2019 Chevrolet Silverado’s Interior Spied35
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
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GM’s already been working on new pickups for at least three years. That said, the old days of updating an existing design to last for ten years are gone. GM is now on top of there game as it relates to their complete makeover scheduling timetables.
5 years is the new 10, with even that length of time getting labeled as ‘ancient’.
That’s not exactly how things are going. The new GM is all about extending the life of vehicle platforms to last 10 years or more, starting with the likes of D2, E2, C1, T1, etc.
The goal was getting vehicles on these platforms out as quickly as possible to replace the last-generation stuff. But going forward, expect to see more frequent updates to the exterior and interior, with longer bouts of time between overhauls:
Hopefully the new trucks won’t be riding on k2 platforms, k2 is basically carry over 900’s.
There are many of us out here like me with If it ain’t broke don’t fix it mentality. Look at Ram who has been outselling Silverado with a basic platform 8 years old that just gets tweaked with improvements. Pickup buyers are not like car buyers. Make a good solid product and improve it over time and you will get a good 10 years from it.
For heaven’s sake, if any one from GM reads this site, PLEASE GET RID OF THE ALL BLACK DASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The center pod would be sooooooo nice with a light silver/nickel finish all around the knobs and radio screen, carried over on the passenger side dash through to the doors, with some matching trim on the door panels themselves.
If this truck comes in all black dash again, as a 20 yr GM dealership employee in the sales department, I won’t be going GM for my next truck.
I agree. When the 14s came out and I was shopping for my truck it was hard to find the cocoa dune interior in my opinion the best color choice.
There needs to be more choices and dealers should stock them.
You want more choices? Why do you expect the car maker to do it for you? You do realize that you can have any color interior you want on the aftermarket world?
This is just one of the reasons why cars and trucks today cost so much, because people like you who demand that the manufacturers design 8,000 different interiors for everyone of their cars.
So instead of complaining to the manufacturers about what colors your not seeing buy that all black interior take it to a interior shop and tell them what you would really like or better yet do it yourself? What a concept doing something on your own for once!
I think people complain just because they can!
Agreed. I am so sick to death of today’s all black dashes and interiors. Depressing beyond belief. People today need to get out of their depression and get back into some color again. 2001 and 2008 are long gone now and we need to move on!
I believe the automakers do listen. About 10+ years ago at our auto show, I mentioned to the GM rep that they should remove all the plastic engine covers and expose the beef. I also said when I start up a car I want to see the Gage’s pop with all the needles move from zero to max and back again. I’d like to think I had an influence but at the least it was a coincidence.
The last person they are going to listen to is you, people have been complaining about engine covers for alot longer then 10 years!
As for the gauges moving back and forth if you think those types of things make a good car great then I personally don’t want you or any one like you designing cars or trucks!
People like you are the reason cars and trucks get nitpicked to the extent that they are today. Every square inch is analyzed like it’s the space shuttle.
I wish designers would get back to the basics of cars and trucks, make performance packages, suspension packages, driving packages all standard. Not spending all this money on these over the top interiors we see today!
Make all cars drive better, handle better, make the drive train bulletproof and then let the buyer spend his own money making the interior look the way he wants via the aftermarket.
I have heard people decide not to buy a car because they didn’t like the way the instrument panel looked! That’s ridiculous! To deem a hole car a failure because you don’t like how one part of the car looks!
Tell me why we should listen to your idea’s about cars and trucks again
My thoughts exactly, why GM offers the 3.6L V-6 in the Colorado instead of a 4.3L truck motor along with a better cam and more air is silly. GM knows how to build a motor but refuses to make performance and handling the main criteria. We now have vehicles that help us park, brake, tell us when our air is getting low and keep us googled to death. By the way, none of this stuff ever breaks. I still have fond memories of my 327 CI with 375 HP !
A few observations.
1) Hard to see but the dash looks about the same. I was really hoping for a dash most like the Tahoe has. It’s just a nicer design all around IMO.
