2014 Silverado is Chevrolet’s most corrosion-resistant truck on the road

September 6th, 2013 by

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When consumers are looking to buy a new pickup truck, a few things are generally important to check off a “must-have” list before driving off the lot. One of those things is strength – most pickup drivers are looking for a vehicle that is both comfortable, as well as able to haul and tow a large load. Another important factor when buying a pickup truck to consider is safety. While this is a major concern across the board, whether you are searching a car dealership for a pickup or a sedan, safety is paramount. When automakers work with their engineers to create new cars, trucks, or SUVs, a safe and dependable vehicle is typically the overarching goal. So when Chevrolet announced plans for the redesigned 2014 Silverado pickup truck, safety was once again a major element in designing the vehicle.

The Chevrolet Silverado as a light-duty pickup truck has a lot to live up to. The truck is known as the most dependable, and longest lasting pickup available on the market – and in order to keep such a hefty reputation in tact, engineers designed the 2014 Silverado to be the most corrosion-resistant truck Chevrolet has ever manufactured. To start with, the full-size pickup features an all zinc-coated steel roof and body, while the hood is composed of aluminum alloy for weight reduction and corrosion resistance. The goal was to provide, “Superior defense against elements in the environment, whether driving through farm fields, on construction gravel, or down a snow-covered highway.” In order to meet that goal, Chevrolet put the 2014 Silverado through accelerated ground testing, which is equivalent to the amount of exposure a vehicle would get in more than ten years on the road. And the corrosion resistance isn’t limited to what drivers can see, the parts and engine itself are also built to beat corrosive elements.

So if strength, dependability, and long-term drive-ability is what you are looking for, look no further than the 2014 Chevy Silverado.