Spy shots are always fun to look at, but they’re even better when released from an automaker. Trying to drum up a little enthusiasm for its next-generation pickup truck, General Motors released a teaser picture and video of the new Chevrolet Silverado. Chevrolet says that its new Silverado will start production next year – likely as a 2014 model year vehicle – and we would expect to see it unveiled either at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit or the Chicago Auto Show which is usually very truck friendly.
While little is known about the new Chevy Silverado, or the closely related GMC Sierra, the image and video teased by GM shows the new truck clad in camouflage hard at work in Yuma, Ariz. getting ready for production duty. In the video, the Silverado can be seen performing an uphill towing test, and the still image shows the truck in a water test. It isn’t clear whether we’re looking at the light-duty Silverado 1500 or a more robust Silverado HD model, but either way, we expect plenty of new power under the hood to keep GM on pace with its Ram and Ford rivals. Rumored engines for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado include a new turbocharged V-6 to better compete with the Ford F-150 EcoBoost, a direct-injected V-8 for better fuel economy and performance and a new version of the powerful Duramax diesel V-8.