I’ve often joked around saying that if pickup trucks keep growing at this rate we’ll need a commercial vehicle license by 2030 to road test them. Looking around a parking lot it’s easy to forget that trucks used to be just that, trucks. A bench seat, single cab, and a suspension ready for hauling and towing was all you got with a basic pickup.
Now, trucks are designed with a Swiss army knife approach to daily duty. They have more doors, to carry car seats and do school drop offs. They have nicer interiors to carter to the urban cowboys. While still delivering the necessary utility and performance needed to get the job done at the nearest construction site. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country Duramax is a perfect example of this current trend in trucks.