An off-road version of the Chevy Silverado pickup will appear in 2021

An off-road version of the Chevy Silverado pickup will appear in 2021

October 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Among other things, the American novelty boasts reliable underbody protection, as well as increased ground clearance.

Chevrolet Silverado ZRX is a new version of the American truck, which is specially designed to conquer off-road. A couple of months ago, our editors had “spy” images at their disposal, which gave us the very first glance a full-size novelty. Now, the test prototype of the novelty has reappeared in the “spy” photos.

The biggest change in this truck is in its front part – there is no longer the usual bumper, instead of it a metal structure is installed, with a massive protective metal plate at the bottom, to which a small tow bar and two red towing hooks are attached – another proof that this is exactly off-road version of an American pickup truck.

At the rear of the truck are the optional rear bumper and exhaust pipes, which are not characteristic of the usual Chevrolet Silverado equipment, and on the rear door there is a nameplate indicating the LT version. Take a closer look at the shock absorbers – they seem to be manufactured by Rancho. It is worth noting that this company also supplies parts for the same Silverado, in another version of the Z71, which is also designed to conquer off-road. It is possible that this truck may be a modified Z71, but there is no doubt that the production version of the more “hard” ZRX will receive much more different exterior elements of an off-road character.

  The car shown here seems to have increased ground clearance, and is equipped with off-road tires. Rumors tell us that the truck will receive Multimatic DSSV shock absorbers, as well as front and rear electronic locking differentials.

  It is reported that the performance of the ZRX will go on sale during the 2022 model year (2021 actual) as an alternative to the Colorado ZR2 pickup. The novelty will be available with the new 3.0-liter diesel engine.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Chevy will review its plans for the Colorado ZR2 Bison pickup. The American automaker plans to increase production of its mid-size Colorado pickup truck in the off-road version of the ZR2 Bison in 2020. The reason for this decision was the extremely high demand for the model.