If you thought the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was big, just wait until you see the upcoming gigantic heavy duty variant of the truck. Caught testing by the fine folks at KGP Photography, this covered-up next-gen Silverado HD Crew Cab chassis will be the heavy duty analogue of the all-new K2XX-based 2014 Silverado 1500 unveiled in December of last year.
According to some reports, GM engineers are focusing on improving fuel economy while increasing power output to better compete with the the latest HD offerings from Ford and Ram. That report is slightly surprising, since the present-generation Silverado HD is the least competitive on paper, but still managed to come out the winner in several real-world head-to-head comparisons. Even so, Ford and Ram outsold General Motors in the heavy duty segment in 2012, suggesting there might be a perception issue in the marketplace that’s not in favor of GM’s offerings.
What’s more, KGP says that the HD testers have their interiors covered up, suggesting that the cabins of the more capable variants of GM’s all-new trucks will be differentiated from the light-duty versions in some way. The light duty variants of the 2014 Silverado and 2014 Sierra are expected to arrive to dealers across the U.S. in the second quarter of 2013, while their heavy duty brethren will likely follow within 6-12 months.
What kinds of differences do you think are in store for interiors of the all-new HD models? Sound off in the comments.