DETROIT – General Motors recently announced the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickups will maintain a 12,000-pound maximum available trailer weight rating as the company transitions to new ratings for 2015 based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.
Bestop’s new rear-mount Trekstep lets you access your bed with ease, and offers placement flexibility on 2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 pickups. The unique design features bolt-on attachment to either corner of the rear frame for a secure, rock-solid installation, and is lower than the step built into the bumper for easier access. A simple nudge with your foot and the step moves down, or up out of the way easily. Can be used with the tailgate up or down. High-strength, die cast aluminum alloy materials guarantee corrosion-free durability and function. High-grip step pad provides sure footing with 300 lb. weight capacity. Sold individually. Covered by Bestop’s 3 year, 36,000 Mile Warranty.
Cleveland – Mr. Gasket, a performance automotive manufacturing company celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, today announced a new line of flat black dress up kits and engine accessories to transform the look of Chevy Small Block engines, 1958 – 1985.
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.”