Chevrolet Silverado Most Awarded Pickup of 2014

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Chevrolet and Crotty Chevrolet Buick offer pickup with most awards in the industry 

Since its launch in mid-2013, the Chevrolet Silverado has been impressing Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY arearesidents and the critics alike. So much so, that fans and critics alike have given the 2014 Silverado more awards than any other pickup truck in the industry.

Both light- and heavy-duty models have taken no less than 14 awards for 2014, including the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award presented by the North American International Auto Show.

More importantly – and possibly even more impressive – is the amount of awards that were awarded to Silverado as a direct result of the interest and admiration of potential Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY buyers. These include the Edmunds.com Most Popular Vehicle award, which is given to the vehicle in each segment whose research pages are visited the most by Edmunds.com visitors.

Probably most impactful to Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s customers, and their wallets, is the various awards given to the Silverado for its low cost of ownership. Kelley Blue Book named the Silverado 1500 in the top ten vehicles in its Best Resale Value Awards across all segments, and the Silverado contributed to Vincentric naming Chevrolet the Best Value Truck Brand in America.

These awards are largely due to Silverado’s innovative technologies tailored to the way customers use full-size pickups, providing the power, efficiency, refinement and dependability they expect from their trucks, such as:

  • EcoTec3 engines that provide class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and towing capability, without the cost and complexity of turbocharging
  • High-strength steel that makes the frames and cabs stronger and lighter, yet can take the pounding of towing, hauling and off-road operation, year after year
  • The strategic use of aluminum alloys to reduce the weight of engines, front suspension components, hoods and other parts
  • New interiors featuring ample storage, multiple power and USB connections and available high-wear cloth for bench or bucket seats
  • Chevrolet MyLink, which provides powerful connectivity for work or family with simple, intuitive controls.

All 2014 Silverado Light-Duty Trucks Earn 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score

New Car Assessment Program includes regular and double cab configurations

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The regular and double cab versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, have received the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

Joining the previously tested 2014 crew cab models, which also received a 5-star overall score, all cab configurations of the Silverado 1500 series now have the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score. These models are the first pickup trucks to receive the 5-star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the implementation of more rigorous requirements for the 2011 model year.

“Safety is important to Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY-area Silverado owners,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “This designation by NHTSA confirms that the 2014 Silverado Light-Duty truck delivers top safety performance.”

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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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Corry-Silverado Drivers Benefit from 12.5 Million Miles of Durability Testing

2014 Silverado Durability Testing

All-new full-size pickups engineered to outlast the toughest tasks Corry-area owners can come up with

Each of the shiny new Silverados at Crotty Chevrolet Buick benefited from 12.5 million miles of durability testing before the first Corry, Warren and Erie-area customer ever received the keys.

From the scorching desert of Yuma, Ariz. to the sub-zero cold of Kapuskasing, Ontario, and the outdoor torture tests of General Motors’ Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Mich., the all-new full-size trucks completed more than 4 million miles of combined vehicle durability testing. In addition, a fleet of test vehicles racked up 8.2 million miles of real-world mileage.

Validation and durability testing pushed the trucks to their limits before they went into production in Silao, Mexico, Flint, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind. In many of the tests, the trucks are loaded to gross vehicle weight. While most Corry, Warren and Erie-area customers do not drive fully loaded on a regular basis, these tests ensure the Silverado can withstand even the most demanding conditions.

“The 2014 Silverado is Chevrolet’s strongest and most reliable truck yet,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The durability testing endured ensures the truck will continue to meet our owners’ needs throughout its life.”

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The trucks proved their mettle by traversing the Belgian blocks, splashing though the off-road-simulating grit trough, climbing and descending a 30 percent grade and driving at high speeds.

Grit intrusion is a challenge for any Corry, Warren and Erie-area off road vehicle. The grit trough test ensures the trucks have enough sealing to protect bearings and key suspension points, while a trip along the dust road helps determine all seals are functioning properly and that dust does not contaminate the bearings or other moving parts.

