DETROIT – In a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues, General Motors announced today it is recalling about 2.42 million vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls. The recalls are for:
BEREA, Ohio – Volant Performance has expanded its product line to meet rising demand for performance components for the light truck market. Volant cool air intake systems, which are engineered to boost horsepower by maximizing the engine’s breathing capabilities, are now available for the 2014 5.3L V8 1500 Chevrolet Silverado and 1500 GMC Sierra.
The cool air intakes are available for both the Silverado and the Sierra in a choice of either Volant’s PowerCore(r) Closed Box Air Intake System (part #155536) or Pro5 Closed Box Air Intake System (part #15553).
BEREA, Ohio – CORSA Performance is releasing a premium stainless-steel exhaust system for the 2014 5.3L Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500. The new CORSA Cat-Back system is designed to enhance pickup truck enthusiasts’ driving experience by delivering noticeable performance gains, an aggressive exhaust note and a guaranteed drone-free ride.
Featuring CORSA’s Sport sound level, the exhaust system will be available as a single side exit (part numbers 14871-14874) or as a dual rear exit design (part numbers 14867-14870). Each system comes with either CORSA polished stainless steel 4.0-inch diameter Pro-Series Tips or black PVD-coated tips, laser etched with the CORSA logo. PVD, physical vapor deposition, technology is a vacuum coating process that vaporizes solid metal to a plasma of atoms or molecules, and is applied as a high-performance coating to harden, coat and enhance an objects durability. CORSA’s PVD-coated Pro-Series Tips display a deep, brilliant, reflective, black finish that won’t chip, flake or peel, and resists corrosion.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is the Best Value Truck Brand in America, according to data analysis firm Vincentric, which also named the Silverado 2500HD a Best Value in America while finding the Silverado family has the lowest cost to own of any full-size pickups.
Long Beach, Calif. – The Rancho RS7000MT monotube strut series now includes coverage of popular Ford, Chevrolet and GMC trucks, including 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 2/4WD and 2010-2013 Ford F-150 truck models.
Now available at performance retailers nationwide, Rancho RS7000MT monotube struts feature vehicle specific valving and engineering, largely due to Rancho’s unique relationship with original equipment manufacturers. Rancho RS7000MT struts can help to quickly dissipate heat to help prevent overheating during extreme use or towing. Maximizing damping efficiency and providing precise control for trucks and SUVs, RS7000MT struts help deliver fast, precise response chararacteristics when driving on- or off-road.
LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet lrecently unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which it says will redefine the midsize truck and offer real truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full-size truck.
The new Colorado is built with the DNA of a true Chevy truck, expected to deliver class-leading power, payload and trailering ratings. Colorado goes on sale in fall 2014 as a 2015 model.
“Our strategy is simple: meet the needs of the broadest possible customer base, and let them choose precisely the right truck to meet their needs,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president and president of GM North America. “The all-new Colorado benefits from the solid foundation established by the Silverado, and it reinvents the midsize truck while reinvigorating the segment at the same time.”
Line-X, which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, came to the 2013 SEMA Show with a special project vehicle designed exclusively for Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander. The project vehicle, aside from being coated in Line-X all over, features a number of Line-X’s all-new customizable truck division.
“LINE-X is continuously working to create innovative ideas and expand our capabilities beyond the traditional bedliners. Creating the all-new Limited Edition Commander Series truck has allowed LINE-X to showcase the new customizable truck division by offering customers an exclusive vehicle option,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “Creating the limited edition series truck and the concept vehicle for Willie Robertson has been a great experience and we are looking forward to presenting and showcasing the vehicles to Willie and all SEMA Show attendees. With the vehicle debuts, LINE-X is truly able to showcase the new capabilities to give customers a full menu of options when it comes to customizing their vehicles.”
Skyjacker has tested the new 2014 GM equipped with the 6-7” lift to prove compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126). Through SEMA and the advanced testing by Link Engineering that involves robotic steering and outrigger equipment they have demonstrated compliance with this safety standard and are proud to announce Skyjacker has successfully passed the rigorous FMVSS 126 physical testing.
A series of tests were done to measure the vehicles stability during the FMVSS 126 test. The sensors and monitors kept track of all the vehicles movements and dynamics as it passed down the track. These tests measure with great accuracy how the vehicle reacts after modification and was done to ensure Skyjacker products work in harmony with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The ESC is an active control system that affects both vehicle performance and safety to reduce rollovers.
The Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops Concept vehicle on display at the 2013 SEMA Show is desgined to be the ultimate “go anywhere” truck. Fitted with a host of unique Chevrolet accessories and customized parts, the Black Ops Concept takes on the mantra of “bring it on” in its own uique way.
Although Chevrolet is certainly showing 2013 SEMA Show attendees a glimpse into the future with its concept vehicles, it also came to the show with some great things for the vintage crowd. Offering somewhat of blend of both modern and vintage is Chevy’s Performance Classic Truck Concept.
This 1978 Chevy Silverado was rebuilt from the ground up, with its biggest selling point being the 5.3-liter Chevrolet Performance E-Rod crate engine sitting under the hood. Offering nearly double the horsepower of the original ’78 Silverado, the Chevy team cleanly fit the 336-horsepower E-Rod engine in the truck to produce a solid workhorse truck that won’t have any issues passing that next smog test, all while producing an impressive 350 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter engine is mated to a 4L70E four-speed transmission, and Chevy did manage to maintain the original transfer case.