GM North American President Mark Reuss recently announced there would be more separation between the Chevy and GMC pickup trucks, and we are just beginning to see what that might look like. At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, GMC debuted its new 2013 Acadia, showing off the regular (above) and Denali (below) trims.
Dave Lyon, executive director for GMC Design, spoke about the Acadia's new look and design features, but he was clearly laying the groundwork for a similar look that will eventually work for full-size pickup trucks, too.
"We're aiming for a look of capability with GMC ... and you see that in the more squared wheel arches, the more angular look to the grille, and details to the headlights that communicate utility," Lyon said.
Many of the questions from a group of confused journalists dealt with Lyon's notion that GMC will not go along with other crossovers in the segment, instead going for the sleek and organic look.
"The GMC will be more of a blend of a new crossover and traditional SUV look — almost locomotive in its appearance," Lyon said.
That could mean a host of changes coming to the new Sierra pickup truck, but it could also bode well for those looking for a more rugged overall look to the GMC brand. Whether this means the new Sierra will get Audi-like headlights and more angular design will be interesting to imagine, but no doubt the grille is pretty close.