Chevrolet Corvette and Silverado named North American Car and Truck of the Year

GM is on a roll these days, and they confirmed just how hot their products are with some big wins to start the NAIAS. The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year. It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year.

The new Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2L V-8 engine – and 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system – enabling models with the available Z51 Performance Package to sprint from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

Silverado’s available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 generates 355 horsepower for confident towing and hauling, yet seamlessly switches to four cylinders to save fuel during light-load driving. With an EPA estimated highway fuel economy of up to 23 mpg, Silverado offers the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup.


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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe pricing released


Chevrolet recently released pics of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe, and now, pricing has arrived. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of $51,995, and the Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995. Both prices include a $995 destination fee but exclude tax, title and license.

Standard features on the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray include:

– Seating with lightweight magnesium frames for exceptional support, and eight-way power adjustment
– Five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors up to 12 vehicle attributes
– New seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching
– 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine with direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system
– Carbon fiber hood on all models, and a carbon fiber removable roof panel on coupes
– Aluminum frame that is 99 pounds lighter (45 kg) and 57-percent stiffer than the previous model’s structure
– Advanced, high-intensity discharge (HID) and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting
– Dual, eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens, with next-generation Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and rear vision camera
– Bose nine-speaker audio system with SiriusXM Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and SD card and auxiliary input jack
– Keyless access with push-button start
– Power tilt/telescope steering wheel
– An all-new, fully electronic top on the convertible that can be lowered remotely using the key fob

As shown at the North American International Auto Show, the Stingray Coupe fitted with the major available options would be $73,360, including:

– 3LT interior package, with leather-wrapped interior ($8,005)
– Z51 Performance Package ($2,800)
– Competition sports seats ($2,495)
– Exposed-carbon-fiber roof panel ($1,995)
– Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management ($1,795)
– Dual-mode exhaust system ($1,195)
– Carbon fiber interior trim ($995)
– Sueded, microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim ($995)
– Red-painted calipers ($595)
– Black-painted wheels ($495)

The 3LT interior package includes: Bose 10-speaker surround-sound audio system; SiriusXM Satellite radio with one-year subscription and HD radio receiver; color head-up display; memory package; navigation system; heated and ventilated seats with power lumbar and bolster adjustment; premium Napa leather seating surfaces; and leather-wrapped dash and instrument panel, console and door panels.

The Z51 Performance Package includes: high-performance gear ratios; transmission-cooling system; larger 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and tires; larger, slotted rotors and brake-cooling ducts; electronic limited-slip differential and differential cooling system; unique chassis tuning; and available Magnetic Ride Control active-handling system with Performance Traction Management. Equipped with the Z51 package, the Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in under four seconds, and more than 1 g in cornering.