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News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

Heavy-duty pickups will always be inherently compromised by their ability to move small mountains. But this is 2017 and, like their light-duty brethren, these mega work trucks have evolved from covered-wagon roots to embody impressive refinement—and surprising straight-line acceleration when not weighed down by a load. Our first road test of Chevrolet’s updated 2017 Silverado 2500HD reveals that General Motors was ready with a counter punch to the huge blow Ford landed last year with an all-new, aluminum-bodied F-series Super Duty. We’ve already sampled the mechanically identical 2017 GMC Sierra HD. And after having experienced how confidently GM’s new HD trucks can tow 10,000 pounds up a mountain in Colorado, as well as how the greater engine braking from their diesel mill’s integrated exhaust brake can effectively manage that load coming back down a grade, we spent much of this test with the big Silverado unloaded. In four-wheel-drive, double-cab form—the smaller of the two available four-door configurations—our Siren Red Tintcoat Silverado 2500HD test truck carried an as-tested sticker of $64,473 and burdened our scales with 7780 pounds, or about 200 less than a similar crew-cab model. Responsible for moving all that weight—along with the 3093 pounds the truck is rated to haul in its 6.5-foot cargo bed or the 14,400 it can tow—was GM’s new optional L5P Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engine (a 360-hp gas 6.0-liter V-8 remains standard). Its cast-iron V-8 block and its valvetrain layout carry over from the previous LML Duramax, but the aluminum cylinder heads, the variable-geometry BorgWarner turbocharger, and pretty much everything else is all new. The diesel comes only with an updated Allison six-speed automatic transmission, with the pair commanding a $9340 upcharge on our test truck. The new Duramax’s immense torque rating of 910 lb-ft comes up just shy of the Ford Power Stroke’s 925, yet it tops the Super Duty by five ponies for a class-leading total of 445 horsepower. What’s more, our not-quite-as-massive Chevy weighed 520 pounds less than the last crew-cab 2017 F-250 diesel 4x4 we tested, despite the Silverado’s steel bodywork. Unlike the Ford Super Duty, which can tug up to an incredible 16 tons in its current form, GM took a more calculated approach, improving the refinement of its new HD rigs when empty and under the moderate use that most owners end up saddling them with (towing between 10,000 and 20,000 pounds, for example). To that end, the Chevy pinged our sound meter with a modest 45 decibels at idle and just 67 decibels at a 70-mph cruise, making it as hushed on the highway as a 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4MATIC. A 6.2-second dash to 60 mph and a quarter-mile pass of 14.8 at 93 mph is tame stuff in the greater automotive universe, but those numbers are downright remarkable for a truck weighing nearly four tons. And that performance makes our test truck by far the quickest such rig we’ve ever had on the track, besting the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4x4 diesel crew cab—which produced 397 horses and 765 lb-ft—by 1.2 seconds to 60 mph and by 1.0 second and 7 mph in the quarter-mile. This one was also 0.7 and 0.5 second quicker than the new crew-cab F-250 with the Power Stroke—not to mention speedier than the aforementioned Mercedes luxury sedan. (Our Silverado HD’s 3.73:1 axle ratio may have assisted the acceleration a bit.) While heavy-duty pickups remain exempt from EPA fuel-economy ratings, the bigger 2017 Ford Super Duty eked out 1 mpg more than the Silverado HD did in our hands (15 mpg versus 14) yet managed only 17 mpg on our 75-mph highway test to this Chevy’s 19 mpg. The mighty Silverado’s largely carryover chassis is surprisingly wieldy and accommodating as a daily commuter. For starters, it’s considerably easier to climb aboard than the Ford, with our Chevy’s seating height of 38.4 inches being about four inches closer to the ground than a comparable F-250’s. And GM’s independent front suspension—still unique among four-wheel-drive heavy-duty trucks—brings not only pleasantly tactile and precise steering for a truck, if a bit on the hefty side, but also contributes to a composed ride that is nearly as sorted as the 1500-series Silverado’s. Compared with the latest Ford F-250, the Silverado HD almost feels plush, exhibiting little of the harsh bucking and bouncing we associate with extra-strength pickups, especially when unladen. The six-speed Allison transmission is another boon to the Silverado HD’s drivability, offering quick, firm shifts and rarely stumbling in its search for the optimal ratio. Combined with the meaty torque of the Duramax, which serves up its full complement at just 1600 rpm, the setup produces a relentless shove to the backside and can click off 50-to-70-mph passing maneuvers 1.3 seconds quicker than before. Although our test truck was about as responsive as we could expect of something this big and heavy, this much mass is difficult to stop: Our example needed 208 feet to reach a standstill from 70 mph—and with awkwardly long brake-pedal travel. Our truck also sported GM’s new range of dealer-installed cameras that can be added to all of its new mid- and full-size pickups. The primary system ($999) includes a pair of rear-facing units under each exterior mirror and a remote camera that can be fitted to the back of a trailer ($999). Also included was a high-mounted unit by the center brake light that looks down into the bed ($499), which would make hooking up a trailer to our truck’s optional gooseneck receiver ($370) a snap. Similar to Honda’s LaneWatch system, the view from the side-mounted cameras automatically displays on the Silverado’s 8.0-inch central touchscreen when the turn signals are activated. Holding down the Back button for the infotainment system brings up a rudimentary menu that allows the driver to switch among the various viewpoints for maximum visibility when reversing, although we did notice some lag in its response to inputs. Little changes inside the Silverado HD for 2017. Our test truck’s double-cab arrangement provides 123 cubic feet of interior space versus the larger crew cab’s 135, with the 9.5-inch difference in overall length largely going to a more capacious back seat (stepping up to the crew would add about $1400 to our truck’s base price of $54,530 with the diesel). Whereas even six-footers can stretch out in the big four-door, the double cab is rather tight for any adult of stature, and the seatback feels too upright. We also weren’t fans of the chrome overload on the Chevy’s nose and on the functional hood scoop for the new Duramax, which looks more cohesive with the upscale vibe of its GMC cousin. Both models, however, share the unsightly black-plastic tank for the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is strapped to the outside of the trucks’ frame rail beneath the front-passenger door. GM stresses that its location is secure and out of harm’s way and that the capacity of this emissions-control component has grown by roughly two gallons, to 7.0, for 2017. But it’s an annoying design misstep and necessitates opening the hood to fill up, whereas other pickups, such as the Super Duty and our long-term 2016 Nissan Titan XD, mount their DEF tanks out of sight and hide the fillers behind their fuel doors. The heavy-duty trucks that grace our garage typically are fairly hedonistic, with many topping $70,000 and being as big and heavily optioned as possible, and our Silverado HD