Everything is bigger in Texas, so they say. And apparently, that even extends to the choice of vehicles the folks down there are inclined to buy. We actually don’t know this but according to Chevrolet , one out of every six full-size pickups are sold in Texas.
That’s a pretty telling number and partly explains why the Bowtie decided to unveil a special-edition Silverado exclusively for the Lone Star State.
The model is called the Silverado Texas Edition and according to Chevrolet, it was built to recognize the strong bonds between Texans and their trucks. That’s awfully touching.
But the Silverado Texas Edition has no sentimental bone in its body. It’s rugged as rugged can be with the added benefit of a few new components, including body-color outside mirror caps and door handles, a locking rear differential, a trailering package, Texas Edition badges, and a set of 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels. And that’s just for the midlevel LT trim. For the LTZ trim, customers get all of the aforementioned goodies in chrome to go with a Bose premium audio system.
And lest we forget, the Silverado Texas Edition can be had with a choice of two powertrains: a 4.3-liter V-6 engine with 285 horsepower for the LT and a 5.3-liter V-8 with 355 horsepower for the LTZ.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the accompanying press release for the Silverado Texas Edition
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
There’s a reason why Chevrolet is hailing the 2014 Silverado as the "strongest, smartest, and most capable Silverado ever.” After years of staying on course, Chevy decided to change things up and introduced a completely new Silverado decked with plenty of exterior, interior and performance upgrades.
For the 2014 model year, the Silverado will be offered with a choice of three new EcoTec3 engines: a 4.3 liter V-6 that produces 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, a 5.3 V-8 liter that nets 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and a 6.2 liter V-8 monster that will be introduced in the coming months.
All three engines will likewise be offered with technologies like direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing.
Gallery Chevrolet Silverado
SAN ANTONIO – The 2014 Silverado Texas Edition, which recognizes the strong bonds between Texans and their trucks, debuts May 6 as part of the 2014 Silverado media drive in San Antonio and Spring Branch, Texas.
“The Silverado Texas Edition recognizes the fact that one out of every six full-size pickups are sold in Texas,” said Maria Rohrer, Silverado marketing director. “It combines features that add real value for Silverado customers with unique badging that honors the connection between Texans and their trucks.”
The Texas Edition is available either on the midlevel Silverado LT or on the more upscale LTZ. For the LT version, the Texas editions adds 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, a trailering package, locking rear differential, body-color outside mirror caps and door handles, and Texas Edition badges. For LTZ models, the 20-inch wheels, door handles and mirror caps are chrome and a Bose premium audio system is added.
Like all 2014 Silverado 1500 models, the Texas Editions include:
- All-new EcoTec3 engines – a standard 285-horsepower (212 kW) V-6 on the LT and 355-horsepower (250 kW) V-8 on the LTZ
- A stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab
- A refined new interior with features and connectivity tailored to the needs of truck customers
- Powerful, intuitive connectivity via Chevrolet MyLink
- Revised steering, suspension and brakes for improved ride and handling
- Ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed.
- For customers in the other 49 states, a Custom Sport package with comparable features – but no Texas Edition badges – will be available.