After every single spy photo thus far being of a heavily camouflaged 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, a few all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 models have appeared in a prototype fleet testing in the mountains. And of course the two share a similar profile. They’re pickup trucks. However, the front fascias do appear to be distinctly different. But then again so are today’s GMC and Chevrolet trucks. What would be interesting to see is if GM got creative with the side-body paneling, in perhaps giving unique features to each truck, but we aren’t putting many eggs into that basket. Anyways, back to the Sierra.
The 2014 Sierra 1500, as veiled as it is, appears to build on the looks of the current generation model, with at least three cross-bars lining across the grille. The grille itself also appears to be narrower and more upright than the stretched-out single-bar look of the Silverado. The headlamp design is a complete mystery for both trucks.
Under the hood, expect GM’s new line of aluminum small-block V8 engines, featuring necessities like direct injection and cylinder deactivation. Also expect V6 engines, which we believe to be a familiar 3.6L block and a new turbocharged 3.6L mill to combat Ford’s EcoBoost V6 engine. Those hoping for a diesel half-ton truck from GM… have fun hoping. Because there are no plans for one in the near future. However, a new hybrid truck is in the works, as is an eight-speed transmission, but PickupTrucks.com reports that neither will show up at the launch of either the 2014 Sierra or Silverado, which is slated for as early as April of next year.