Report: GM’s Pickups Getting Nicer Interiors Soon

The interiors of the latest GM pickups haven’t exactly been met with praise. Despite adding more tech features and trailering gadgets, the interiors themselves have been met with criticism, including by us. Well, a new report says that new interiors are on the way. And that there’s a reason why they look just about the same as the ones in the old trucks.

Expect changes soon, says Musclecarsandtrucks.com. They quote sources familiar with the process that say with a midcycle refresh for 2021, there will be big changes in store.

That means a new center stack in the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500. Right now, there’s a lot of dead space. And some materials that feel downright out of place and low-rent. Especially in top-spec trucks like Denali and High Country. There will most likely be a larger screen, too, with the current screen looking tiny in that massive dash. The HDs will probably get the same changes a year or two later.

So why the lackluster insides? Ironically, the blame is on Ram, the story goes. Which currently boasts the nicest pickup interiors around.

GM wanted to wait until 2020 or 2021 model year to launch its new trucks. But Ram arrived first with a completely new pickup. To speed up development, this is the interior GM could get done in time. Focus groups happy with the smaller screens, having not yet seen the massive Ram screens, may also have played a part. We’ll have to wait and see if GM steps up to the high-zoot and full of tacky but wonderful details that Ram currently offers.

[source: Musclecarsandtrucks]

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