2014 Silverado Gets Lean and Mean for Corry-area Drivers

Lighter, high-strength materials help improve capability, safety and efficiency

 2014 Silverado and Sierra Get Lean and Mean

Like athletes who burn fat and build muscle to become more competitive, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 strategically replaced traditional steel with lightweight, high-strength steel for improved capability, safety and fuel efficiency.

High-strength and ultra-high-strength steels make the Silverado’s fully boxed frame and cab lighter and stronger, helping the truck deliver the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup, up to 23 mpg highway for Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown-area drivers. It also has class-leading towing capability of up to 12,000 pounds when equipped with the available 6.2L V-8.

Similarly, making the most of mass also enables the Silverado equipped with 4.3L V-6 to tow up to 7,600 pounds, the highest for any standard V-6 in the segment, with EPA highway fuel economy of up to 24 mpg.

“For our customers, the use of lightweight materials like ultra-high-strength steel and aluminum means improves capability and efficiency for our customers, which is a win-win for everyone,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick.

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Silverado Adds Rugged Luxury with New High Country

  • New crew cab model to compete in premium pickup segment
  • Unique exterior appearance, saddle brown interior
  • Standard 5.3L V-8 with 355 horsepower, up to 23 mpg highway

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The 2014 Silverado High Country will further broaden Crotty Chevrolet’s portfolio in the premium pickup segment when it joins the LTZ and Z71 models in the Silverado lineup this fall.

Silverado High Country is distinguished by a unique chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, halogen projector headlamps and body-color front and rear bumpers. Unique 20-inch chrome wheels with P275/55R20 all-season tires are standard, as are chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors.

Inside, Silverado High Country features an exclusive saddle brown interior, with authentic materials throughout. Features include heated and cooled perforated premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests, Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an 8-inch touch screen, Bose premium audio and front and rear park assist.

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2014 Silverado Delivers Power, Efficiency and Value to Corry, Warren and Erie Drivers

2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet and Crotty Chevrolet Buick recently announced initial pricing, performance data, and EPA fuel efficiency estimates for the 2014 Silverado 1500, raising the bar in Corry, Warren and Erie’s fiercely competitive light-duty pickup segment.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the new 2014 Silverado regular cab will start at $24,585, including a $995 destination freight charge, the same base price as the 2013 model.  For that price, the 2014 Silverado regular cab, which starts production this summer, will include a number of major improvements:

  • A more powerful, more efficient EcoTec3 engine,
  • A six-speed automatic transmission,
  • A stronger, quieter cab with an all-new interior,
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors
  • A new bed with standard box rail protectors and CornerStep bumper

The base starting prices for the Silverado crew cab, the first model to be available in Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s showroom later this spring, and for the new double cab Silverado, which replaces the extended cab, also will be the same as for the corresponding 2013 models.

Corry, Warren and Erie area buyers of all 2014 Silverados also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Up to four maintenance visits are included in the price of the vehicle, each one of which includes a regularly scheduled oil change, oil filter replacement, tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection, based on the schedule in the vehicle owner’s manual.

“The 2014 Silverado is all-new, inside and out,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Our local area pick-up owners will find that the new Silverado is an excellent choice that combines innovative features and equivalent pricing to the 2013 models. The 2014 Silverado is sure to wow our customers.”

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High-Strength Steels Help Create Tough New 2014 Silverado

Adds structural strength without increasing weight on built-to-last full-size pickups


Full-size pickups are unique. Their owners routinely use them in ways that would horrify most car owners.  They pull heavy trailers thought the mountains, haul tools and supplies down washboard gravel roads, and slog through mud and muck on farms and construction sites. And trucks are expected to perform these tasks for years on end, with a minimum of repairs.

To help the new 2014 Silverado  measure up to these tasks, engineers chose high-strength steels for the backbone of the new trucks – the fully boxed frames and the structure of the cabs that carry and protect the occupants.

