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  • Chevy: All-new V6 With More Power & 8-Speed in '17 Colorado
    Aug 26 2016 09:24 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-26-2016

     

    General Motors will be offering an all-new V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission in the 2017 Colorado.  The new engine is intended to offer better real-world acceleration, while at the same time optimizing fuel economy.  Given the new transmission, and expected improvements to the V6 in terms of efficiency, it will be interesting to see if the new gasoline V6 can match the cost per mile of the Duramax Diesel engine when the national average prices of gas and diesel are applied to the calculation.  

     

    Stan Ludlow, chief engineer for the 2017 Colorado, offered his take on the new engine and what it means, saying, “The Colorado is currently the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in America, with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway when equipped with the dies...
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  • Honda Ridgeline Tops Colorado In This comparison, but Canyon Wins?
    Aug 25 2016 08:41 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-25-2016

    In a comprehensive test of the midsize pickup truck models available now, Cars.com chose the 2016 GMC Canyon as the top truck.  That news may be overshadowed by the fact that the Honda Ridgeline finished ahead of the Chevy Colorado in the comparison rankings.  

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  • 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD may feature max GCWR of 31,300 lbs
    Aug 18 2016 10:01 AM

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    Zane Merva

    Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

    8/18/2016

     

    GM-Trucks.com can exclusively bring to you the first solid numbers that may confirm the updated towing capacity of the 2017 Silverado HD when equipped with the all new L5P Duramax Diesel Engine.  We've seen an early draft of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD's towing specifications from internal General Motors documents. Here's what we think we know. 

     

    PLEASE NOTE: These figures are not guaranteed to be accurate, final, or even representative of any production model. We can only confirm that they come from an internal source. We have omitted some numbers to obscure the source. A lack of a specific engine/cab/rating combination does not mean it will not be available. 

     

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  • 2017 L5P Duramax horsepower/torque? Here's our guess!
    Aug 18 2016 06:03 AM

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    Zane Merva

    Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

    8/18/2016

     

    What's the biggest unknown detail that enthusiasts what to know about GM's 2017 model year. Only two numbers. Horsepower and torque. Specifically, how much of each will the new L5P Duramax Diesel serve up.

     


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  • 2017 GMC Sierra and Sierra HD Changes (Different From the Silverado)
    Aug 17 2016 12:26 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-17-2016

    The 2017 GMC Sierra and Sierra HD changes are similar, but not identical to the 2017 Silverado and Silverado HD changes we detailed yesterday.  You may want to pop that story open in a new window by clicking here so you can compare and contrast.  

     

    The Sierra gets almost all the same changes as the Silverado, including the addition of the 6.6-liter Duramax in the HD.  There is also the eAssist model for California only, Active Aero Shutters (which are like little doors on the grill that shut at highway speeds to improve fuel economy), Low Speed Auto Braking, same two new colors, and dealer add-on options.

     

    Here are the things that GMC's Sier...
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  • New 2017 Silverado & Silverado HD Changes List
    Aug 16 2016 10:42 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-16-2016

     

    GM's new ordering guide has kept us busy.  We thought you would like a quick rundown of the 2017 Chevy Silverado updates and overview of what is new:

     

    Silverado HD Alaskan Edition:  Chevy's new Alaskan Edition will include the following: (RT4) 18" Black aluminum wheels, (QF2) LT275/65R18E 123/120Q maximum traction blackwall Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package, (U01) Smoked Amber roof marker lamps, (CGN) spray-on bed liner and unique decal package

     

    Silverado HD: 6.6 Duramax Diesel:  Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8, B20-Diesel compatible.  Details here....
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  • Sierra / Silverado HD Hood Scoop - Now We Know What's Underneath
    Aug 16 2016 10:23 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-16-2016

    GM has updated its on-line ordering guides and in the vast amount of data we found the answer to the 2017 Sierra HD hood scoop mystery we previously reported on.  GMC is offering a 6.6-liter turbo diesel for 2017.  We all knew it would be a big, honkin' oil burner and now we have confirmation.

     

    The very first line of the new ordering guide for both the Sierra HD and also Silverado HD has the following info: "Duramax Plus Package includes (L5P) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine, (DQS) outside memory equipped heated power-adjustable vertical trailering mirrors, (MW7) Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission."  The guide also sa...
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  • 2017 Gasoline-powered Nissan Titan Prices Announced
    Aug 16 2016 09:47 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-16-2016

    Nissan has released updated pricing for the new 2017 Titan line of pickups, but just the gas-powered models.  The base model Titan Crew Cab S 4x2 will start at $35,975 including delivery, but not including dealer documentation fees.  A fully-loaded Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 could touch $60K.  The 2017 Titan and Titan XD gasoline engine-equipped models will arrive at dealers this month (August). Pricing for Titan XD models equipped with the 310-horsepower Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will be announced this fall.  Nissan will also be introducing a Single Cab Titan and more information will follow at a later date.  

     

    The Titan is a traditional half-ton pickup.  Nissan intends that its Titan XD, which is built on a separate chassis form the Titan, will be a lo...
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  • Nissan's New Truck Warranty Perfect For High-Mileage Truck Owners
    Aug 15 2016 09:13 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-15-2016

    Nissan announced this morning that for 2017, its Titan and Titan HD trucks will come with a 5-year, 100,000 mile BUMPER TO BUMPER warranty.  We read the press release three times.  This is not just a drivetrain warranty.  Nissan is saying that for fully 5-years and 100K miles it will warranty its Titan and Titan HDs for all repairs. Nissan says that this makes it the company with the best truck warranty in America.  

     

    This warranty also means that Nissan has just given customers and business owners that drive a Nissan pickup what amounts to a fixed cost of ownership for five years.  At 79K miles the whole dash quits - free repair.  Alternator at 99K miles - free repair.  Headlights stop working at 72K - free repair.  Wheel bearings at 66K - free repair.  A Nissan truck owner will only pay...
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  • Doesn't your Silverado or Sierra deserve a supercharger?
    Aug 11 2016 04:55 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    8-11-2016

    Street Legal Performance now has SLP Supercharges models to fit all 2014-16 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra with either the 5.3-liter V8 or 6.2-liter V8.  SLP claims that the 6.2L engine sees an increase of 170 hp to a total of 590,  and the 5.3L is boosted by 165 hp to a total of 520.  Like all boosted engines, torque also increases dramatically.

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