Some of the key durability improvements from the previous generation trucks include:
• A frame formed from high-strength steel to ensure it will not crack, even when Corry, Warren and Erie-area drivers load them to full capacity
• New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife™ brake rotors offer up to double the service life, along with brake-tuning revisions that improve pedal feel for more confident braking performance on any driving surface
• Anti-chip coating on the lower body side for extra protection from stones or gravel

About:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

2014 Silverado is Most Corrosion-Resistant Chevrolet Truck

Months of proving ground testing equivalent to 10 years on the road

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been designed to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever. The use of improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing, help minimize deterioration over time.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been designed to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever. The use of improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing, help minimize deterioration over time.

More than half of light-duty pick-up trucks on Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY-area roads are now 11 years or older. To help build on the Chevrolet Silverado’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup, engineers designed the 2014 Silverado to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever.

The 2014 Silverado, now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, starts with zinc-coated (galvanized) steel for the roof and all body panels except the hood, which is made of an aluminum alloy that reduces weight and provides corrosion resistance. At every step of the design and manufacture of the new Silverado, materials and production processes were selected to help minimize deterioration over time.

“Silverado’s new corrosion resistant design gives area drivers protection against the elements – dirt, gravel and weather related,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The 2014 Silverado is Chevrolet’s strongest and most reliable truck yet, and the added corrosion protection measures ensure the truck will continue to meet the customers’ needs throughout its life.”

Additional 2014 improvements over previous models include:

  • All new body structures designed to minimize the potential for corrosion
  • Improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing help keep the joints of the truck dry, discouraging deterioration that might occur from moisture
  • Extensive and improved chassis corrosion protection that enhances the truck’s appearance and lengthens the life of underbody components
  • Anti-chip protection on the lower body side for extra protection from stones or gravel

The effectiveness of these changes was borne out during extensive proving ground testing at exposure levels higher than most drivers ever experience. The months of accelerated testing these trucks undergo is equivalent to more than 10 years on the road.

Post-test evaluations of the trucks, including the search for and elimination of corrosion even on areas of parts customers never see, helps ensure the overall vehicle performance.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

All New 2014 Silverado Now Available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

New pickup delivers power, efficiency and value for Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY drivers
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New from hood to hitch, the 2014 Silverado 1500 is engineered to be stronger, smarter and more capable than ever before for Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area drivers

Among the hundreds of improvements, large and small, are:

  • A trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines, a V-6 and two V-8s
  • A stronger, quieter and more comfortable cab
  • A refined new interior with features and connectivity tailored to the needs of truck customers
    • Revised steering, suspension and brakes for improved ride and handling
    • Ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed

Base prices for the Silverado 1500 – regular cab, double cab, and crew cab – carry over from 2013. Corry-area buyers of all 2014 Silverado 1500s also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Silverado crew cabs with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 arrived at Chevrolet dealers in May. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for crew cabs start at $32,710, including a $995 destination freight charge – the same as the 2013 model.

The crew cab will be joined this summer by a regular cab model and a new double cab Silverado, which replaces the extended cab. Also available this summer will be an all-new EcoTec3 V-6 with the most torque and highest towing rating of any standard V-6.

Coming later in 2013 are an all-new 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8, engineered to raise the bar for premium truck engines, and the High Country, a rugged, luxurious Silverado tailored to the growing market for high-end pickups.

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2014 Silverado’s New 4.3L Tops in Standard V-6 Pickup Torque

New EcoTec3 engine continues rich Chevrolet V-6 heritage for Corry, Erie, Warren, & Jamestown area drivers

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When the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado full-size pickup arrives at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, this summer, its standard 4.3L EcoTec V-6 it will offer the most torque of any standard V-6 in the segment – 305 lb-ft (413 Nm).

Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area Silverado buyers will choose from three new, advanced EcoTec3 engines – a 5.3L available at launch, followed by the 4.3L and 6.2L versions available later this year. All are designed specifically for the high trailering and hauling demands unique to truck buyers.

Torque is the turning force that generates off-the-line acceleration and confident trailering performance. Silverado’s equipped with the 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 will have trailering ratings up to 7,200 pounds (3,266 kg) for a regular cab, short bed, four-wheel-drive model – 500 pounds more than the most capable Ford F-150 3.7L and 700 pounds more than a Ram 1500 3.6L. Silverado’s standard V-6 produces an SAE-certified 285 horsepower (212 kW) and is matched with a proven, efficient six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates will be released later.  [Read more…]

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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2014 Silverado: Stronger, Smarter and More Capable

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  • 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

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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.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick :

Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.