Video: 2014 Chevy Silverado Walk-Around

2014 Chevy Video Shoot II

Although it may not look like it at first glance, the new Silverado has a lot of new and improved technology and design under the hood and skin of the truck. We heard a lot of people say the Chevy exterior didn't go far enough but the GMC look, especially on the All Terrain, is a strong statement. 

We had the chance yesterday to duck out of all the "big reveal" festivities and get some time with an Extended Cab LTZ and our video crew. We tried to hit all the high points but still wish we had been able to get the truck on a lift to show you a few new interesting details. We saw the some interesting routing details while on our back, as well as a few accommodations to directing and diffusing more wind that we've never seen on a truck before. 

We'll try to get more images and angles of both trucks in front of you as soon as possible, either in upcoming photo galleries or on our Facebook page. 

For now, here a quick look at what we saw.  

Comments

Look even more awesome in video! Bet it just blows you away in person! Come on summer 2013 get here faster lol

Looks a lot like the current models to me.....

The wheels look like 20" which makes for more ground clearance. Something chevy needed. The new truck looks good from the side. Can't wait for the engine numbers. That 6.2 has some Corvette DNA and I think 400 hp is very conservative. I would buy the GMC. Better looking always has been.

The engines look like the will be class leading (in power), but the interiors, while vastly improved, are still nowhere near as good as Ram or Ford, and the exteriors are worse then the outgoing models.

IMO, from what I have seen so far, the GM twins are still not as good as the Ram or Ford.

GM needs to stop benchmarking their own vehicles when they do a redesign, and start benchmarking the class leader, the mediocre crap they have been putting out, like these and the Malibu, isn't going to help business.

Just looking at the video, and of course not having seen the interior in person; I really like the truck! I NEVER liked the look of the current Chevy from introduction we all know about the crappy interior. BUt this truck may be right! I like it enough that Im ready to trade and give this truck a chance!

For me, the front grills are a fail. The GM is too square, the GMC is see through with odd internal angled pieces not matching the rest of the vehicle design.

I've never been keen on cylinder deactivation. Glad to hear they're improved the aerodynamics.

So they dropped the Vortec name in favor of Ecotec? Dumb if you ask me.

Too Boxy looking for me. I don't mind a little bit of boxy syling but this looks like a brick.

The engines are still down on power.
The 5.3 only goy a 10 horse power boost.
Nothing to see here folks, keep on moving.

it looks like the 2006-2007 silverados crossed with the 1988-1995 silverados. it looks better than before definitely, and other than the confusing bit about bring a 4.3 V6 back they got their powertrain right, but to me they just seem a little boring. think about after a year or 2 when they get old. they also get really wide. they also made the wheels a little bit wider which is a good thing because most truck rims and tires today are tall and narrow, but even though the rims and tires are wider they offset it by making the truck look super wide and flat.

Usually with bigger wheels comes lower sidewall tires, so its usually a wash for added ground clearance.

Looks ugly and NO it wont blow you away in person,because the truck looks the same as the current models,just new lights and dash...Nothing to blow you away by the looks of it !

J.D. You're full of it. The truck doesn't look the same as current models except that it's a truck and has a bed and 4 doors.

so they finally got standard 4 wheel disc brakes back! lol! and i wonder what axle ratios will they have? last time it was 3.08, 3.23, 3.42, 3.73. the 3.23 and 3.73 where very limited as well. gm's best thing to do now is at least let the 6.2 be avaliable in every trim like the hemis and let you have any axle ratio you want on any motor and cab you want (except V6). and like i said earlier, quad and extended cabs are a waste of time nowadays considering you can get a crew standard bed.

All they did was take the front clip off the 2500 and stick it on the 1500. I don't think you can call that all new.

The video does give a better feel for this truck. After soaking it in for a full day, I'm more convinced that GM executed this truck really well. Again, they need to show the purported 'High Country' package and some storage solutions.

I keep reading some comments about the lack of revolutionary technology. If you're a mechanical engineer, and I am, there is a tremendous amount of savy engineering oozing from these machines. And what I love about it is that its good ole fashion engineering. They simply made everything on their trucks better. And more fundamentally, look how they did it. Instead of reinventing the wheel by introducing forced induction to their gas motors, they kept them relatively simple. They didn't add another hundred parts to the equation. They continued to reengineer their existing technologies.

The front hinged doors on extended cab would be a big problem for me. I need to be able to open those wide open to get large objects back there such as boxes and dog kennels. I also like to have a privacy shield when I pull over on the side of the road to pee.

The more and more new trucks come out, the less and less reason I have to buy one and trade in my 03 tundra. They just keep making them worse and worse and more expensive to boot and that includes tundra as well.

They look great.

I can't help thinking though, that the dash looks like it is giving birth to the centre stack.

Or pooping it out.

devon340: Do you knowsomething no one else knows? only 10 hp more? and no one has been told the power figures yet? maybe you should be calling your self zvengaliedevon340? and James: 20" wheels have nothing to do with ground clearance, it is the size of the tires that count.

