Engineers have designed the 2014 Silverado to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever. This will help build on the Silverado’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup.
The 2014 Silverado starts with zinc-coated steel for the roof and all body panels excluding the hood. The hood is comprised of an aluminum alloy that reduces weight and provides corrosion resistance. The materials and production processes used for the Silverado were selected to help minimize deterioration over time.
Mark Yergin, engineering group manager, General Motors Corrosion Engineering and Labs, said “Silverado’s corrosion protection measures provide superior defense against elements in the environment, whether driving through farm fields, on construction gravel, or down a snow-covered highway. The new Silverado is our strongest truck yet, affording us the confidence that the truck will continue to meet customers’ needs throughout its life.”
There are more improvements to the 2014 model than just corrosion resistance. The other improvements include improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood and additional underbody flange sealing help keep the joints of the truck dry, anti-chip protection on the lower body side for extra protection from stones or gravel, extensive and improved chassis corrosion protection that enhances the truck’s appearance and lengthens the life of underbody components.
Crossroads Chevrolet is proud to have the 2014 Silverado in stock. Check out our inventory or stop by and test drive one today!