interior designs with superior craftsmanship
Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are quieter, more spacious and refined
inside, with increased passenger comfort and storage space. They each
feature two new and distinct interior designs that reflect their respective
brand identities, including specific trim, appointments and gauge cluster
Silverado and Sierra base and midlevel trim models include a functional
“pure pickup” interior design theme with a contemporary adaptation
of GM’s ergonomic cockpit instrument panel design. In addition,
this interior includes specific door panels with large door pull and release
handles, new seat construction and configurations, unique center console
and underseat storage systems, and two glove boxes (a traditional lower
glove box and a covered upper storage compartment).
premium interiors are standard on Silverado LTZ, Sierra SLT and Sierra
Denali. They draw on the inspiration of luxury SUVs, offering richly appointed
features, including a distinct instrument panel design, large-capacity
center console (20.1 L), specific door panels, seats and other trim elements.
Features on the premium interiors include power-adjustable heated bucket
seats, leather surface seats, leather-covered steering wheel and selective
chrome trim. GMC Sierra Denali models bolster the premium interior with
enhanced luxury features, such as deeper-pile carpet, covered console
storage and cupholders, unique wood grain trim accents, steering wheel
design, gauge cluster and sill plates.
Spaciousness in each interior trim level is enhanced with new, “low
and forward” instrument panels that provide a more airy feel to
the cabin as well as a panoramic field of vision. The instrument panels
are mounted approximately 3.5 inches (90 mm) down and forward on the “pure
pickup” interiors, while the premium interior instrument panel is
located 5 inches (127 mm) down and forward. Both instrument panel designs
are integrated into their specific door panels to create a swept appearance.
The spacious interior and enhanced field of vision create an environment
that enables better outward vision.
Legroom, headroom and hip room also have increased. The recline angle
and fore/aft travel of the front seat has been increased and power adjustable
pedals are available, providing drivers a greater range of driving comfort.
are refined and craftsmanship is highlighted by flush surfaces, tight
gaps and tolerances on the instrument panel, center stack, clusters and
other components. Most gaps on the instrument panels and clusters have
been narrowed to 0.5 mm or less. Attention to detail was given to concealing
fasteners and metal structural components of all seats. There is no exposed
hardware in the interior or door sills. New, soft-touch and low-gloss
finishes for the instrument panels and other trim pieces are used throughout.
The color and grain of the materials were carefully selected to provide
a premium look. Sculpted headliners of new woven fabric and door trim,
as well as sculpted seat backs, enhance the perception of precision in
the new interiors.
the interiors’ finely crafted look and feel is segment-leading quietness.
All trim levels – even base work truck models – benefit from
a comprehensive system that delivers a passenger environment almost devoid
of noise. This is achieved with the use of strategically placed sound
deadening and sound absorbing material in the body structure – including
liquid-applied dampener on the floor and front-of-dash – as well
as the inherent, vibration-minimizing traits of the stiffer frame and
quieter attributes of the aerodynamically tuned exterior. Vibration-reducing
powertain and suspension mounts (hydraulic engine mounts on vehicles with
Active Fuel Management) are enabled by the firmer body and chassis structures,
while the sleeker, 57-degree windshield and tuned exterior mirrors all
but eliminate wind noise. Also, improved door sealing and a doors-over-rockers
design help eliminate road and wind noise.