General Motors has recently trademarked the "Badlands" moniker likely to be used on a high-performance truck.

General Motors has recently trademarked the "Badlands" moniker likely to be used on a high-performance truck.

Discovered by GM Authority, the filling was done on February 16 and carries the serial number “86535743”referring to “Motor land vehicles, namely, trucks.” Other details are not available at this point but most likely the name will eventually be used on a high-performance truck, likely based on the Chevrolet Silverado or it could be a GMC-related model.

Such a model would compete directly with the new Ford F-150 Raptor scheduled to go on sale in the fall of next year with a high-powered version of the EcoBoost V6 3.5-liter engine.

Whatever it will be, hopefully the cool name won't be wasted on yet another concept with cosmetic tweaks.

Note: Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology concept pictured.

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