According to General Motors, the Lone Star State is responsible for one sixth of all truck sales in the United States, and to draw even more buyers to its showrooms, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is being offered in a special Texas Edition package. For buyers not in Texas, though, a similar package called Custom Sport will be offered at the same price premium – $2,165 for LT and $1,895 for LTZ models.
Both packages add 20-inch wheels, a locking rear differential and the Trailering Equipment package, and while the LT trim levels will get body colored mirrors and door handles, the LTZ models will get a whole smattering of chrome, along with a Bose audio system. The Texas Edition will get unique badges to differentiate it from the Custom Sport models. Scroll down for more information on these new packages, and check out our galleries of the 2014 Silverado and the more luxurious Silverado High Country.
Silverado Texas Edition Debuts in San Antonio
-Features 20-inch wheels, trailering package, Texas Edition badges
-Available 5.3L V-8 with 355 horsepower, up to 23 mpg highway
-One out of every six full-size pickups are sold in Texas
SAN ANTONIO – The 2014 Silverado Texas Edition, which recognizes the strong bonds between Texans and their trucks, debuts May 6 as part of the 2014 Silverado media drive in San Antonio and Spring Branch, Texas.
"The Silverado Texas Edition recognizes the fact that one out of every six full-size pickups are sold in Texas," said Maria Rohrer, Silverado marketing director. "It combines features that add real value for Silverado customers with unique badging that honors the connection between Texans and their trucks."
The Texas Edition is available either on the midlevel Silverado LT or on the more upscale LTZ. For the LT version, the Texas editions adds 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, a trailering package, locking rear differential, body-color outside mirror caps and door handles, and Texas Edition badges. For LTZ models, the 20-inch wheels, door handles and mirror caps are chrome and a Bose premium audio system is added.
Like all 2014 Silverado 1500 models, the Texas Editions include:
-All-new EcoTec3 engines – a standard 285-horsepower (212 kW) V-6 on the LT and 355-horsepower (250 kW) V-8 on the LTZ
-A stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab
-A refined new interior with features and connectivity tailored to the needs of truck customers
-Powerful, intuitive connectivity via Chevrolet MyLink
-Revised steering, suspension and brakes for improved ride and handling
I-ngenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed.
For customers in the other 49 states, a Custom Sport package with comparable features – but no Texas Edition badges – will be available.
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