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GM CONTINUES DEVELOPMENT OF CHEVROLET SIVLERADO HD ZR2 AND SIERRA HD AT4X

Extreme Off-Road Heavy Duty Trucks On The Way!

2023 Chevrolet Silverado HD

General Motors is working on bringing an extreme off-road-oriented model for their heavy-duty trucks, more specifically, the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. Recent photographs from GM-Trucks capture what seems to be an off-road-oriented Silverado ZR2 HD prototype or GMC Sierra AT4X HD prototype, which could debut for the 2024 model year when the heavy-duty trucks get facelifts.

Chevy Silverado ZR2 HD And GMC Sierra AT4X HD Prototype: Details

Chevrolet currently has a hole in its Silverado HD lineup since there isn’t any available off-road-focused trim. Instead, General Motors fans would need to opt for the GMC Sierra AT4 HD to get a bigger truck with off-road capability. In addition, Ford has the Super Duty Tremor, and Ram has the 2500 Power Wagon, leaving Chevrolet with a need to fill in the gap in that segment. We could likely get both a Silverado Trail Boss HD and the more extreme ZR2 HD added to the lineup for the 2024 model year.

Image via GMC

The Silverado HD ZR2 will share design elements from the off-road-focused variants of the Silverado 1500 range. While camouflage leaves much to the imagination, the Grille features a design treatment unlike any other prototypes for Chevy’s facelifted HD trucks. The Grille looks similar to what’s on the Silverado 1500 ZR2, along with the vertically-oriented rectangular fog lights visible on the front bumper’s outer edges.

We can also see beefy front skid plates that appear to be something beyond a Trail Boss. Chevrolet has a habit of disguising the high-clearance cut-outs on the bumpers of ZR2-spec prototypes, and it’s clear that this truck was designed with off-road clearance in mind. Additionally, we can see that the tires for this Silverado ZR2 HD prototype are the same ones found on the Silverado 1500 ZR2, GMC Canyon AT4X prototypes, and the GMC Sierra AT4X HD prototype. If that’s not enough to convince us that Chevrolet is working on a Silverado ZR2 HD truck, then we can at least say with confidence that this truck is designed to tackle extreme terrain.

 

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac lives in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, and enjoys camping and kendo sticks.

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