I was going to ask the mods if this could be featured on the front page, but looks like you may need to be a high level member.
Regardless, this was a small project I finished in the past week. It was mainly an exercise for a bigger project that has been in the works for a while now. I'm getting closer to working on final renders for that other project, and I wanted to use this one to get some practice.
The truck is my own take on a Chevrolet Colorado with the ZR2 off-road trim. Chevrolet had already shown a ZR2 concept last November, but I felt the overall feel was a little strange, and I disliked the oversized chrome wheels they used on the concept. This truck was designed with the true four-wheel enthusiast in mind (well, it was more like my own dream design), those who favor smaller wheels with beadlocks, for one thing. The truck is motivated by the new I-4 Duramax diesel engine, but this ZR2 model may have some performance boost. Along with that, sturdier front suspension and heavy cosmetic differences show how serious this truck is about its off-road capabilities compared to the more mainstream Z71 trim.
Front view. The truck was designed with minimal changes in mind, while maximizing a unique look. Front fender panels, rear bed panels, front lights and grille along with the bumper and hood are all different. Doors, windows, roof, sill and cabin architecture would be the same as the Standard Colorado. Ford used a similar approach with the F-150 Raptor.
Rear shot shows the trademark bumper corner steps that GM now uses, but the bumper itself is tapered and thinned for better departure angle.
Interior sports different color trims, coinciding with the exterior paint. Seats would be more supportive, racing style designs.
I'm not too experienced with interior design sketches at the moment, so the seats may not look as good as they could. These interior renders were definitely eye opening for me in terms of getting a good idea on ergonomics and spacing of everything.
This is just a quick show of how I did the renders.