Did Chevy Just Get Lucky with its Bright Idea for Truck Beds?
We will (begrudgingly) give credit where it’s due: The Silverado has smart lighting. But we’re confident Ford will eventually top it.
We recently saw Chevrolet’s new commercial for the Silverado, and it got us thinking. After we rolled our eyes about the “real people,” we had to give in and say it: The integrated in-bed lighting for the Chevy Silverado is a cool idea.
The commercial shines a light (see what we did there?) on truck-bed illumination. The Silverado’s Durabed has built-in LED lighting as well as a light at the top of the rear of the cab. It also includes a built-in 120-volt outlet. Yeah, it is definitely something we’d like standard on Ford trucks.
Of course you can always add additional lighting to your truck. But wouldn’t it just be easier to have this come standard?
Although we think this is a cool and very useful feature, it would undoubtedly be cooler on a Ford truck.
Now, we’re biased, but we think Ford is the superior truck and our guess is that the next-gen F-series will definitely include some great innovations overall, including integrated bed lighting. We’d like to see more attention to the bed overall. Maybe we’ll see built-in storage options, tailgate innovations, and more.
So, what do you want to see included as standard for the bed on the next-generation of Ford trucks? Should it have more cargo space? Would you like more lighting? More storage? Smart technology? What changes would you make to improve your truck experience?
Let us know in the comments and in the FTE forums.