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GMT-900 Interior spyshot discussion

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Its tough to see the finer details but my first reaction was is this a Dodge?  Until you see the radio.

I was kinda hoping for a center stack/console like the F-150 has. I dunno, hard to tell but so far I kinda wish it had the Tahoe's interior.

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Its nothing special if you ask me. Don't really pay much attention to trucks, but aside from the chrome details you pointed out, just looks like more hard plastic crap. Same for the knobs on the seats. If this is better than the last gen, yikes hate to have that vehicle.

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Well, at least there's no plastiwood!

It looks a little chunky to me. Maybe its just the angle. There's a lot of black plastic there...I hope that's on the Work Truck only. The climate control dials are huge. First impression isn't all that great, but maybe another picture would help. And it is different than the Tahoe, so maybe the outside will be, too.

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Yeah...im sure it would have boded real well for it to have the Tahoe interior. Im surprised its so different...the press would have eaten GM alive if it had the Tahoe interior. Just the way it is. All of Lexus' cars could share the same interior and it'd be considered an industry trend before an apalling design move. Good stuff, cant wait to see the exterior.

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It is sort of hard to tell, but I'd say it will look pretty good with the console. I'd say it will suit the truck's needs just fine.

It does sort of look like a Dodge, but it also reminded me of the new Expedition dashboard at first. Needless to say, it's much better than what we have now.

I have faith that it will be pretty good, since one analyst said he expects the Silverado to take 5% of the pickup share from the F-150.

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At first glance, it looks kind of Ridgeline-esque.

Well, since I now likely have several hits put out on me, if you never hear from me again, I'd just like to say I've enjoyed my time on C&G. :D

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What's that big plastic rectangle for in between the drivers seat and the brake pedal in the picture?

Modern Art (useless crap) :P

If they have an option for a center console like the F-150 does, then I'll be happy.

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It's not a good first impression, but it'll do. The quality and design look good enough for the segment. I'll wait for a better view and different trims.

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If I had to guess, I'd say that this isn't a top-of-the line 900? I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit more wood or chrome or something in the more up-scale versions.

Either way, its good for the truck. I like the metal trim around the guages, but I think I was expecting more after the Tahoe interior...

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This is definetly the base (LS or WT) truck. The climate controls are not automatic, and the radio is the lowest level one available. So, I'd say if we're comparing this to the F-150, we need to compare the base F-150.

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It's nothing to drool over either, but the upper models are very good looking.

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I like it. And it looks way better than the GMT-800's interior. Period.

Compaired to the base F-150's interior, the new Silvy looks very tough and sturdy inside, which is what you want in a truck. The F-150 looks prissy and like it might worry about it's nails.

Maybe this is a hint that the trucks will be more than a little different from the SUVs (of course they are, duh!). Hope so. I think seeing new design elements will be entertaining. And, of course, they are, especially considering the Tahoe and Silverado are on the (of course!) same platform.

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It doesn't even matter about the trim pieces. This is clearly a mule...GM is NOT going to waste money on installing trim pieces in test mules. Also, some suppliers might not be ready with the actual pieces yet so they may not even be in existence. I say this interior looks promising...but there better be a lot less charcoal plastic in the final incarnation.

The center stack looks pretty well-integrated, though I see a few preproduction panel gaps...

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*Shelves that*

My main point still stands: this is not entirely indicative of the appearance of the final interior trim pieces, no matter how low the trim level. I would be shocked to see this much charcoal plastic in the final release. Not even the lowliest Tahoe has this much charcoal plastic.

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I'll wait to see the official interior. It's obviously just a rough version of it.

Overall, I like that they gave it a more rugged interior. I know that if they gave it a Tahoe interior, it would've scared some people away who were looking for macho truck styling.

Also, look at that huge door handle!

I think the Silverado is looking better and better. It's a shame we have to wait until the Texas state fair in September to see the official pictures of it.

Though, we'll probably see it well before then.

Oh.. and GMI has the same picture and they paid for it too. Very unusual.

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Again, this is a base level. Don't be too surprised when what you get on that trim level looks pretty similar to this photo.

We've seen before with many models that interior trim pieces are not always finalized until the official debut, including many vehicles you have shot.

Call me a hopeless optimist, but I really doubt GM would be stupid enough to release a truck with THAT MUCH of a sea of charcoal gray plastic. It just isn't going to happen. As dumb as GM can be sometimes, I really don't believe they are THAT STUPID.

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Instead of the wood trim, it uses metallic trim...I expect the Silverado LS to include a few metallic inserts, especially around the center stack.

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I'm keenly interested in this new truck. The shot here is obviously a base model, which is fine. I can't wait to see an LT interior. Thanks, Chris and C&G admins.

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Actually most of the interiors I've shot in the last 2.5 years have pretty much been how they come out. But nevermind mind my opionion, I just do this for a living.  :rolleyes:

*sigh* Chris, I'm not accusing you of anything, simply reminding everyone that little final changes are made before introduction. One recent example is the Ford Edge spy photo you shot. It appears to be in approximately the same stage of testing as the Silverado. Below:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gal...ETEPJFYZGOD.jpg

Actual interior:

http://us.tnpv.net/2006/WKA200601/WKA2006010776330_pv.jpg

The differences are minor, but the silver plastic is slightly different (weird horizontal striping in the spy shot) and there is slightly more of it on the center stack, particularly where the stack meets the console. Steering wheel redundancy controls also are not shiny and black in the final version. Again, minor change in trim, but nevertheless they do happen.

Another example of a running change...remember the Bel Air concept? There were several differences between the concept's press photos and the actual show car...some quite obvious. Lutz even said at the time that he made some quick last-minute changes to help get the details right.

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Good, unlike the Aura, we've got interior spy pics. I'm lowering my expectations so that I won't get too disappointed. Hell, hopefully I'm in for a surprise.

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o i like it a lot....very utilitarian from what we can see, exactly what a pickup should be. But this definatly looks like a base model to me. Do you see that it has the 4x4 shifter on the floor, and not the push button. I'm sure the upper models will have much nicer trim.

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To reiterate, cloth, bench, manual seats...this is a work truck. People who typcially buy this trim of pickup don't nitpick hard touch plastics or a cold interior ambience.

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