was still fairly pricey at close to $65K. Along with the Duramax/Allison combo, the gooseneck hitch, the trailer cameras, and the $495 paint job, our mid-level LT truck also featured the $1425 LT Convenience package (dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a tilt and telescoping steering column, and more). Various other extras padded our example’s bottom line, highlighted by $1295 for chrome 18-inch aluminum wheels, $980 for powered and heated front cloth bucket seats, the $815 LT Plus package (rear park assist and power-operated sliding rear window and pedal adjustment), $750 for chrome side steps, the $575 towing package, and $495 for Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system with navigation. As equipped, this is exactly the truck we’d expect a job-site foreman to use for everyday chores and the occasional vacation with a load of toys in tow. These diesel trucks are expensive but essential tools for some customers. And while GM’s focus on performance and refinement means its new HD rigs give up some maximum capability to its fiercest competitor, it also makes the Silverado 2500HD (and its GMC sibling) the most satisfying to operate in the 2017 heavy-duty class. And definitely the quickest.


Chevrolet hosted dealers, salespeople and the media at an event called the Find New Roads Experience at Texas Motor Speedway. I mainly focused on the technology, and I saw a few cool features in the new Chevrolets that I'd like to highlight. I love hybrid vehicles. They combine an electric motor with a traditional gasoline engine to increase fuel mileage. The cars switch between the motors as needed and even use both at the same time, but I always wondered exactly when each motor was being used. The Chevy Malibu Hybrid's center screen can show an outline of the car with both engines, and as you drive, the screen shows when the car is on battery power, using the gasoline engine, using both engines or when it's sending power back to the battery (regenerating) through coasting or braking. I've not driven a hybrid before, so this might not be a new or unique feature, but it was exactly the kind of information I wanted to see while driving the Malibu. It's a simple graphic, but it really helped me understand how to adjust my driving habits to save gas. I saw a cool demo of an optional camera system for the Silverado pickup designed for keeping an eye on payload or a trailer and making it a bit easier when it's time to back that trailer into a tight spot. Fixed video cameras are mounted in the left and right side-view mirrors, and a third camera is mounted on the top of the cab, pointed into the bed, which is great for connecting a fifth-wheel trailer. Finally, an optional fourth camera can be mounted in several places, including on the tailgate, on the back of a trailer or even inside the trailer for keeping an eye on cargo or livestock that you are hauling. Perhaps the best feature I saw was on several vehicles, including the Malibu and the Suburban: It's an automatic reminder to check the back seat when you get out of the vehicle. The car realizes when you've opened the rear doors, and the next time you turn off the motor, a dialogue box pops up on the dashboard's info screen telling you to check the rear seat. It doesn't come out and say, "Hey, make sure you're not leaving a small child in the car" but it's clear that's the gist. You only see the dialogue when the rear doors have been opened. I'm not sure how many vehicles from any manufacturer have this feature, but of all things I saw during the event, it made the biggest impression on me. Explore further: 2017 Kia Niro is most affordable hybrid SUV


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.gizmag.com

Though it still has an internal combustion engine under the hood, Workhorse has done away with the large, breezy grille common on pickup trucks Tesla may be working on an electric pickup truck, but it won't be the first to inject a little electric-guided design into the pickup market. At this week's Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Ohio-based OEM Workhorse revealed what it's calling the first electric pickup truck designed for the fleet market. A range-extended electric, the W-15 puts a new face on the classic pickup truck while combining Panasonic and BMW tech for a range close to 400 miles (644 km). Amp Electric Vehicles once thought the future was all about electrifying SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but it eventually shifted its focus to commercial vehicles. It acquired the Workhorse brand in 2015 and moved forward as Workhorse Group Incorporated, busying itself with range-extended, medium-duty electric trucks and delivery drones. Now, Workhorse has gone a bit smaller in presenting its vision of the range-extended electric truck of the near-future. With the W-15 pickup, it's followed the Tesla model of creating a ground-up build bringing together fresh style, clean driving and tech-focused construction. This ground-up strategy distinguishes the pickup from range-extended electric trucks like VIA Motors' converted Silverado. The W-15 definitely looks different from other pickups in its facial construction, wearing a more modern, electric-driven design in place of a big, shiny grille. A thin mesh grille and prominent "Workhorse" logo provide a little contrast color within the heavily body-matching front-end design. Beyond that, the W-15 looks like a rugged pickup, following the usual formula of straight lines, sharp corners and flared fenders. The W-15's drive power comes from front and rear traction motors spreading up to 460 hp (343 kW) around all four wheels. Utilizing Panasonic lithium-ion cells, the onboard battery keeps those motors spinning for up to 80 miles (129 km), and the BMW gas range-extender engine mounted up front tacks on an extra 310 miles (500 km) per fill-up. Workhorse estimates fuel economy at 75 mpg-e (3.1 l/100km) when driving on pure battery power, 32 highway/28 city mpg (7.4/8.4 l/100km) when the ICE range-extender is in action. We're not sure fleet customers will be putting the estimated 5.5-second 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) to the test with much regularity, but they'll certainly want to know all about the 2,200-lb (1,000-kg) payload, 7,200-lb (3,266-kg) gross vehicle weight rating, 5,000-lb (2,268-kg) towing and five-person seating layout. The 7.2-kW power outlet that taps directly into the battery pack for powering up tools without having to run the truck is also sure to find use at job sites. "Our team designed the W-15 not only for exceptional performance, but also the lowest total cost of ownership, the lowest emissions profile, and with state of the art autonomous controls and telematics," Workhorse CEO Steve Burns explains. "We have listened to fleet engineers, managers and drivers in order to deliver the best pickup truck for commercial use, from cost of ownership, to functionality, to performance and, above all else, safety and dependability for the driver." The W-15 features technologies like lane departure warning, collision avoidance/auto braking, and interior touchscreen controls with the Workhorse Metron telematics system streamlining fleet tracking and management. The truck measures 234 x 80 x 73.9 in (5,944 x 2,032 x 1,877 mm, L x W x H), rides on a 143-in (3,632-mm) wheelbase and has 12 in (305 mm) of ground clearance. Workhorse is showing the first drivable prototype at the ACT Expo and plans to begin production in late 2018. It says that it's already received more than 4,500 pre-order letters of intent, from more than 18 commercial vehicle fleets.


