If we had to pick a Chevy truck or SUV to take on the trails, the Chevy Trax wouldn’t be our first choice. That’s probably why Chevrolet looked to toughen up the compact crossover with the new Trax Active Concept, a truck it unveiled last night at a special reception prior to the start of the 2016 SEMA Show.
It’s one thing to see guys like BJ Baldwin and Robby Gordon hucking their $250,000 trophy trucks, equipped with the best parts that sponsors can provide, off huge jumps. It’s another thing to see weekend warriors without the support and resources (not to mention the experience) doing the same. This is an awesome video of a very nice Silverado prerunner catching some huge air.
Taking something old and customizing it into something completely new is exactly what Legacy Classic Trucks did with its recent build of a classic Chevy 4×4. The team took a 1957 Chevy 3100 and converted it into a customized Napco 4×4.
We often wish we could listen in on the conversation that took place just before some of the videos that we find online. If we had to guess what lead up to this Ford Raptor vs. Chevy Silverado pulling contest, it probably went a little something like this…
It’s a different approach than we’re used to, especially in the truck market, but Chevrolet isn’t looking to be the loudest, toughest kid on the block. In fact, while toughness is vitally important to its truck line, it isn’t aiming to be the loudest boaster of all the truck makers – it’s actually aiming to be the smartest by focusing on the heart of the market. That’s the goal with its new 2017 Silverado HD, and specifically the new fifth-generation Duramax L5P engine that powers it. Chevrolet feels its heavy-duty trucks are focused on the core of the market and improving the experience for the masses. It’s not worried about having the biggest headline grabbing numbers.
To unveil its new 2017 Silverado HD and its new Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel engine, Chevrolet today set the Guinness World Records title for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle with the new truck.
At a press event today at the Texas Motor Speedway, Chevrolet announced the performance numbers for its new L5P Duramax diesel engine for its HD trucks. The new diesel engine will produce 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Suburban and Tahoe will join the Silverado, Colorado, Equinox and Trax as part of the growing portfolio of Chevrolet Midnight Edition vehicles. The Midnight Edition Suburban and Tahoe will be offered in two options that include the Z71 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package, with each Midnight Edition vehicles are finished exclusively in black.
Texans like trucks. They use them for work, play and as family cars, and the versatility of trucks is why Texas consistently has some of the strongest truck sales in the nation. To help build on the community of truck lovers in the lone star state, Chevrolet recently launched Truck Legends, which is describes as “an exclusive community recognizing customers in the heart of truck country.”