A lifted prototype of the Ford F-150 Lightning was recently spied testing out on public roads, likely serving as a testbed for a future rival to the Chevy Silverado EV Trail Boss.
In photos captured by Ford Authority – GM Authority‘s sister publication – we find a Ford F-150 Lightning that appears to be wearing a lift kit, along with 18-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires found on the regular F-150 Tremor. This upcoming variant of the Blue Oval’s all-electric pickup truck will likely boast the F-150 Lightning Tremor nameplate as well.
As previously mentioned, an off-road-focused F-150 Lightning would serve as a direct rival to the Silverado EV Trail Boss, General Motors’ own all-terrain electric truck. Revealed back in January 2022, the Trail Boss variant of the all-electric Silverado stands out from the rest of the Silverado EV lineup thanks to a front fascia that incorporates a mix of black and silver, along with a darker glossy finish for the grille and upper fascia and a silver lower section in the bumper that also includes tow hooks.
Another notable exterior design piece of the Silverado EV Trail Boss is the contrasting black roof, which is found on the range-topping Silverado EV RST First Edition.
As for rollers, the Trail Boss trim of the all-electric Silverado rides on a set of two-tone wheels, with a black inner section and silver outer section, which are then wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Territory M/T rubber.
Although details on the all-terrain Silverado EV are still forthcoming, it’s likely that the truck will feature a bevy of off-roading goodies from the Hummer EV, such as CrabWalk mode.
In regard to the timeline, General Motors stated that the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV Trail Boss will launch after following the Chevy Silverado EV RST First Edition and WT variants.
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV features GM’s Ultium battery and GM Ultium Drive motors, and rides on the narrow-body variant of the GM BT1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.