2014 Chevy Silverado

2014 Chevy Silverado uses expensive materials to make a tougher more durable truck

Chevrolet is employing materials once reserved for luxury cars and sports cars to make the 2014 Silverado more long lasting. The trick is to do it affordably.

The 2014 Chevy Silverado is built to be durable, and lightweight. Rather than simply add more steel to the areas that need strengthening, Chevy has adopted the formula used by automakers in their sports sedans and luxury crossovers to reduce mass while at the same time increasing strength. Trucks are meant to take abuse that cars and crossovers would never be expected to endure, and therefore, unlike the unit-body construction used in those vehicles Chevy uses a body-on-frame design. Now, materials once reserved for sports cars and luxury vehicles are finding their way into America’s work vehicle, the pickup.

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