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General Motors is on a roll and the North American powerhouse plans to supercharge its electrified ambitions by spending upwards of $27 billion to develop thirty new global EVs by 2025. One of these new debuts will be a Chevrolet-branded pickup truck similar in size to the recently-revealed GMC Hummer.

Whilst its name has yet to be confirmed, our very own Michael Gauthier got the low-down from GM’s recent investor conference which displayed a glimpse of the unrevealed, full-size truck behind GM chief EV officer Travis Hester. Keen to see what it looks like? Well, let’s shed some light and investigate further before the truck’s official debut.

Aggressive Appearances 

While some rivals have embraced a radical approach with their upcoming EV pickups, Chevrolet has struck an eye-catching blend of traditional truck mixed with a hint of Corvette DNA. The front facia has body-coloured contouring in place of a conventional grille and a lattice-like lower section with black plastic cladding. A unique lighting arrangement features split-level headlamps: the main beams are positioned low, whilst the LED daylight running lamps are mounted high up.

Illustrations Copyright Carscoops.com / Josh Byrnes

The profile reveals tense sheet metal sculpting with flared fenders and many subtle creases. The deep sills and angled rear pillars are reminiscent of those on the new Hummer EV, and unlike the Silverado, there is no separation between the bed and the cabin.

Under The Skin

For the interior, expect utilitarian practicality, quality materials and immersive digital displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment touchscreen. The latter will feature Google’s voice assistant, navigation and app ecosystem, ditching the current in-car setup found in many other GM vehicles. Super Cruise will help take the stress out of commuting, with hands-free driving and automatic lane changing available on compatible roads.

Read: GM Shows Off New EV Platform, Teases Cadillac Lyriq And Confirms Chevy Bolt EUV

GM’s BT1 800-volt electric vehicle architecture will provide a stiff platform with optimized weight distribution and a low center of gravity. It also forms the basis for future Chevrolet, GMC-Hummer and Cadillac electric SUVs and trucks, and like the new Hummer, an SUV variant will debut at a later date.

‘Ultium’ Performance

GM’s ultra-flexible Ultium EV architecture will offer performance that will leave today’s trucks for dead. If GMC’s Hummer EV3X is anything to go by, we could potentially see 800 horsepower/9,500 lb-ft of torque, three electric motors and all-wheel-drive for a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) time in as little as 4 seconds.

Of course, those figures would be for a range-topping version; regular models will make do with a single motor/rear-wheel-drive setup or dual-motor/all-wheel-drive and an estimated driving range of 300 miles (~483 km) to a full charge. The high-density battery pack will have 350 DC kW fast-charging capability, and future improvements will yield 450 miles (~724 km) of charge.

Electrified Rivals & Reveal

Rivals include the upcoming electric Ford F-150, Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T and Lordstown Endurance. Nikola’s Badger EV pickup was also to be a competitor; however, General Motors have abandoned their original deal with Nikola, and the Badger’s road to reality has evaporated.

Also See: Everything We Think We Know About The 2022 Toyota Tundra Pickup

GM teased the electric Chevrolet pickup alongside the upcoming electric GMC Hummer SUV at an online event last November

GM’s Factory ZERO plant (formerly known as Detroit-Hamtramck) for dedicated EVs will handle production, which has now been brought forward by 11 months as part of the company’s zero-emissions strategy. While GM avoided sharing details on the timeline, we’re told that production has been moved up from 2025 with an unveiling possibly as early as 2022, so watch this space!

Would you consider this truck over more traditional ICE offerings? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Note: The illustration was made by CarScoops’ artist Josh Byrnes and while based on a prototype that was partially teased, it is in no way related to or endorsed by Chevrolet

Last year, GM teased an assortment of Electric Vehicles as well as their third-generation, modular global EV platform
According to GM, the new EV platform is “flexible enough to build a wide range of trucks, SUVs, crossovers, cars and commercial vehicles with outstanding design, performance, packaging, range and affordability”

台灣福特確定會在 1 月 8 日正式發表 Focus Active 跨界休旅車。有著比 Focus 較高的車高,對手明顯就是鎖定 Corolla Cross。近期國外 Youtube 頻道《km77》,選擇了加長版 Focus Active Sportbreak 跨界旅行車進行麋鹿測試,結果。

跨界旅行車設定的 Ford Focus Active Sportbreak,進行麋鹿測試,最好成績停在時速 75 公里。

Focus Active 是以 Focus 為基礎所打造,離地高度為 150mm,比 Focus 的 120mm 更高,另外具備黑色輪拱、車頂行李架等訴求。Ford 也找來先前幫 Focus 代言的林依晨代言 Focus Acitve。

相較於 Focus Active,《km77》測試的 Focus Active Sportbreak 因為是旅行車,所以車尾較長,但同樣都是擁有離地較高的訴求,能具備基本的輕度越野能力;不過也由於離地較高,對於進行麋鹿測試,是一項不小的考驗。

在《km77》測試下,Focus Active Sportbreak 的麋鹿測試最好成績為時速 75 公里;再上去的時速 76 公里測試下,第一個過彎就已經明顯失控,導致根本無法再進去第二個彎;時速 77 公里時同樣也是如此,在第一個入彎時,更直接撞掉一個三角錐,並且也無法進入第二個彎道。

台灣準備在下週,舉辦 Focus Active 發表會,同樣具備離地高的優勢。

從麋鹿測試中,仍可看出離地高度,在表現上絕對有一定的影響,不過這也是有一好沒兩好的狀態,畢竟跨界休旅的好處,在於上下車更方便,也能具備輕度越野能力,同時比房車、掀背車都擁有更好的駕駛視野。 

Ford Focus Active Sportbreak 麋鹿測試影片

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The Corvette C7 Z06 is a very good sports car, but someone obviously thought that a number of modifications would improve its looks. Mission accomplished? We wouldn’t say so.

The car’s exterior is painted in a shade of baby blue which on its own isn’t particularly nice. Obviously, the car’s owner wasn’t satisfied with simply driving around in a baby blue Corvette and thought it would be a good idea to fit it with an aftermarket bodykit.

This bodykit includes flared front and rear wheel arches which, oddly, look to be painted in a slightly different shade of blue than the rest of the car. Making these wheel arches look even worse are the panel gaps, black exposed screws and the black rubber surrounds, as these Reddit photos show.

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Other modifications include a set of black Forgiato wheels and a front bumper inspired by that of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Unsurprisingly, this Ferrari-esque bumper doesn’t work very well with the rest of the car’s design.

Speaking of the C7 Corvette Z06, it was revealed just before Christmas that General Motors will extend warranty cover for select Z06 models due to the overheating issues they can encounter when driving on the track.

A document from the car manufacturer has revealed that extended warranty coverage applies to 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 model year Z06s. To fix the issue, dealers will install an updated radiator package while also fitting new shift point calibration software for Z06 models with the available six-speed automatic transmission.