Chevy Silverado EV Is First GM Full-Size Pickup To Feature Fixed Glass Roof52
General Motors is gearing up to release an electrified variant of the popular Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Notably, the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV will feature an available fixed-glass roof, a first for GM’s full-size pickup line.
Shown briefly in a short teaser video, the available fixed-glass roof topping the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV appears to stretch across the length of the pickup truck’s cabin, providing a wealth of benefits for passengers and the driver. These include greatly enhanced visibility, as well as greater headroom and an enhanced feeling of spaciousness inside the cabin, both for front- and rear-seated passengers.
Further highlights for the new battery-powered pickup will include available four-wheel steering, providing the all-electric pickup truck with greater low-speed agility and a tighter turning radius, plus improved handling and stability at high speeds. What’s more, the four-wheel steering feature will complement those truck owners who use their vehicle for trailering.
Providing the motivation will be the latest General Motors electric vehicle technology, including both GM’s Ultium battery tech, as well as the GM Ultium drive motor tech. Range-per-charge will eclipse the 400-mile mark with a fully topped-off battery pack.
We also expect the Chevy Silverado EV to come with its own unique styling treatment, which GM Authority rendered previously. In the corners, look for the electrified Silverado to ride on available 24-inch wheels. Production will take place at GM’s Factory Zero assembly facility, previously known as Detroit-Hamtramck.
Indeed, the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV is a major release for the automaker, with fans eagerly waiting to see what else it will bring to the table. The new Chevy Silverado EV is set to debut early next year at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), dropping over on Wednesday, January 5th following an opening keynote speech delivered by General Motors CEO Mary Barra.
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I hope it has a shade.
I met a guy with a Tesla that has a glass roof but no shade. It can get quite warm some days.
Or possibly electrochromic glass?
In the Celestiq electrochroamatic zoned over each seat, In the Silverado likely a power shade
When will we see the Celestiq? This site reported it would be this past summer (July or August) and that didn’t happen.
Possibly CES 2022. GM has a big show planned
GM showed it to investors 2 days ago… Along with Silverado EV and Sierra EV…
I was expecting to see it debut in LA
lol this site makes up 95% of their articles.. best to take everything they post with a grain of salt.
I really like my sunroof…on dull/cloudy days.On hot sunny days I have to leave the cover closed on my sunroof because of the heat. I wouldn’t want a full glass roof!!
How about a new name plate Erado?
How about no
Of what the sun and moon?
Enhanced visibility of occupants!
Fixed meaning no vent or retractable opening? I do not like that if it’s true.
Makes the truck weaker but what wold you expect from a enviro-toy. Pathetic.
Actually this truck is on a full battery platform that will be stiffer than the truck frames in use today. Nothing toy or pathetic like.
Thanks but I don’t like Kool-Aide.
Installed similar to a windshield, so as tight as a windshield.
Constantly having every vehicle recalled over lousy engineering techniques. So the answer is no
It’s an interesting addition but I haven’t heard many truck owners I know asking for a glass roof. If it’s an option I would opt out myself.
I agree, but I’ve seen plenty of people whining about it on here
What happens if a stone hits it???? Or ice in the winter time…We all know what happens to windshields..
And just how much will this electric wonder cost?
The auto industry is already close to pricing a lot of folks out of the new car market all together,
just like the housing market.
These new technological wonders are too expensive to own and have in your possession when they need service. So, you end up with a lease and own nothing. I still have seen no worthwhile testing on the Faraday Cage they want us to ride in as if we always wanted to drive around in a microwave. I don’t know about anyone else but I do not trust them. The miracles of yesterday are the cancer causes of today. And they were so sincere when they sold them to people. Sincerely wrong.
First thing I did when I got my C4 was replace the glass targa top with the body colored one. Way too hot, even with a tinted glass top. Why would anyone want this?
It’s a “me-too” moment from GM pretending they are Tesla.
Every truck in the segment besides the GM twins has a panoramic roof. The critics have spoken and everyone prefers the opening panoramic moonroof. Just look at Mercedes, BMW and all the luxury brands. Even Ford dropped it as an option for the Mustang because no one wanted it!!!! Not only is Chevy late to the party again, but they choose the wrong roof!!!!!!
