Earlier this week, we covered the story how the Chevrolet Silverado Carhartt Edition came to be. Now, we’re taking a look at one of the pickup’s several aesthetics upgrades – the black Z71 badges.
According to Chevrolet Truck marketing manager, Hugh Milne, this is the first time black Z71 badges have been used. Traditionally, the badges (also known as a “chicklet”) are red.
As for the black badges on the Chevrolet Silverado Carhartt Edition, the dark finish plays well with the truck’s Mosaic Black metallic paint, which is the special edition’s one and only paint color option. We’re also liking how it works with the Carhartt Edition’s gold pinstriping.
Additional exterior equipment for the Chevrolet Silverado Carhartt Edition includes a soft rollup tonneau cover, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, black hood vent detailing, tow hooks, and body-colored bumpers. Inside, the Silvy sports all-weather floor liners branded by Carhartt, as well as an exclusive two-tone Jet Black and Carhartt Brown leather seats with embroidered headrests.
The Chevrolet Silverado Carhartt Edition is based on the Silverado 2500HD LTZ crew cab, and comes with the Z71 Off-Road package, hence the special black badging. Off-road-ready gear includes twin-tube Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control, and skid plates to protect the underbody.
Black badging is certainly one of the more popular aesthetics upgrades these days, and not just in the world of pickups, either. Cars, crossovers, and SUVs all come with every manner of dark trim bits and black extras. Another good example would be the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition.
Are you a fan of the black Z71 badges on the Chevrolet Silverado Carhartt Edition? Which other vehicles would you like to see this feature make an appearance? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.