Check out this spy shot of a 2018 GMC Sierra with a stepside bed.
The photo, taken by a GM Authority reader at a port in the northeast United States, shows a red 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab truck configured with a Regular Cab wearing a stepside bed – an option the K2 Sierra never offered (the same is true for the K2 Silverado).
To note, a stepside bed – otherwise known as a flareside or sportside – has the fender wells outside the truck’s bed. The design results in visible bulging fenders along with a “step” on the side of the bed, near the cab, for bed access. By comparison, a standard side bed – otherwise known as a fleetside or styleside – puts the fender wells inside the bed and provides a smooth bedside.
The sighting makes us ponder the following scenarios:
- GM is planning on re-introducing a stepside/flareside/sportside bed option on its pickup trucks, a highly unlikely circumstance given that its K2 platform trucks will be phased out in favor of all-new T1 platform models in the near future.
- An up fitter has equipped this vehicle with a new stepside/flareside bed on the K2 platform trucks.
What do you think about this Sierra Stepside? Talk to us in the comments.
Hat tip to reader Adrian.