April 12, 2013

Auto Briefs

Chevrolet ups mpg for 2014 Silverado; top sellers for March


(General Motors)

GM boosts mileage in redesigned Silverado
General Motors recently announced that its 2014 Chevy Silverado (shown) will get 23 mpg on the highway with a 5.3-liter V-8 engine. That's a little better than similarly equipped competitors from Ford, Chrysler and Toyota. That could help the Silverado get closer to unseating Ford's F-Series trucks, which have been the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. for 30 years. The Silverado will have a starting price of $23,590, excluding shipping. That's $80 less than Ford's F-150. It's expected out in late spring or early summer.
The Associated Press



Top selling cars and trucks in March

The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold in March, with February's rank in parentheses:
1. Ford F-Series, 67,513 (1)
2. Chevrolet Silverado, 39,561 (2)
3. Nissan Altima, 37,763 (6) (shown)
4. Toyota Camry, 37,663 (3)
5. Honda Accord, 36,504 (4)
6. Ram Pickup, 33,831 (9)
7. Toyota Corolla, 31,423 (7)
8. Ford Fusion, 30,284 (5)
9. Ford Escape, 28,934 (-)
10. Honda Civic, 27,665 (10)
The Associated Press


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