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2026 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CONCEPT REVS UP THE IMAGINATION


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2026 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CONCEPT REVS UP THE IMAGINATION

What could the next generation of Chevrolet full-size pickup look like? With the help of AI, we're taking a speculative look at what may lie ahead for the design of a new 2026 Chevrolet Silverado.

 

 

Read the full article here and tell us what you think about our concepts!

https://www.gm-trucks.com/2026-chevrolet-silverado-concept-revs-up-the-imagination/

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I went by the Flint assy plant today and saw a couple dozen trucks on the West side lot near the metal center lot just off of I-75. They all had a complete white vinyl wrap on them on them, sure looked like they were hiding something. Maybe some 26 pilot builds ?     

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How about increasing the HP & torque in the HD pickups with the gasoline 6.6L beyond 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque? FORD has us beat with their top gasser the 7.3L at 430 horsepower and 485 pound-feet of torque for their HD pickups.

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GM has fallen behind in terms of performance as far as hp goes.   They have the engine on the shelf.  Drop the supercharged  LT4 in a pickup.   They already have in the Escalade so what's the hold up?

 

give it Magnetic ride control shocks.

 

360 degree camera recording

 

Ditch the AFM and auto start/stop and give us better intake and exhaust.

 

Give us something we can tune.

 

 

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15 hours ago, typhoon186 said:

GM has fallen behind in terms of performance as far as hp goes.   They have the engine on the shelf.  Drop the supercharged  LT4 in a pickup.   They already have in the Escalade so what's the hold up?

 

give it Magnetic ride control shocks.

 

360 degree camera recording

 

Ditch the AFM and auto start/stop and give us better intake and exhaust.

 

Give us something we can tune.

The 'regular' 5.3 and 6.2 are getting left behind. The 5.3 especially and the 6.2 is just competitive. The premium engine (6.2) in GM truck lineup isn't any better than the competitions bread and butter engines.

 

Not really talking about the 2.7 turbo four (I think of this as an experiment still) or the inline diesel.

 

Seems like the new Tundra only has the one engine option that goes in every trim level and is for talking points equivalent to GM's premium 6.2. Ford and Ram both have an engine that GM can't even get close too.

 

Crash test ratings aren't class leading either.

 

My crystal ball says the future isn't looking bright for the traditional GM truck line. It seems their all in bet on electric is going to come back to haunt them. They have obviously been directing R&D funds to the electrics. I expect that the traditional  truck line future is looking a lot like the Express/Savana van line; just enough to stay some what relevant and make use of other part bin updated resources. 

 

The only exception is that there was reporting of investment and updates to the small block engines coming...

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On GM's behalf, they have zero choice in the EV decisions.  Our current presidential administration has set MPG limits that no manufacture can meet with gas engines.  So to stay in business they have no choice but to dump all but a few gas cars/trucks and sell EV.   if you don't like it, vote for a change.

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14 hours ago, typhoon186 said:

On GM's behalf, they have zero choice in the EV decisions.  Our current presidential administration has set MPG limits that no manufacture can meet with gas engines.  So to stay in business they have no choice but to dump all but a few gas cars/trucks and sell EV.   if you don't like it, vote for a change.

I get it... Makes me wonder what would be worse, build a vehicle you can't sell or pay the fines.

 

We really need(ed) hybrids to bridge the transition from ICE to EV.

 

I recall GMs reasoning - why spend effort on the baby step (hybrids), if the end game is EVs, go there. 

 

Except that - the public isn't ready/buying the EVs, so you alienate all your customers in the meantime. X years down the road when EVs ARE the norm you have to win back all your customers you alienated years ago - if you survive that long. 

 

Now as we are beginning to see - the focus on the EV's was too premature, the sales aren't there and hopefully GM can backtrack fast enough. 

 

Ironically, Ram or Stellantis (on the bigger scale) that didn't have the resources to develop the EVs is in a better position for not doing it. Same for Toyota except their delay to EVs was intentional.

 

GMs biggest EV problem was focusing on the Hummer, Silverado and Sierra first. To even suggest towing with an EV is a disaster considering that the recharge time is so long and the impact it has on range. Why would I buy an EV truck if I can't tow with it more than 100-150 miles - even if I only do it once a year - thats a major problem that everyone picked up on and highlighted. The skeptics concerns are now justified and turned off EVs. As a daily driver the trucks (EVs) are fine.

 

The EV Blazer, Equinox, etc... should have come first, the towing range issue goes away and the skeptics could become buyers if not proponents.

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Honestly their V8s seem plagued with issues due to the EPA regulations. I'd rather them spend more time investing in the 3.0 duramax and making diesel mainstream in the 1/2 ton segment. EV is a pipe dream in my eyes and is doing nothing to solve the issue at hand whether you believe in climate change or not. When your grid runs on fossil fuels, you use nothing but exponential amounts of fossil fuels to mine lithium, and have no where to recycle it after the fact it really doesn't matter. Should've invested in fusion if they wanted renewable clean energy, we're simply not setup to be 100% EV, it's completely impractical for anyone who uses their vehicle outside of just transportation from A to B.

 

Hybrids I'm all for but this idea to abandon fossil fuels in a blink of an eye was and is asinine considering the false premise it's backed by.

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I'm ok with the square wheels (though I prefer they don't) but what I will never buy is a vehicle where the steering wheel isn't centered with the drivers seat. I couldn't get past that!

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