Silverado Sees Massive Sales Improvement Due to V6 Engine

The EcoTec3 V6 engine is a nice addition to the Silverado 1500 and a profit for Chevrolet.
Chevy’s boost in sales was helped by the Silverado’s new EcoTec3 V6 engine.

 

The all-new 2014 Silverado has vastly improved the sales of the full-size pickup. In 2014, the Silverado currently holds a 20% share of the market, whereas the previous model only had 5% of the same market. At Nehls Chevrolet, we believe that the all-new EcoTec3 V6 engine is largely responsible for the uptick.

We’re not alone in this thought either. A recent Chevrolet press release listed five different reasons why the new engine is such an awesome addition to the new 2014 Silverado. However, we’ll just sum up the press release in a few short words: the 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 brings increased power and efficiency to an already awesome vehicle.

The new engine uses EcoTec technology to chug out class-leading torque—305 lb-ft—and 7,600 lbs of available towing. And it’s not short on speed, either. It revs up to 285 horsepower to go with that class-leading torque. And all that comes with 24 mpg highway and 18 mpg city, an awesome improvement in fuel economy in a typically stingy segment.

So come by Nehls and check out the awesome new engine—and the truck that it sits inside of—today!

Chevrolet Targets Small Businesses at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show witnessed the unveiling of the City Express from Chevrolet this week.
The 2015 Chevy City Express makes its entrance at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show welcomed Chevrolet yesterday as the automaker unveiled a smaller cargo van geared towards smaller businesses.

Chevy’s 2015 City Express guarantees consumers sufficient cargo room, strong fuel economy and fun driving for the long roads ahead.

Chevrolet teamed up with Nissan to use the car company’s NV200 to speed up the process of getting a smaller business van out on the market.

“We knew what we wanted to build, whether we built it ourselves or whether we sourced it from somebody else,” GM Director of Commercial Products Joyce Mattman said. “We looked at the van from Nissan, and we liked it a lot.”

Running on 131 horsepower, the van is powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine and can haul 1,500 pounds.

No dollar amount has been set for the 2015 City Express, but it’s expected that the van will be in the same ballpark as the $23,000 Ford Transit and $21,000 Nissan NV200.

Come see Nehls Chevrolet today for all your car needs and longings!