Concept Vehicles
Featured at the 2003 North American International Auto Show, the GMC Terradyne is a fully functional concept vehicle based on an all-new platform, featuring an articulating pick-up bed. The program scope required full-vehicle design, development and concept vehicle build over an 11-month duration. After completion of the design, kirksite tools were cut on a CAD-to-master basis for manufacture of the exterior body panels and a complete interior was fabricated. Computer animation provided the articulation sequence for demonstration during the auto show.

TransGlobal fabricated auto show properties for both of these GM platforms using the same prototype build process. Full body molds were cut from math data and composite body panels fabricated from the resulting molds. Headlamps and tail lamps were fabricated from molds built in the TransGlobal plastic shop. Vehicles were prepared from donor platforms (Malibu and Solstice) for fabrication of complete interiors and completion of the vehicle exteriors. One Aura and four Sky vehicles were completed.

TransGlobal has a long-term track record of creative show properties developed as feature vehicles for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The 2003 Sierra NFL truck was built by TransGlobal for GM as a feature vehicle for the 2003 SEMA show. The vehicle features included: satellite TV; jumbo flat-screen TV automatically deployed from the tonneau cover; custom pick-up bed modifications; slide out "tailgater" BBQ grille and NFL-football field table; and tri-coat pearl show paint with NFL graphics. The interior featured custom pigskin seating and trim with footbal stitching accents.