GM is ramping up its all-electric vehicle efforts with the introduction of new EV variants for the popular Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, both of which promise all the traditional capability and utility expected of the nameplates, plus cutting-edge technology and powertrains. Both models present all-new exterior designs that emphasize their electron-powered status. The question now is which design looks better – the Chevy Silverado EV, or the GMC Sierra EV?
Critically, both the Chevy Silverado EV and the GMC Sierra electric pickup ride on the same narrow-track variant of the GM BT1 platform, GM’s EV-centric architecture for utility models. Both pickups are also similar in terms of features and dimensions. As such, it’s really the exterior design that sets these two vehicles apart.
Let’s start up front, where we find some pretty dramatic styling differences between the Chevy Silverado EV and GMC Sierra electric pickup. The Silverado EV, for example, incorporates a thin upper lighting signature between the hood and fascia, with the Chevy badge mounted high. The primary forward lighting is lower in the corners, while a small air intake is lower towards the bumper. Meanwhile, the GMC Sierra EV incorporates L-shaped lighting signatures in the corners of the fascia, with additional styling lines in the nose that more clearly define the blocked-off front grille section. Like the Silverado EV, the Sierra electric pickup incorporates a slim lower air intake, but the latter gets vertical slats as compared to the honeycomb insert of the former. The Sierra electric pickup also places the primary forward lighting lower in the fascia, as well as “sideburn” styling elements.
Moving over to the sides, we find that both models offer four doors for ingress and egress. The rear sail panel treatment on the Chevy Silverado EV, however, incorporates a “floating roof” design, while we also see a good amount of black cladding around the lower edges of the vehicle. By comparison, the GMC Sierra EV has more painted metal in its design. The Sierra electric pickup also has a deep profile styling indent that runs towards the rear of the vehicle from the front doors, while the Chevy Silverado EV has a thinner, straight lower styling line.
Finally, the rear end of the Chevy Silverado EV has a smoother, straighter break in the tailgate for the Chevy Multi-Flex feature, whereas the break in the GMC Sierra EV tailgate incorporates a “tabbed” sections around the outer sections of the GMC MultiPro feature. The taillight graphics are also different, with a more angular design for the Silverado and a smoother design for the Sierra.
All told, there are some considerable styling differences between these two pickups. But we want to know – which exterior design do you prefer? Tell us by voting in the poll below, and remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Silverado news, GMC Sierra news, Chevy news, GMC news, GM electric vehicle news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.