The GM Design team has published a new Chevy Silverado sketch that may provide an indication as to the styling direction the automaker will take with the upcoming mid-cycle refresh for the full-size pickup.
This design sketch looks very similar to the current Chevy Silverado Trail Boss thanks to its contrasting black grille and red-painted tow hooks. The grille design is different than that of the current Chevy Silverado Trail Boss, however, with a thick bar positioned in the upper section of the grille. This thick grille bar also carries Chevy’s iconic Bowtie emblem, moving it up from the center position where it’s located on the current model.
The headlights and daytime running lights on this model are also quite a bit different. The slanted three-segment LED headlights have a meaner and more aggressive look to them and are joined by triangular-shaped LED light signatures underneath. A third set of daytime running lights/fog lamps sit on either side of the red tow hooks, expanding on the truck’s go-anywhere appearance.
The design is more familiar as our eyes move down the side of the vehicle, although the truck in this sketch has a never-before-seen wheel design shod in knobby off-road tires and gloss black mirrors and exterior trim.
As we reported previously, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado will introduce revised exterior styling and a new cabin layout with a larger infotainment screen and additional soft-touch materials. The 2022 Silverado will also offer Super Cruise, GM’s semi-autonomous driving assistant, which will likely arrive as an available option on the High Country trim level only. Customers can also expect a revised rear suspension setup and the deletion of the base-level 4.3L V6 LV3 engine.
We’ll have all the details on the mid-cycle refresh for the Chevy Silverado once they become available. For now, we encourage readers to let us know what they think of this preliminary design sketch in the comments below.