While most of the future Chevrolet truck news has surrounded the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, new spy shots have thrown a curveball. We won’t get our hopes up just yet, but these photos may show a Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 prototype.
Two things here. One, the ride height is much higher than any other 2019 Silverado we’ve spotted testing. Ditto for any 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 prototype as well. Clearly, something is different about this truck and it has more rugged aspirations.
Two, the tires. The Goodyear Wrangler Duratec tires can’t do anything to hide from the camera’s eye and this is the first time we’ve seen a Silverado prototype with this tire as well.
Additionally, this truck is a crew cab variant and sports the same dual exhausts we’ve seen on other 2019 Silverado prototypes. The one thing that doesn’t seem to add up here is the front fascia. Peering through the camouflage looks to be nearly identical headlights to the current Silverado. It’s possible Chevrolet is simply testing this truck with parts bin items, but it doesn’t look like we’ve seen from other spy shots thus far.
It’s likely Chevrolet will pull the wraps off of the 2019 Silverado next year, but if a ZR2 variant is coming to compliment the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, it’ll likely be further down the line.
Spy shots: TFL Truck