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There Will Be Four Silverado Special Edition Trucks Available Soon

2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD
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You may not have realized it, but the 2019 SEMA Show gave us a sneak peak at the special editions that are inbound for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado lineup. For more details, MC&T recently caught up with Hugh Milne, Chevrolet Silverado Marketing Director, to talk about these upcoming special edition trim levels. Below dishes out what he told us, truck by truck.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Redline

“We’re looking at Silverado Redline for ‘21 to match the rest (of the lineup),” said Milne. The Silverado Redline on display during the SEMA Show showcased 20-inch black wheels with a signature red stripe, red recovery hooks and new Red striping on the outside mirrors. Chevrolet Accessories include a suspension lowering kit, illuminated Bowtie Emblem on the grille, red six-piston Brembo brakes and red-trimmed floor mats. The bold look of this truck comes with power to match. Under the hood, a Chevrolet Performance Exhaust Upgrade and 50 State Legal Cold Air Intake add up to 12 horsepower.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado

2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Edition

The original Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Edition was actually a concept truck based on the last-generation Silverado HD. It remains a fan favorite to this day.

“Over a year later we were getting emails about the original Silverado Carhartt concept truck… being late in the lifecycle there wasn’t time (for a K2XX Carhartt), but this was as quick as we could get it in: year two of a brand new truck,” said Milne.

As for scarcity, don’t worry. GM will build as many Carhartt Silverado HD trucks as needed.

“No production cap on Carhartt Silverado HD… it’s not priced, but if you look what’s in it… it’s not going to be incrementally a big number… the interest has been blowing up.”

2021 Silverado Midnight Edition

The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition actually debuted in September during the State Fair of Texas, and the brand thought it relevant to bring it to the SEMA Show as well. However, the story won’t stop with the half-ton truck.

“I love our Midnight Edition. We have it on light duty, we’ll have it on heavy duty,” said Milne.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado

2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Z71 Sport Edition

The Chevrolet Z71 Sport HD package is set to compete with the Ford Super Duty Tremor when it launches next year. It features several black-out design cues, such as the badging, bumpers and grille, while also adding a skid plate, black wheels, and off-road tires.

However, it won’t be available on the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD.

“Z71 Sport HD is just for 2500 Silverado, gas or diesel, said” Milne, who also explained that the graphics package will be available via the Chevrolet Accessories catalog. Milne also states that the Silverado HD Z71 Sport borrows design cues from the Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, but the team stopped short in calling it that.

“It lacks some of the other ‘Trail Boss’ design attributes… on the HD side it gives us something different and something unique. I’m very bullish on it,” he said.

Nearby these new Silverado special editions was the new Chad Hall Silverado 1500 racing truck, which previews an upcoming answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor with Multimatic DSSV dampers, underbody plating, suspension lift, and more.

Indeed, it’s a good time to be a Chevy truck enthusiast.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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