Automotive Fleet

DEC 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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2014 CHEVROLET New from hood to hitch, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was named the best-of-the-best by feet managers in the annual feet truck award. BY LAUREN FLETCHER PHOTOS: GENERAL MOTORS T he 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which features all-new engines, a new cab layout, and is built with numerous work friendly features was named the 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year. Sponsored by Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet magazines, the purpose of the award is to promote excellence in the feet industry, particularly the tools and vehi- AT A GLANCE The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, named Fleet Truck of the Year, is all-new, with features including: ● A trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines (a V-6 and two V-8s). ● Delivers best-in-class towing capacity. ● Controls built for use with work gloves on. 20 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I DECEMBER 2013 cles that allow feet managers to fulfll their missions. Vehicles were voted on by qualifed feet professionals via an online ballot. Te 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 garnered the most votes among a group of 36 trucks selected for this year's competition. "Te Chevrolet Silverado being awarded the Fleet Truck of the Year is a true honor," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet & Commercial Sales. "It was our goal to provide our customers with a truck that can help them do the tough jobs and we feel that we've met that goal. Te Silverado 1500 is a great truck." Keeping Commercial Customers Top of Mind The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was built with commercial customers as the focal point. The upright instrument panel, six-gauge instrument cluster, and multiple storage options are tailored specifically to the needs of truck customers. Controls are functional, logically placed, and easy to operate with work gloves on. Rear doors on crew cabs are larger, for easier entry and exit, and rear doors on double cab models are now hinged at the front for easier access, especially in tight spots. It includes numerous work friendly features, including rear bumper CornerSteps, EZ-Lif and Lower tailgate, LED under-rail box lamps, upper box tie-downs, bed rail protectors, extensive interior storage, and Chevrolet MyLink connectivity. "Te all-new Silverado was built with commercial customers in mind and of- PHOTOS: GENERAL MOTORS SILVERADOOF THE YEAR 1500 HONORED AS TRUCK

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