Pickup trucks are the ticket in today’s market, and General Motors has likely sunk quite a bit of capital into its next generation of full-size pickups. We’re beginning to see the fruits of the engineers’ labor as the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra begin to roam public roads.
Of course, the prototypes are absolutely covered with camouflage to obscure what’s really going on underneath, but new spy shots give us our first look at the inside of the 2019 Silverado. Like the outside, it’s pretty skewed in inside. Plenty of tarps and covers hide what the actual dashboard and door panels look like. It’s hard to tell what kind of design motif is going on in there.
We should also take the center stack photos with a grain of salt. The unit looks nearly identical to the current Silverado’s, save for a slightly larger screen, with similar buttons, knobs and touchscreen placement. This portion could easily be a placeholder until a final design is ready. The gauges are completely cloaked, though, which means there may be some major improvements.
Outside, we still can’t see much either, but the front end does come a tad uncloaked with the right lighting. Particularly, the headlights seem to take an angled approach judging from the LEDs. All we can gather from the rear are the hexagon-esque tailpipes.
Both the next-generation Silverado and Sierra will reportedly utilize plenty of aluminum to curb the full-size truck’s weights, marking a distinct shift from Chevrolet marketing’s feelings about the use of aluminum in the Ford F-150. But, fuel economy and efficiency improvements are likely with reduced weight.
It will likely be a while before we see the trucks sans camo, but stay tuned as we bring you the latest.
Spy shots: Autoblog