Basic Motors could also be investigating a compact electrical pickup to problem present gas-powered choices within the phase just like the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz.
Throughout a tour on Wednesday of GM’s reasonably priced EV design studio in Warren, Michigan, Automotive Information (subscription required) claims to have been proven a two-door electrical pickup with a low roof and a mattress measuring roughly 4-4.5 ft lengthy. The Maverick’s mattress is 4.5 ft.
The outline factors to one thing like a contemporary model of former GM automobiles just like the Chevrolet El Camino and Holden Commodore Ute, versus a conventional pickup.
Advertising and marketing pictures proven alongside the pickup additionally level to it being positioned as a leisure automobile, for actions like browsing, Automotive Information reported.
Michael Pevovar, director of reasonably priced EV and crossover design at Chevy, is reported to have mentioned on the tour that the automobile was created to collect suggestions, and that it is only one automobile sort GM is contemplating for a future reasonably priced EV vary.
There is definitely demand for compact pickups. Regardless of Ford additionally providing the Ranger and massively profitable F-Sequence, the automaker managed to promote near 75,000 Mavericks within the U.S. in 2022, in keeping with Automotive Information information. Smaller pickups additionally are usually in style in Central and South American markets.
Patrons on the lookout for an electrical pickup from GM could have two choices come the 2024 mannequin 12 months, albeit within the full-size class. New for 2024 are a Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV Denali.