With plans to launch 30 new all-electric vehicles around the world by 2025, and the eventual goal of electrifying its entire light-duty vehicle lineup by 2035, General Motors certainly has its work cut out for it as it strives to become a leader in the EV segment. Interestingly, one of the battery-powered GM models coming down the pipe may be a small Chevy pickup, per a previous report covered by GM Authority. Now, the GM Design team is showing off what may very well be an early concept of the small EV Chevy pickup in question.
Recently finding its way onto social media courtesy of the GM Design Instagram team (@generalmotorsdesign), the concept image includes a front three-quarters and rear three-quarters view of an unnamed Chevy pickup. The styling, total lack of a tail pipe, and EV hashtag all point towards an all-electric powertrain as the source of motivation. The concept was created by Chevrolet Performance Exterior designer Darby Barber.
Up front, we find ultra-thin lighting elements that punctuate the front fascia along the edges of the hood line and lower in the bumper, following the Bow Tie brand’s latest lighting design trend. Similar thin signatures can be seen on models like the Chevy Silverado EV, Chevy Blazer EV, and Chevy Equinox EV, all three of which also incorporate a two-tiered fascia layout with a prominent lower “grille” section. High on the nose of this small EV Chevy pickup is a black Chevy badge, while the Chevrolet script is indented in the lower bumper protrusion.
In the corners, we see oversized wheels with an undetermined design. The rockers appear to have some sort of carbon fiber finish, while the sideview mirrors offer a low profile for enhanced aerodynamics. The roof is finished and black, creating a two-tone effect for the paint.
In back, who see more thin lighting signatures spread across the top of the tailgate and lower in the rear fascia, wrapping around into the rear fenders. The Chevrolet script is once again found indented in the rear, this time set in the tailgate.
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