PickupTrucks.com has gotten its hands on a few more details concerning the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2014 GMC Sierra. General Motors held a conference call on the two trucks, allowing Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for both, to answer a few questions. Luke said truck buyers are largely concerned with power and fuel economy, and as such, GM will continue to explore new methods of providing both. That may translate into any number of drivetrain permutations, including light-duty diesel engines, eight-speed transmissions or even a twin-turbocharged V6.

What's more, both the 2014 Silverado and its GMC twin will boast a tow rating of 11,500 pounds, but only when equipped with a max-trailering package. Without that special package, the rating drops to 10,200 lbs for regular cabs and 9,700 lbs for crew cabs. Buyers will no longer be able to opt for a 4.10 gear ratio.

We're also excited to hear that GM plans on making the Z71 package into something more than just a few a stickers. While Luke didn't go into details, PickupTrucks.com says "it will get significant improvements in the future." Head over to the site for a quick rundown of the call's highlights.


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      thedriveatfive
      • 1 Year Ago
      To me this truck looks like a case of good individual design themes that look terrible when put together. I would not be surprised if its a good capable truck underneath but the exterior looks like many random elements thrown together by a committee. The whole is less then the sum of its parts...
      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully this redesign of the truck platform means they'll finally offer a diesel in the Suburban 2500. Even if it isn't the big Duramax.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        They had a Diesel in a 2500 Sub. But it may have been only for fleet use. Not sue
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      That thing is really hideous. As usual, the Sierra is the better looking of the two, but I'd take a current generation Sierra over either of them.
      sortabad83
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about an on sale date? Or any information on when in the hell they are going to update the full size SUVs??!!?
        carguy1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sortabad83
        I think we'll see those over the summer or at the LA auto show.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, that is one bad looking front end. And I don't mean the good kind of bad. Almost hurts a little just to look at.
      ctsmith1066
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't like pick-ups to begin with, but that is one fugly truck.
      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM Trucks are the best in the universe way better than any POS Ford Turd
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          fragmit50
          • 1 Year Ago
          Andrew wont respond. He is busy rocking back and forth in the corner, tears running down his face, clutching a picture of the Ford Atlas concept, pondering why it cant have a GMC logo on it's grill.
      walthamdan
      • 1 Year Ago
      It already seems to look dated
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @walthamdan
        Probably because it'll be a warmed over 7 year old design when it hits the market.
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        bubciak
        • 1 Year Ago
        That's a real pick up truck . I love it and I will buy it. FORD. Found On Road Dead :))))
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        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        The much anticipated comedy routine of Laser never fails to let people down with his outright anger after being fired as a janitor for his local GM dealer. Things are looking up for him, however, The Ford store across the street hired him for his intellectual knowledge of cars and is now proudly in charge of the new car prep wash.
        carguy1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        No, it isn't. You drive a clapped out 1997 Ford Escort and have admitted to NOT being a car enthusiast. Do us all a favor and leave already. Nobody cares what you think, and all you do is spew lies.
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        Winnie Jenkems
        • 1 Year Ago
        When will you get over the chrome thing? American cars and trucks have chrome. Always have, always will. Don't like it? Try PlastiDip.
        oRenj9
        • 1 Year Ago
        It will be like the F150: you have to pay for a package that removes the chrome.
          John
          • 1 Year Ago
          @oRenj9
          Actually, the chrome on the F150 is an upcharge package. Get your facts straight.
      rollie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where is a puke bag when you need one.
      56Jalopy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is that one of those plastic toys from walmart?
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