Chevrolet kicked off the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas with a pre-show work truck unveiling of a Silverado designed to move a lot of snow.
The Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition definitely looks the part of a concept truck. Its defining features are a beautiful stainless steel, custom snow plow and a striking blue paint job. And while this is a concept, Chevy says the truck is built atop a 2017 production package that will incorporate a factory snowplow prep package.
A chrome grille and chrome bumpers, emblems and trailering mirrors accent the Alaskan concept’s blue exterior along with silver accents on the rear fender and a very angry grizzly bear graphic.
The truck rides on 20-inch chrome wheels and features a leveling kit that ensures an even stance when the plow is attached. Chevy even made some thoughtful additions inside the truck where a rubberized floor coating makes brushing out snow and ice easier. And when it comes to brushing aside ice and snow on the roadway, the new 6.6-liter Duramax V8 diesel under the hood makes things a lot easier with its 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. of torque.
The production Alaskan Edition package will be offered on 2017 Silverado HD Work Truck and LT models and will include the snowplow prep package, 18-inch wheels with DuraTrac tires, smoked amber roof marker lights, a spray-on bedliner and Alaskan graphics. The package will also include a power feed for auxiliary lights, 220-amp alternator, an underbody shield, heavy-duty front springs and more.