News Article | April 22, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

Receive press releases from Klinger Group of Nevada Desert Realty: By Email Just Sold New Construction Home in Silverado Ranch Nevada Desert Realty helped their clients purchase a new construction home in Silverado Ranch. Las Vegas real estate agents at Nevada Desert Realty were thrilled to be able to help these clients find their dream home. Las Vegas, NV, April 22, 2017 --( This just sold new construction home is located in the master planned community of Silverado Ranch. Living in the Silverado Ranch area has numerous benefits. One of these benefits include being located near the Silverado Ranch park. This park is best known for its walking paths and dog park, but here are also baseball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, water play areas, basketball courts, and open areas for people of all ages to have fun. Silverado Ranch is also located close to the South Point Casino which has several amazing restaurants, hosts many concerts, shows, conventions, and more. This casino is one of the perfect spots to go to experience the fun Las Vegas is known for without having to deal with the crowds at the Strip. The just sold new construction home in Silverado Ranch is located in the Las Vegas zip code of 89183. Las Vegas 89183 borders the southwestern edge of Henderson. The 15 freeway is this zip code region’s west border, giving residents quick access to the rest of Las Vegas. The homes, condos and townhouses in this zip code region have a median sold price of $214,000. The active real estate listings median price is $326,445. Homes for sale in Las Vegas 89183 have a median listing period of 41 days before the home sells. Currently there are 90 active real estate listings in Las Vegas 89183 and 64 just sold listings. This just sold new construction home is zoned for Silverado High School. Silverado High School has over 2,300 9th grade through 12th grade students enrolled. This school is located at 1650 Silver Hawk Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89123 and the office phone number is 702-799-5790. Test scores at this school have beat the Clark County and Nevada State average in Math, Science, Writing and Reading. This school offers Band, Ceramic Sculpture, Chorus, Computer Arts, Dance, Drawing and Painting, Orchestra, Theater, Video film production, and Photography. The languages taught include Spanish, Japanese, German, and French. The sports offered at Silverado High School include Baseball, Cross Country, Cheer, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Golf, Wrestling, Volleyball, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming, Softball, Martial Arts, and Soccer. This school has a 4 out of 5 rating from parents, children, and the community. Las Vegas real estate agents at Nevada Desert Realty were thrilled to close escrow on this home. These agents, Michael and Anna Klinger, own the brokerage and have been in real estate a combined total of over 25 years. These agents help their clients with short sales, purchases, listings, commercial property and residential property. Within the last several years they have also started up their own property management branch and help many clients purchase investment property and then manage the investment for them. Michael and Anna Klinger love meeting new people and helping them make one of the most meaningful purchases in their life. They are great at negotiating for the best possible situation for their clients in every purchase and many of their clients become lifelong friends. Nevada Desert Realty is located at 40 E Horizon Ridge Parkway #101 in Henderson 89002 and their office phone number is 702-509-1446. Las Vegas, NV, April 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- This just sold new construction home in Silverado Ranch was purchased for $372,875. This home is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with 2 family rooms and a 2 car garage. The home is measured at 2,989 square feet and has a lot size of 5,663 square feet. This is a 2 story home in the Silverado Court subdivision. This subdivision is located in the Las Vegas zip code region of 89183.This just sold new construction home is located in the master planned community of Silverado Ranch. Living in the Silverado Ranch area has numerous benefits. One of these benefits include being located near the Silverado Ranch park. This park is best known for its walking paths and dog park, but here are also baseball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, water play areas, basketball courts, and open areas for people of all ages to have fun. Silverado Ranch is also located close to the South Point Casino which has several amazing restaurants, hosts many concerts, shows, conventions, and more. This casino is one of the perfect spots to go to experience the fun Las Vegas is known for without having to deal with the crowds at the Strip.The just sold new construction home in Silverado Ranch is located in the Las Vegas zip code of 89183. Las Vegas 89183 borders the southwestern edge of Henderson. The 15 freeway is this zip code region’s west border, giving residents quick access to the rest of Las Vegas. The homes, condos and townhouses in this zip code region have a median sold price of $214,000. The active real estate listings median price is $326,445. Homes for sale in Las Vegas 89183 have a median listing period of 41 days before the home sells. Currently there are 90 active real estate listings in Las Vegas 89183 and 64 just sold listings.This just sold new construction home is zoned for Silverado High School. Silverado High School has over 2,300 9th grade through 12th grade students enrolled. This school is located at 1650 Silver Hawk Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89123 and the office phone number is 702-799-5790. Test scores at this school have beat the Clark County and Nevada State average in Math, Science, Writing and Reading. This school offers Band, Ceramic Sculpture, Chorus, Computer Arts, Dance, Drawing and Painting, Orchestra, Theater, Video film production, and Photography. The languages taught include Spanish, Japanese, German, and French. The sports offered at Silverado High School include Baseball, Cross Country, Cheer, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Golf, Wrestling, Volleyball, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming, Softball, Martial Arts, and Soccer. This school has a 4 out of 5 rating from parents, children, and the community.Las Vegas real estate agents at Nevada Desert Realty were thrilled to close escrow on this home. These agents, Michael and Anna Klinger, own the brokerage and have been in real estate a combined total of over 25 years. These agents help their clients with short sales, purchases, listings, commercial property and residential property. Within the last several years they have also started up their own property management branch and help many clients purchase investment property and then manage the investment for them. Michael and Anna Klinger love meeting new people and helping them make one of the most meaningful purchases in their life. They are great at negotiating for the best possible situation for their clients in every purchase and many of their clients become lifelong friends. Nevada Desert Realty is located at 40 E Horizon Ridge Parkway #101 in Henderson 89002 and their office phone number is 702-509-1446. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Klinger Group of Nevada Desert Realty


