The 2019 Silverado design isn’t a giant departure from Chevrolet’s current design language, but it does bring the truck into a much more modern, and slightly more car-like, shape. At the pickup’s reveal earlier this month, Chevrolet actually showed us early sketches of the pickup and what designers aimed for.
The sketches show a design quite similar to the 2019 Silverado design in its final form with thin headlights, a prominent grille and plenty of surfacing on the truck’s side profile. In photos, the design looks rather plain, but in person, we do think the pickup comes into its own. One thing we noticed with the 2019 Silverado design sketches over the production truck: the wheel wells look much more square in the sketches.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado moved away from the squared-off wheel wells in favor of a more modern style. Engineers and designers also worked hard to improve the truck’s aerodynamics, which meant rounder shapes made the most sense.
The design looks neither old, nor retro, which we feel is an excellent break from the Silverado’s recent design trends. While it may have lost some of its buff looks, the streamlined design works in our eyes, and we quite like the subtle nod to the past with the debossed tailgate at the rear over a Chevy bowtie badge.