2) The wheel openings honestly are looking to be round, or at least far more rounded. That IMO is a major plus!
3) The headlights appear to be of the ‘Angry China Man’ slant eyed era design. As in the 03-07 Silverado and first Colorado. If that’s the case I’m really bummed out about that. Worst front end treatment Chevrolet ever had IMO. With the rounded wheel openings I was hoping for some round headlights again myself. Like Ford’s new Bronco concept and the old Chevrolet’s had. Or anything not slant eyed.
Time will tell for the details, but it looks like an improvement.
Would really love to see more detail in the interior, especially on the LTZ’s and High Country, more chrome details on the knobs and maybe a push button start option, the interior of the high country should be kept, it is nice. Hopefully they can also work on the 6.2 and bring out a bit more power out of it, that would definitely change the game for GM if they can get closer to the 500HP mark! I cant wait to know what GM has coming for these pickups, will definitely order one ASAP!
Sooooooo they’re sticking with the 1950’s column shifter again I see. WOW
Better than the idiotic knobs and push button crap
I have really grown to like the hockey puck shifter on my 2017 Ram!
It is nice the frame is a bit more tucked up that you can no longer see it. Personally have never minded, but on release day that is where you see a lot of negative comments along with the old square wheel wells. Which looks like they may be addressing the latter.
As others have mentioned. Can they not update the column shifter? This goes back to the gmt 800’s. Seriously?
This is going to seem as tho am bashing, but am not as have long purchased GM trucks. However, they are keeping that windshield rake & cab height the same age category as the column shifter. When you get into a Ford or Ram truck product, their cabs feel insanely larger with more headroom. Their vehicles are only 2″ taller per spec, but the perception difference is massive. Their seats sit higher off of the floor as well.
Really hope GMC loses that plastic wheel well trim that is on the current K2’s.
Also hoping GM takes a brave step(for them) at new paint colors. When you drive down through a row of dealerships, it is a sea of bland. Make something stand out to grab peoples attention. Whether it is a two tone variant or a krypton green. It brings people on the lots to at least look & is a far cheaper option than throwing cash on the hood.
All that aside, thinkin this truck is going to be an updated full size Colorado in design language. They did the same with the ’95 S10 & the ’99 gmt 800’s. Look at google images from back then & you will see the similarities.
If you want a crazy color for your truck then buy it and have it paint any color you want!
Normal colors sell!
My point was that both Ford & Ram offer more paint choices. Different color combinations do attract potential customers & brings buyers on the lot. Both of the other mfg’s offer two tone while GM has not in a long time.
It is a given that the more exotic the color, the lower the volume it will be( i.e. sunset orange metallic or krypton green). But there will be a buyer for it & given that Ram has out sold the Silverado twice this year, it is time to look at other ways of attracting NEW buyers. The standard red, black, white, blue & silver are mainstays that will always be available whether for retail or fleet purchases.
The other question we should all ask is why does GMC upcharge on certain colors that Chevrolet does not when they are painted & built on the exact same line?
God forbid we have some actual color or two tone paint treatment again. Today’s Millennials can’t seem to get past black and silver and the car companies are gearing everything towards them sadly.
I’ve had at least a dozen on GM trucks in the past and currently have 2. GM says they’re being more on evolutionary (and conservative) side because of brand loyalist want that? we I am a brand loyalist and I want a dramatic change, a change that will leap frog the others and won’t be dated 2 years later. Why is that you can get plenty of features with others that you can’t get with High Country or Denali but are available with Escalade? People don’t cross shop Escalade when they shop for a truck but will cross shop other brands. Why is that a cheap kia comes with keyless start but not a 80K Denali?
I want next get to have a bigger cab, I want to get “wow” and not “it’s alright” impression when I see it first. I want a hardcore off-road variant, with more features then compitition and great engine choices! come on GM you can do it!
