Automotive Fleet

DEC 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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The Silverado's CornerStep bumper, combined with handholds built into the new box rail protectors, makes it easier to access the box, according to the automaker. (Left) Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet & Commercial Sales received the Truck of the Year award from Robert Brown Jr., Great Lakes sales manager for AF. fers work friendly features, like the CornerStep, to help our customers on the job," said Joyce Mattman, director of commercial product for GM Fleet & Commercial. Most 2014 Silverado models feature MyLink with a 4.2-inch or 8-inch color touch screen radio. Te 4.2-inch radio, standard on 2WT and LT models, includes Bluetooth for phone streaming, two USB ports, an SD card slot, and natural voice recognition. LTZ and High Country models receive an 8-inch high-defnition touch screen that enables users to scroll or drag through menus. Te new Chevrolet MyLink provides easy-to-use connectivity for the job site or the family vacation, with natural voice recognition, and enough ports and power outlets to support multiple devices. "Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth, and OnStar provide reliable, safe, and intuitive connectivity for the driver," Mattman said. "Tese tools and features allow the driver to keep their hands on the wheel and their business moving." GM's new full-size trucks underwent more than 6 million miles of durability testing in the torture chambers at the Milford Proving Ground, over the deserts and mountains of Nevada, and across the The trucks accumulated more than 7 million real-world miles during fnal testing, bringing total test miles to more than 13 million. frozen fats of Kapuskasing, Ontario: the equivalent to 240 trips around the earth. In addition, the trucks accumulated more than 7 million real-world miles during fnal testing, bringing total test miles to more than 13 million. Adding to the EcoTec3 Family of Engines Te 2014 Silverado 1500 ofers three all-new EcoTec3 engines — a 4.3L V-6 SAE-certifed at 285 hp and 305 lb.-f. of torque, a 5.3L V-8 certifed at 355 hp and 383 lb.-f. of torque, and a new 6.2L V-8. Te 5.3L V-8 has EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 23 mpg highway (2WD models). Te 5.3L V-8 has EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 23 mpg highway (2WD models), the best of any V-8 pickup. Models equipped with the 4.3L V-6 will have towing ratings up to 7,200 pounds, while models equipped with the 5.3L V-8 and the max towing package have best-inclass towing ratings of up to 11,500 pounds. All three EcoTec3 engines feature direct fuel injection, active fuel management (cylinder deactivation), and continuously variable valve timing, a combination not found in competitive trucks. Te engines also use a compact overhead-valve design and weight-saving components such as aluminum blocks and cylinder heads, to reduce mass, for additional energy savings, according to the automaker.  Te 2014 Silverado 1500 is available in seven distinct trim levels, including two work trucks, the 1WT and 2WT, with the 2WT adding features such as chrome bumpers, high-wear cloth seats and Chevrolet MyLink with a 4.2-inch color touch screen. Finally, the Crew Cab is joined by a Regular Cab model and Double Cab Silverado, which replaces the Extended Cab. Te manufacturer's suggested retail price for the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500 Regular Cab starts at $26,670, including destination charges. Buyers of all 2014 Silverado 1500s also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes frst. Finally, the trucks will be covered by GM's three-year or 36,000-mile newvehicle limited warranty and five-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. AF DECEMBER 2013 I AUTOMOTIVE FLEET 21

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