2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne

High-performance pickup trucks were once very popular on the North American market. Sadly, most of such models died out while the pickup truck segment was undergoing dramatic changes. Luckily, some of the American automakers announced the revival of this market niche just a few years ago. Apart from the Ford F-150 Tremor that arrived for the 2014 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne Concept was revealed in 2013 as a vehicle that combines features of the Chevy Camaro Z/28 and Chevy Silverado. Unfortunately, we’ve been waiting ever since for the company to announce its debut. According to recent reports, the high-performance sport version of the Silverado might arrive sometime in 2016 as a 2017 model. If that pans out, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne could become a worthy successor to the likes of the famous Ford F-150 SVT Lightning and Dodge Ram SRT-10.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne Features

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne will be based on the 2014 Silverado Cheyenne Concept, although it’s not clear to what extent. As for the concept model, it came with the familiar 6.2-liter V8 making 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. However, it also featured an improved power-to-weight ratio, which is mostly due to the fact that its weight dropped from the standard Silverado’s 4,503 pounds to 4,303 pounds. This weight reduction was achieved by using carbon fiber components that include front and rear bumpers, side skirts and tailgate. In addition to that, the concept vehicle featured integrated aluminum driveshaft and composite rear leaf springs, while its center console, trailer hitch and spare tire were removed.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne

In order to make the Cheyenne more aerodynamic, Chevy gave this pickup truck several new exterior elements such as the integrated rear spoiler on the tailgate. It was also fitted with an extractor vent on its hood, similar to the one seen on the Camaro Z/28. Instead of the conventional steel rotors, the concept used Brembo ceramic brakes that further reduced its weight. Inside, the Cheyenne Concept featured a flat-bottom steering wheel and Recaro sport seats. Of course, it remains to be seen how many of these components will find their place in the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne. We’ll be watching closely for new details that are expected to surface in the near future.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne Release Date

Although official announcements have yet to come, we expect the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne to make its debut by the end of 2016.

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