GM's Vision Of A Future Off-Roader Is Pretty Scary

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Hopefully, it never reaches production.

Earlier this week, General Motors Design posted the below image to Instagram, with the redundant heading "No caption necessary", but we think this one needs an explanation. What we can tell you is that you're looking at nothing more than a random design sketch, and not anything likely to ever make it to production. Thanks to chunky tires, a skid plate, and very lofty ground clearance, this presumably electric (it could run on anti-matter for all we know) off-roader appears to have a long, truck-like bed. Is this the future of the Chevrolet Silverado when our world descends into dystopian horror?
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Back in 2018, GM trademarked the 'Find New Roads' name for a future concept car, and that something of a Camaro-inspired passenger car, but now it seems that absolutely no limits are put on GM's designers - whether there are plans for the concept or not. This seems to be the sort of thing that nobody pays a second look at, but we are intrigued. The section of the car where the headlights have been placed seems to be separate from the rest of the body. It also appears to have actuators below the glasshouse and may be connected to the front axle, presumably for surmounting large obstacles.

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We can also see some sort of intake system behind the cab, suggesting that whatever powers this beast is mounted in the rear of the truck (if that is indeed what we're looking at). It seems to be a four-seater, and we can safely assume that the windows are meant to be made of some super hardy, translucent, composite plastic. Sadly, we only get the one angle and no details on what the point of this exercise was, but if GM wants to make a crazy off-roader, may we suggest the Silverado ZL1? Don't worry about styling it, GM. We're not sure you can be trusted with that responsibility.

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