Rendering Envisions A Modern Day Chevy Square Body Pickup26
A digital rendering artist on Instagram has shared their vision for what a modern-day Chevy Silverado would look like if it pulled heavy inspiration from the original square body Chevy C10.
The artist, who goes by @wb.artist20 on Instagram, had a pretty good truck to use as a jumping-off point for this rendering. His fictional modern-day square body is rendered around a photo of the Chevy Silverado Cheyenne concept, which first debuted back in 2013 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The 2014 and 2015 model year Silverado already had a simple, squared-off shape to it, so the artist didn’t actually have to perform very many alterations to the truck to make it look more like square body Chevy C10. The front fascia has been straightened up a bit, the headlights have been revised and the a-pillar is more upright. It looks as though the artist also applied some different taillights to the truck, although they did not bother to render the rear three-quarter view.
We think this modern-day square body rendering looks pretty good, although it really just reminds us how neatly styled the 2014 and 2015 model year Silverado was. Today’s Silverado, by comparison, has a much busier and contemporary look – although this may be for better or for worse depending on who you ask.
As a reminder, the Chevy Silverado Cheyenne was a concept for a potential new Silverado-based sport truck. It used the automaker’s familiar 6.2L L86 V8 engine and also featured the lightweight wheels and brakes from the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28, carbon fiber exterior trim, a single center exit rear exhaust and bucket seats, among other go-fast parts. Chevy never gave the sport truck the green light, but it received plenty of love online in the days following its SEMA debut.
Let us know what you think of this Silverado Cheyenne-based square body rendering by voting below.
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the 2014 already wasn’t far off.
I have a 2014 reg cab short bed 2wd. I need to lower it like this one. The new version looks nice but Mary Barra said, ‘screw the U.S.’ But send them to Middle East.
As a loyal Chevy legends member I will say I have been waiting on a “Chevy Silverado Cheyenne” like the concept, which first debuted back in 2013 at the SEMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Another college kid rendering of a fantasy vehicle. Imagine that. Such great content. My kid has some santa drawings you can post.
The ’14 and ’15 Silverado was already a modern square body. IMO the last good looking GM trucks.
Smaller ,lower , efficient v8 , single cab I would buy one in a new York minute . These giant trucks today are just to much. I can’t even reach over the side for my lunch box let alone work out of it.
Please make this truck.
Anything would be better than the current generation. I sold a number of Ram 1500s because buyers couldn’t stand the Silverado.
Great concept, I’d buy it in a heart beat! Why doesn’t Chevy use these drawings and build them !😎👍👍
Looks great. Nix that center rear exhaust for anyone that pulls a trailer. I sold my Suburban last year. Tired of climbing up to get in. I agree with Joe. I like this design. Lots of good ideas . Why don’t you build some?
Sometimes less is more…simple, clean lines make it an instant classic. Also, a welcome break to gargantuism.
Love it. I think it is high time for a smaller “Sport/Urban truck” redevelopment. GMC has done it in the past. I live in BIG Truck Country in the middle of a City of 1.3 million people. I’m so tired of these Urban Cowboy’s driving around like maniacs; speeding, tailgating, not signaling, cutting people off. Maybe these special consumers will buy something more practical, and reduce the potential carnage they create in collisions with smaller vehicles that the majority of City Folk Drive.
Further proof that imagination is dead.
TV show reboots – because nobody can come up with any new ideas. (and no, the endless stream of “new” lawyer/police/hospital/firefighter/EMT/military shows doesn’t count – next will be detective shows…)
Movie remakes – do I really need to list them? 😴
Retro styled vehicles – Everyone, including me, liked the Mustang, Camaro and even the Challenger when they first came out – retro styling with a defined nod to the modern.
But come on already….
Could designers be any more lazy?
Yes, the Mustang has evolved – into an ugly version of the ’07 that set the car world on fire.
The Camaro barely looks like the ’10 version – that (finally) brought some excitement back to GM – I do so like the new Camaro, but continuing with the ’69-esque styling is growing tired.
A “modern” version of the 2nd-gen would at least show SOME imagination – but would also be lazy and quickly grow tired…
Which brings me to this rendering.
The artist, while talented (I guess) is probably going to be working for one of the “Big Three” soon with lazy photoshopped renderings like this – they barely change anything from their “inspiration”.
If GM/Chevrolet were going to do a reboot of a classic Chevy truck I would think that they would at least have the foresight to base it on the (by FAR) best looking truck ever – the ’67-’72…
“Squarebody’s” are way, way, way down the list. Even behind the 3 latest body styles.
Awesome!!! Now if GM would take it a step further and make another version 10% smaller. Bring back the S-10. Not everyone wants a hugh truck. I’ve owned 3 S-10’s , all were the square bodies. We need a small pick-up again.
Anytime I talk to reg cab short box owner they say they will not go for a bigger cab truck or 8′ bed. Make this version, which they do build, available everywhere! Offer a ZQ8 or F41 whatever you want to call a street suspension. Remember the 1990s SS454 and Sport trucks? They were special. SCA Performance 421 is like this truck.
I think it looks great! My dad had a 1994 raspberry pink Chevy Cheyenne and it was his favorite of all his trucks. After dad passed, I did the best I could to take care of it, but due to its age, it kept breaking down on me faster than I could keep up. I eventually bought myself a 2015 Silverado and I love it. The only drawback is that modern trucks are quite a bit taller than they used to be. Dad’s truck was lower to the ground and it was easier to get in and out of the bed.
Sorry you don’t like squarebodies man but there are many thousands of us who love their style just as much if not more than the earlier models. One opinion dont make a fact
Awesome clean looking rendering. I’ve been cleaning up the lines on my 2014 GMC Sierra. The front and rear bumpers are so chopped up with plastic coverings or bump outs. Smooth lines are much more appealing. Once I have the alterations complete I will post.
Hand me that order form – – I will buy one today. Lots of buyers lower their truck after buying it, so why can’t Chevy & GMC come up with a “boulevard model” that is short bed, single cab and already lowered? They love to sell 4door and 4 wheel drive with 8 foot beds, but “One size does NOT fit all”.
Earlier I mentioned I sold my Suburban. Been driving them for decades. I got tired of climbing up all the time. Now I drive a 2008 Trailblazer SS and love it. Just the right size. Why can’t GM build a same size pickup. I might buy one. This TBSS won’t last forever and they don’t build anything like it now.
My 1990 Sierra reg cab short box was much lower and easier to get in and out of. Not to mention bed height and under hood work. Fit thru garage door, too. Best it had 5 speed manual.