New hood scoop feeds cool air to 2017 Chevy Silverado HD diesel truck

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The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD diesel pickup truck is getting a new piece of hardware to help its engine run more efficiently. General Motors towing Chevrolet Silverado HDVersions of the heavy-duty truck equipped with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 are now adorned with a functional hood scoop, which feeds cooler air into the engine. This addition—along with other modifications.

Zero-Emission 2014 Chevy Silverado Model Now Available

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It doesn't get much attention as a green vehicle, but the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck line is the best-selling vehicle line at General Motors. Now there's a zero-emission version, and it's available today. That means that you can acquire one even before this spring's launch of the all-new models with more efficient V-6 and V-8 gasoline

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2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup Gas Mileage Rises For Largest V-8 Engine

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (and its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 twin) with the 6.2-liter V-8 has been rated with significantly better fuel efficiency than last year''s model. Even pickup trucks are getting better gas mileage these days. The EPA ratings are 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for rear-wheel-drive models, and 14 mpg city and 20 mpg

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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

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Future models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks will One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions. At the dawn of this century, four-speed automatics were the standard; now it''s six speeds--and eight-speed automatics are coming on strong.

Chevrolet to offer small number of 2016 Silverados pickups with e-Assist mild-hybrid technology; 13% better city cycle fuel economy

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Chevrolet will offer a small number—initially approximately 500 through California dealers—MY 2016 Silverado pickup trucks equipped with eAssist mild-hybrid technology. Silverado already leads the full-size truck segment in V8 fuel economy. The eAssist system pairs a compact lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor with the Silverado’s 5.3L EPA estimated highway fuel economy for the Silverado eAssist is 24 mpg (9.8

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New GM EcoTec3 engine family for 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups; direct injection, cylinder deactivation and CVVT

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V-6 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (LV3) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. From January through November 2013, GM has sold 506,088 Silverados and Sierras—22% of all vehicles it sold in that period.). 2014 4.3L Click to enlarge.

Megachurch Goes Electric, VW Diesel Update, GM Mild-Hybrid Trucks: Today's Car News

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Today, a Colorado megachurch embraces electric cars, a Federal judge tells Volkswagen to find a fix for its diesel cars by the end of March, and General Motors adds an eAssist mild-hybrid option for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab now with CNG option

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Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline. The Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab joins the bi-fuel Silverado 2500HD ( review ) and 3500HD and the dedicated CNG full-size Chevrolet Express and vans. Silverado 3500HD has a proven reputation as the ultimate work truck for fleets, many of whom are looking to reduce emissions and save money at the pump.

Review: Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with bi-fuel CNG option

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View of the CNG tank in the bed of a Silverado 2500HD with bi-fuel option. Silverado 2500HD engine options. The gas intake to the Silverado’s tank is accessible on the side of the tank—effectively only several inches above the top of the side of the truck bed.

2014 Chevy, GMC Pickups Recalled For Cylinder-Deactivation Issue

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Certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 models are being recalled due to a fire risk associated with their cylinder-deactivation systems, the Detroit News General Motors'' redesigned 2014 full-size pickup trucks have only been on the market for a few months, but now they''re being called back to the dealer to fix a potential flaw.

VIA Motors XTRUX Electric Truck: 2013 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

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Loosely based on the Chevrolet Silverado, continuing the GM theme to What does an 800 horsepower electric truck look like? Just that little bit meaner than any other production truck, as it turns out--if Via Motors' XTRUX electric truck is anything to go by. The wildly powerful range-extended truck was unveiled at this week's Detroit Auto Show.

Chevy unveiling lightweight, performance-oriented Silverado Cheyenne Concept pickup at SEMA

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Chevrolet is unveiling the Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept vehicle today at the SEMA Show. The performance-oriented version of the 2014 Silverado regular cab combines a reduced curb weight with the performance of the new 420 hp (313 kW) 6.2L It’s unavailable in regular-production Silverado regular cab models, giving the Cheyenne a 65-horsepower and 77 lb-ft boost over the production 5.3L

Verizon Purchases 576 Chevy Silverado Two-Mode Hybrids Pickups

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Verizon has purchased 576 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids. The 2010 Silverado Hybrid is a full-size, fully-capable, V8-powered two-mode hybrid truck that delivers up to a 40% improvement in city cycle fuel economy. With the two-mode hybrid technology, the Silverado Hybrid provides fuel efficiency with an EPA estimated 21 MPG city and 22 MPG highway, the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup.

