There was a Q&A I was part of not long after the reveal, and I asked the question about Extended Cabs and Longer Bed....etc, the response I got was "Initially only the crew cab will be offered at introduction. Other body configurations will follow."My 2 cents ~
1. The new design is on the busy side IMO, and the GMCs shown to date even moreso [GMC.com 'future vehicles'].
2. Overall, I think the Silverado EV will be appealing to most 'casual' truck buyers- those who only want a tightly-tonneau'd 5.5' bed and worry about what's the best tire shine product. But commercial & working truck owners aren't going to want this configuration.
Why so? GM is going all in on EV's by 2035. Why would they abandon their #1 nameplate throughout this transition? The Lightning is considered a F150. Both manufacturers want the combined ICE/EV truck sales to count toward their overall sales crown, Ford even more so.Still shouldn’t have the Silverado name on it. My only major gripe.
It wouldn't be engineering reasons. Other configurations are easy to engineer. If they don't come it would be due to the financial guys figuring that the cost of producing whatever configuration won't be made back in sales of said configuration.
From an engineering perspective, it is interesting the route Ford took to get to market first. As a result, there are accessories, parts, and bed configs available to them that fit the ICE F150.
I'd have a tough time believing GM will walk away from a huge portion of their customer base and not offer a bunch of configurations.The most popular configuration for commercial fleet buyers is crew cab with short bed.
The Silverado badge can be removed. You could rename yours "Fred" or whatever you like.Looks miles better than it usually does in the Black color. Still gives me Avalanche and old Ridgeline from the C-pillar back. Doesn’t make or break my opinion of it. Still shouldn’t have the Silverado name on it. My only major gripe.
The truck bed is pretty modular nowIs this a high-end configuration or a lower end? Anyone have an idea?
I'd have a tough time believing GM will walk away from a huge portion of their customer base and not offer a bunch of configurations.
Will they offer all the configurations on this first gen? I think that is the real question - Possibly not, but they'll still be selling the ICE Silverado with all the configurations side by side with the BEV version...