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    Official: 2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra first pickups to ace updated NHTSA tests [

    Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Technology, Videos, Work, Chevrolet, GM, GMC


    General Motors has just become the first pickup truck manufacturer to receive five-star overall vehicle scores in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program. The updated safety standards, which went into effect in 2011, are more strenuous than the previous NHTSA curriculum and involve collecting both more and more substantial data, reflecting the improved safety inherent in newer vehicles. This feat is made more impressive by the fact that both Ford and Ram have released brand-new trucks since the new testing went into effect - GM's victory is no technicality.

    The rating only applies to the redesigned, light-duty Silverado, Sierra and their upmarket variants, High Country and Denali, respectively, while only Crew Cab variants were tested. Considering that the four-door body style will make up 60 percent of GM's light-duty truck sales, the exclusion of the other variants seems reasonable.

    This news is sure to be yet another feather in GM's pickup-oriented cap. Be sure to scroll down for video of the crash testing, as well as the full press release from General Motors.Continue reading 2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra first pickups to ace updated NHTSA tests [w/video]
    2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra first pickups to ace updated NHTSA tests [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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