GM picks high-strength steel for Chevy Silverado pickup

Jan 11, 2013 | 09:57 AM |

Tags  General Motors, Chevrolet Silverado, pickup truck, high-strength steel, frame, cab, Jeff Luke, aluminum mass reduction

CHICAGO — General Motors Co. engineers have incorporated high-strength steel (HSS) in the frame and cab structure of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup.

"We chose high-strength steel for the key structural elements of the 2014 Silverado, (which) reduces the weight of these components without sacrificing the toughness and durability customers count on," executive chief engineer Jeff Luke said in a statement.....

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