Chevrolet has a long history of making trucks. The company’s first pickup truck was introduced over a century ago when the Chevrolet 490 Series debuted. Since then, Chevy has never stopped making some of America’s favorite trucks and today the automaker has several different models in different sub-segments, each with a number of versions. What lies in the future for Chevrolet? More trucks, of course, including fully electric models.
If you’re wondering what Chevy branded trucks will look like in the future, we have a pretty accurate answer. It doesn’t come in the form of renderings from independent designers as you can see in the gallery below are digital images that show a new take on Chevy’s truck design. The images were shared on Instagram by Ben Wilkins, who is currently the creative designer at General Motors.
The image showing the front fascia may remind you of the current Silverado design, although there are some notable differences. The grille is slightly larger and the headlights are slimmer. The LED daytime running lights extend further down the fascia but have a familiar shape. The bumper is slightly more sculpted and incorporates silver guard elements which presumably continue to cover the engine area from below. To some extent, this truck looks like a more off-road-inspired version of the Silverado.
The second sketch shows the truck from the side. The edgy shape of the front fascia continues into a boxy overall design with straight door lines and muscular wheel arches. Those slightly oversized side mirrors fit well with the overall rugged design language and one touch we particularly liked was the design of the wheels. The grippy tires combined with ample suspension travel as demonstrated by the large gap between the wheel and fender suggests that this could be a very capable machine.
While this truck looks fantastic, Chevrolet is currently focused on delivering the first electric version of the Silverado. The utility EV is now available for up to 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet, making it one of the most powerful production vehicles ever launched by Chevrolet.