@ken. I've never been keen on cylinder deactivation

What do you dislike about CD? My 8cyl. gets 1 mpg less than the EB F-150 6cyl.(in town) w/no noticable difference in performance. What's the downside?

That is a true Easy-up tailgate. I tried current units on the lot that have" Easy-up" on the sticker and could not tell any difference from mine without it. I am curious about how tailgate removal is affected with this feature.

The 170 degree suicide doors on my Ext. cab were only used for 4 yrs. Even more desireable now in my book. If I were to buy the new model, I would go with the crew. This changes the use to "Family" vehicle. It's about accessability for me. The opening just got smaller and the door is now in the way.

I'm trying to figure out where the 3.5mm audio input is located. I see a hole between the upper center console and the deep center console that suggests the port may be in the upper. I'd think you'd need it outside somewhere. If you're operating a MP3 device, you need to be able to operate the device. It seems like the natural place would have been with all those power ports. Bad aim.

OK I for one am very anxious to see them in the showroom and lots, then for a test drive, I am very anxious to see the reg cabs! and take one for a ride with the new 4.3 maybe that will be enough, but the new 5.3 should be real nice in a light weight reg cab!! and so far I do like what I see in pictures, but I am curious if this is going to be the interior of all the models? or are there going to be a WT like now? or if not what will the new one look like toned down? because to me it is too busy, and I like my trucks to be a little more plain than that. If I wanted a car I would buy one, IMHO the dash of the WT today is fine, just add some better materials and I would be happy at that.

More thoughts. Of the big three, the truck that's really missing some true engineering is actually the Ford. That certainly doesn't match the purchasing results, but besides the engine improvements (which are impressive), the actual truck doesn't have a lot of engineering. Hear me out. The actual packages are incredibly well thought out. Ford has arguable done a better job than anyone of packaging their product for different customers. The results show that. But outside of the rims, and trim pieces, the actual platform is behind Dodge and GM now. I have no doubt that their next iteration will make leaps.

I made a mistake yesterday. After watching this video and looking at the Silverdo more, I'm really starting to like it. I judged too soon. I'm very interested in this now. Truly my bad. Maybe John Deere country will indeed return to Chevrolet country in the fututre. Perhaps.

Standard features on ALL trims:

- Tailgate and bed rail protection cap, top
- Tailgate, locking
- Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
- Steering, Electric Power Steering
- Assist step, rear bumper corner steps
- Pickup box (had to write that one for laugh :) They actually list it as standard feature

Yesterday i hated the look of both trucks, but now i think they are growing on me. I really think they are both very good looking trucks. I can not wait to test drive one. I hope the new v8 5.3 is 100% better than the current 5.3 .

I hope the steps arn't standard, I don't want steps on my back bumper, not a very clean look.

I don't know what the fuss is about. In my book this is about the best looking truck Chevy has done since the 70's. Maybe ever barring ovbious designs they can't do anymore.
The rolled steel bed is great as are those bed rail guards. I like the step bumper too. MAybe they can go back to advertising them Like a Rock and drop stuff into the beds old school. These last tin foil Chevy's sucked. Now they have a truck on par or maybe even better that what Ford and Dodge have had for several years. The new cab design is fantastic. This thing has win written all over it and I haven't liked Chevy's in a long time. They were too ugly looking and too cheap. This on the other hand is excellent.

The steps on the bumper look great and will be useful. Much better though out than the girly Ford Manstep. Or should I say Womanstep.

Halogen projector headlamps will be standard on LTZ and High Country
LED Lighting, cargo box, available on all trims
4.3L available on WT and LT
5.3L on all trims
6.2L on LTZ and High Country

I hope these have wheelwell liners in the bed. Are the frames going to be painted finally? The wax they use sucks. It comes off and the frame just rusts like hell. If they put this much effort into it I hope they took it all the way. It would be typical old GM to stop just before perfection so they could save a few pennies not realizing what they're doing to their reputation in doing so. Can you find out this stuff Mark? Everything else on the truck looks like a quality, luxury, work machine. Exactly how it should be. I'm extremely happy with the design. Finally. These things will fly off Chevy lots if they indeed took them all the way. I can't wait to see how the new commercials will be for the Super Bowl.

Where's the High Country? That's what I want to see the most! Truck looks good.

I think the interior is fine especially the GMC. I'd even go as far to say I like GMC as much as my 2012 Laramie. I really like the Ram so don't get me wrong but I'd be in the market for a GMC as well if I was buying today.

The interiors are fine and look like GM. Why does everybody want them to look like the other trucks?

Haters will find a reason to hate. If you want it to look like a Ford ir Ram buy one.

Also, those complaining about no console shift? Explain to HD owners how it's old fashioned and outdated. I like that it's not trying to follow everything else in every way.

Some us like having the choice.

For a Ford guy, you did well with that clip Mark. Nice work!

I'm very interested in the Chevrolet again. It's been a long time since I could say that. Seeing these at the dealership will tell the tale but I'll most certainly be there when they hit the showrooms. It looks very good again like a Chevy should. Probably the best looking truck out there. I'd want a floor shifter though as well in the top trim. Very well done GM-Chevrolet. I didn't think you had it in you anymore.


