Rumormill: All-New Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra To Resemble Cheyenne Concept27
From what we know, General Motors has some serious plans in store for its next-gen full size pickup trucks which are expected to be in lots by the year 2013. And according to the latest word on the street, the trucks are expected to share a very similar shape with and will borrowing plenty of design cues from the exoskeleton of the Chevrolet Cheyenne Concept that was on display seven years ago during the 2003 North American International Auto Show.
To make the design possible, an all-new frame is expected. Starting with the concept, the design features a sleeker, rounded off body for optimal aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, as well as side-entry doors to the truck bed. The cabin looks to be as large as a house, only with more headroom and no kitchen. It is also planned that the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado will be more identifiable and distinguishable through platform sharing, abandoning the questionable practice of badge engineering.
The powertrain is also expected to get a huge boost in both power and options. Many direct-injected engines are expected to be on the menu, along with the (obvious) possibility of a hefty displacement. Furthermore, the next generation of GM’s hybrid technology for full size models such as the Tahoe/Yukon Hybrid and the Silverado/Sierra Hybrid will be in store, granting an increase in towing by as much as 50 percent. This would practically (if not exactly) put them on par with the gas-only versions. How about that?
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Sorry, that is one ugly-looking vehicle. To each his own, I suppose.
Which one the Cheyenne? I’d second you on that! But the renderings are awesome!
It’s ugly as sh*t & it looks like a Toyota Tundra!!
Agreed! But that’s an old concept… I’m sure they’ll make it look a lot better and more Camaro-esque.
Few things that I want to see in a next gen. Silverado
1. bigger reg cab.
2. bigger crew cab.
3. drop the suicide ext. cab and make it a small crew cab (like Ram and Tundra)
4. at least 2 Grille/appearance variants
5. 4500 and 5500 models and offer LTZ trim on 4500
6. 4500 and 5500 to have solid front axle (no one offers SFA and IFS on HD trucks)
7. baby Duramax on 1/2 and 3/4 tons.
8. electronic front and rear lockers
9. New better looking HD mirrors with indicators, (on the housing, not little arrow in the mirror) auto dimming, power telescoping, power folding, heated, blind spot sensor and of coarse powered.
10. have me design the Truck, my list is far from over.
oh and let there be next gen BOF Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade and Avalanche along with Suburban
agreed with you on all fronts lex except the drooping of the suicide doors. the ones on my fathers 07.5 1ton open almost 180 degrees and no othertruck on the market has those. also id like to add give the cc the mid-gate feature.
@Lex right there with you, as well. What if the Avalanche became a trim level of the Silverado line?
that would be cool I think it should also include the folding tonneau cover a built in headache rack and other cargo management accesories. mabey even a set of power side steps and and a bug deflector. the Silverado Avalanch Edition, that sounds good.
I THINK I AM LOOKING AT MY NEXT TRUCK !!!
I love it!!!
I know truck people are normally traditionalist , but when gas is at over $3 a gal, we need change !
I hope the extended cab is still planed, my wife and I do not need 4 dors.
Keith — I think it’s safe to say that all the cab variants from the current GMT-900 platform trucks will make their way over to the next-gen pickups as well. We’re (impatiently) looking forward to the day when GM finally unveils these next-gen pickups for the world to see!
they need front and back bumpers that are metal or carbon fiber. the bumpers also have to be attached to the frame, not part of the body. (AND GOOD GROUND CLEARANCE)
True that. Needless to say, that’s not how the car will look like. The next-gen full-size trucks will only “resemble” the Cheyenne — not look exactly like it 🙂
They need to do SOMETHING!!! I just bought an F-150 because I cannot stand the current fender flare design. It is hideous.
my list on next gen truck
a 5.2 to replace the 4.8 and a 5.7 to replace the 5.3 a 6.3 to replace the 6.2
make an 8 ft. Bed for the 1/2 crew crew cab
Make the exterior more traditional
How about, instead of increasing the powerplant displacement, we ask for a decrease in size with more power density and increased efficiency?
F-150 EcoBoost V6 comes to mind…
I think there’s a video of maybe the Sil/Sierra on one of the Malibu’s aerodynamics video.
I think this truck looks hideous. If GM brings this truck out for the next generation, there will be a lot of men not buying this little toy truck. I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and it would not even close to help us men feel like a man. It looks like it has lot of less torque power, speed is all you would only have with this chevy. The style and meaning of Chevy would be lost forever.
Jesse, suffice to say that the renderings above are just that — renderings.
Ironically, the design of your 2003 Silverado was based on that of the Cheyenne concept seen above… so it’s never a 100% direct translation of concept to production — which in this case is a good thing 🙂
I had a 2003 and it was probably the ugliest truck design Chevy came out with. Every front bumper on that style truck is pitched backwards after the slightest bump. Front fenders were flimsy also. Not a good design at all.
UGLY!!! PLEASE GM, I BEG YOU…GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. At least on the front end, interior is nice. Love the shifter and power window location. It looks like the minivan…UGLY!!!!!!!
What’s ugly? The Cheyenne concept? Sure, and it also dates back to 2003. Suffice to say that the truck won’t look like that.
if you keep making shoddy trucks, i may have to go ford!
Damn, this looks like a tundra, ugly as hell.! Hate the roundness, >=o
I think more people will dislike this (tundra) shaped truck than liking it
Good, because it’s not going to look like that. Just some minor cues from the Cheyenne, nothing more.
any more info alex i can’t stand this any more
Sign me up. Had new trucks since 1985. Want new one.
As a chevy man I am truly disappointed. I never thought I would be saying this but Ford is going to blow chevy out of the truck market with the Atlas Concept. I just hope the Avalanche isn’t being destroyed also. This truck looks like a female version of the Tundra.