Posted: September 27, 2013
Chevrolet’s New Black Ops Show Truck
Chevrolet unveils its latest concept truck designed to take on just about anythingBy TTM Staff
Chevrolet unveiled it's Silverado Black Ops concept truck, to showcease the 2014 Silverado's capable elements. The concept is based on the Silverado Crew Cab 4x4, that includes custom-fabricated lower body armor and a lockable, bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit. The truck also features a solar power pack, gas masks, gloves, military First Aid Kit, folding shovel and rope. A generator, fuel can and water can are mounted atop the storage unit, as well as a crate stocked with food. The Silverado conecpt truck also showcwases the vehicle's CornerStep bumper and locking tailgate with EZ-Lift-and Lower feature. An internal torsion bar reduces the effort to raise and lower the tailgage, while a rotary damper allows for a controlled and more gradual lowering motion.
The Silverado Black Ops also features a front mounted winch with a LED, spot light and integrated tow hooks. The truck also has a raised suspension that provides extra ground clearance. Additional exterior concept equipment includes custom bed rails and a light bridge – equipped 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 custom-painted versions of the production Z71 18-inch wheels.
Inside, custom-trimmed black seats with yellow piping are complemented by additional yellow trim throughout the cabin, designed to be a comfortable and well-connected environment. It includes Silverado’s MyLink system with available navigation – displayed on an eight-inch color touch screen. Standard USB and other accessory inputs make it easy to upload favorite songs from a smartphone or other media source.
New, triple-sealed doors that are inlaid in the body sides and improved aerodynamics contribute to a quieter driving experience in the 2014 Silverado.
As with all 2014 Silverado 1500 models, a fully boxed, hydroformed frame is the foundation for the Black Op concept’s strength and capability, with the main rails and major cross members formed from high-strength steel, providing a rigid base for maximum hauling capability.