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

The editors of Autotrader release their list of their picks of the best CPO deals and incentives for the month of May to assist buyers on finding their perfect car match to start the summer season. Autotrader Editors' Top Picks for Certified Pre-Owned Deals for May 2017 BMW's certified pre-owned program offers models that are available with an excellent warranty that offers coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date. Through the end of May, qualified shoppers interested in a certified pre-owned 3 or 4 Series can get 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months -- a new-car deal on a used model. Chevrolet's certified pre-owned program is offering qualified shoppers interested in a certified pre-owned Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado, or Traverse can get 1.9 percent interest for up to 36 months -- a good rate for a used vehicle. Ford's certified pre-owned program offers excellent coverage, boasting up to 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection from the original sale date, along with an extra year or 12,000 miles of bumper to bumper coverage. Through the end of the month, Ford is offering qualified buyers 2.9 percent interest for up to 66 months on all certified pre-owned models. Nissan's certified pre-owned program offers some impressive incentives to qualified buyers, including 1.95 percent interest for up to 36 months or 3.95 percent interest for up to 72 months -- deals that are available on any model among Nissan's certified pre-owned fleet. The automaker is even taking things a step further, offering up to $500 cash back on certified pre-owned examples of the Altima, Maxima, Rogue, and Sentra. Land Rover's excellent CPO warranty which offers bumper-to-bumper coverage for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles, but a certified pre-owned Evoque is also offered with some excellent deals. The best deal is on certified pre-owned 2013-2015 Evoque models, as Land Rover is offering qualified shoppers 0.9 percent interest for up to 60 months -- but even a certified pre-owned 2016 Evoque can be had with an alluring 2.9 percent for up to 60 months. Toyota's certified pre-owned program is among our favorites: it offers 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection, and boasts an additional year of bumper-to-bumper coverage. Through the end of the month, the Prius is offered with 1.9 percent interest for up to 60 months to qualified shoppers-- a deal that also extends to the smaller Prius c and larger Prius v. Volkswagen's certified pre-owned program is even more enticing than usual in May thanks to a special offer aimed at qualified shoppers interested in financing a used Volkswagen. That deal touts 1.99 percent interest on all certified pre-owned Volkswagen models for up to 60 months -- a great rate and a long term that you'll typically only find in the world of new vehicles. Volvo's certified pre-owned program touts bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage for 7 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date -- among the longest warranties in the industry. In May, qualified shoppers interested in financing a certified pre-owned Volvo can get 0.9 percent interest for up to 24 months -- not a very long term, but a great rate that you seldom see on used models. For additional details on the CPO programs mentioned, please visit http://www.autotrader.com/car-deals/cpo-deals-may-2017-265072. Learn more about the advantages of CPO at Autotrader.com's "What are the Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned?" About Autotrader Autotrader is the most visited third-party car shopping site, with the most engaged audience of in-market shoppers. As the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights and expert in online and mobile marketing, Autotrader makes the car shopping experience easy and fun for today's empowered consumer looking to find or sell the perfect new, used or certified pre-owned car. Using technology, shopper insights and local market guidance, Autotrader's comprehensive marketing solutions guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow brand, drive traffic and connect the online and in-store shopping experience. Autotrader is a Cox Automotive™ brand. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information, please visit http://press.autotrader.com. About Cox Automotive  Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises' other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/top-certified-pre-owned-deals-for-may-according-to-autotrader-300451832.html


News Article | April 17, 2017
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ECO Vehicle Systems, Inc., a comprehensive one-stop-shop specialty vehicle modifier/upfitter announces the addition of an additional 75,000 sq. ft. of state of the art manufacturing space to their Progress Industrial Park campus in Union City, Indiana. This additional facility, only a couple of hundred yards from their existing 55,000 sq. ft. facility, not only more than doubles available shop floor space for modifying and upfitting vehicles but also adds state of the art alternative fuels conversion equipment including three high volume assembly lines, an advanced computerized chassis dynamometer and a high capacity, fast-fill CNG fueling station. Rob Lykins, Founder and President of ECO Vehicle Systems built this impressive 75,000 sq. ft. facility in 2004. It had been utilized for general vehicle upfitting by Productive Concepts, Inc. until it was leased to IMPCO Automotive from 2010 to late 2016. During that time the facility was under contract with General Motors, producing high-volume bi-fuel CNG Silverado and Sierra Pickups as well as dedicated CNG Express/Savana Cargo Vans as part of a GM factory option CNG package. In addition, a wide variety of Ford trucks, vans and buses were also converted to CNG and LPG at the facility under a Ford Motor Company QVM program. ECO Vehicle Systems’ combined 130,000 sq. ft. foot print is now engaged in custom upfitting of Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Isuzu vehicles for fleet customers throughout the USA and Canada. ECO Vehicle Systems installs utility bodies, van bodies, interior shelving packages, ladder racks, tool boxes, snow removal equipment, exterior graphics, bed liners, telematics systems, radios, lighting packages, generators, air compressors and any other equipment that fleets need to customize their vehicles to meet the needs. Of course, ECO Vehicle Systems continues to offer a complete line of alternative fuels options including CNG, LPG and Hybrid Electric conversions. A complete line up of upfitting packages are also offered for law enforcement vehicles including all emergency lights and sirens, communication systems, computer stands, exterior graphics, prisoner restraint systems, and firearm security systems. Mr. Lykins recently stated that ECO Vehicles Systems, with its highly skilled, experienced and stable work force, is an ideal solution to fleets needing high quality workmanship, short lead times and quick turnaround. ECO Vehicle System’s rural Indiana location equates to low overhead and operational costs, resulting in very competitive pricing when compared to some of the larger, more traditional upfitters, convertors and vehicle modifiers in the commercial vehicle and law enforcement marketplace today. ECO Vehicle Systems also has drop ship and ship through relationships with all major vehicle manufacturers as well as a strategic alliance with a major vehicle logistics company, also located in Union City, IN, making it quick, easy and economical to move fleet vehicles from OEM factories to ECO Vehicle Systems and on to the end user or dealer locations. For more information, visit the ECO Vehicle website at http://www.ecovehiclesystems.com