“Chevy owners use their trucks for earning a living and taking care of their families,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.  “To meet the needs of these hard-working men and women, Chevrolet chose high-strength steels for the key structural elements of the 2014 Silverado. That reduces the weight of these components without sacrificing the toughness and durability customers count on.”

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Trio of New EcoTec3 Engines Powers Silverado

  • Advanced combustion system increases power and efficiency
  • Seamlessly switches to four-cylinder operation under light loads
  • Rugged hardware engineered to help keep operating costs down
  • New 4.3L V-6 with ample torque for towing and hauling, even in a crew cab
2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado

2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado

When the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 arrives at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA it will deliver more power, more torque and improved fuel efficiency, thanks in part to a trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines designed specifically for the needs of full-size truck customers.

The new engine family includes a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V-8 and a 6.2L V-8.

EcoTec3 engines feature three state-of-the-art technologies – direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing – to make the most of power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.

“We believe these are the most technologically advanced engines ever offered in light-duty pickups, and they are 100 percent truck – specifically designed for the way customers use trucks in the real world,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer and program manager.

“They have all the power and torque needed to confidently handle the tough jobs, and they seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to increase efficiency during light-load driving.

“This is technology no other truck maker can match, and we offer it in every one of our EcoTec3 engines, for every one of our customers,” said Lee. “It is not an extra cost feature. You get our best and most sophisticated technology regardless of trim level.”

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2014 Silverado: Stronger, Smarter and More Capable

2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
  • From hood to hitch, the most refined, best engineered Silverado ever
  • Three new EcoTec3 engines designed for more power, improved efficiency
  • Engineered for tough truck duties and legendary Chevy truck dependability

Chevrolet today unveiled the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500 full-size pickup which will be available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA in the 2nd quarter of 2013. New from hood to hitch, Silverado is engineered to be the strongest, smartest, and most capable Silverado ever.

The new Silverado builds on Chevrolet’s 95 years of truck heritage, while raising the bar for full-size pickups. Among the many updates for 2014 are a new trio of powerful, efficient EcoTec3 engines; a stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab; revised steering, suspension and brakes; ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed and true truck capability for towing and hauling.

“Our customers rely on their trucks to meet the day-to-day challenges of earning a living, running a business and taking care of their families,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet. “Chevrolet is committed to giving truck customers the most-refined, best-engineered pickups in the market.”

The 2014 Silverado will become part of Chevrolet’s three-truck portfolio, designed to let customers select the right truck for their needs. It joins the Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups, the ultimate tools for towing and hauling, which were new for the 2011 model year. Chevrolet is also developing an all-new Colorado midsize pickup, which will offer proven truck capability in a space- and fuel-efficient package.

Every detail of the 2014 Silverado 1500 was designed and engineered to meet the exacting requirements of full-size truck customers and to strengthen Chevrolet’s reputation for building the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size trucks – trucks with the lowest overall cost of ownership.

“Don’t let the work boots fool you. Truck customers are among the most discerning and demanding in the business,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for full-size and midsize trucks.

“The designers and engineers who created the new Silverado share this passion for trucks.  They have built this truck – and tested it to the extremes – to give customers the right tools for the tough jobs, and they have created dozens of solutions to the challenges truck customers encounter every day.”

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Next Generation Silverado to Debut in December

2014 Chevy Silverado

Chevrolet will take the wraps off the all-new Silverado 1500 full-size pickup on Dec. 13 at a special event in the Detroit area. The bold exterior design of the new Silverado reflects the enhanced capabilities of the truck while features such as jewel-like, projector beam headlamps showcase the careful attention given to every detail.

“We are very much looking forward to the public reveal of the all-new Silverado on December 13’th” said John Crotty, owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.  “Full-size pickups are unique, both in the jobs their owners ask of them and in how long Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown drivers expect them to last.  I am confident that the next generation of Silverado’s will exceed our customers expectations.”

The new Silverado will be on public display for the first time at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January, and will start production next year.

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