In recent years, GM has decided that it is in its best interests to announce new products much earlier than usual. This is evident in its latest EV projects, such as the Silverado EVs and Hummer, as well as Cadillac’s Celestiq sedan. It also posts sketches from its design group on its social media. These two images are a result of that.
2025 Chevrolet Silverado Redesign
These are real GM Design sketches that reveal the design direction for the next-generation Silverado. Ben Wilkins, GM’s designer, called it a “mean-and-green fresh take” on Chevrolet’s 1500 pickup. It’s exaggerated enough for GM to gloat. It doesn’t necessarily indicate what the next Silverado will look like.
Silverado 1500 has a new design. It was first introduced in showrooms in 2018, as the 2019 entry. Chevy’s 2023 model has a slight facelift. The pandemic caused it to be delayed for a year. The 2019 underpinnings will be retained in the next version, we believe. The next version will have new sheet metal fenders and front and rear fascias. The interior will be refreshed and there will be a new range of engine options.
It’s not too far from the 2023 Silverado HD front end. These front fender extensions have been removed from the long-awaited 2023 Silverado HD. The sheet metal is more sculptural as it turns to the sides. This eliminated the awkward, arbitrary design line at the front of the fenders that are lost in the doors.
The body sides now make the wheel openings stand out more. These are also slightly squarer, which is a feature that many Chevy truck owners have missed since the previous generation.
Although you may think that Silverado’s next generation is already available with an EV version, it will continue to be powered by the ICE gas engine for some time. Many truck fleets and individuals want to keep their ICE trucks. They will continue to be a part of Chevy’s truck line-up for many more years.
To that end, instead of developing a new truck for Silverado’s next generation, as some suggest, Chevy will continue to use the existing GMT1000 platform for a while. The truck will be updated with new sheet metal and engines as well as more towing and driver assistance. Instead of spending development dollars on new truck platforms, they will be used to fund EV programs.
Chevy must also develop a smaller truck competitor to the Ford Maverick, to match its allocation dollars. Chevy now has two new platforms for its truck platforms, instead of the usual 1500 platform. These dollars will be used to fund its EV and small truck programs, as well as GM’s push for all models to become electrified.
You can be sure that today’s Silverado 1500 or Sierra 1500 trucks, which are GM’s last two-thirds of their current lineup, will not be the best. All the hype surrounding the Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup truck and GMC Sierra EV electric pickup trucks (and let’s not forget about the Hummer EV) is a sign of things to come. Tons of pickups have combustion engines.
That’s exactly what you do wrong. We could also see the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or GMC Sierra 1500 in 2025. General Motors Investor Day saw GM President Mark Reuss make a point to note that the company was still selling pickup trucks, even though it continued to invest most of its resources in electric vehicles and autonomous technology.
The current targets for the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra are 2025. Reuss also confirmed that GM would be updating its engine portfolio for its upcoming truck family.
This figure of 10 percent appears to represent the number of midcycle updates for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra 1500 model years in 2022 and the next-generation trucks in the future in 2025. Reuss stated that the mid-cycle upgrades (Silverado, Sierra 1500) have a 5.8 percent decrease in greenhouse gases. The next-generation model will have a further 4.7% reduction.
What is the “engine portfolio update” supposed to do? Every industry seems to have its method of reducing exhaust emissions. Ford Motor Company was GM’s main truck competitor and began manufacturing the F-150 hybrid (also known as the PowerBoost). Stellaris offers the Ram 1500 with a 48V mild hybrid setup, known as the eTorque. The next generation of pickup trucks will be delivered by the 2025 Chevrolet Silverado. The next-generation truck will feature a new powertrain.
It won’t use the same platform as the Chevy Silverado electric model. This is because it rides on the same Ultium Platform as GM’s Ultium Battery Technology and Ultium Drive Technology in a similar manner to the Hummer EV SUV or Hummer EV Pickup.
The electrified Silverado is due to arrive on the market in 2025, but the 2025 Chevrolet Silverado with its internal combustion (ICE), full-size pickup trucks will be the first generation. The next generation of ICE trucks will be equipped with a new powertrain.
The production of the Silverado 1500 2025 will begin in the third quarter, or perhaps the fourth quarter of 2024. The Silverado 1500 model Silverado 1500 has been assembled in Silao, Mexico, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA as of 2019.
Moreover, Oshawa in Canada produces only Chevrolet Silverados at the moment. In November, production began on the Silverado HD. Oshawa will start production of Silverado 1500s in spring 2022. This is in addition to the launch of the new model, which was announced earlier this year.
Oshawa will be the only GM plant that exclusively produces Silverado models and the only one that makes light and heavy trucks. Most likely, the next generation Chevy Silverado will be released after 2025.
According to Reuters, Barra promised a significant increase in the company’s EV production to investors. Barra claims that GM intends to produce 400,000 EVs in North America between 2022 and 2023. This may seem like a lot, but it could not speed up the turnaround time for Silverado’s EV.
If there were 100,000+ reservations, 25% of all EV production would need to be dedicated to Silverados. This doesn’t seem possible. If GM could produce 50,000 Silverado EVs in 2023, half of the orders would still be unfulfilled by next year.
They can increase that production to 150,000 units by 2024. This would mean that the majority, if not all, of the Silverado pre-orders, won’t arrive until the end of 2024 or the beginning of 2025. This does not include additional orders, dealer deliveries, and so on.
Ford had the same issue with the Ford Bronco’s launch – it wasn’t even electric. GM offers many EV products, including the GMC Hummer and Cadillac Lyric. There’s also the upcoming GMC Sierra EV. While increasing production is fine and necessary, it won’t be enough to speed up Silverado Electric Vehicles in the time needed to meet customer demand.
The Silverado Electric Vehicle is quite cool, we agree. Is it cool enough that we have to wait three more years for the Silverado EV? Rivian continues to make electric trucks and SUVs in two factories. Ford has begun pre-production of the F-150 Lightning.
There’s also Tesla, which is looming above the Cyber track. However, they will face many setbacks. GM seems to be catching up to these other EV options. The real question is how patient people are with the Silverado EV. Are they willing to wait for years to have one? Or will they opt for another EV instead?
2025 Chevy Silverado Release Date
General Motors released the following statement: “As you have stated, we have announced an investment in battery cells and assembly capacity that will give us more than 1 million units of electric vehicle capacity in North America by 2025.
According to Reuters, the production of the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq will increase to 25,000 units in 2018, up from 3,200. The production of the GMC Hummer Electric Vehicle (from 3,800) is expected to rise to 21,000 units. After a brief delay due to battery recall issues the Chevy Bolt has returned to production as an EV. The shocking news is that GM will release EV versions of the Equinox and Blazer, before the Silverado EV.
Already, there are approximately 50,000 bookings for the Hummer EV, and 110,000 for the Silverado. GM remains behind the demand versus production curve despite the above-mentioned increase. The 2025 Chevrolet Silverado is expected to arrive on the US market in the fall of 2024.
This fully loaded, high-end Silverado Electric Vehicle is available. All the latest technologies and features are included. Our MSRP estimate is $116,000.