General Motors doesn’t have a true competitor for the Ford F-150 Raptor just yet, but it does offer a range of very capable pickup trucks, both midsize and full, aimed squarely at the hardcore off-roading enthusiast. Take, for instance, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Trail Boss.
In an attempt to boost its profile, Chevy has brought a 2019 Silverado 1500 Trail Boss concept to the 2018 SEMA Show, based on the all-new Silverado 1500 Custom and loaded with genuine parts and accessories to show buyers what’s possible by raiding the Chevrolet Accessories catalog.
Chevy’s 2019 Silverado 1500 Trail Boss concept features all the regular Z71 and Trail Boss equipment: Rancho monotube shocks, skid plates, Hill Descent Control, a two-speed Autotrac transfer case with an automatic locking rear differential, red recovery hooks, black 18-inch wheels, and more. But in addition to that usual content, the concept boasts a host of genuine Chevrolet accessories that take the pickup to the next level.
The list includes aesthetic touches like black wheel center caps with bright outlined bowtie logos ($160), black nameplate badging ($60), a bedside decal package featuring the Chevrolet bowtie logo ($375), and black tailgate lettering ($150). The concept truck also boasts a number of modifications that fit somewhere between aesthetic and practical, such as a black tubular Front Nudge Bar with Silverado script ($595), black Silverado-script Sport Bar package ($995), and black Work Assist steps ($400).
Inside the cabin, Chevy has graced the crew cab truck with all-weather floor liners ($190) and a 200-Watt DSP Amp and 200-Watt powered subwoofer for IOR Radio by KICKER® ($1,249).
The total price for all the aforementioned accessories: $4,174.
The Chevy Silverado Trail Boss concept is also rocking a few unpriced add-ons that can’t be found within the Chevrolet parts and accessories catalog, like a Z71 hard badge with an alternative finish, a Summit White interior trim kit, and a Polaris® Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition all-terrain vehicle ($13,999 starting MSRP, per Polaris).
It’s a compelling look that Chevy has managed for the 2019 Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss, and one not entirely unlike the rugged, menacing appearance of the F-150 Raptor – even if its available 355-hp/383-lb-ft, 5.3-liter V8 EcoTec3 L84 engine is outdone by the Ford’s 450 hp and 510 lb-ft.
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