Segment-leading interior designs with superior craftsmanship
The all-new 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 appearance.
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).
New luxury-inspired 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.
All interiors 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.
Complementing 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.