Carscoop Exclusive: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Render
The new all-duty hauler expands on recent GM design themes with it’s bluntsquare-ish and rounded sheet metal pressings. The front is more brash thanks to it’s detailed chrome grill (with honeycomb inserts) and headlight surrounds, which incorporate more sophisticated projector headlights and turn signals.
The lower bumper is an all-chrome affair with a shield outline dominating the lower intake’s bottom edge, and the fog lights have been better positioned to compliment the lower opening.
As one glances upwards to the hood, they will notice the new twin power dome stampings that convey a sense of aggressiveness to the design. Under the hood, it is expected that a new fuel efficient small block V8 and 3.6-liter V6 power-plants will debut, coupled with more advanced 6-speed transmissions (8-speed automatic is due later down the track).
Behind the business end, the cabin appears fairly conventional; being upright with a moderately raked windshield. Those thick clamshell door frames of the current truck have been slimmed down and as your eye glances to the rear door, a slight up-kick finishes off the side windows.
Below the glasshouse, the body carries on the smooth and chunky appearance of the current look; wheel-arch flares are heavily squared off and there is a lower character line running the length of the truck.
Inside, the more spacious cabin has the same theme continuing from the outside - the dash, door panels and touch-screen center stack look chunky and unique. There is an expected vast array of advanced technologies like radar based cruise control, lane-keep assist, and potentially automated city braking.
GM released the cropped image of the new truck’s headlamp and front grille assembly today to inform us that it will reveal the next Silverado during a special event in the Detroit area on December 13, 2012.
The unveiling will take place in advance of the truck’s public premiere at the2013 North American International Auto Showin Detroit in mid-January, where GM will also debutthe next Corvette C7.
General Motors has not released any other official details on the new Silverado that will also form the base for the next GMC Sierra, however, there has been word that Chevy’s truck will grow in size featuring a brawnier” look and possibly gain a new small-block V8 with direct injection and a 3.6-liter V6 with up to 320hp.
GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. In addition to torture testing, the team is paying attention to delivering a comfortable, well-balanced ride, which is being refined on a variety of track surfaces at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.
The production of the new 2014 model year Silverado will start in 2013.