The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is wrapping up the final stages of testing, but instead of waiting for its official debut early next year, our spy photographer has captured photos of the interior and a thinly veiled front grille.
While the exterior design doesn’t appear to be a radical departure from the one it’s replacing, the interior sure appears to be. Almost every interior feature seen in the 2012 Silverado has been thrown by the wayside in favor of a more ergonomic and modish design. The biggest and most obvious interior tweak is the redesigned center stack that houses the infotainment system and climate controls. While no navigation system appears in the most recent spy photos, a screen for the audio system sits in its place. Instead of a touch screen to regulate the audio system, actual buttons take precedent instead. However, we fully expect Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system to be an option on the 2014 Silverado.
Underneath the redesigned center stack are a row of auxiliary buttons ushering in a new line of technology similar to that found on the Ford Super Duty. You can expect lane-keep assist, power adjustable pedals, parking sensors, and other features as well, but the remaining buttons are hard to make out. We expect more Silverado tech to be made public in the coming weeks. The steering wheel is similar to that seen in the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, and a dual glovebox sits ahead of the front passenger seat. The center console looks like it will have little issue fitting an assortment of goods needed for field work, like a laptop or a tablet. A few cup holders also carve out space on top of the center console.
Besides the uncovered interior, this latest round of spy photos give way to a thinly veiled front grille that’s previously been covered. Visible to the naked eye is a honeycomb grille that hasn’t been seen on one of these mules before. The large bowtie logo also appears dead-center on the grille, but other details about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and its paternal twin, the GMC Sierra, are sparse at the moment. What we do know is that General Motor’s next-generation small-block V-8 with direct injection will serve under the hood. In an effort to reduce the truck’s overall weight and boost fuel economy, GM will employ lightweight steel and aluminum in its construction. Stay tuned as, inevitably, more camouflage is shed, and more details surface.
Source: Automobile Magazine