The new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept is the extremity of what a pickup truck can be. A concept is a unique piece of imagination; a concept is the automobile industry’s future direction and motive. And this 2017 Silverado 2500 HD Concept incorporates two different but relative fields into a single vehicle concept.
Coming to the engine later, it’s the inclusion of a legendary iconic upholstery company which piques the interest first.
Carhartt is one of the leading US clothing company founded way back in 1889 – a company which is still family-owned and run. And this is no mean feat. This is a company which embodies the American image of strength, style, honest resilience and luxury altogether. Chevrolet wants to attach to this brand image, of being an American icon. And this concept pickup truck is just that and more.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept – Fresh New Look Promised
The inclusion of Carhartt with this whole concept is visible on inside the cabin of this 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept. Their signature duck brown garment hue is replete in a cabin with a dual-tone colour and ambience scheme.
With signature 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept logos triple-stitched on headrests and accents on armrests, panel inserts, seats and bed tonneau cover, this is looking more than just an upscale interior. In-cabin experience elevates to that of hillside cabin with upscale deep toned leather and cloth. And that smell of American rugged contrasting smoothness – antique nickel-touched trims.
There’s much more contrast in the cabin – low-key infotainment and central console features amp up upholstery finesse. Carhartt’s signature color pattern is mated to a deeper matte brown hue to make elaborate pinstripes above waist height in the cabin.
All-in-all, Chevy has given this 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept a cabin which is unlike any other. This concept gives off an ambiance of the sheer American lumberman’s outdoor with an upscale touch. Infotainment specs will include 360-degree camera system, 20” LED lightbar, bed-mounted toolbox, electrical outlets, swing-out toolkit and many others.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept – Whole Power Unit
The other half of the story is the engine, and this is one massive engine. Chevy is taking on the likes of 6.2-liter Hemis and Hellcats to some extent with this beast. And it does churn out 910 lb-ft of torque coupled with about 450 hp max.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept has further added that this engine will give off 90% of that torque in between 1550 and 2850 rpm. To gauge this in digits, that’s about 800 lb-ft of torque. Comparing this with a 6.7-liter Power Stroke which has 5 hp less but 15 lb-ft more torque, this makes this engine come in a temporary 2nd place in the torque race.
Technically looking at this engine, this is an L5P Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel with overhead cams with a 16:0:1.
Chevy’s agenda is to promote their heavy-duty image to the absolute fullest. This 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept is the absolute epitome of whatever is expected of a pickup and whatever more it can be. All that’s left is for Chevrolet to make sure that it starts to replicate this concept onto their production line.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Carhartt Concept – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
This new and long-awaited model will appear on the market in late 2016 or early 2017. The price will be between $35,000 and $40,000.