Fleet Vehicle of the Week: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500

GPSTrackIt Fleet Vehicle of the Week

GPSTrackIt Fleet Vehicle of the Week

GPSTrackIt’s Fleet Vehicle of the Week Goes to…

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Pickup Truck

North American Truck of the Year

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado offers an eco-friendly engine with a maximum 420 horsepower, a pretty good combo for any fleet operation that requires pickup power, room for crew and cargo, and towing strength.

Starting with a V6 4.3L EcoTec engine with 305 pounds/foot of torque, the Silverado 1500 graduates up the scale to 355 and 420 HP V8s at 5.3L and 6.2L respectively.

Engineered for Exceptional Fuel Economy

These days, fuel economy is an important factor for any fleet, but especially critical when it comes to high gasoline prices.

Offering a maximum fuel economy of 18 city / 24 highway for gasoline engines, the Silverado 1500 breaks all previous MPG records for similar sized pickup trucks.

To achieve this impressive result, Chevrolet built Silverado 1500 engines with innovative, fuel usage technology that GM calls “Active Fuel Management.” For lighter load scenarios, up to four cylinders can be deactivated during operation, depending on the engine size.

When combined with Direct Injection, CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) and improved aerodynamics, Active Fuel Management enables all three engines to achieve exceptionally high mileage for light duty trucks.

The Silverado 1500 also comes with an e85 flex-fuel option.

Flexibility and Safety Beyond the Tank

As always, the Silverado offers three cab sizes, Regular, Double and Crew, and both RWD and 4WD. The truck also boasts a 5-Star NHTSA safety rating, a roomier back seating area, and a LED lit bed.

The 2014 Silverado was named Truck of the Year at the Detroit International Auto Show in January.

To learn more about the 2014 Silverado 1500, visit Chevrolet.com/.

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