Two new design sketches were recently uploaded to the GM Design Instagram page, where official GM designers will share some of their more well-received sketches from time to time. The first of these sketches (above) and our personal favorite is this modern-looking design sketch of a blue GMC truck.
The blue sketch is instantly recognizable as a GMC thanks to its large C-shaped LED headlights and the shape of its grille opening. Located beneath the grille is a front skid plate, which appears to be flanked on either side by a set of LED fog lights. One of the more extreme aspects of this design is the notch in the waistline, which goes up in the middle and tapers off towards the front and rear of the truck. This pickup also has a full glass panoramic moonroof, flush Tesla-style retracting door handles and rather large and complex-looking alloy wheels wrapped in knobby Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires.
While the sketch of the blue truck looks like at least some aspects of it could make it to production, the second sketch has a more sci-fi feel to it that would be hard to replicate on a production vehicle. This is a compelling design, however, and a major departure from GMC’s current styling practices. With a single LED light bar framing the entire grille, large scoops in the hood, integrated LED side marker lights, a glass roof and a sporty roof spoiler, this is a very contemporary pickup design that would be great for a truck with a battery-electric powertrain, if you ask us.
It should be noted that neither of these designs has been greenlit for production. GM designers often times produce many sketches of vehicles that never get built while searching for inspiration, so we wouldn’t look too far into these designs. That said, they still give us a great indication of what kinds of ideas are being tossed around in GMC design meetings.