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segment DETROIT announced today that new 2011 GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups have increased towing and payload rat- ings through ongoing development and testing, making them the most capable and powerful heavy-duty pickups in the segment. The ratings have been in- creased to 21,700 pounds of towing and 6,635 pounds of payload. "When developing the Sierra HD our focus has consistently been to deliver customers the most capable heavy-duty trucks in the market, along with pre- mium features and styling that distinguish GMC amongst the competition," said Rick Spina, 386-8802 610 W. Pine - Ponchatoula Tune Ups Electrical Air Conditioning Fuel Injection B ra kes Com puter Engine Service Carburetor Hours:Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. GM Full-size Truck global ve- hicle line executive. "Our first set of capability tests confirmed that the team had exceeded the payload and towing targets by a significant margin, Ongoing testing dem- onstrated a clear opportunity to increase the true capabilities of these trucks." The GMC Sierra HD en- gineering team was able to achieve the increase in towing capacity to 21,700 by putting the Sierra HD through a wide variety of tests over various ter- rains, grades and weather con- ditions. Extensive design and lab analysis, climatic wind tunnel testing, and actual on-road ex- treme ride and handling test- ing methods were all used to confirm stable handling and performance of the powertrain, drivetrain and brake compo- nents at maximum gross com- bined weight rating (GCWR). The GCWR is increased to 29,200 pounds. To achieve the increased pay- load capacity, engineers used higher strength steel for the cargo box sills. The team conducted a signif- icant amount of testing where maximum payloads tested the stronger cargo box and rear axle components. The maxi- mum payload rating has been increased to 6,635 pounds. "We encourage consumers to test drive the Sierra HD against the competition," said Spina. "Based on our test results, we are confident our HDs will prove to be the best choice for real-world towing and hauling needs." For the first time ever, GMC will be offering the exclusive Denali line in our heavy-duty pickups with the Sierra Denali 2500 and 3500 HDs. The De- nali version is distinguished by its iconic four-bar, chrome grille with round air inlets, along with body-color bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome accents and and 17- (Dually), 18- and 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels. Silverado HD bests the competition with 21,700 pound towing and 6,635 pound payload ratings DETROIT- Through ongoing development and testing, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD capability ratings have been increased to 21,700 pounds of towing, and 6,635 pounds of payload. Based on these ratings, the Silverado HD will offer heavy-duty truck buyers the most power and most capability available in the segment. According to Rick Spina, GM Full-size Truck global vehicle line executive, the increased ratings area result of exceeding the origi- ha!, performance targets for the Silverado HD: Our focus has consistently been on delivering customers the most capable heavy-duty trucks in the market. The first set of ca- pability tests confirmed that the team had exceeded the payload and towing targets by a significant margin. Ongoing testing dem- onstrated a clear opportunity to increase the true capabilities of these trucks. Even pulling a combined weight of nearly 15 tons seems easy behind the wheel of a 2011 Silverado HD 3500 with the proven Duramax Diesel. To certify increased payload and towing capacities for the 2011 Silverado HD, engineers conducted a battery of tests. Based on extensive testing at maximum gross combined weight rating (GCWR) to validate the durability of the powertain, drive- train, and brake components, the GCWR is increased to 29,200 pounds. 985486 4242 Westey Luttmann Owner Mark Watker Master Technician Bud Ortando Owner