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.
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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.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


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      Ak Homegrown
      • 1 Year Ago
      There isn\'t anything \"new\" about this, they\'ve offered these for years. Ford and Toyota also have \"Texas Edition\" packages that they offer on the F150 and Tundra. They\'ll slap a badge on just about anything if it will get people to buy them.
        dukeisduke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ak Homegrown
        Yep, I see lots of these, along with the Lone Star Edition Rams and Titan Texas Editions.
      wat
      • 1 Year Ago
      lol, those are the gallery pictures? One of with the light pole in the background and one without?
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          m_2012
          • 1 Year Ago
          Chrome maybe, but what about plastic crap that looks kinda like chrome slapped on by the mile?
          Worx2749
          • 1 Year Ago
          Chrome used to sell cars in the \'50\'s. Check out the \'58 Olds. A little chrome is all right by me. My E-150 is an XLT with some chrome. I think it looks better than dull black.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        Most trucks generally have different trim packages and options. Some offer a lot of chrome, others don't. I personally don't like lots (if any) chrome and pretty much all full size trucks offer something with little or no chrome.
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      There should be a B.O.B package. Big Obnoxious Bastard. Most drivers of these vehicles usually fit that description.
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is it too much to ask to get a good looking edition?
      marco
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm from Houston and that truck looks really nice! I've never really looked twice at a chevy but that one looks like it deserves a test drive!
      rhb2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog is where BRZ and BMW fan boys live. Truck buyers love these editions and options with all of their chrome glory, Ford F-series has proved it.
      car-a-holic
      • 1 Year Ago
      I simply do not understand why so many hate trucks or rationalize the projection of who or what the owner is compensating for. (Other comments below; a quite rather dumb assumption). I love cars, passionately in fact. however, I also I appreciate the utility, power and sometimes the beauty of trucks. At least now you can score reasonable mpg versus what you had to choose from a few years ago. I don't care for this generation of Chevy, but it isn't all bad either. It just makes me crazy to see the intolerance for those who express choice and yet expect you to pay heed to their reasoning and whimsical fantasies.... Ok I'm off the soap box
      sortabad83
      • 1 Year Ago
      It would be nice if they would actually start building the trucks instead of pumping out special edition after special edition when we can't even buy the damn things. Also, GM, I need a fullsize new SUV. Stop dragging your damn feet!
      Hokiegrad09
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just like the last gen GM pickups. The more I see this truck the more it gross on me. I was luke warm at first but now Im really starting to like it.
      bubciak
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a most beautiful pickup truck I have ever seen (inside out )
      greg
      • 1 Year Ago
      hey finally a good looking one... though it might be the lighting of the photo
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