2014 Silverado gains fuel economy, quietness for Corry area drivers
The all-new 2014 Silverado full-size pickup truck spent more development time in a wind tunnel than any Chevrolet pickup before it, resulting in design changes that benefits Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area drivers in both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.
To achieve improved airflow, aerodynamic engineers examined every millimeter of the truck to find areas of improvement, debunking some popular myths along the way.
To study the way air passes over, under and around the Silverado, engineers used General Motors’ state-of-the-art Aerodynamics Lab, a 750-foot-long tunnel through which a 43-foot-diameter fan powered by a DC electric motor with the equivalent of 4,500 horsepower can generate winds of up to 138 mph.
“The engineers at Chevrolet are always looking for ways to improve the vehicles our customers love,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Their aerodynamic advancements are just one reason why the 2014 Silverado will be the most fuel-efficient V-8 pickup in the Crotty Chevrolet Buick showroom.”