GM plans to rely closely on buyer suggestions because it designs and engineers reasonably priced EVs, Pevovar mentioned. The infant pickup is an instance of 1 kind of car GM is contemplating for an reasonably priced EV lineup.
“The enter might come again that it is simply too small, and that is OK,” he mentioned. “Possibly [it won’t be] proper for what this structure can present, however does it have legs for various structure the place it would should be a bit of greater?”
If the pickup involves market, it might rival the four-door, gasoline-powered Maverick and Santa Cruz, however it could haven’t any direct two-door pickup competitor.
Different manufacturers have discovered success with four-door mini pickups. Ford offered 74,370 Mavericks within the U.S. final 12 months, and Hyundai offered 36,480 Santa Cruz fashions, in accordance with the Automotive Information Analysis & Knowledge Heart.
The North America market tends to favor 4 doorways and a backseat for cargo and passengers. A two-seat pickup with out a full mattress would seemingly fare higher in South America or Mexico, mentioned Sam Fiorani, vp of world automobile forecasting at AutoForecast Options. The 2-door child pickup GM confirmed could possibly be a variation of the Chevrolet Montana or the Colorado S10, each offered in Brazil, he mentioned.
GM is concentrating on high-volume EVs because it expands its lineup, Pevovar mentioned, however CEO Mary Barra has mentioned the automaker goals to construct an EV for each automotive purchaser.
“What they do not have in quantity, they make up for in a cheaper price,” Pevovar mentioned. “That pulls individuals in.”