News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

The Silverado is not our 2017 10Best Full-Size Pickup, but it made the Ford F-150 sweat for the win. The Silverado offers strong powertrains, serious hauling capability, good real-world fuel economy, and a plethora of features, but it comes up short on ride and seat comfort. Its top 6.2-liter V-8 tows the most in the class and wins our highway fuel-economy test. Its brawn is balanced by looks that mean business, handsome interior trim, user-friendly infotainment, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. The 2017 Silverado differs little from the refreshed 2016 model. For 2017, there are improved towing figures, where the Silverado comes out on top of its class. It also gains notable safety equipment such as Chevy’s Teen Driver system and forward automatic braking. Teen Driver allows parents to monitor how well their kids are driving. The optional forward automatic-braking system slows the vehicle when it senses an impending collision at speeds between 5 and 37 mph. Because we want a truck that can haul lots of people and an abundance of stuff, we’d choose the LT Z71 crew cab with the standard bed (6.6 feet). The $47,305 LT Z71 package comes with: • 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8 • Z71 off-road suspension with Rancho monotube shocks • 8.0-inch touchscreen with Chevy MyLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility • EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate We’d also add either the All Star or Texas editions ($1305 each, differing only in badging), which make the Silverado even more comfortable. All Star and Texas trims include: As we’ve configured it, our ideal Silverado prices out at $48,610. .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty The Silverado’s top 6.2-liter V-8 is big, brash, and powerful yet relatively frugal in our real-world testing, while the 5.3-liter V-8 provides more than adequate muscle for almost any task. The powertrains are reasonably refined in real-world driving, but they don’t match the EPA figures posted by the F-150’s smaller but equally brawny twin-turbo V-6 engines. The Silverado comes standard with a 4.3-liter V-6 that produces 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque; it’s mated to a six-speed automatic. The two optional engines are a significant step up in power and towing capability: The 5.3-liter V-8 delivers 355 hp and 383 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard; an eight-speed is optional on some models. The 6.2-liter V-8 rings in with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of stump-pulling torque. It’s backed only by the eight-speed automatic. The 5.3-liter Silverado equipped with the optional eight-speed proved sluggish in acceleration, but the 6.2-liter V-8 was a rocket, quick enough to outgun many a sporty passenger car. Unfortunately, both Chevy V-8s feel slower around town than they actually are; competitors’ throttles are more responsive, imparting the feeling of more low-end power and quicker reflexes. The Silverado shares top towing honors with its General Motors twin, the GMC Sierra. Both have a maximum tow rating of 12,500 pounds, besting their closest rival by 300 pounds. It gives that advantage back to the F-150 in payload rating, an indicator of how much weight a truck can handle in its bed. Even so, the second-place Silverado could handle the weight of a Smart ForTwo minicar in its bed with about 200 pounds to spare. .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty The Silverado sends a mixed message when it comes to its fuel economy: The EPA numbers are towards the top of the class, and in our testing, its real-world highway fuel economy proved to be excellent. However, its two V-8s score lower EPA fuel-economy ratings than their direct Ford EcoBoost V-6 rivals. Compared with the other trucks in this class, the Silverado generally does well; the 5.3-liter V-8 with all-wheel drive bests all of its similarly equipped rivals. Meanwhile, the 6.2-liter V-8 lags in the city but does well on the highway. (We’ve included the Ram diesel V-6 in the chart to illustrate the advantage of its fuel-sipping diesel engine.) Surprisingly, there’s little fuel-economy penalty for choosing the bigger of the two V-8s. In an attempt to replicate how most people drive on the highway, we’ve devised our own fuel-economy test. We perform a 200-mile loop on Michigan’s I-94 highway. We maintain a GPS-verified 75 mph and the cruise control as much as possible, mimicking the way many drivers behave during long trips. Viewed strictly by its EPA ratings, the 6.2-liter V-8 would seem to be a thirsty engine. We discovered it’s quite the opposite in reality. The EPA rates the big-engine Silverado at 20 mpg on the highway, and it matched that number in our real-world 200-mile highway fuel-economy test. Based on our highway testing, a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the 6.2-liter V-8 and all-wheel drive is capable of tackling 520 miles of highway without refueling. If you can drive that far without a rest-stop break, you deserve to have a country song written about you. .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty The Silverado drives confidently for such a large vehicle thanks to peppy performance, accurate steering, and a dose of agility. But on pockmarked pavement, the ride gets jittery, and the Silverado is less composed than its rivals. Silverado engines come in three power levels: adequate, peppy, and please-Officer-don’t-arrest-me. The base 285-hp 4.3-liter V-6 does a reasonable job of hauling such a big vehicle around, at least when lightly loaded. The 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8 has good power when you put your foot down hard, but it feels lazy when you don’t; in our testing, it hit 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 also underwhelms when driven with a light foot, but stomp the pedal to the floor and hold on for fireworks. It lunges out of the gate with a machine-gun-blast exhaust note behind it and flashes to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. That sprint puts it in league with a host of quick sporting passenger cars, as well as with the Ford F-150’s top twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. Like the proverbial rose, a truck is a truck is a truck. It’s not going to dance down a country road like a sports car, nor will it ride as if you’re wafting along on a cloud. The Silverado comports itself well much of the time. It’s poised and stable in corners at any reasonable speed, it steers accurately, and it’s as imperturbable as a freight train when you’re cruising the interstate. Badly broken pavement, choppy gravel, and potholes do make for uncomfortable moments, but the ride is never jarring. The Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150, however, are more settled over bumpy surfaces. Other than those intermittent upsets on wonky roads, the Silverado handles everything rather well. Weighing in at around 5300 pounds, decked-out Silverado crew cabs need to have powerful brakes to chip away at momentum. They do handle braking chores well, with a medium-firm pedal that makes it easy to decelerate to a stop. .