Turning a sketch into reality isn't so far-fetched.
The GMC Hummer EV isn't the only pickup truck the automaker has in the pipeline. Like its Chevy Silverado counterpart, an all-electric Sierra 1500 will debut sometime in the very near future. Both it and the Chevy will ride on a modified version of the Hummer's Ultium platform. Hummer buyers can still be assured their upcoming new ride remains GMC's flagship. For the majority of customers, however, the Sierra EV represents the brand's future.
But what will it look like? It's fair to assume it'll have its own unique character compared to the gas-powered version, and this recently released sketch from GM Design, via its Instagram page, provides a clue of its bold styling. The truck shown here is definitely meant to be an EV with that flat-panel grille.
Even so, it's a much more aggressive design language than anything GMC currently has to offer. The angled appearance definitely works great here and we can easily see where a pair of tow hooks can be placed within the front bumper. The wheel arches front and rear retain this angled look.
Best of all, the "GMC" name is plastered front and center. Bear in mind this sketch is only that, a sketch. It does not necessarily preview the Sierra EV. GMC did a good job with the current and recently facelifted Sierra generation in differentiating it from the Silverado.
Now, it needs to go several steps further with the pure battery-powered truck. Sierra EV buyers will also want everyone to know they're driving EV. It'd make no sense to have it look nearly identical to the combustion model.
The Ford F-150 Lightning, for example, does look fairly similar to the regular F-150, but it also rides on the same though heavily modified platform. The second-generation F-150 Lightning, due by 2025, will have a completely new and unique architecture separate from the standard model lineup. The EV truck revolution has only just gotten underway and bold designs are the perfect way to celebrate.