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GM expands B20 biodiesel lineup with new cars, crossovers and trucks

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Chevrolet offers the industry’s broadest lineup of B20-capable diesel propulsion for fleet, commercial and retail customers, including: Express full-size vans; Silverado HD full-size pickups; the Colorado mid-size pickup; the Low Cab Forward commercial truck; the 2017 Cruze compact car and the 2018 Equinox compact crossover. V-8 turbo-diesel offered on the 2017 Silverado HD. Chevrolet Silverado (2500HD, 3500HD, Chassis Cab).

New 6.6L Duramax Turbodiesel for Silverado Offers More Power, Lower Fuel Consumption and Lower Emissions

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V8 Turbo with 2011 Allison 1000 6-Speed Automatic for Silverado HD. GM is introducing a new Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 on the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD launching this summer. A new feature on Duramax-equipped Silverado models is an exhaust brake system.

Bi-fuel vehicles receive huge price mark-up

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Biofuels Chevrolet GM Green cars Latest news Chevrolet Silverado HD General Motors GMC green carsWhat’s the difference in price between a vehicle that can run on petrol and one that can run on both petrol and compressed natural gas? According to General Motors, the difference appears to be around $11,000. That’s because General Motors’ brands Chevrolet and GMC are offering a bi-fuel option on their extended cab heavy duty [.].

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3.5L EcoBoost 2011 F-150 bests Silverado and RAM trucks with 5+L V8s in performance test

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The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost won in a head-to-head powertrain performance exercise while towing a 9,000-pound (4,082 kg) trailer against the Chevy Silverado and Dodge RAM with much larger displacement V8 engines during a demonstration staged by Ford near Davis Dam in Arizona. Brand Ford F-150 EcoBoost Chevy Silverado 1500 Ram 1500.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Pickup: First Drive Review

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Sometimes you need a pickup truck—and nothing else will do. Full-size pickup trucks make up roughly one in every five vehicles sold in the U.S. market, though they’re a vehicle type largely restricted to North America, where gasoline is cheap. The rest of the world is more likely to use what we’d consider midsize or even compact

Chevy, GMC Bi-Fuel Natural Gas Pickup Trucks Now In Production

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The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel models are able to run on either regular gasoline, or compressed natural gas (CNG). GM has started production of its two new bi-fuel options in the pickup truck market. A 6.0-liter V-8 as found under the hood of each truck isn't your typical green engine, but allows each truck a

What Would You Pay For A 100-MPG Via Full-Size Pickup Truck?

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A basic 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck starts around $23,000, and the rear-wheel drive XFE model is rated by the EPA at 18 mpg combined. The Silverado Hybrid model, a 1500 twin-cab, starts at around $40,000, and the RWD model is rated at 21 mpg. This is a perfectly serious question. So how much would you pay for a 100-mpg

Jay Leno, Bob Lutz, Talk Plug-ins, Drive Via Plug-in Hybrid Truck

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So its no surprise that talk show host Jay Leno thinks that Americans will love the Via Vtrux, a range-extended, full-size, electric pickup truck that combines the practicality of a Chevy Silverado with the gas mileage of a Chevy Volt. Americans love the utility and functionality of the mighty pickup truck, but not its gas mileage.

Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Chevy Spark

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And it represents a daring foray into very small cars by a brand better known for its Impala full-size sedan and its massive Silverado pickup The 2013 Chevrolet Spark misses being the shortest car ever sold as a Chevy in the U.S. by just an inch or two. But the five-door hatchback is by far the most modern minicar Chevrolet has ever offered.

GM uses lightweight, advanced materials to reduce weight on 2015 Colorado pickup

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Building on our experience with the new Silverado, we engineered the Colorado to be highly mass-efficient, while still providing the performance, capability, dependability and features that midsize truck customers are asking for. inches long, 17 inches shorter than a comparable Silverado 1500.

Super Bowl stats: 3 commercials for alternative powertrain vehicles

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Chevrolet ran the most from any automaker, with 6: 3 for the Cruze, 1 for the Camaro, 1 for the Volt, and 1 for the Silverado. Advertisers ran 63 commercials during Super Bowl XLV, 19 of those from automakers (30%). Of those, 3 (4.8% of total) featured vehicles with alternative powertrains: one for the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid; one for BMW advanced diesel; and one for the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle.

2013 Chevy, GMC Natural Gas Bi-Fuel Pickup Trucks Announced

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General Motors announced today it will offer bi-fuel versions of its 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks that run either on gasoline or natural gas. The two trucks are the 2500 HD (heavy duty) model, and can be ordered in rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and with a standard or long bed. The pickups are fitted with a 6.0-liter V-8

GM to introduce more diesels in US; Cruze “first of many”

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V8 Duramax for the Silverado and Sierra HD pickups. During the Advanced Powertrain forum at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Steve Kiefer, GM’s vice president of global powertrain, said that GM will introduce more diesel-engined passenger vehicles in the US. For the US market, GM currently offers only a 2.0L turbo diesel for the Cruze and the 6.6L The Duramax is built by GM’s DMAX joint venture with Isuzu.).

