General Motors demos diesel, gearing against heavy truck rivals
The Silverado won the race, followed by the F-250 and the Dodge Ram. While the Chevy's extra oomph no doubt played a part in its victory, the writer rightly attributes the win to the Silverado’s new six-speed Allison transmission that kept the pickup in its powerband's sweet spot more often that its rivals with traditional four-speed autos.
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[Source: Toronto Star with picture by Howard J. Elmer]
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