The big change looks to be the headlights, which are still fairly close to the current generation. We think we see more of an angle than today's truck, which echoes the design from 1999 to 2007. The light strip, which has become one of the Silverado's signature design cues up front, is still there, and the grille and bumper look slightly different, too.
Inside, the layout is close to today's model with an infotainment system in the center with knobs and buttons below. The screen looks larger, which would be in keeping with contemporary trends. The driver's display is covered up, suggesting something new might be at play there. The current truck uses analogue gauges.
These mules are heavily camouflaged, though we don't expect dramatic styling changes for this new generation. Like Ford did with the F-150, Chevy usually takes a light hand with its redesigns of the Silverado, mindful its loyal customers prefer familiarity.
AutoPacific and other experts predict the Silverado will make greater use of aluminum and other materials in a bid to reduce weight and improve fuel economy. These shots also show a prototype with a side exhaust – previously the Silverado was seen with only rear exhaust setups.
Silverado volume was down 19.7 percent in April as the General Motors cut sales to fleets and incentive spending. Silverado sales have dipped down 5.8 percent this year to 168,621 units, though it remains Chevy's best-selling vehicle by far.