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Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:38 AM


2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD named

Motor Trend Truck of the Year

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Make that two wins for General Motors and Chevrolet this year. The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD joins the Motor Trend Car of the Year - 2011 Chevrolet Volt as this year's Motor Trend Truck of the Year. We just had the Silverado's sibling, the 2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD in for review... and we can understand Motor Trend's sentiment towards this brute of a hauler.

Here is the full GM press release:

Philadelphia – The Chevrolet Silverado HD is the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, completing a rare same-year sweep of the prestigious car and truck awards. Chevrolet also earned the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year award.

The truck award was presented to GM CEO Dan Akerson before the 111th Army-Navy Game at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. Chevrolet is the Official Vehicle of the Army-Navy Game.

“On the outside the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD appears to have been given a subtle makeover, but it’s what’s under the skin that makes this truck a winner,” said Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie. “Chevy engineers focused on three key areas – powertrain, frame, and suspension – to deliver a truck with significantly improved capability and more refinement.”

The new 2011 Silverado HD built in Flint, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind., was introduced this summer, featuring new frame and suspension designs, and a more powerful Duramax diesel engine with 397 horsepower, 765 lb.-ft. of torque, and 11 percent better fuel-economy. As a result, the 2011 Silverado HD is capable of towing up to 21,700 pounds, or carrying 6,635 pounds of payload. The new Silverado HD also offers available confidence- and control-related features specifically for towing including electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist and smart exhaust brake system.

“With more capability and technology than ever before, we believe the Chevrolet Silverado HD sets the bar for heavy-duty trucks,” said Akerson. “It’s a great honor to have such a respected authority as Motor Trend agree.”

The full report from Motor Trend appears in the February issue of the magazine (on newsstands in early January) and online at www.motortrend.com. Chevrolet also earned the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year award for the Volt, the industry’s first electric car with extended-range capability.

It is the first time since 2006 that one brand has won both Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year awards in the same year. Chevrolet and Buick won both awards in 1979.



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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:32 PM

Nothing against the Chevy, but who or what did it beat?
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:32 PM

Deserves it. Fine truck it is.
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:51 PM

Nothing against the Chevy, but who or what did it beat?


Was a thin test this year and GM fielded 2/3rds of the entrants.


Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty, Ford F-Series Super Duty, and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

having driven the GMC nearly back to back with the F-350. I have to say I'm probably going to come to the same conclusion.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:25 AM

In this case if you beat Ford do the others really matter.

Ram is the only other one that is even close and they are not new this year.

Lets face it there are only 4 trucks that matter in this class and two are GM.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 08:08 AM

I forgot that these trucks were new underneath this year. Beating out Ford is an accomplishment though.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:45 AM

Silverado HD Named 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Chevy sweeps award with Volt winning Car of the Year award
FREE PRESS STAFF


Chevrolet has swept Motor Trends car and truck of the year awards.


The Chevrolet Silverado HD was been selected as the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, the publication announced this weekend.

Chevrolet also earned the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year award for the Chevrolet Volt, the industry's first electric car with extended-range capability.

It is the first time since 2006 that one brand has won both Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year awards in the same year. Chevrolet and Buick won both awards in 1979.

The truck award was presented to GM CEO Dan Akerson before the 111th Army-Navy Game at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Chevrolet is the Official Vehicle of the Army-Navy Game.

"On the outside the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD appears to have been given a subtle makeover, but it's what's under the skin that makes this truck a winner," said Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie. "Chevy engineers focused on three key areas - powertrain, frame, and suspension - to deliver a truck with significantly improved capability and more refinement."

The new 2011 Silverado HD built in Flint, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind., was introduced this summer, featuring new frame and suspension designs, and a more powerful Duramax diesel engine with 397 horsepower, 765 lb.-ft. of torque, and 11 percent better fuel-economy. As a result, the 2011 Silverado HD is capable of towing up to 21,700 pounds, or carrying 6,635 pounds of payload. The new Silverado HD also offers available confidence- and control-related features specifically for towing including electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist and smart exhaust brake system.

The full report from Motor Trend appears in the February issue of the magazine (on newsstands in early January) and online at www.motortrend.com.



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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:48 PM

What's good for GM. It has always been and will be hard to beat the Duramax / combo Allison IFS test. I agree with the option to comment on Denali. You have to knock your socks off. I've never been a fan of the Super Duty, I've always been a man of Dodge Cummins 01 for the same reason they're so popular, but if I had to buy a new diesel engine and had to leave the store, it would be and has always been a new Duramax if prices were the same.
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