Chevy has unveiled the new Silverado Toughnology concept at the Texas State Fair.
Chevy has unveiled the new Silverado Toughnology concept at the Texas State Fair. On the outside it doesn’t look that different from the production Silverado, but underneath it’s constructed of high strength steel, which is lighter, stronger and more efficient than the conventional carbon steel used in most vehicles.
High-strength steel, which is pressed while still in molten form, can be up to 30 percent lighter than carbon steel with the same strength. It offers significant mass savings at a lower cost than aluminum, which helps keep down the overall vehicle cost. Lower weight translates to greater efficiency and capability for truck owners.
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The technology of advanced high-strength steel makes the Chevrolet Silverado stronger, lighter, more capable and more efficient – and that’s exactly what the Toughnology concept represents,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer. “During the Silverado’s development, we evaluated all materials and chose those that would provide the best strength to support capability while still delivering a strong value to customers.