You may have already known that this spring will mark the official launch of GM’s new full-sized pickup trucks. But if you want specifics, we’ve got ’em. And according to close dealership sources, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck is scheduled to begin full-scale production on April 29, 2013, and first deliveries will begin in late May. Specifically, that date pertains only to large crew cab models.
As the 2014 Silverado launch picks up speed, the extended cab version will begin assembly on July 15, 2013. Afterwards, the regular cab will begin rolling off the line by August 12, 2013 — months after the initial production date of the crew cab. We assume that the 2014 GMC Sierra will follow the same schedule, seeing as its a twin to the Silverado. Additionally, the Heavy Duty models will carry over from the 2013 model year, as will the full-sized SUV models.
As of this writing, we are just a month and a half from the launch of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and we still have no idea what sort of horsepower or fuel economy numbers to expect. This is somewhat troubling, because if the new trucks were all that and a bag of chips under their boxy bodies with their new
Vortec EcoTec3 engines, GM would probably brag about them a lot sooner. Though we will stay hopeful.