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Chevrolet offering OnStar 4G LTE beginning this summer

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These will be followed by the Equinox, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark and Spark EV. The fact that OnStar with 4G LTE will be available in models that range from the Chevrolet Spark to the Silverado to the Corvette, is indicative of our broad commitment to deliver more value and convenience through smart technology applications.

GM investing $385M in Romulus Engine plant to prepare for production of new fuel-efficient engine program

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The plant, which currently has about 840 employees on two shifts, produces a variety of V6 and V8 engines that power GM full-size vans, SUVs and pickups, including the Chevrolet Express, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado, GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Cadillac Escalade. General Motors will invest approximately $385 million to prepare the Romulus Engine plant in Michigan for production of an all-new, fuel-efficient engine program.

GM launches CNG dual-fuel trucks

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The new 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD are capable of running on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, seamlessly switching between the two and [.].

Federal agencies to receive hybrid vehicle boost

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Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Chevrolet Silverado electric vehicles Ford Escape Hybrid Ford Fusion Hybrid General Services Administration Honda Insight Hybrid hybrid vehicles plug-in hybrid vehicles

Chevrolet, GMC expand CNG truck and van offerings

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Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and all-new dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year. The bi-fuel versions of Silverado HD and Sierra HD expand the range of available configurations to 2500HD and 3500HD pickup models in all cab styles and 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.

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GM: new Sierra 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 highway fuel economy tops Ford EcoBoost V-6

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V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Cylinder deactivation, also known as Active Fuel Management (AFM), is now standard on all three engines for the Silverado and Sierra 1500. 2014 5.3L Click to enlarge.

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Chevrolet and GMC CNG pricing starts at $9,500

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Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500. The bi-fuel CNG option will be available on all 2015 Silverado and Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD single-rear-wheel models. CNG versions of the Silverado and Sierra 2500HD double cab and crew cab and the full-size Express and Savana vans are on sale now.

Chevrolet and GMC expand alternative fuel fleet offerings; expanded CNG/LPG lineup

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Other recent additions include the Chevrolet Bolt EV; a Duramax 2.8-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel for the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans; and all-new available 6.6-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel engines for the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD. Express Cargo Express Passenger Express Cutaway Silverado HD Low Cab Forward 3500 and 4500. Cruze Colorado Express Silverado HD. Caprice PPV Equinox Express Impala Silverado Silverado HD Suburban Tahoe.

Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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GM hybrids currently include the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Saturn VUE BAS; as well as the Tahoe, Silverado, Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. After months of doom and gloom for the auto industry in the USA, there is finally a ray of hope courtesy of hybrid cars. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased by 5.2 per cent by volume in June 2009 compared to the same month in the previous year.

Details on GM’s new efficient top-end 8-speed automatic

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The 8L90, the replacement for the venerable 6L80 six-speed in GM’s lineup, is offered as well as standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L The 2015 Silverado 1500 equipped with the 6.2L

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GM investing $328M in Flint Assembly Plant for next-generation of full-size pickups

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The plant builds the heavy-duty versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. General Motors will invest $328 million to prepare its plant in Flint, Mich. to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickup trucks. Increased sales of the new-for-2011 trucks have led to an additional 2.4 percentage points of market share (through May), bringing GM’s total heavy-duty share to 36%. GM’s retail share of the full-size pickup market has grown to 40.4%

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Chevrolet has sold more than 1.4M vehicles with 4G LTE

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That number includes more than 500,000 Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado HD and Colorado trucks (about 36%). Chevrolet has sold more than 1.4 million vehicles with 4G LTE connectivity since June 2014, exceeding the total sold by of the rest of the industry combined. Chevrolet offers 4G LTE connectivity across its full-range of retail cars, trucks and crossovers. Chevrolet owners have consumed more than 1.4 million GB of data since its launch in June 2014.

Experian: new vehicle loan amounts and monthly payments in US set record highs

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The Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 had substantial gains in leasing in Q4 2015, rising 22% and 38%, respectively. Experian Automotive announced that the average amount financed and the average monthly payment for a new vehicle in the US continued to climb, breaking the previous records on file.

Official: GM Quietly Drops Hybrid Pickups; Are SUVs Next?

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GM's full-size hybrid pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and GMC Sierra Hybrid, for much of the time they've been on sale, have offered the highest gas mileage of any full-size truck on the U.S. market. Yet these hybrid pickups, which were introduced for the 2009 model year, have been surprisingly slow-selling. Total sales numbers for the GM