I hope these have wheelwell liners in the bed. Are the frames going to be painted finally?

@CJ50, I was thinking the same. I hope so on both accounts. Liners should be inserted standard. Especially now that they've gone all out on a good sturdy bed with rail guards. Might as well complete the package. Square wheelwells need liners to look finished.

Where's the High Country?

@Don, I wondered that also.

I am going to agree with some of you the Eco thing is getting out of control. Just great the 3rd gen Tundra will probably be powered by the 5.7L eforce. New Rule you can't start calling something Eco until it gets over 30mpg combined because just calling it eco doesn't make it that.

@CJ50, I was thinking the same. I hope so on both accounts. Liners should be inserted standard. Especially now that they've gone all out on a good sturdy bed with rail guards. Might as well complete the package. Square wheelwells need liners to look finished.

-Bingo. Does this have liners Mark? I agree, square openings look like crap without them. Too much empty space above the round tire. Then you get mud and snow packed up in there and can't get it out of the frame and bed underside. Then you have something that looks really bad and rusts. This needs liners for a proper fit and finish. I agree with others on the frame paint too. Either that or get better wax. The current stuff is horrible. It comes right off in a carwash if you do the underbody option. What good is that? I do like the truck though. The Silverado is a real looker. Sierra looks good too.

Mentioned in the video is the redesigned front end with taller and wider grill. I've been seeing over the years how the front ends on trucks now protrude out further at the air dam below, and have heard that it's all for better fuel economy. Would love to see an article explaining the design process in more detail and why certain designs may have been rejected or chosen. Just a thought... But overall I think the Silverado is a nice looking truck but the Sierra just has an edge over it for this year.

Where's the High Country?

@Don, I wondered that also.

Posted by: AmericanChevrolet | Dec 14, 2012 10:45:25 AM

The High Country package is listed on the 2014 ordering guide here:

http://blogs.cars.com/files/2014-silverado-guide.pdf

@ Gregory J.

The truck looks the same,different headlights and dash ! You are blind if you dont think it looks the same because it is ,look at a 2012 and this one,you can barely tell the difference !! Like the F-150 same since 2004 !

@ Gregory J.

Round headlights ,minor grill change rest looks the same,even the lights and grill can be hard to tell they changed !! Its like saying a 1977 Chevy and a 1986 Chevy are different,they are not as are these trucks,very minor changes..


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I spent some time last night on GM's website, facebook, etc and I swear I saw a trim level that looked like the GMC high end one shown yesterday but on the Chevy specific website (wood trim and I think there was some brushed aluminum).

I am not sure if it is the High country trim or not but it looked better than the main pictures they showed which I now assume to be the WT and LT trim levels.

I was also playing with some math and my guesstimate is for the 4.3 to produce 300 hp (maybe 10 more) and around 320 lbs of torque. That is key since it is roughly 50 lbs more than the Ram or Ford. that said it is from a motor 19.44% larger than Ram/Ford so it really should have the extra power. The Ford and Ram would be on par in terms of torque if they had the extra displacement but would have a great deal more HP. I sure hope the 4.3 is super fuel efficient to make up for this.

I did see some figures for GVWR and different packages went from 6900 lbs to 7600. My guess is vehicle average weight is around 5000-5400 lbs depending on cab size and drive system. Still it would appear that most models will have payload near or above 2000 in effectively every form. This would be a big improvement since most of the crew cab trucks are less than 1500 which is weak sauce if you ask me. Good job on that end of things GM!

The extended cab is perfect for yoga instructors and their family - those are the only who can actually get into the back seat through that pathetic opening. Unless that camera angle is way off how can you place your arse in that seat and swing your legs in? Forget car seats and tossing a toddler in there. You've just forced everyone into a crew cab. Nice way to bolster profits GM. Please pay us back now.

GM fans are hurtin',they said the current style was out of date,now the 2014 looks the same as the 2012 and they say it looks totally different...I guess GM guys are totally insane !

These trucks are vastly improved. I preferred the G.M.C. looks
over the Chevy. This time I am leaning toward the look of the Chevy. I am not to sure about the bulging dash console look.
This 4 door extra cab is just like my 03 Ram. Only 10 years later. Ram started the 20" rims. Fully boxed frame from front to rear in 02. 345 horse power in 03 most powerful 1/2 ton on the road. Are these new G.M's Class leaders in innovation and cutting edge NO. That goes to the best looking truck on the road. The class leading 2013 Texas truck and Motor trends truck of the year, Ram. I am not in the market for a new truck. My 03 Dodge looks and runs great. I would consider one of these trucks if I was in the market. It would be hard to pass up the award winning Hemi power(wards 10 best 6x) with the class leading 8 speed and air suspension that lifts your truck for off road and lowers for on road. Best of both worlds. "Rides like a Chrysler 300 with a bed". No doubt G.M. will sell the hell out of these in 2014.

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page 9 CPO code BJ 1 wheel well liners standard LT up! it says N/A below,but how much would they cost over the parts counter?

hemiV8: 1st boxed frame in 02? maybe in a truck, but hydro formed boxed steel frames were developed by GM for the Corvette back to the late 90's gen.



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