Two new Silverado concepts from Chevrolet made their debut at the Texas State Fair. The first is the Silverado Volunteer Firefighter concept, which pays homage to first responders and illustrates how municipalities and governments can use this truck. The model is based on the Silverado Double Cab and comes with a two-tone exterior with a light bar, chrome side steps and some 22-inch alloy wheels.
Furthermore, the model has a siren, a PA system and chrome fire extinguishers. It even features an axe as well as an enhanced interior with chrome-plated accents. Meanwhile, the Silverado Black Ops is referred to as a "survival kit on four wheels."
Its exterior is rugged and has a custom-fabricated lower body armor, a winch, tow hooks and LED spot lights. It’s also fitted with tubular side steps, extended fender flares and 18-inch alloy wheels with off-road tires.
What makes this truck incredibly useful are its generator, a fuel can, a water can and a lockable toolbox that accommodates a "solar power pack," a couple of gas masks, gloves, a folding shovel and a military first aid kit. These two concepts are offered with a 5.3-liter V8 that delivers 355 bhp (265 kW) and 383 lb-ft (518 Nm) of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system.
The sinister-looking concept is based on the Silverado Crew Cab 4x4, establishing on its strength, performance and safety with features created to transform the wasteland into an oasis, which includes custom-manufactured lower body armor and a lockable, bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit. It contains a solar power pack, a pair of gas masks, gloves, military First Aid Kit, folding shovel and rope.
A generator, fuel can and water can are installed atop the storage unit, as well as a crate loaded with sustenance. The Silverado's available CornerStep bumper makes it effortless to reach into the bed to recover the survival gear, while the available locking tailgate with EZ-Lift-and Lower include provides flawless operation. An internal torsion bar diminishes the effort to elevate and lower it while a rotary damper permits for a controlled and more gradual lowering motion.
A robust, front-mounted winch can aid the Silverado Black Ops in most any catastrophe-induced condition, while a custom cover around the winch has a bright, light-emitting diode, or LED, spot light and incorporated tow snares.
The truck likewise has an elevated suspension that gives additional ground clearance. Increased exterior concept hardware includes custom bed rails and a light bridge – furnished with forward-and rearward-facing light bars, Chevrolet Accessories bolt-on fender flares and four-inch tubular assist steps, and off-road tires mounted on exclusively painted editions of the production Z71 18-inch wheels.