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2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

Posted in GMC on August 31st, 2009 by admin – Comments Off
2010 gmc sierra hybrid

General

Lately GM released an information about their new hybrid pickup truck - 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid. According to General Motors information, new Sierra 1500 has got hybrid V-8 gasoline engine with GM electric motors. Electric motors and V-8 engine are teamed up to gain an overall combustion rating of 25 percent less, compared with the normal 1500 GMC Sierra. The Sierra Hybrid is available in two versions 2 wheell (rear) or 4 wheel drive crew cab. Both of them are supplied with flex-fuel capable 6.0-liter V-8 engine teamed up with two electric motors with transmission.
2010 gmc sierra hybrid

Exterior

The Sierra exterior is similar to the other 2100 Sierra models without hybrid engine. In the Sierra Hybrid there are lower panels and nice green stripes with sign “hybrid” typed on them. In the Hybrid model there are also a “hybrid” badge on the rear window. The badges are also on the side mirrors and on the tailgate. There are no significant differences between Sierra Hybrid and other 2010 GM Sierra models.

Interior

The GM 2010 Sierra has got the interior quite similar to the other GM truck - Silverado. In Sierra you can find the exact sitting layout well known from GMC Silverado. Inside the crew cab can seat five or six adult people. The interior differences in Sierra hybrid is a “hybrid” badge right on tachometer and very useful fuel economy gauge. The navigation system is optional.

Engine

General Motors applied the two-mode hybrid system in its Sierra pickup. It enables “full” hybrid operations. Electric engine can be used to to cruise up to 20 mph. The V-8 gasoline unit launches when more power or acceleration is needed and of course at high speed. To gain the best performance, the electric units and gasoline engine work together. The Sierra Hybrid has got under the hood a 6.0-liter V-8 together with GM’s Electrically Variable Transmission. This is a gearbox that integrates double 60-kilowatt electric motors. The electric units draw power is taken from a 300-volt battery pack. The battery can recharge itself off from the generated power from the brakes. The gasoline engine generates 332 horsepower with a towing capacity of 6,100 pounds with rear-wheel drive version. Four wheel drive generates towing of 5,900 pounds — not as much as the regular Sierra’s 10,500-pound maximum towing capacity. It isn’t a bad result for a hybrid.

Safety

Standard version of 2010 Sierra Hybrid includes a tailoring package with locking rear differential. there are also a side curtain and side-impact airbags. In GMC Sierra you can find a four-wheel antilock brakes and fully electronic stability system.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Posted in Chevy on August 10th, 2009 by admin – Comments Off
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

General:

The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 2010 is built on a robust version of General Motor’s full-size pickup truck platform - it’s been normalized to every GM pickup truck. The HD trucks even got the same mechanicals. They are differentiated only with interiors and exterior styling. All of them can have a powertrain with Duramax diesel engine and transmission made by Allison, which continues to draw rave reviews. The only viewable changes are very detailed. the USB audio playback with recharging for certain MP3 devices - is it a change?? And two new exterior paint colors: Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver - that’s no change at all.
2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Under the Hood:

In all models under the hood you can find 6.0-liter V-8 gas engine as standard. The very famous 6.6-liter Duramax diesel and six-speed transmission from Allison are optional. GM specialists says that the 2500HD and 3500HD can even tow up to 13,000 pounds with the diesel engine and a conventional hitch.
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine 2010

Available engines:

  • 365-hp, 6.6-liter diesel V-8 with 660 pounds-feet of torque, iron block and aluminum cylinder head and four valves per cylinder with mated to six-speed Allison automatic transmission.
  • 360-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 with 380 pounds-feet of torque, iron block and aluminum cylinder head, and two valves per cylinder together with mated to six-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission.
2010 Silverado 2500

Interior:

General Motors wanted to improve its interiors and they have paid a lot for the Silverado’s spacious cab. All the materials are really softer it can be feel by the first touch, the horrible gaps are tighter and looks smoother. The surfaces in Siverado are some kind of flush. The designers took their inspiration from the Tahoe which is strictly targeted to the luxury owners. The other trims looks like those who use their trucks as a utility vehicle. While General Motors does not have many interior packages but the Ford got them enough to feed all of your needs.
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 interior

Exterior:

The Silverado 2500’s features are bolder one for the heavy-duty trucks. These exterior features contains specific grilles, custom head lamps and modified hoods. The front fenders are a little more massive than the 1500 model’s. The cargo boxes on 2500HD dually models are made of steel, including the awesome hydroformed sheet metal outer fenders - it gives the extra strength and a more integrated appearance to the truck.
2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Features:

  • Fuel tank capacity:
    26 gallons (2500HD with 6.5-foot bed), 34 gallons (all others)
  • Axle ratio:
    3.73:1, 4.10:1
  • Minimum ground clearance:
    9.5 inches
  • Cargo floor length:
    78.7 inches (standard bed), 97.6 inches (long bed)
  • Cargo floor width:
    62.4 inches
  • Cargo floor width at wheel well:
    50.6 inches
  • Cargo bed depth:
    21 inches
2010 Chevrolet  2500hd