Concept Car of the Week: GMC Terradyne


The Terradyne was General Motors’ turn-of-the-millennium vision of the urbanised future of the truck

Truck concepts are tricky assignments. While car concepts, given generous imagination and even more generous funding, can veer way into the realm of science fiction, trucks are grounded in utility. They not only have to be something interesting, they have to do something practical.

GMC, General Motors light truck division, has been the place to go for hard working utility trucks for over a century (unless you need your grille badged with a blue oval). With a strong practical bent and little tolerance for frivolities such as styling exercises, the division has been largely content to leave blue-sky thinking to other divisions.

The notable exception, way back in 1955, was the L’Universelle, a utility truck in the Motorama era that was notable for its porcine massing and innovative packaging.

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