This looks epic.
General Motors Design has been showing off various conceptual sketches of late, showing either the early stages of the design process or a completed idea that never made it to production. A great number of these have been of trucks, including a crazy off-roader that looks perfect for a film about a dystopian future. Other sketches look like relatively basic redesigns of the Silverado. We've also seen a sexy coupe design and a sportier look for the Sonic hatchback, but the latest post shared by GM Design is once again of a truck, and this one seems to be fairly realistic while also looking futuristic.
Penned by GM creative designer Kyle Minjae Shin, the futuristic Silverado has a swooping roof and a bulging hood, ahead of which sits a massive grille with horizontal slats. The headlights boast a very thin LED lighting signature that seems to enhance the impression of height while simultaneously making the truck look wider and beefier. We can also see that Shin has forgone the inclusion of a bowtie badge on that front grille, eschewing it in favor of a subtle by stylish CHEVROLET script across the hood. This design also features an aggressive skidplate with tow hooks attached, much like the hardcore Ram 1500 TRX and the Ford F-150 Raptor.
While past sketches of a Silverado posted on the Instagram account have either been too unrealistic to be real or too basic to make us consider them as anything but design exercises, this one strikes a good balance between realism and evolutionary design. We know that Chevrolet is working on a supercharged, V8-powered off-road truck and have even discussed what to expect from such a thing here, so while it could be nothing, we'd like to think that this sketch is the basis of something much cooler. Only time will tell if this design ever makes it to production, but we're quietly optimistic.