make a move into pickup trucks and Scion may move up the price
Over the past decade, Hyundai has overhauled its entire lineup and added an
entry into practically every vehicle segment ... except one -- pickup
trucks. Now, the Korean automaker is considering pulling up next to Ford,
Chevy, Ram and the others in the real-work world.
The head of Hyundai's international sales told our sister publication,
Automotive News, that the automaker is actively looking at a truck for the
U.S. market. And Hyundai's U.S. dealers have been asking for one.
One challenge would be where to build it. Trucks imported to the U.S. get
hit with a tax. And Hyundai's U.S. plant in Alabama is already running flat
out building Sonatas and Elantras. Maybe they could borrow some of the
extra capacity at Toyota's Tundra facility in Texas.
What to do with Scion? That's the question inside Toyota Motor Sales these
days. The brand was launched 10 years ago to attract young buyers to
Toyota. But prices have gone up and the vehicle lineup has gotten stale.
One possible answer? Move Scion up the price ladder to compete against
near-luxury brands such as Mini and the new crop of affordable European
cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The FR-S sports car is already pushing
Scion near the $30,000 price bracket and a convertible version, which is
expected, could touch that milepost.
Toyota execs acknowledge that Scion needs a new direction. But which way to
go is still being debated.
Finally for today, GM is ready to get its new pickups on the road. The
redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra debuted in January. There
are plenty of changes inside and under the skin, but the new trucks look
pretty similar to the old trucks.
On Monday, GM said the new Silverado will also have the same base price as
the old truck: $24,585. The new Sierra gets a mild price bump to $25,085.
Those prices are for trucks with the new base V6. But GM will launch the
trucks with its new 5.3-liter V8 and brag that the engine, with a six-speed
automatic transmission, tops the EcoBoost V6-powered Ford F-150 in fuel economy.
GM says its rear-drive V8-powered trucks will get 19 mpg combined, while
the EcoBoost F-150 gets 18 mpg
combined. That's not much of a difference, but you don't need much to do
battle in the pickup wars.
We'll see you again tomorrow. Until then, enjoy the drive.
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