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The Smallest Engine Option In the 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 is a 4.3 liter V6

The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was scheduled for a retooling under the hood this year with a turbodiesel V8 but those plans were dashed by GMs poor bottom line in the past year. As it stands, this top-selling pickup comes in a standard version that feature one of the following motors: 4.3 liter V6 at 195 horsepower, 4.8 liter V8 at 315 horsepower, 5.3 liter V8 at 315 horsepower, or a 6.2 liter V8 at 403 horsepower. The hybrid version, however, has only one option  the 6.0 liter V8 paired with its electric counterpart for a total of 332 horsepower. Depending on the demands of the driver, the combustion engine can run alone, the electric engine can run alone, or they can run in tandem.

Because the electric engine feeds off the alternator of the V8, it never requires external charging like all-electric cars. The only downside to the hybrid Silverado 1500 is an extremely reduced towing capacity. While the standard 2010 Silverado 1500 can pull up to 10,700 pounds, the hybrid can only handle 6,100 pounds. The bonus for using the hybrid is a greatly increased fuel economy rating. The standard Silverado 1500 already features the best fuel economy for a full-size American pick-up at 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The hybrid beats even that with 21 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. Because the electric engine runs mostly at lower speeds, the highway fuel economy is unchanged. The Active Fuel Management of the V8 engine also helps to save gas by allowing it to run in a 4-cylinder mode at mid speeds while the electric can do it all alone at up to 30 mph. This is all made possible by the unique Electrically Variable Transmission system of the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid.

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Accessories – From Basic To Exceptional

The all new Chevrolet Impala looks good from factory, but if you pay a close attention, you will notice that it looks just like the other models of the same brand-name. How do you differentiate or even personalize it to fit your style and taste? Simple! With so many aftermarket offerings, you can easily transform your stock 2010 Chevy Impala to showoff status without creating a hole in your wallet. Below are simple aftermarket accessories to consider in enhancing the front, exterior, interior and under the hood of your new car.

Front Grilles:
Custom Grilles are a great way to show that you mean business. A well deigned car like the Impala deserves a good looking custom grille. Chrome grille overlay, chrome billet grills, standard classic billet grilles, custom Q style stainless Z grilles, and stainless wire mesh grilles are a great way to accent the front of your vehicle and give it a new look. These grills are for sale, and are also inexpensive and affordable, and above all, they are easy to install and can be ordered for the 2010 Chevrolet Impala online or offline at specialty automotive outlets.

Exterior Accessories:
There is no limit to customizing the exterior of your new Impala. Firstly, if you notice, there are some chrome trims on the new Impala, but it is literary not enough to make it elegant. Thanks to the aftermarket industry for providing high quality chrome products like door handle covers, tail light bezels, b pillars, mirror cover overlay and chrome body side inserts to consider. Utilizing some of these aftermarket chrome trims in a tasteful manner will enhance your vehicle from ordinary to extraordinary with luxury and elegance written all over your automobile.

Interior Accessories:
Most Chevy Impala owners spend more time inside their cars then most of us would like to admit. Help make that trend a little more comfortable and functional with aftermarket interior accessories. Dash covers, cargo and trunk liners, seat covers, floor mats, navigation systems, LED interior lights, upgrade audio and entertainment systems, first aid kits, wood dash kits, wood grain steering wheel cover inserts, mounting solutions, air fresheners, cellular phone accessories and upgrade speakers to name just a few of the aftermarket accessories to provide style, comfort and protection.

Performance Accessories:
With affordable aftermarket accessories, you can tweak your engine for maximum performance. For example, upgrading the stock filters with aftermarket filters like K&N, Injen, AEM or aFe will toss that engine-suffocation factory stock air filter in the trash bin. Also, upgrading the air intake systems will feed your engine cooler and cleaner air, and thus resulting in additional power. For example, most aftermarket high-flow air intake kits, filters and systems increase your vehicles engine horsepower, torque and fuel economy by allowing it to breathe in more power enhancing oxygen for an improved air and fuel combination. Moreover, spark plugs set, exhaust performance mufflers and performance chips will help rev up the engine from stock to vrooooom status without actually voiding your warranty.

Custom Wheels:
If you are like me, size does matters! Why drive around with stock wheels that of smaller sizes when you can easily upgrade to a higher size? If you really want to reach the big baller or high roller status, you will need to upgrade to at least a plus 2 or plus 3. Anything less will be uncivilized, and unacceptable in the streets.

Creating a new and attractive looks for your 2010 Chevrolet Impala is easy if you choose the right aftermarket accessories. There is neither special design school to attend nor does it requires special skills to customize your ride. Patience, a good theme, a design concept and the right budget in any combination is all you need to transform your ride from basic to outstanding

Jojo Brando writes for Showtrix about Chevy Impala aftermarket accessories at http://www.showtrix.com

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