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Aycock1987

2021 Silverado/Sierra interior update coming

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As someone ready to replace my 2011 F-150, I've have to say this news about a refresh has been enough to hold off on buying until next year.  I was excited to see the T1 platform initially, however, after a text drive of a Sierra Denali I could not have been more disappointed.  If only GMC would hire the Ram guys to design the interior you'd have a great vehicle.  While the GMs are fine in the lower trims, I think for $70k consumers expect a lot more than is being delivered in the High Country, AT4 and Denali.  

    I know a lot of people think these truck interiors are just fine-and they are if its just a work vehicle.  But some people (like myself) are looking for a little luxury while hauling around a good size trailer, and I'm willing to pay for it.  But the flat, firm seats, dated infortainment system, and abundant use of plastics are kinda a deal killer.  I was about ready to bite the bullet and buy the Ram, but maybe GM will come through and deliver next year.

(Note that I didn't even mention Ford...after owning one all I can say is "Never Again!".  I just crossed the $10,000 mark on repairs in addition to all the warranty work, and not even to 150k miles yet).

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Hopefully GM does something and gets the interior right on the next redesign, its a shame if they dont in my opinion. Call me vein or whatever but the interior is probably 70% of the reason why when i decided to cut bait on my 2014 i ended up in a Ram. Beyond the reliability issues i had with my 2014 i despised the interior, specifically the rock hard seats. My truck is a tow mule and daily driver. I tow my boat a lot all over the place to fish in tournaments, sometimes driving 6-700 mile days depending on where im going. Interior comfort is a top priority for me and my specific use case which is why i buy fully loaded trucks. When i test drove the new Denali and HC i was very underwhelmed and actually liked the interior and the seats less than the truck i wanted out of. I was underwhelmed enough that after 3 decades of driving GM trucks i felt like it was time to look at what else was out there. I drove every half ton on the market and ended up in a Ram Limited, a decision to date i do not at all regret. It is a very comfortable place to eat up miles and in the 13k i have put on it since April the only time it has seen the inside of a shop was for its first oil change and tire rotation, otherwise its been flawless as it should be with so few miles on it. We will see how it holds up long term but so far its got a way better record then my 2014 did at the same stage....

 

I still miss my old 2006 Silverado LT3, that truck had the most comfortable seats i have ever owned. It was like driving a couch down the road and was as reliable as a hammer. 

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Speculating out loud. I think GM is going to use the -yet to be seen- new Tahoe interior in the highest trimmed pickups, much like they did with the GMT900s. They may have planned to do this from the start, they just knew the Tahoe was going to be a few years off.

 

It makes great sense when you think about it. Lower trims will carry on with the existing interior since it’s already done and then re-use the Tahoe parts which were always higher shelf in the pickup...save a ton of money in redevelopment.

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5 hours ago, OnTheReel said:

Speculating out loud. I think GM is going to use the -yet to be seen- new Tahoe interior in the highest trimmed pickups, much like they did with the GMT900s. They may have planned to do this from the start, they just knew the Tahoe was going to be a few years off.

 

It makes great sense when you think about it. Lower trims will carry on with the existing interior since it’s already done and then re-use the Tahoe parts which were always higher shelf in the pickup...save a ton of money in redevelopment.

I agree with this. It fits in line with the semi-acknowledged notion that the T1 trucks were rushed to market in 2019. Taken out of the oven before they were fully baked, so to speak. Hence why ACC isn't available until MY 2020, but the 2019s have all the correct buttons for it.

 

 

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