NOTE: TO GM EXECS.
1. Offer bright, different colors, maybe 2 tone.
2. Eliminate square wheel openings, make them rounded to follow tire contour.
3. Use 2 tone interiors like in Equinox.
4. Offer big horsepower options.
5. Offer factory dual exhaust in all engines with 2 cylinder banks.
6. Make the truck really look “tuff”.
I offer these suggestions as a long term, and VERY, VERY LOYAL GM customer. I wanna have the same “feeling” I had driving a “GTO Tiger Gold” 1965 Pontiac Lemans with GTO option (389/360) in 1965. Now, a new GM unit feels sooooooo ‘ordinary’. Oh, I know about the newest ads, but, in my opinion, that is not the answer to above thoughts. JUST MY OPINION, …… eeh
Well put EEH! I’m worn out talking to GM about an L86 Suburban. At least the Silverado gets the 6.2…. IF you order the expensive High Country. So…we ain’t gonna get option choices to order what we really want! I am also a very loyal GM customer… But today we get a “Special Addition ” and a theme targeted for a very small audience. So…. your GTO has all the looks of the bad ass machine it really was but it’s got a 326/250 under the hood and Tempest suspension! I don’t get it either, I guess being old school is just a good memory these days….if the Denali wasn’t so damn ugly I would have a big SUV that can really TOW and GO… and for the record….
I wouldnt be caught dead in a Sclade….
So you wouldn’t be caught dead in a!
So you are insecure about what other people think? You subconsciously walk around worrying about what people will say about your new ride.
What is wrong with the people of this country today? People have zero identity, they can’t decide to wear something or buy something without taking the rooms temperature of how the people will react.
How about having a backbone like our grand dad’s did picked the things he wanted to have and didn’t care what other people think!
Or maybe we as a people today just can’t help but find something to complain about no matter the situation.
No Brian, you apparently went off into another world. I could careless about what other people think, especially you. I’m not insecure about anything. The post I made was in support of EEH about us not having more choices in a GM vehicle, in my case, a large SUV. You didn’t get it because you dont listen very well…. the fact is I don’t like the looks of the Escalade…period.
GMAN, …. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT of my views on GM product offerings. Not sure what you meant about Lemans/326/250, but you do know your details on cubic inches and horsepower. I still have my window sticker and in 1965 the GTO was an option on the Lemans. The standard GTO was a 389/335, but there was an option of 389/360. Point I was making the customer could customer build then, ALMOST, by each feature/option, but options now are “bundled” …… A RESULT OF STATISTICS AND THE NORM. ….. …… I still truly enjoy shifting gears, watching the oil pressure gauge often, driving the vehicle, and listening to under hood engine noises, greasing zerks, keeping my door hinges/latches lubed, PLUS …… but we build vehicles for the no socks, flip-flop, cup holder groupies in 2017, ….. SAD IN SOME WAYS, PROGRESS IN OTHERS. I just wish GM would allow us to pick/order features in detail …… perfect example is I want a Chevrolet, Cruze, hatchback, DIESEL, 6-speed, leather seats, ….. and no other malarky, but if leather is wanted, you MUST order the top of the line unit with expensive electronic features. Electronics, 4G, cameras, and more DO NOT APPEAL TO A guy concerned about oil pressure, ….. I don’t think …. maybe I am wrong, just one mans thoughts. GM MIGHT SELL MORE VEHICLES IF CUSTOMIZATION WAS UNIQUE TO GM. …… new ideas do work at times—DJTRUMP got elected and he ignored the norm. …. THANKS FOR LISTENING, ….. eeh
Would you be interested in paying a higher price for each of these options by picking them one by one as apposed to having them in a cheap bundle!
See most people want all these options but they don’t want to have to pay more money in order to have them.
You can’t have it both ways, car companies do this now days to keep cost down. If they didn’t cars would cost thousands more and for what so a guy like you can say I got the car with only 2 options.
