As vehicle technology progresses year after year, cars and trucks get lighter, while simultaneously getting stronger, more efficient, and more powerful. As for the future of Chevy truck beds, we can expect the same type of progress.
According to industry speculation, GM could start incorporating carbon fiber into future models of the Chevrolet Silverado. Carbon fiber is lighter than steel, which would help the Silverado become more efficient. But, it is also stronger than steel, which is a necessity for a rugged truck bed.
Reports indicate that the material would be a carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic with a dense configuration. This material would be less expensive than the carbon fiber materials used in other brands, while still delivering superior strength and durability.
What do you think? Should Chevrolet make the switch to carbon fiber for its truck beds or do you prefer the tried and true steel? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.
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