Previous-gen interior above
The new interiors in the Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks will be significantly upgraded and improved, says Helen Emsley, GM's interior director of design.
According to the Detroit News, Emsley says the trucks seemed to have a winning interior design about three years ago when there seemed to be a consensus between GM and non-GM truck owners. But she wanted to do more testing. The results produced even higher scores with some truck buyers, and changes were made to the gauges, the instrument panel and the bottom row of toggle switches.
The article went on to say that GMC will use real aluminum inside its half-ton cabs and that seats will be offered in black, tan and gray fabrics that will last longer and resist staining. It is no secret the current-gen Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra interiors have not held up, as they were originally designed to be more similar and consistent with their sibling full-size SUVs (the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, as well as the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL).
No word yet if either of the new GM siblings will be offering an upgraded high-zoot version of the Denali interior, which previously was the only premium package GM had to compete with the popular and profitable Ford Platinum, King Ranch, Harley Davidson or Limited packages, or the Ram 1500's Longhorn, Laramie or Laramie Limited.