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  1. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5-15-2019 General Motors has earned the "Automotive Excellence Award" for its innovations on the new generation Silverado. The award was presented to GM by The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). The GM Silverado design earned the award for its innovative use of advanced high-strength steel. The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has a body structure composed of nearly 86 percent steel. That includes ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS), advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) and high strength low alloy (HSLA) materials in the Silverado's cab, bed, and frame. The use of these strong, but lightweight materials contributed to the new Silverado's mass reduction. During the all-new Silverado's launch presentation, GM President Mark Reuss told the audience that the head of a hammer is steel. He added, “I don’t know how much work you’d get done with an aluminum hammer.” Related Story: 2019 Silverado Focus – Fuel Saving Technology - Facts, Specs, Images "Automotive Excellence Award winners use advanced high-strength steel in applications to provide the best value for OEMs and consumers while also improving vehicle performance and sustainability," said Jody Hall, vice president of the automotive market at SMDI. "With automakers shifting their vehicle mix to favor trucks, CUVs and SUVs, new steel grades are leading the way in innovation. The 2019 Silverado is a great example of the capability of these next generation steel grades." The new 2019 Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the outgoing truck (crew cab V8 models). High strength steel makes the frame stronger, and stiffer, and also lighter. The cargo bed is also a new lighter, stronger steel.
  2. Chevrolet sweeps the North American Car and Truck of the Year voting as the Silverado pickup (left) and the Corvette Stingray are voted the 2014 North American Truck and Car of the Year Monday, January 13, 2014 at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. New General Motors CEO Mary Barra is pictured with the vehicles Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the GM Renaissance Center Global Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet) Chevrolet Sweeps 2014 NACTOY Awards Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup represent brand’s first double win DETROIT – The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year. It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Silverado was last named Truck of the Year in 2007 and the Corvette was last named Car of the Year in 1998. “Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive product transformation in the brand’s more than 100-year history,” said Alan Batey, General Motors senior vice president, Global Chevrolet. “The Corvette and Silverado truly embody the passion, commitment and focus that is driving us to deliver the most expressive designs, innovative technologies and engaging performance in every vehicle that wears the bowtie,” Presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards open media days each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Forty-nine automotive journalists from the United States and Canada vote to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. The new Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2L V-8 engine – and 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system – enabling models with the available Z51 Performance Package to sprint from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Silverado’s available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 generates 355 horsepower for confident towing and hauling, yet seamlessly switches to four cylinders to save fuel during light-load driving. With an EPA estimated highway fuel economy of up to 23 mpg, Silverado offers the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup. “It is a distinct honor for the entire Chevrolet team to have both the Corvette and Silverado recognized with the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards,” Batey said. New General Motors CEO Mary Barra (l to r), new President Dan Ammann, new Product Development Chief Mark Reuss, and new President North America Alan Batey celebrate Chevrolet's sweep of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards with the Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Corvette winning Monday, January 13, 2013 at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet) New General Motors CEO Mary Barra (l to r), new President Dan Ammann and new Product Development Chief Mark Reuss celebrate Chevrolet's sweep of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards with the Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Corvette winning Monday, January 13, 2013 at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet) Chevrolet Silverado Vehicle Chief Engineer Jeff Luke (left) and new General Motors Product Development Chief Mark Reuss, celebrate Chevrolet's sweep of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards with the Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Corvette winning Monday, January 13, 2013 at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet) Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Vehicle Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter celebrates Chevrolet's sweep of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards with the Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Corvette winning Monday, January 13, 2013 at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet)
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