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2000 Chevrolet S-10 news, pictures, and information
THE 2000 CHEVY S-10 PICKUP FEATURES PERFORMANCE AND EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTSDETROIT — With a new Base model Extended Cab, an improved powertrain and some tasteful exterior enhancements, the 2000 S-10 Pickup will continue to draw buyers in the compact pickup §egmènt.
This year's Vortec 4300 V6 engine provides quieter operation and greater durability than before. The standard 5-speed manual overdrive transmission also features quieter operation and extended gear life. The optional ZR2 Suspension Package (LS Extended Cab models) includes a revised rear axle for better performance, while the standard antilock brake system (ABS) uses a new controller for more reliable antilock performance.
Extended Cab models will now be available wîth Base trim — a feature many commercial truck buyers will appreciate. LS models offer an Exterior Appearance Package that features a gray grille wîth attractive chrome accents. Also available on LS models are body-side moldings and new Space Blue Metallic paint.
'S-10 Pickup has a kind of split personality — but in the most positive sense,' says Debra Kelly-Ennis, S-10 Pickup brand manager. 'It's a durable, rugged pickup, yet it has comfortable, car-like qualities. Now, wîth the new Base trim level available on Extended Cab models, it will appeal to even more work truck buyers.'
The driver and front-passenger air bags* receive sensing and diagnostic enhancements for added reliability. Carry-over safety features include: standard Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) wîth Automatic Exterior Lamp Control, four-wheel antilock brakes, three-point safety belt systems, side door beams, reinforced safety-cage construction, front and rear crush zones and an energy-absorbing §teering column and instrument panel..
S-10 Pickup continues to offer a choice of Regular or Extended Cab models. The available third door on the Extended Cab provides easy access to the roomy rear seating area. The powerful Vortec 4300 V6 (standard on 4x4 models) returns wîth a stout 190 horsepower (180 hp wîth 2WD) and torque ratings of 245 lb.-ft. and 250 lb.-ft. respectively. A 2200 L4 engine wîth Sequential Fuel Injection remains standard on 2WDmodels.
'GM will offer a flexible fuel version of its compact pickups in the year 2000. The Chevy S-10 will come equipped wîth a standard four-cylinder engine that features alternative fuel technology making the trucks capable of running on ethanol-based fuel, as well as conventional gasoline. The flexible-fuel version of the GM 2.2-liter L43 engine will be the base powerplant for the Chevy S-10 in early calendar year 2000.'
'The technology allows the pickups to be powered by E85, an alternative fuel comprised of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. E85 is a renewable fuel comprised of alcohol produced from grain or agricultural waste. Customers will not experience any significant drivability differences between either fuel. (concept carz)'
The available Insta-Trac four-wheel-drive system returns for 2000. In addition to its handy push-button actuation, Insta-Trac includes a 4WD Low gear for more demanding conditions such as climbing steep grades or driving through deep snow or mud.
'With four available suspension packages, S-10 Pickup buyers have quite a bit of choice. They can choose from the standard independent front suspension wîth its rear variable-rate multileaf springs, to an available 4x4 ZR2 Wide Stance Sport Performance Package,' said Kelly-Ennis. Not only does this package give the S-10 a bold, authoritative look, it includes special high-pressure shock absorbers, a wider frame stance and unique performance axles —all designed wîth the off-road enthusiast in mind.
On the outside, S-10 Pickup is all truck functionality, wîth sturdy cargo tie-down loops, two-tier loading capability and a rear step bumper for easy cargo bed access. A unique look can be acquired wîth the optional ZR2 or Xtreme Sport Appearance Package. The Xtreme Sport Appearance Package features such items as: a monochromatic paint scheme, a ground effects package, 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels and a capable Sport Suspension.
Convenient interior features help provide a comfortable, car-like driving experience, wîth such items as delayed interior lighting which automatically keeps the dome lamp on for fifteen seconds or until the ignition is turned on after the front doors are closed. The retained accessory power feature allows the stereo, available power windows and other power features to operate for up to 20 minutes after the ignition has been turned off or until a door is opened.
With its variety of body styles, suspension packages and trim levels, the 2000 Chevy S-10 Pickup remains the compact pickup of choice for those seeking a rugged, hard-working truck that allows for personal expression and comfort.Source - GM Corporation
Extended Cab now available wîth Base trim.
Space Blue Metallic paint
Redesigned molding package available wîth LS trim.
Safety and Security
Air bag diagnostic module enhancements.
Vortec 4300 V6 (RPO L35) engine enhancements
Alternate fuel E-85 4-cylinder engine (available 12/1/99)
Exhaust system enhancements.
ZR2 axle enhancements.
Manual transmission (M50) enhancements.
Antilock brake system controller enhancements.Source - Chevrolet
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