For all the wild recognition of full-dimension pickups, you will find a single configuration that U.S. potential buyers are no for a longer time provided: the common-taxi, shorter-bed truck. Curiously, nonetheless, GM nonetheless does make this configuration, and each the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra are provided with it — in the Mexican industry. That system fashion, nonetheless, is out there entirely in extremely-fundamental operate-truck form. But a custom wheel store, JC Wheels in the Mexican town of Culiacán, has converted a single of these Silverados to Trail Manager trim, and we are digging the final result.
The sporty shorty Silverado Trail Manager will come to our interest by means of GM Authority, after the store posted it on their Instagram feed. The store included a 3-inch elevate, guide steps, Chevy alloy wheels, a Trail Manager entrance fascia which include red tow hooks, and Trail Manager badging. They also included darkish window tint, which seems like a superior plan in sunny Mexico.
In the U.S., the Silverado Trail Manager just isn’t provided at all in common-taxi form it only can be had as a double taxi or a crew taxi, the latter with a decision of a shorter bed or common bed. But dimension is frequently a hindrance for vehicles that basically get driven on trails, in which this common-taxi, shorter-bed variant’s lesser wheelbase would be an gain. Beyond that, the Trail Manager upgrades preserve this configuration from hunting like a fundamental-spec equipment.
That is even a lot more genuine of the identical outfit’s prior attempts: the conversion of the GMC Sierra common-taxi, shorter-bed pickup into a Denali.
With so numerous potential buyers choosing pickups as individual-use vehicles, it truly is not difficult to think that this configuration could come across an viewers below. But the crucial would be to do as this Mexican business has carried out and give it in the desirable off-road and luxurious trims, alternatively than as a fundamental operate truck. Would you acquire a single? Seem off in the comments below.
The following action would be to use this configuration as the basis of a full-dimension, two-door SUV, in the mold of the common Chevy K5 Blazer and GMC Jimmy.