You sure sound like a 🤡 muppet. The glass roof will be marketed as an available OPTION. Do you know what that means ? If not (which is likely), maybe you should go hop in one of your flaming f****t Ford or Dodge’s then, you Yankee Doodle dumba$$! 🖕🖕
Chill out bro. Go beat off to your Silverado poster.
MoonDawg55. You have a little anger issue going on? Ted actually made a very good point, but even if you didn’t agree with it, why so bitter sounding? Is it personal?
As for your comment about it being an “OPTION”: How often do you attempt to buy a new car? Because the manufacturers make more money with the options and higher priced vehicles, if left up to them they will opt every one of these trucks with that stupid glass roof. Point is, for those of us who don’t want something like that, getting a truck without it becomes nearly impossible. This isn’t new either. So many times we may want a certain option that is important to us, but to get it you end up taking a bunch of crap you don’t want. Personally, I wish they would stick these sunroofs where the sun doesn’t shine. Then you may say, then just order the exact car you want. To which the response is: Have you ever tried getting a dealership to order a car now days? They don’t want to and instead just want to deal with the person who’s willing to take what’s there. Instant gratification for that buyer and the dealer, but those of us who don’t want all the junk are left finding a dealer who will order what we want.
How true!!!!!!! I have a bunch of ‘options’ on my trucks that I never use, will never use & didn’t want…..but…they came as a package & added more $$s.
I must laugh at some of the comments above mine. Leak proof? It’s a sunroof and will leak at some point. Sealed like the windshield? So over time and with the truck body flexing, then what? Personally, I hate sunroofs and never use them. Unfortunately, the CT4 I had came with one (smaller one) and I never used it. The Volvo S60 is standard, so no choice. But again, I never use it. I think they are ugly and they add weight as well as complexity. Just more junk to go wrong, and believe me when I say they go wrong. I can’t tell you how many of these things I’ve seen Volvo techs removing and putting in new one.
I’ve ridden in several Tesla Model 3’s now. Standard is the fixed glass roof. Hated riding in them and there’s no way to block the sun. It’s tinted, but big whoop. Still got darn hot sitting in the back with the sun blazing down. So I was curious and went to Tesla’s site and found that it’s standard with zero delete option. So in a year when my Volvo lease is up and I plan to replace it with another HPEV or all electric American brand, the Tesla is now out. GM putting this glass roof in a truck is plain stupid IMO. Thank goodness it’s optional.
I’ve had a sunroof in every car I’ve owned since 2004. Never leaked, never broke. Used them almost daily. One vehicle went to 200,000 miles.
Great. Then it needs to be an option where you can pay more for it. Not standard where those of us who don’t like them must pay up for the crap others want.
And I’ve been in this (auto) business for nearly 20 years now. Been around Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Honda, Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, and now Volvo and Mazda along with about every brand used car imaginable. None of them go without problems no matter what you say.
Sunroofs will not leak if you occasionally blow out the drain tubes.
Set your compressor regulator to 20 psi.
No budlar. You must be wrong because the all knowing authority on sunroofs has spoken. “None of them go without problems.” So he says. So it must be.
Please ignore the fact that that can be said about any mechanical moving part on any automobile.
Others can take his advice if they wish,I will continue to not have an issue with sunroofs there are other parts and components that are way more troublesome.
Haha, Sure budlar. Like that’s going to happen with what, 1% of the people driving them? And that’s just one part of many problems they encounter. But if you and Cautiously optimistic urbanist like them and want them, go with god on that. Many of us don’t like them and don’t want them. We don’t want to pay extra for them nor do we want the extra expenses (keeping them working and cleaned).
I feel the same way as you as far as not paying for things you do not want.
