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Squint and Take A Look At The 2019 Silverado's New Face

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Zane Merva

Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

2/15/2017

 

In just the last two weeks we've gotten our first and second look at the next generation T1XX full size truck platform undergoing preliminary testing in the wild. While on the surface these photos show little more than a heavily padded truck with no discernible markings, a closer look starts to connect the dots on what the future face of the 2019 Silverado just may look like.

 

Chevrolet is no doubt moving towards a "family face" between all products. In fact, General Motors as a company seems to be making the same move on all of its brands, underscored by the fact that you can barely tell one Cadillac from another these days.

 

The recently previewed 2018 Traverse and Equinox underscore this by sharing remarkable, Cadillac-like family resemblance. Even further, the two crossovers also share cues with the new 2017 Malibu and Cruze cars.

 

2018 Traverse and 2018 Equinox

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2017 Malibu and 2017 Cruze

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Now compare to the current generation Camaro

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As you can see, Chevrolet Design is most definitely trying to bake in some sort of similarity between all of its new models going forward. While vehicle each has it's own maturity and details, you cannot help but notice how similar they all look to one another.

 

How does that relate to trucks?

 

Well, take a look at the front end of the recent Colorado ZH2 Concept

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No doubt this particular Colorado was built with a different face compared to a "stock" Colorado for a very good reason. It's aggressive, uses slim headlight optics, and also shares a crude face with the newer looking Chevy models. So why construct a wholly new front fascia if not to test the market on the new direction for truck design?

 

Speaking of slim headlight optics, don't forget that the new Traverse is the first Chevrolet to be available with D-Optic LED lighting. That basically means that the slim style headlights featured on the ZH2 could actually be closer to production that we might believe (at least in look).

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While the recent spyshots of the 2019 Silverado on the surface seem insignificant in solving what the true face of the truck will look like, they actually provide a lot of detail that can be used to surmise what Chevrolet has cooking.

 

Compare the current Silverado to the K1XX Prototype

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Now put it all together...

1- Look at the Traverse

2- Look at the 2017 Silverado

3- Look at the ZH2

4- Look at the prototype.

5- SQUINT HARD

 

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Can you see what I see? Tell me below.

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Camaro.jpg

Equinox.jpg

Malibu.jpg

ZH2.jpg

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drinking a little early today i take it lol. I don't see it. There seems to be a light or blinker or DRL at the bottom of the camo wrapping.

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drinking a little early today i take it lol. I don't see it. There seems to be a light or blinker or DRL at the bottom of the camo wrapping.

 

I removed my awful rendering because it's not helping illustrate my point. The white at the bottom of the camo is snow.

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I removed my awful rendering because it's not helping illustrate my point. The white at the bottom of the camo is snow.

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To me it appears that its going to be a large space between the separation of the top and bottom grill.

 

There is another set of lights that isn't shown in these pictures. In the first lot of pictures from a few weeks ago when the prototype trucks were getting loaded into the inclosed truck you can see a halogen type light right above the bottom LED's So bacicially its in the center of the top and bottom led's.

 

The bottom LED's has to be a day time running light.

 

The front is going to be similar to a 2005 Silverado slant eye look and a 2018 f-150.

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Not a slant eye fan

 

 

Ryan B.

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Not a slant eye fan

 

 

Ryan B.

I'm banning you.

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I'm banning you.

Don't have to. Just post screenshots of nice weather. He will avoid you

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I'm banning you.

Ban me as well! I hate those types of headlights! Uggh!

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Ban me as well! I hate those types of headlights! Uggh!

Nah, everyone has their own likes/dislikes.

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Nah, everyone has their own likes/dislikes.

 

I'm on your side, the '06-'07 classic with the split grille like yours is my favorite body style of a chevy truck. That is with the exception of the square body k10, k20. I miss my "07...

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I'm on your side, the '06-'07 classic with the split grille like yours is my favorite body style of a chevy truck. That is with the exception of the square body k10, k20. I miss my "07...

I love the 03-07 style, my favorite as well. Your 07 looked sharp!

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I liked the look of my '04 (from the front). The headlight/front edge of fender "interaction" looked a bit off from the side.

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I hope they narrow down.

the tiny lenses of 96-98 did not get real lights until ebay and projector led.

 

I even found them notched to leave a shadow onto oncoming traffic. Projectors can go big lumens and stay safe.

it is the future. No guessing anymore.

the halo LED stuff however.. plain silly.

I leave that unhooked,

Tempted to add it blinkers with soldering in some amber and wiring.

 

The inventor did get a nobel, these extremely silly extras must be somebodies uncalled for glory.

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If this is too off topic, do what you have to.

 

I seen a oup me aces there is talk of start-stop "feature" in the 2019 full size.

 

What do you think of this. I'm not to enthused.

 

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