Reports are coming in that the styling distinctions between the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 are expected to be significant. The image above is from a SEMA concept from two years ago, but it does echo some of the design cues seen on the more current GMC All-Terrain concept.
Rick Kranz of Automotive News spoke with Ken Parkinson, GM's executive director for design, who said, "The normal person is going to see two very distinct and very different vehicles.
"We have to do certain things common because we have to make a business case," Parkinson said, "but we want to make sure that we dial the differentiation just right so that it is really, really difficult to see what is common between the two." Both pickups debut next year.
kranz also writes that GM engineers have discussed positioning a grille with movable shutters below the bumper area to improve aerodynamics. To read more, click this link.