Posted Nov 27th 2012 2:13AM
Good news, everyone – the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will, in fact, GM issued another teaser shot of the truck showing a projector-beam headlights. And the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup will be unveiled on December 13, one month before the Corvette, General Motors confirmed on Monday. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will be on public display for the first time at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January, and will start production next year.
The bold exterior design of the new Silverado reflects the enhanced capabilities of the truck while features such as jewel-like, projector beam headlamps showcase the careful attention given to every detail. 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. They are expected to include front driver and passenger heated-and-cooled seats, a parking sensor and hill descent control. And then, 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.
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. Bolder shapes and a row of multifunction switches across the bottom of the center stack are the calling cards. The touch screen embedded at the top of the cluster will control infotainment options, which likely will include the app-packing MyLink setup (called IntelliLink on “professional-grade” models that don’t wear a bow tie).
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 look for the current trucks’ ancient 4.3-liter (8-speed automatic is due later down the track), as well, including a possible turbocharged unit to compete with the hot-selling 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in the Ford F-150. Buyers again will be able to choose from rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations. Following a growing trend in the domestic auto industry to offer upscale touches on pickup trucks, GM is expected to load up the Silverado with lots of high-end options.
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