The GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are both set for a few cosmetic updates.
The latest generation of Chevrolet trucks hasn't exactly been universally praised for their brash styling. Both the Silverado 1500 and the Silverado HD have been criticized for their blunt front-end looks, although neither can be accused of blending into the crowd.
A new video by Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk reveals spy shots of what was assumed to be the updated 2022 Silverado, with enough camouflage to indicate that its design could be significantly revised. However, upon closer inspection, the new spy shots indicate that this may not be a Silverado at all, but rather, a GMC Sierra 1500.
As the two trucks share much in common and are nearly identical in size, we can understand how they can be confused, especially in profile. For instance, just a few days ago, we learned that the Sierra's trick MultiPro tailgate will be coming to the Silverado, although this isn't clear in the video.
The main styling feature that leads us to believe this is a Sierra is the design of the crease in the front door. On this test mule, this line runs from below the mirror and rises as it moves towards the back, just as on the existing Sierra. By contrast, the Silverado's crease is more defined and flows in the opposite direction. The shape of the camo covering the taillight clusters also follows the form of the Sierra's lights more closely than the Silverado.
The reviewer, who later admits that this is likely a Sierra, points out a new grille and a new side bed step for what looks to be a Double Cab body style. Hopefully, this useful feature makes it onto both the updated Sierra and the Silverado. No spy shots were taken of the interior, although we expect that GM will improve the quality of the cabin, as both the Silverado and Sierra fall short of class leaders in this respect.
We also anticipate the Silverado to come with an enhanced arsenal of driver-assist technologies. There's no word yet on exactly when we can expect the updated GM trucks, but they should mount an even sterner challenge to the Ford F-150.