The current-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been around since late 2006, and with recent and impressive debuts from the competition such as the fancy interior of the Ram 1500 or the engineering prowess of Ford F-150′s EcoBoost engine, the luster of the Silverado (and GMC Sierra) has faded a bit. Even with all of that chrome on the LTZ model.
Thankfully for the sake of the Chevy, the team behind GM’s full-sized truck division isn’t standing still. As proof, spy photographers snapped a quick shot of the all-new model as it was making test runs around the secretive Milford Proving Grounds. It’s extremely hard to tell what’s going on underneath all of that camouflage, but according to Straightline, we could see a more muscular front fascia and even more chrome when the all-new Silverado debuts in 2013 as a 2014 model.
Also expected are several weight reduction elements — rumored to amount to as much as a 500 pound difference between the current Silverado and the new one — and significant aerodynamic improvements. Both should help Chevy challenge Ford for top fuel economy numbers, but the biggest asset will undoubtedly be the new engines on the way.
For more photos, head to Straightline through the link below.