General Motors may lack a dedicated off-roader, but its designers have no trouble dreaming up one. But don’t expect it to appear on dealer lots anytime soon – this is nothing more than a sketch. The latest share from the GM Design Instagram page shows off a radical off-roader that looks ready to conquer a distant dystopia world. It looks like a Halo Warthog built for the whole family, and that’s a big win in our book.
The sketch predominately shows off the angular front-end, which has a detached front bumper. The corners hold a three-piece headlight unit in triangular cutouts, adding to the already sharp-lined face. Below are two red markers that sit above a tough-looking skid plate. It appears to have a cab-forward-like design with the windscreen right at the front, though the angle makes it difficult to tell its proportions.
The wheel arch flares extended up and over the front bumper, sitting above the headlights as they house massive, muddy tyres. The design gives the SUV an insect-like appearance. We can’t see that well inside, but there does appear to be seating for at least four in the right-hand-drive vehicle. The rear is difficult to distinguish, but there appears to be a small truck bed back there. The rear also has wide wheel arch flares just like the front, which are further accentuated by a pair of intakes along the side behind the doors.
The GM Design Instagram is a great place to check out what happens behind the scenes in a car company. These sketches, which imagine vehicles that’ll likely never production, can show off the first iterations of a future styling feature that could end up on a production vehicle. Sadly, we can’t see doubt much of this brilliant sketch will make it on the next Chevy Blazer, though that’d be cool.