GM To Redesign 2024 Chevy Silverado EV Door Panels Before Production30
Not too long ago, GM Authority had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV at the New York International Auto Show, including a detailed look at the upcoming electric truck’s interior. Since then, we’ve learned that the door panels seen inside the truck shown at the auto show won’t be featured on the production model. Instead, they will be redesigned.
In an interview with GM Authority Executive Editor, Alex Luft, Silverado EV Executive Chief Engineer, Josh Tavel, explained that the door panels inside the truck will be redesigned before the vehicle reaches production. Specifically, the Chevrolet Silverado EV interior door panels will receive a redesigned lower compartment with dividers and cut-outs for storing things like water bottles and other items. It will be similar to the door panel storage compartments found in the ICE-powered Silverado.
Look closely and note that the door panels on the model being displayed don’t feature any compartments and are instead uninterrupted and not divided. While aesthetically pleasing, the lower panel has little utility the way it’s currently implemented. There is certainly room to include a sectioned storage bin in the lower part of the door panel, so it will be interesting to see how Chevy chooses to integrate the compartment while maintaining the sleek interior design language of the 2024 Silverado EV.
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is offered with a dual-motor e4WD powertrain. The RST First Edition trim will generate up to 664 horsepower and more than 780 pound-feet of torque, and have approximately 400 miles of driving range from a full charge. Meanwhile, the fleet-focused WT will boast 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque. The Silverado EV rides on the on the GM BT1 platform and is motivated by GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium Drive motors. Production is set to kick off early next year at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.
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Sounds to me more like the current door design was a rush to concept, and know it’s known they missed a lot. Could we possibly redesign,,,, idk, the whole thing??? Particularly the 24” wheels?
Yes I agree!!!!!
Start with the inner door panel then keep going with everything else.
Muy parecida a la legendaria avalancha
Agreed, scrap the whole thing and do it right next time. The Ultium battery is named appropriately…it will take the Ultimate amount of time and money to repair/replace because it is a structural component. Good thinking GM…just like that Olds diesel idea.
The frame of the battery is structural. The modules are removable and replaceable.
Muy parecida a la legendaria avalancha , sorpréndame con algo más futurista
This Avalanche looking thing, is not attractive with the piece of metal flaring rearward. Sad.
It has an Avalanche look to it. I wish they would build the Avalanche again, it was the best and most versatile truck I ever owned.
GM should redesign the body by separating the cab from the bed like a proper truck, right now its an Avalanche redo.
Did you know that more people liked the Avalanche than didn’t? I sell GMCs. When we get an Avalanche in that is retail-able we get calls on it from all over the country. People LOVE that truck. Just because it doesn’t appeal to you (or me, for that matter) doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea.
If that is done, then no mid-gate. The mid-gate, like in the Avalanche, is one of the trucks best features. This one-ups the game by making the mid-gate a 60/40 split so the rear seat is still available for a passenger. Also, the truck is more structurally sound when built as a solid unit.
I love my Avalanche (I had an ’02, and now have a ’13) and always said I would keep it until the wheels fall off. Now, here’s something that looks like an updated Avalanche that I would consider if I were in the market for a new truck. Only draw-back is, range when towing and charging time. I’ll continue to drive my Avalanche and maybe someday I will consider this once charging times and charging infrastructure are improved.
I agree. First thing i thought of was another avalancche?
I agree. First thing i thought of was another avalanche?
I would really love to see when GM make a Tahoe based on this Silverado ..
I love to have a Traverse EV ( 7 passenger) version.
Failure with price point. Hummer EV first edition with 1000hp for $110k and a slow 660hp silverado EV for $100k. They lost the notion of common sense when they priced this truck. Total failure at that price point.
Put 3 motors/1000HP like the Hummer EV and then it is worth $100k. But no way in hell as is.
Lol, you just pointed out that air suspension and 4w steering cost them less than 10k. Why can’t we have this on the regular half tons????
Can you say Avalanche?
How will ReSale values be established? Are they only a “trade in” vehicle. If they are then that will have to figure in the Deal, Decision to buy one. Dealers want to Steal your vehicle on Trade Value. This will be Interesting
As a dealer what is most interesting to me about this perspective is the number of customers we deal with who express this attitude, completely oblivious to the issues of their trade that we have to fix before selling it. Our AVERAGE reconditioning cost is over $2000 per vehicle. The customers making the most noise about how their vehicle is perfect and will sell the same day are usually the ones most oblivious about the issues. It’s not uncommon for those to need $5k worth of work. Cheap lift kits/installs are a common cause (the entire suspension system wears out faster), but even stock there are more issues than most customers are willing to recognize. A lot of those are not economical to recondition and go to auction instead. Some dealership that doesn’t even have a shop to do an inspection picks it up and sells it as-is. Honestly I wish we were making as much as customers insist we are! That would temper the headache of dealing with customers who are sure they know more about our business than we do!
Not redesign… just going from prototype to production intent. Nobody is going to “design” an interior door panel without storage and cupholders.
I kind of wished they would have gone with the rounded wheel wells like the current model instead going back to square ones..
The styling has grown on me a little bit but still not liking the front end.
Cyber truck has over 1 million deposits.
Show the Silverado, this is an Avalanche.
So ugly if you want a new design go retro with a classic.
You can tell whoever designed this has no idea what they are doing or what a truck is supposed to be
This is called an opinion. If you cannot grasp that not everything is designed to appeal to you specifically then you don’t understand the very concept of design. Just because you aren’t the target market doesn’t mean there isn’t one.
I have to agree with JON here. When GM went about creating this “Silverado EV” their intent was to make it as aerodynamic as possible to obtain the best fuel economy from the truck. Because of this, sacrifices were made and I would agree with most of you that this does not look like a traditional truck. However, I might be the outlier here, but I find the truck looks very handsome, like most Chevy vehicles look. They did not go with the brawny exterior that we are use to. It looks different unlike other trucks on the market and that is possibly the distinction that GM was aiming to do. Just like the Tesla Cybertruck but not as polarizing, in my humble opinion.
I also agree with most of the comments on here. Even though they call this the “Silverado EV,” it contains all the hallmarks and features of the Avalanche.
Take note and comfort that GM is still making traditional ICE trucks that will appeal to the mainstream truck buyer. So if this does not appeal to you, either through the design or the powertrain of the truck, there are other GM products on the market to consider.