Chevy says they’re getting back to the basics with the all new Silverado Custom model. The latest in a string of new pickups, the Custom is focused on giving drivers dependability and capability they need for years of hard work.
According to Chevy, the new pickup is based on the Silverado LS double-cab; however, it adds a few more premium options. The 2015 Silverado Custom features include 20-inch aluminum wheels, exterior chrome trim, a body-colored cap, and more. Chevy MyLink and 4G LTE Wi-Fi are also available on the new truck.
“The economic recovery has led to booming sales of high-end pickups like the Silverado High Country,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks. “But there are also millions of customers in the heart of the market who want a great looking, well-equipped truck at an affordable price. The Silverado Custom is a truck they can be proud to own and proud to drive.”
Focusing on capability and dependability, the new Silverado comes with a 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 with 355 hp and best-in-class fuel economy. Not only that, but a hydro-formed, boxed, high-strength steel frame and cab structure also make the rugged pickup virtually unstoppable. If you’re looking for a new workhorse, the Custom is for you.
If you want to create an intriguing concept car for the outrageous SEMA Show, you have to think out of the box—which is exactly what Chevrolet did this year. Rather than turning to a car expert to create its Colorado Performance Concept, the American carmaker instead looked to an expert in two-wheeled vehicles—Ricky Carmichael.
As a ten-time AMA Motocross Champion, Carmichael knows what a pickup truck needs to haul around sports equipment, so he put this knowledge to the test and created the Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Colorado Concept.
Based on the Chevrolet Colorado crew cab with a six-foot, two-inch cargo bed, Carmichael’s concept car puts the “sport” in “sporty”. A cargo extender and GearOn system give consumers an easy way to transport bikes, both motocross and regular, while the CornerStep bumpers allow easy access while loading and unloading. A matte grey exterior enhances the trucks athletic appearance, while the silver and yellow hint at the creator’s experience on the motocross track.
At the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas, everyone got a good look at Chevrolet’s new Silverado Cheyenne high-performance concept truck. This small truck shares the same engine as the 2014 Corvette Stingray, uses some of the same parts as the Camaro Z/28, and has even more enhancements for improved handling.
The engine is the 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 horsepower, and its Z/28-shared parts include the wheels, tires, and carbon ceramic brakes. This is definitely not a truck for hauling bales of hay. Chevrolet even gave it a lowered suspension, a rear stabilizer bar, and a Borla exhaust to make it truly track-ready.
To make sure the Cheyenne wasn’t carrying any unnecessary weight, engineers used carbon fiber for the bumpers, cargo box, and tailgate. It also uses only a standard-sized cabin and the small bed size Chevrolet offers.
Best of all, according to Autoblog, the Cheyenne concept may actually make it to production!