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Chevrolet Silverado gets big makeover

The 2014 Chevy Silverado has kind of been a poorly kept secret. We even ran into one at the National Farm Machinery Show in February, and there have been sneak peeks elsewhere too. But now the truck is official and we thought you could use a little information before you headed out to take a look at it for yourself.

This gallery will offer a look at the truck, some key features - including three new engines - and other information that can help your buying decision. Take a moment to peruse the images and read the information we've provided, from a stellar new interior to some interesting convenience features on the exterior, this new truck means business. It'll be interesting to see its heavy duty brother in the future.

They're saying this truck is new from hood to hitch, but the base price carries over from 2013 - a good deal for buyers. In addition, buyers of the 2014 Silverado 1500s will get a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Already crew cab models with the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine are showing up at dealerships. Suggested retail price for that crew cab model is $32,710, plus a $995 destination charge.

And now comes the regular cab model and a new double cab Silverado which replaced the extended cab. Buyers will have another engine choice too with the all-new EcoTec 4.3L V-6 with more torque and the highest towing rating of any standard V-6 pickup.

Later this year, there's an all-new 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 - yes they still make V-8's in this class and it's a competitive business. And Chevy is touting the High Country version of the Silverado aimed at the growing market for high-end pickups.

Chevy is incorporating more high strength steel into its frames and cabs. This offers a two-fold benefit - first more structural rigidity for better towing, hauling and off-road use. But that high-strength steel also allows the company to reduce overall weight, boosting fuel efficiency.

So read through the gallery where we'll provide more in-depth information on high-tech features, the aerodynamic design and all three engine choices that'll be coming your way.

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And don't miss our Ram truck gallery to keep up on the technology coming from Chrysler. And don't miss the Ford F Series Gallery

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