2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior Spied!
Next Generation MyLink, Column Shifter Remains
We’re getting more shots of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, indicating that a formal reveal of the trucks is coming soon, possibly as soon as the State Fair of Texas in September. This time, we got a look at the interior, something we haven’t seen before. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t appear radical changes are in store for the inside of GM’s bread-and-butter moneymakers. The steering wheel gets a redesign with a four-spoke design and what appear to be scroll-wheels on both of the upper spokes, facilitating quickly going through menu options for display and entertainment preferences. Although difficult to see precisely, we’re expecting GM’s traditional paddle rockers behind the spokes for audio presets and volume to remain.
In terms of the center stack, the latest generation of MyLink appears, with the eight standard preset shortcuts. A series of knobs and buttons below provides redundant function for basic audio and HVAC controls. Lower down on the center stack, 110V AC power, several USB ports, and a traditional 12V DC outlet are present. An overhead console appears to house the OnStar call button, front reading and entry lights, and what looks like an integrated HomeLink transmitter with three buttons. Also sure to please traditionalists is the retention of the column shifter, a design that GM has stubbornly retained even as many competitors have gone to console and dial shifters. A driver side A-pillar grab handle is also visible, sure to be appreciated by owners that lift their trucks.
These shots also give us a better look at the exterior lighting of the next-gen trucks. One of the trucks appears to have full-LED frontal lighting, with multiple reflectors in the upper headlight housing. One of the trucks also appears to be a lower-trim model without the dual rear-exhaust outlets, instead equipped with a traditional right-corner exit exhaust. The absence of a venturi tip suggests it’s a gas-powered model. If we don’t see the trucks in September, the Los Angeles Auto Show in November is a good bet. The latest we could expect the reveal is the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.