Chevrolet is playing around with the buzz machine for its upcoming 2014 Silverado; showing off just one "spy shot" along with a short press release about the pickup, both on its own media website and on its Facebook page. That's cute and all, but while General Motors is trying to up its social media cred, hard-working spy photographers are bringing in a truckload of more detailed Silverado images.

Here we see the pickup with almost all of its heavy black camouflage removed, relative to the last time we spotted it, and in what seems to be close-to-production form. The 2014 model is, in all fairness, shaped an awful lot like the current truck. But, in a segment where form is very much based on function and where smaller details set models apart, that is to be expected.

Under the hood there could be a lot of change for the new Silverado, however. A fifth-generation small block V8 engine is said to be the primary powerplant, with an aluminum head, direct injection and cylinder deactivation all probable. Meanwhile, a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 could also be brewing as a direct answer for Ford and its EcoBoost F-150.

Have a closer look at the new Silverado in our gallery of images or scroll down to read Chevy's brief press release.
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Next Generation Silverado Undergoing Final Validation

DETROIT – 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 new Silverado will start production in 2013.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


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      ahhhhh clem
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who the hell thinks that pick-up trucks need 4 doors? Give me back a reasonable sized truck that can get 25-30 mpg and stop building work vehicles for soccer moms! Why does a truck need for the side of the truck to be over 4 feet to the top of the bed, or 12 inches of clearance for something that seldom leaves the road...or crosses a curb at a jobsite! American trucks have infected even Toyota into producing gas guzzling monsters. Give me a VW half-ton with a turbo deisel that tops 30 mpg or get a clue and build them here...
        caddy-v
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ahhhhh clem
        You admit in public that you own a Tundra? That's like admitting to an IQ of less than 50.
        ladkraemer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ahhhhh clem
        Yup, that's why I buy a Tundra, they are built in Taxes and The main parts come from the USA. Toyota keeps America rolling and working.
        Ernie Mccracken
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ahhhhh clem
        VWs fall apart, that would be a bad idea.
      msumm67
      • 2 Years Ago
      I find it odd that most people think this truck looks the same as the current truck.The fenders are different,the cab is different,the doors are different,from what I can see the grill is different,the tailgate is different.What else do they need to change for you to think it's different?
      Nemebean
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love all the conclusion jumpers based on a camouflaged pickup. I mean, what were you expecting? That it would look like a Tesla Model S? It's a truck - under camo they all kind of look the same.
      XJ Yamaha
      • 2 Years Ago
      New interior and obviously more changes than what the pictures imply. I'd assume the underpinnings are modestly renewed, just as the 2015 F150 will be. There is no sense in doing a slight refresh now, then a complete redesign in 2015 to meet changing CAFE standards in 2016. This is a redesign top to bottom; just because they've tried to keep some of the styling from the current generation doesn't mean it's the same truck.
      Proghog
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would be better to put a turbo 3.0 diesel.
      ahhhhh clem
      • 2 Years Ago
      And PS...I AM a Chevy guy! Have 3 of them in my drive, An S-10 Blazer, a GMC Suburban and a 62 Corvair Station Wagon!
      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks relatively trim compared to the current truck. Maybe sitting a couple inches lower?
      Adam
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like the old truck. i love chevys and whoever says they won't last doesn't know what they're talking about. my father has a 98 silverado he has owned since it was new as well as a 2010 sierra. the 98 is outstanding and has seen every new york winter since it was new. it was used as a boat hauler. we have used it every season for firewood and my dad is a contractor.. it's seen as much abuse as any truck and 250k later it runs like a top. the sierra is a toy for now, nut it has taken some of the duties of the 98. no problems yet
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      no mention of heated steering wheel or man step, howie long approves.
      Bob Albert
      • 2 Years Ago
      noticed rocker panel is visible
      visconti24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mysterious? To whom? That's a Chevrolet.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        glalli2
        • 2 Years Ago
        well rick just write gm world hq in detroit mi usa and maybe they will start sending them overthere ,just 1 problem your steering wheel is on the wrong side.
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