Chevy to Unleash New Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Concept at SEMA [PHOTOS]
There have been a number of special-edition Silverado HD pickups that have debuted over the last several years, such as Kid Rock’s Acid-Washed Silverado 3500HD that was shown last year at SEMA, but few trucks come with the same level of blue-collar appeal as the 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept vehicle.
This new Silverado HD Carhartt concept vehicle recently made its public debut on October 24th when it appeared at Carhartt’s retail store in Midtown Detroit. The unique pickup truck is equipped with GM’s redesigned Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel engine that’s rated at an SAE-certified 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
Unique exterior features include a custom concept tonneau bed cover that’s made out of Carhartt’s rugged fabric. In addition, the Carhartt concept comes with electrical outlets in the bed, a 20-inch LED light bar, Black bowtie emblems, and a bed-mounted toolbox. All of these features help turn this special-edition Silverado HD into a mobile office that could be used by blue collar workers.
Inside the cabin, the truck features Carhartt’s distinctive gold fabric, which can been seen on the door panel inserts, seats, and armrests. The seams are all triple stitched just like Carhartt jackets. Moreover, Chevy has also taken the additional step of laser-etching the official Carhartt logo onto the headrests.
The 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept vehicle will be one of approximately 20 Chevrolet models that the automaker plans to show off at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, which begins on November 1st.
“When Carhartt and Chevy started working together on this concept truck, we quickly realized that our mutual respect for hardworking people and the utility they expect from our brands would equal the ultimate truck for anyone who works and plays in the rugged outdoors,” said Senior Vice President of Marketing at Carhartt Tony Ambroza. “For more than 127 years, Carhartt has designed workwear by solving for the needs and practical ways hardworking people use every product we make, and that’s the same kind of thinking we applied to this collaboration.”