Chevrolet has released the first teaser photo of its all-new 2014 Silverado pickup truck, and confirmed that the new vehicle will be revealed in Detroit on December 13. After the reveal, Chevrolet will show the 2014 Silverado publicly at the Detroit auto show in January.
Although Chevrolet promises the 2014 Silverado will have a “bold exterior design,” this teaser image merely shows the truck’s new projector-style headlight. Surrounded by chrome trim and adjacent to a chrome grille, the headlight has several circular reflective elements with the headlight at their center.The new pickup truck is said to have “enhanced capabilities” compared to the current Chevrolet Silverado, yet we won’t know exactly what that entails until the new model debuts in December.
Chevrolet previously teased a camouflaged test mule of the 2014 Silverado towing, and another of the truck at the General Motors proving grounds, and our own spy photographers have also caught glimpses of the new pickup truck’s interior and exterior. The new Silverado continues to have a big, blocky front end with a large grille and giant bowtie badge, but a new lower air dam will help improve aerodynamics for better fuel economy. The doors and body panels seem mostly flat and devoid of interesting creases.
On the inside, the 2014 Silverado will use an unusual center-stack design with rounded corners, a row of fat toggle switches, chunky controls, and a version of the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system. Our spy shots also revealed buttons for high-tech options like power-adjustable pedals, lane-keep assist, and parking sensors. There are also suggestions that Chevrolet could make the 2014 Silverado available in an upmarket “High Country” luxury trim level. It would compete with the likes of the Ford F-150 Limited and the Ram Laramie Longhorn.
Beneath the new duds, expect Chevrolet to build much of the 2014 Silverado from lightweight magnesium and aluminum. Trimming weight will be an essential element to improving the big truck’s fuel economy. General Motors’ next-generation, direct-injected small-block V-8 engine also will help, as the new mill should be considerably more efficient than the Silverado’s current engine lineup.
Chevrolet has already been hard at work retooling plants in Mexico, Texas, and Michigan to build the new 2014 Silverado. The pickup will go on sale next year after its public appearance at the Detroit show. Expect several more teaser photos to emerge between now and the truck’s full reveal on December 13.