Instead of waiting for scoop photographers to spread the word around, General Motors is relying on itself to…shoot pictures of prototypes of its next generation Silverado pickup truck series.
After the release of a single image and a short video of a 2014 Silverado test car dressed in a squiggly wrap and plastic covers back in July, GM returns with a new photo of its full-size pickup truck, this time with less camouflage.
The image was accompanied by a short statement that said: "GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. In addition to torture testing, the team is paying attention to delivering a comfortable, well-balanced ride, which is being refined on a variety of track surfaces at GM’s Milford Proving Ground."
GM added that production of the new 2014 model year Silverado will start in 2013.
In the meantime, Autonews recently reported that Chevrolet showed the new Silverado to several thousand dealers at a special event in Las Vegas in September, who told the news site that the truck is about 3 to 4 inches taller featuring a "brawnier look", and that the extended-cab model gains regular rear doors, just like the Crew-Cab Short Box model.
"It's not a major change for an all-new model, but it'll be much bolder looking and have a lot more features," Tom Durant, owner of Classic Chevrolet in Grape-vine, Texas, told Autonews.
The dealers said that GM did not disclose any information on the available powertrain options for the new Silverado; however, it is believed that the range will include a new small-block V8 with direct injection and possibly the firm's latest generation of the 3.6-liter V6 with up to 320hp.