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty Functional design and good build quality make the Silverado cabin a pleasant place to be, especially in the well-equipped LTZ and High Country versions. The interior suffers from seats that are not especially comfortable and a rear cabin devoid of USB ports. Most materials inside the Silverado are solid and durable feeling, and up-level models are fitted with plenty of soft-touch materials in addition to the harder plastics found lower in the cabin. The Silverado’s interior is ergonomically sound; it’s a short reach to the controls, and buttons and knobs can be operated with gloves on, no doubt to the delight of construction workers and tradespeople. The instrument cluster is businesslike, with legible green and white numbers on black backgrounds. We bet that some owners will register complaints about the angle of the steering wheel, though. It’s canted a few millimeters off center to the left, a position that annoyed several of our reviewers. Need room for five or six burly guys? No problem. All of the crew cabs in this class serve up large-sedan spaciousness. The Silverado has a significant advantage in front headroom and legroom, and rear legroom is midpack but still commodious. Massaging seats haven’t yet found their way into the Silverado’s cabin, but most every other piece of luxury fare you might desire has. If the passing scenery isn’t entertaining, front-seat passengers can stay connected to their personal devices via an array of USB ports, a 12-volt outlet, and a 110-volt household receptacle while rear-seat passengers lose themselves in a movie. We found the Silverado’s seats hard. The fronts could use more bolstering on the bottom cushions, and the rear seats require more thigh support. The Silverado’s optional heated-and-cooled front seats do their work well, though, warming quickly on a cold morning or cooling effectively enough to ease the sting of hot leather that’s been in the sun. Heated rear seats, however, are not available, which is surprising now that they’ve filtered down to inexpensive compact sedans. Base Silverados come with a manually adjustable climate system that covers the entire cabin. You can upgrade to an automatic two-zone climate control system in double or crew cabs with LT trim, while in LTZ and High Country models it’s standard. Rear-seat riders are at the mercy of front-seat occupants when it comes to cabin temperature, however. Despite sticker prices that can climb as high as a luxury sedan’s, the Silverado does not offer a three-zone system that can be controlled by the rear-seat passengers. A lot of coffee is quaffed in truck cabs, so having plenty of places to park those Tim Hortons cups is important. The Silverado can handle 10 cups of caffienation at the same time, with the cupholders in the door pockets able to double as water-bottle holders. At 35.4 inches, the seating height of the Silverado is more than two inches shorter than the Ram 1500 (37.8 inches) and the Ford F-150 (37.4 inches). To accurately measure seating height—the distance from the road to the driver’s hip—we use an H-Point Machine (HPM), a precisely engineered device marketed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. This versatile tool, along with some lasers and simple trigonometry, also reveals the width and location of roof-pillar visibility obstructions. Our H-Point Machine and laser measurement tools determine the length of road ahead obscured by the hood as well as rearview-mirror blind spots. Thanks to expansive windows, it’s easy to see what’s around you when you’re behind the wheel of a Silverado, though no easier than in any of its competitors. Our laser measurements through the front, rear, and side glass reveal that Silverado blind-spot and visibility numbers are virtually identical to those of its competitors. Not so when it comes to the amount of roadway obscured to the front and rear of the truck. The Silverado’s long, flat hood combined with the overall height of the truck and driver’s seating position conspire to hide the most roadway forward. That could make in-close maneuvering more difficult. All of these pickups are a challenge to back into a parking spot, but for the record, the Silverado obscures a lot of visibility towards the rear, as well. Roof pillars protect occupants in a rollover crash, but they also create blind spots. We determine visibility by measuring the location and width of each pillar using an H-Point Machine and a laser beam (surrogates for a driver and eyeball, respectively). .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system is one of the best on the market. Its clear graphics, attractive looks, quick response times, and straightforward configurability make it likable and easy to use. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 we tested came with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as SiriusXM satellite radio. Four USB ports in the front console allow you to connect multiple devices and utilize the smartphone interface, but sorry, rear-seat passengers: no USB ports for you. An optional rear-seat DVD/Blue Ray entertainment system includes a single 9.2-inch screen that flips down from the headliner, plus two pairs of headphones and a hand-held controller. .ymmpinfotainment { overflow: auto; padding-bottom: 32px; } .ymmpinfotainment img{ width: 100% !important; opacity:1.0; filter:alpha(opacity=100); /* For IE8 and earlier */ -moz-opacity: 1.0; /* Netscape */ -khtml-opacity: 1.0; /* Safari 1.x */ -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=100)"; border: 2px solid #FFF; } .ymmpinfotainment div{ font-size: 13px; padding:0; line-height: 0; } .ymmpinfotainment a{ display: inline-block; position: relative; line-height: 0; width: 100%; } .ymmpinfotainment a div{ position: absolute; left: 0; bottom: 0; background: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.8); padding: 8px; vertical-align: top; color: #222; } .ymmpinfotainment span{ vertical-align: top; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1rem; } .ymmppower { overflow: auto; padding-bottom: 32px; } .ymmppower img{ width: 100% !important; opacity:1.0; filter:alpha(opacity=100); /* For IE8 and earlier */ -moz-opacity: 1.0; /* Netscape */ -khtml-opacity: 1.0; /* Safari 1.x */ -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=100)"; border: 2px solid #FFF; } .ymmppower div{ font-size: 13px; padding:0; line-height: 0; } .ymmppower a{ display: inline-block; position: relative; line-height: 0; width: 100%; } .ymmppower a div{ position: absolute; left: 0; bottom: 0; backgraccordcar2016ound: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.8); padding: 8px; vertical-align: top; color: #222; } .ymmppower span{ vertical-align: top; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1rem; } Vehicle Tested: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 AWD Crew Cab The center-stack infotainment screen responds to inputs quickly. You control it either by touching the screen icons or using the hard buttons conveniently located below it. At 0.4 second, the Silverado rates as “Good” using our rating system; note that its screen responds quicker than an iPhone 6S or a Samsung S7 Edge. It’s still not as fast as the leader here, which is the Ram 1500’s Uconnect system—one of our favorites. By filming the infotainment screen while switching between various menus and then analyzing the high-speed video frame by frame, we are able to accurately measure the system’s response time. We rate infotainment response, or latency, on the following scale: .