1992 GMC Sonoma GTX Concept 1992 GMC Sonoma GTX Concept
Decked out in bright Raspberry Red and dropped three inches out back and an inch lower than stock up front, the Sonoma GTX is... 1992 GMC Sonoma GTX Concept

Decked out in bright Raspberry Red and dropped three inches out back and an inch lower than stock up front, the Sonoma GTX is basically a Sportside Syclone. The GTX shares the Syclone’s turbocharged 4.3-liter V6 (utilizing twin stainless-steel exhausts) and all-wheel-drive system, but is fitted with a composite cargo box with flared fenders. Delco electric shocks dampen suspension movement while a heads-up display, including turbo boost gauges, allows the driver to keep eyes focused forward.

Excerpt from AutoWeek 5.11.29

But the Gobi is a bit too radical a departure for the near term. A sure thing for the showroom is a version of GMC’s Sonoma GTX Sportside that is on  the auto-show circuit this year.

To use GMC’s words, the compact-size Sonoma GTX “is the latest expression of its goal of translating automobile high performance technology-oriented engineering, comfort and convenience features and overall safety in light-duty trucks.”

There is a growing similarity in what customers want in an automobile and in a personal-use truck, according to GMC Truck general manager, Lewis Campbell:

“We can see the day, just a few years in the future, when almost every high-tech ‘car-like’ comfort, convenience and safety item will also be available on every personal-use GMC truck.”

1992 GMC Sonoma GTX Sportside


The Sonoma GTX Sportside, as its full name indicates, has a sportside cargo bed, a style which is currently not offered on any production compact. There’s also a front air dam with integrated fog lamps, recessed grille and a rear spoiler integrated with the tailgate. The truck’s unusual (for a truck) raspberry color will be available on some future GMC trucks. The production version of the Sonoma GTX will arrive in the 1994 model year.