points, 12 fixed and nine movable. The new fixed points are also twice as strong as the current truck’s, now taking 500 pounds of force before bending.
One way to maximize the usefulness of the new box on the Silverado is to buy the new Chevy Accessories storage bins, which perfectly fit over the wheel wells and into the bed sides. The new bins offer nearly 7 cubic feet of lockable storage for short box models while still accommodating a 4x8 sheet of plywood flat on the box’s floor.
Honestly, the interior improvements are a bit lackluster, but the Silverado interior is already a pretty nice place to spend time, and already full of industry-leading integrated tech. Overall there is a ton more interior volume, which can especially be felt in the rear legroom and improved headroom for all passengers. Rear seat storage options are also much more plentiful, with optional in-seat cubbies behind the center cushions on each seat and an underseat storage bin. While some may not be fans of the chunky center console styling, it is extremely functional and easy to use.
The three biggest upgrades this truck will need, especially for those of us who like to take our trucks off road, will be a new front bumper, a lift and better suspension. A new bumper won’t be easy to integrate cleanly but should help improve the entry angle. A lift will greatly improve the break-over angle, which will probably suffer as a result of the longer wheelbase.
It will also be interesting to see what the aftermarket offers for things like fender flares and grille inserts. While these items are sure to be offered, they will be challenging to integrate well into the lines of this truck. Flares will probably be the hardest, as the sides of the truck are very flat, which will make it hard to make flares look like they belong.