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty The Silverado is perfect for the American Pickers in all of us. There is voluminous stowage inside its crew cab, it boasts a large bed, and it offers more combined cubby space than any other competitor. The smallest, most basic Silverado single cab has only a few inches of interior storage space behind the seats. Double and crew cabs increase the interior cargo area, aided by 60/40 flip-up rear-seat bottoms that reveal a mostly flat floor (it’s interrupted by a minor drivetrain hump). To help make in-cab storage more understandable, we use carry-on-luggage-sized boxes to measure and rate interior cargo space. For pickups, when available, we fill the back-seat area with the seats folded. The Silverado held 19 of those boxes, one more than all others except the Tundra, which allowed us to stuff 21 boxes inside. How much truck do you need? Like its peers, the Silverado offers several bed sizes to choose from. We measure bed volume to the top of the box’s sides, and the Silverado’s smallest and largest beds are dimensionally similar to their competitors. The Silverado is chock-full of bins and cubbies, with a total of 16 throughout the truck. Using ping-pong balls to measure that storage space, the Silverado held a class-leading total of 1077. Ford’s F-150 came in second at 1041 balls, which, if you can imagine trying to hold 36 ping-pong balls at the same time, amounts to a significant difference. To determine the interior space available to stash travel essentials, we’ve devised a range of measuring protocols. We use six beverage containers ranging in size and shape to gauge cupholder accommodation. We stack, stuff, and arrange 9-by-14-by-22-inch cardboard boxes to quantify the number of airline-carry-on-size suitcases that will fit in a trunk or folded seat’s cargo space. To measure irregularly shaped gloveboxes, door pockets, and console bins, we fill each container with 1.5-inch-diameter ping-pong balls. It’s tempting to convert the number of spheres to a volume (cubic inches), but we resist that calculation because—as with the box of tissues, 12-ounce can of soda, or gallon of milk you might stash in these compartments—there are voids between the balls. Random packing (our procedure) nullifies approximately one-third of the available space. The negative space between the balls could theoretically be reduced to 25 percent of an irregular shape with precise stacking, but while we might be pedantic, we’re not crazy. .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty Big, bold, upright, and macho, the Silverado looks like it means business. Its military-crisp lines make it instantly identifiable as a Chevy. As with all the trucks in this class, the mix-and-match possibilities of cab configurations, bed lengths, interior trims, and special-equipment packages are almost limitless. The Silverado offers an optional easy-effort tailgate that lowers gently, rather than with a crash, and can be closed with one hand. The rear bumper on all Silverados incorporates a clever built-in step that makes climbing into the bed effortless. Optional power side steps zip out from under the truck when you open a door. Better still, they can motor rearward to provide a convenient perch from which you can comfortably reach into the bed. Lock / unlockLiftgateRemote startPanic alarmHold to roll down windowsHold to roll up windowsRemote parking2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500XXX .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty Two agencies evaluate vehicles for crashworthiness in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates tested vehicles from one to five stars in front crash, side crash, and rollover tests. NHTSA also assigns cars an overall rating out of five stars. The non-profit, independent, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) uses a different set of tests to evaluate front and side crashworthiness, roof strength, headlight reach, and ease of child seat installation. IIHS grades cars on a scale from Good to Poor in each test, and awards the cars that perform best across all its tests with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick + honors, the latter of which requires that the vehicle’s automated forward-collision-braking system performs well in IIHS’s tests. The Silverado performed extremely well on NHTSA’s battery of crash tests. It fared worse, however, in the IIIHS’s markedly different testing regimen. There’s plenty of room inside the huge crew cabs for rear-facing child seats. Maneuvering them through the smaller rear doors of the double cab model and into in the snug second row is more difficult, and can require moving the front-passenger seat up. LATCH points are easily accessible, but hoisting Junior into the high-off-the-ground second row could be a problem for shorter drivers. The Silverado offers most but not all of the latest safety features. All Silverados come standard with three months of OnStar’s automatic crash response service. OnStar offers three subscription plans to continue the service beyond the first 90 days. Gridlines integrated in backup camera view?Do gridlines move with steering wheel?Does volume of audio system reduce when reverse is selected?2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500YesYesNo .