What you see in the pictures is the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 spotted testing on the roads of California, USA.
Though the current-gen Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was introduced only three years ago, it rides on an older architecture that had begun to age. Plus, after Ford inducted aluminium-intensive construction into their F-150 pickup, GM is now expected to follow-suit in a bid to reduce the weight of their large pick-ups, so that efficiency improves.
Sources expect the next Silverado to soldier-on with the current motors in a different state of tune. However, the half-tonne model line-up may also see the inclusion of a hybrid and diesel powertrain. As of now, the Duramax diesel is only available on some of the heavy-duty trucks in the range. The highlight though, is that the 10-speed automatic transmission from the Camaro ZL1 could find its way into the new Silverado.
The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is expected to compete with Ford’s F-series vehicles that are the current best-sellers in the USA. Sources expect this pick-up to be introduced in the last quarter of 2018, so stay tuned for more information.