I was contemplating getting a 20 silvy LT,but a HD radio(I like several of the commercial free sub-channels+the better sound) but it was part of a $1000 package(no use for a tiny sliding rear window on a 4 door and if you stick lumber or pipe through them the track gets damaged,grab the trailer,110 volt inverter I have no need to use a laptop on the road,garage door opener not needed) and the things I wanted bucket seats (old lady missed the power seat she sat in from 14 to 18) not available any longer and fog lights( a basic safety item+ in addition to foggy conditions they light up the sides of dark rural roads also not available so no sale even at over 12k under MSRP.
budlar: Totally agree. I miss the days when we could sit down with the customer and they would go through the “order book” with us. We would write out the order, putting the codes for the options they wanted next to the option name. In those days, you could order darn near exactly what you wanted without the stuff you didn’t want.
Going back to the sunroofs: I’m certainly not against them offering them in whatever form they wish. My issue is that I personally dislike them (plus I have what the doctor called photophobia, or my eyes are quite sensitive to light). So I’m glad they offer it to those who want them. But finding a vehicle I want/like on a dealer lot without them is near imposible. That’s where the rub is for me because I’ll never use it, they add weight, complexity, cost and I don’t like the looks of them. I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful in my earlier post.
I can’t believe this… A fully electric Chevy EV Truck and all people care about is the Stupid roof… How about the 400 plus miles of EV range or the fact that it will look like a normal truck and not something from the movie Demolition Man lol!
That is optimum range. Real life will differ depending on driving habits and temperature. The actual range can vary quite a bit. Also, what about charging? I own a ’14 Volt and it’s an awesome commuter car. I also like that I can charge it from a standard outlet at home. That is the technology they should have expanded on in my opinion.
Look at the charging technology that the new Hummer and Lyriq are using and you can extrapolate the technology the Silverado could use:
Up to 800V DC Fast Charge which gives 100 mi in 10 minutes
Home 19.2 kW AC charge capability. This is currently the fastest available
GM has not shared much to get excited about yet…. 400+ mile range is great, 24″ wheels? glass roof… 4 wheel steer…
My guesses, it will have a 6′ + bed to qualify for business deduction on section 179
Well pat it’s a concern people have. I can’t believe you can’t understand that.
Silverado lover I understand people’s concerns but the glass roof is an “OPTION” you don’t have to order it if you don’t like it… Like I said I am more concerned with the EV range and the looks of the Truck it’s like my wife’s Buick Enclave you don’t have to order the giant glass roof in the back of the vehicles roof it’s an “OPTION”!
I think the high end Sliverado /Sierra EV’s will only come with the glass roof initially, It makes production much cheaper to do big batches one way or the other due to sealing, paint shop setup, etc.
GM will offer work truck models with metal roofs, not sure if it will be steel or aluminum yet.
Just another example people making decisions who do not live in the sun belt. I’m sure along with a dark interiors, you’ll bake, no matter how much tint and UV blocking the glass is. An all glass roof is marketing the non truck user. The wife’s Murano has a sunroof and it is hardly used. Even on cool days the brightness of the sun beating down on your eye is just too much. The interior on a Silverado is big enough, a glass roof would do anything but weight. Glass is alway heavier than steel. The all glass roof better come with a electric sun shade that will slide over the glass to offer insulation. But as Marketing folks love to boost, they’ll be sitting on a lot of inventory once the word gets out. Sound cools, like glass shelves in a refrigerator. All they do is get dirty and scratch and a PIA to clean. It hard enough to keep the film off the inside of the windshield, the roof? I do not know.
AMEN to that!
Yes the desert sun and heat and large pieces of glass end in a shattered disaster.
Ask the korean twins they tried out supposed high strength lightweight glass and the heat and sun won.
GeorgeS if the car companies where marketing what people want… Then T-Tops would make a come back I had T-Tops on my 2002 Camaro Z28 and I absolutely loved them… I drove that car year round and never had a problem with leaking or to much sun granted they were so darkly tinted that they where black and not see through and the feeling of wind in your hair on a nice summer or spring day was awesome I never needed the AC! Now a fixed glass roof to me is a waste you can’t open it to let air in, it’s not removable, and a roof that big will bake you in the spring and summer months… Maybe if they put solor panels on the roof then that would be a better idea at least the glass would serve a purpose!