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty The warranties in the full-size-pickup segment have only minor differences. The Silverado adds to the basics with two extras: five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance plus two years or 24,000 miles of complimentary service (which amounts to the first two service trips to the dealer). VehicleLimited WarrantyPowertrain WarrantyCorrosion ProtectionRoadside AssistanceComplimentary Maintenance2017 Nissan Titan5 years/100,000 miles5 years/100,000 miles5 years (unlimited miles)3 years/36,000 milesN/A2017 Ford F-150 3 years/36,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles5 years (unlimited miles)5 years/60,000 milesN/A2017 Chevrolet Silverado 15003 years/36,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles6 years/100,000 miles (rust-through) 3-year/36,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles2 years/24,000 miles (Only the first two services)2017 GMC Sierra 15003 years/36,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles6 years/100,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles2 years/24,000 miles (Only the first two services)2017 Ram 15003 years/36,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles5 years (unlimited miles)5 years/100,000 milesN/A2017 Toyota Tundra3 years/36,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles5 years (unlimited miles)2 years (unlimited miles)2 years/25,000 miles .indepthnav { overflow: auto; padding-top: 20px; padding-bottom: 20px; margin-bottom: 32px; border-top: 4px solid #E0E4E7; border-bottom: 4px solid #E0E4E7; } .indepthnav img{ width: 100% !important; } .indepthnav div{ font-size: 16px; padding:12px 32px 12px 0; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } .indepthnav a{ color: #1383B3; display: inline-block; position: relative; width: 100%; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; transition: all .2s ease; } .indepthnav a:hover { color: #222222; vertical-align: top; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; } Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Silverado today announces an innovative program specifically designed to provide quality of life to people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Available in Houston and Chicago, the specialized program was designed based on the latest Parkinson’s research combined with Silverado’s 20 years of experience serving people with movement disorders, which historically has affected about 15 percent of its residents. “Silverado’s ability to tailor programming for people with movement disorders will make a dramatic impact on lives as conditions such as Parkinson’s disease continue to affect a growing number of individuals,” shares Silverado President, CEO and Chairman Loren Shook. “Our communities combine world-class clinical care with social programs and a focus on brain health, resulting in the best clinical outcomes in our industry. This has created an optimal environment for serving people with movement disorders.” The new program builds on Silverado’s Nexus program for people with early-stage memory impairment based on six areas of research showing that there may be ways to slow the progression of cognitive decline. In addition, the Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Program includes physical, speech, and occupational therapies; support from a dedicated restorative aide and specially trained staff who have completed curriculum from the National Parkinson’s Foundation; medication management to ensure medication on time, which is critical to prevent motor fluctuations; Silverado’s award-winning fall reduction program; resident support groups led by masters-level social workers; and the concept of “dignity with risk”, a commitment to respecting each individual’s freedom of choice and autonomy. The program is focused on the needs of those with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Silverado’s clinical team led development of the evidence-based program. In addition, they leveraged the company’s long-term research affiliations with top universities, including Baylor College of Medicine and Rush University, resulting in the opportunity to collaborate in this new specialization. Furthermore, Silverado intends to expand the program into additional markets later this year. Families and professionals interested in learning more about the program can call Silverado Orchard Park at 847-583-9800 in Chicago or Silverado Cypresswood at 281-955-0880 in Houston. More information is also available at silverado.com/movementdisorders. About Silverado Silverado was founded in 1996 with the goal of enriching the lives of those with memory loss by changing how the world cares for people with cognitive decline. Establishing this mindset as the foundation allows Silverado to operate in a way that provides clients, residents and patients with utmost dignity, respect and quality of life. Silverado has grown to become a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care assisted living and hospice services. With 52 locations, the company delivers world-class care across Arizona, California, Illinois, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Learn more at silveradocare.com or call (866) 522-8125.


ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a list of 252 senior living professionals who have earned its Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential. The SLCC’s CDAL program was developed by practicing subject matter experts in senior living, and is based on the unique knowledge and skills required by the executive director, as identified through an extensive job analysis. Utilizing standards for best practice in the certification field, this voluntary certification program takes existing state licensing requirements to the next level. Certification demonstrates attainment of consistent, relevant, measurable and industry-recognized standards of practice in the assisted living executive director role. The CDAL examination provides a mechanism to measure judgment, application of knowledge, and problem-solving abilities. It is comprised of questions in the following knowledge domains: Principles and Philosophy of Assisted Living; Resident Care and Services; Customer Experience; Leadership; Operations Management; Regulatory Compliance; Sales and Marketing; and Financial Management. “I congratulate each of our professionals that have earned the Certified Director of Assisted Living credential,” said SLCC Chairman and Legend Senior Living CEO Tim Buchanan. “I also want to encourage other qualified professionals to apply for the opportunity to earn this credential. The commitment to sit for certification demonstrates not only a personal drive for growth, but also a desire to elevate the standards of the industry.” Applications for the CDAL certification and registration for the spring testing period for the certification examination are now open. Successful completion of the exam is one of the requirements for attaining certification through the SLCC. April 15 marks the registration deadline for the testing period taking place this spring from March 1 – May 31. “The new Certified Director of Assisted Living program gives leaders access to a high-standard credential which recognizes their experience, competency and professionalism, strengthening our industry’s dedication to providing quality of life to those we serve,” said Argentum Board of Directors Chairman and Silverado CEO Loren Shook. “It demonstrates to consumers and state regulators that the senior living industry is committed to rigorous, professional development and self-regulation in an effort to deliver the best of quality of life to our consumers.” The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to establishing credentialing programs for professionals working in senior living. To learn more about the SLCC, visit www.slcccertification.org. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults. Argentum’s programs promote business and operational excellence designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. To learn more about Argentum, visit www.argentum.org.


News Article | February 25, 2017
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Lamplight Gardens at Silverado Rancho Homeowners' Association selects FirstService Residential as its community management services provider

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