Even with the segment’s focus on utility and practicality, there’s something to be said about a good-looking, well-designed pickup. Now, we’re getting a look at exactly that with this clean and simple truck rendering from the GM Design team.
Recently hitting the web via GM Design’s social media feed (@generalmotorsdesign), this pickup truck rendering was created by GM Creative Designer Logan Phillips, and includes a single three-quarters view of what appears to be an all-electric off-roader. The electric powertrain is hinted at by the blocked-off front end, which does not include the usual air intake expected of a vehicle motivated by internal combustion. Rather, the fascia shows off broad, horizontal body components that stretch across the nose and enhance the vehicle’s natural visual width, while lower in the fascia, we see a U-shaped bumper section. Higher in the front, there are C-shaped lighting elements in the corners, which appear to be LEDs.
Of course, the most interesting view of this GM pickup truck rendering has to be the profile. The truck looks to be divided into three sections, with large divisions between the front fenders, doors, and rear cab. A matte metallic blue finish was applied to the majority of the body panels, with matte black providing some contrast on the hood, window surrounds, front bumper, and along the roofline. There’s also some graphics added around the rear fender.
Then we have the stance, which is dominated by a set of large alloy wheels shod in knobby off-road tires. The truck rides high, suggesting some agility in the rough stuff, while we’d expect a flat underfloor thanks to the all-electric powertrain. A three-motor powertrain similar to the GMC Hummer EV Pickup would certainly be appropriate here.
Naturally, this design is little more than an idea at this stage, but we certainly wouldn’t mind seeing this thing progress into something a little more production friendly.
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