If you don’t like the car the way it’s packaged then either decide not to buy the car or look for a different one. Just please stop complaining about it!
Everyone has some good points here but at the end if the day all we can do is just hope that GM does something each and everyone of us would like, if they did it all there’s is no telling what could come out, as far as suggestions go, we can do our best to try and in some way influence some of our thoughts into someone or somewhere where GM gets word of, lots of great ideas but I love technology, luxury and power. So if they can can get at least one of these right, 2 thumbs up for GM, the fact is that they listen to their customers, that’s the reason the 2015 Silverado squared front end I my lasted that one year, let’s hope for the best fellas and regardless, will always be a GM customer
EEH, you are right on. I was referring to todays packaged options. I wish I had explained it better. I understand and agree with your point. I have a 1964 SS Impala 409 convertible that I need to trailer. So, not having the choice to order the L86 in a Suburban is frustrating. Certain other folks say it’s too expensive to order what you want and are we complaining about it. I’m not complaining, but if I spend $70k on a new SUV that I keep for 10 years, I should have the option to order what I want. Not a bunch of millenia BS packages. Keep the oil pressure up and enjoy that GTO carburetor howl! Thanks, you get it…I get it, certain others don’t. Oh well….
BRIAN, ….GOOD POINTS, I agree and understand “bundling” to keep the costs in check. I am NOT complaining; I know we can NOT have it both ways; I AM WILLING TO PAY MORE JUST TO GET A SINGLE OPTION.
It does disappoint me that a NON-VEHICLE individual that just buys “cheap” to get bells and whistles then abuses that vehicle CONTROLS “the pricing/buying process”; while a true “vehicle lover” has to fit that mold. Please note, I have owned 3 companies so I know about “bundled pricing” AND “customized piece pricing”. Let us NOT FORGET, the grocery store offers ONE PEPSI for $1.79 …. OR …… 2 for $3.00. The customer picks his/her poision. … Just suggesting GM might consider that, because that pricing concept is all around us. …… Think a bit broader, please. …… eeh
BRIAN and GMAN, …. incidently, I did ORDER a new 1964 Chevelle 300 2 door sedan in 1964, at age 16 from milking cows, with ONLY 3 options ….
NOTE ONLY 3 OPTIONS ….(283/radio/whitewalls). Gee whiz, I just thought about it now, “bundled pricing” might have kept me from buying a new car back then because I had just enough money saved — thus GM would have LOST A SALE in that case (BRIAN). And, most, not all, my vehicles since then have been custom ordered with just what I want.
GMAN, nice to hear you have a 1964 Chevrolet 409, …. AND you keep your vehicles for 10 years. Best to you in finding a great GM tow vehicle. ……eeh
All I know is that they better plan on more than a few exterior nips and tucks here and there if they want to keep the number two sales spot. The wheel wells and exterior paint are vital as that is the first thing you see and grabs your attention.
The next thing is the interior. It needs to look less cheap and more upscale at the prices these things are selling for. Some two tone on the interior would be nice for starts. Less hard cheap plastic. And some more interior color choices. I can understand the basic Work Truck having only one interior choice. But the volume LT and Premier/LTZ versions need at least 3 choices. Ditto the High Country trim.
And they need to quit with the engine/transmission restrictions. The base 4.3 V6 should have the 6 speed but be able to option up to a more fuel saving 8 or 10 speed unit. The 5.3 should be 8 speed and 10 speed and the 6.2 10 speed only. I’m hoping they can get the 4.3 V6 to at least match Ford 26 highway rating for the RWD F-150 powered by the 2.7 and the 5.3 with 10 speed should be at least 23-24 highway.
This is all well and good for the Silverado which I have and love… but it is a bit big for me and I don’t need this much truck anymore… I hope they do something about the Colorado and Canyon… Cheap inside. Small inside and back seat area doesn’t hold anything even if y ou put the seat up… the floor could be flatter. and at least one version a street version