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2014 Chevy Silverado - Ecotech Engines

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ALAN GELL, experienced automotive journalist, interviews SHERYL BALSLEY during a recent "Ride & Drive" media event for the new 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

Sheryl is the Asst. Chief Engineer for the entire lineup of Ecotec Family of engines for this new Silverado.  There is so much "new" about this new Silverado -- such as allowing much more "Active Fuel Management" than today's or yesterday's pickups.  This new Silverado has the ability (through Ecotech technology) to run in a 4 cylinder mode when full power is not needed.  The V-8 engine will cut back to using only 4 cylinders and the V-6 will cut back to using only 4 cylinders.  Obviously, this saves a lot of fuel and increases the overall gas mileage.

The national media event was held north of San Antonio, near Bulverde, Texas at the historic Knibbe Ranch, in the famed Texas Hill Country.

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