Pics. Imo, not as good looking as some of the other trucks on the market. Powertrain options should be tops.It took 5 long days, hundreds of miles and more caffeine than one wants to admit to, but after days of watching a commercial photo shoot from afar, our photographer finally got a chance to photograph the all-new 2007 Chevrolet Silverado as it sprinted out of a car carrier and ran through a car wash. The camera-ready Crew-Cab was decked out in the Z71 off-road package, and wearing brochure-red paint.
Riding on the GMT900 platform, the Silverado’s introduction comes after that of the full-size SUVs, and up until this moment - has been very well hidden behind miles of black vinyl. Although this was originally scheduled to arrive as a 2008 model, Chevrolet has been working at a fast pace and the Silverado will likely debut this fall, with production starting as early as October. And, as one can clearly see, this is no Tahoe clone, but a unique look including stacked headlamps, which separate the trucks from the SUVs.
We’re a bit surprised that the Silverado doesn’t have some of the signature styling from the 2003 Cheyenne Concept - such as the wraparound glass at the back of the cab, yet we think consumers will be pleasantly surprised with both the styling and car-like refinement that the Silverado is said to have. And, equipment-wise, this Silverado is equipped with a roof-rack and back-up sensors.
Note: No, that isn’t unsightly panel gap in the first photo…the hood was indeed popped up just a bit.