Even though overall auto sales are down, certain sections of the pickup truck market are doing well. Unfortunately, sales have been steadily declining for all the GM pickups: the Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado, and the GMC Sierra and Canyon. But with a pair of new half tons on the horizon and a solid off-road player in the form of the , things could be changing for GM.
Here are the latest photos from our spy shooters about the middle cab player in the half-ton segment.
"We got our first look at the 2019 Chevy Silverado testing in its newly sized double-cab configuration. All our prior photos of the next-generation truck were of the .
"Judging from the camouflage on this prototype, it looks certain that GM will be adhering to the same front-hinged rear-door strategy used on the current Silverado and Sierra double cabs. The style of the rear camouflage looks like it's covering an exterior door handle instead of the hidden handle of a rear-hinged access door.
"The style of the rear door on this pickup configuration is one of the more obvious design differences among competitors. The front-hinged design on the Silverado's current- and next-generation double-cab pickups is shared with the Ram Quad Cab and Toyota Tundra double-cab pickups. The Ford F-150 SuperCab and Nissan Titan King Cab have stayed with the rear-hinged door design that opens almost 180 degrees.
"We've been on the lookout for something other than crew-cab variants of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, and we've finally caught one. It's more evidence that development of these important new trucks is now progressing at full throttle. It will be fascinating to see more details on GM's full-size truck strategy as more variants begin to see the light of day on the test circuit. Stay tuned."
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