The latest Chevrolet Silverado HD is ready for big fun. Pickup truck drivers who buy heavy-duty trucks such as the Silverado usually have big jobs for it to do, but the new Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 is ready to play hard when work time is over. It has all the equipment you need to play in the dirt and crawl over the most opposing obstacles.
The ZR2 Finally Makes it Way to the Silverado HD
We’ve already seen the ZR2 trim on the mid-size Colorado pickup and the full-size Silverado 1500. Now it’s available with the Silverado HD as long as you have the 2500 with the crew cab and standard-size bed. The ZR2 is not afraid to stand out. You’ll spot it right away with the gigantic grille and unique “flowtie” emblem. It also has some other distinctive features, including red tow hooks up front and ZR2 badging.
What Off-Road Equipment Does the Silverado ZR2 Get?
The off-road equipment for this Chevrolet Silverado HD starts with 18-inch wheels that ride on 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT mud-terrain tires. The 1.5-inch suspension lift gives it even more ground clearance than the other Silverado HD models, but the real kicker is the Multimatic DSSV dampers. These are made with material that dissipates heat better than standard dampers and are designed to provide position-sensitive damping. There are no other HD trucks that can compete with them.
The ZR2 Bison Has Even More
When you’re facing terrain that seems like it is undrivable, bring on the ZR2 Bison edition. This version of the off-road Silverado HD has even more equipment designed to take off-road protection to the next level. The high-approach AEV steel front bumper is winch-capable and comes with integrated fog lights and large recovery points. Around the back of the truck, you’ll find another steel bumper, which also has large recovery points. The exclusive gloss black 18-inch wheels on the Bison come with AEV wheels, and then to top it all off, it has stamped steel underbody protective skid plates. There are plates to cover the steering rack, exhaust, transfer case, and the front of the truck.
Wait! It’s Capable on the Road Too
While off-road performance was the goal with this Chevrolet Silverado HD, Chevy’s engineers knew that their drivers also needed on-road performance. The Silverado 2500 ZR2 delivers. As soon as you get behind the wheel and head down the highway, it will become clear that this is one of the best riding Chevy pickup trucks yet. Not only does it have an abundance of power from the Duramax diesel engine, but it’s quiet and serene in the cab. Towing and hauling are also impressive. With a conventional hitch, it can tow up to 18,500 pounds and carry up to 3,400 pounds of payload.
If you’re looking for the ultimate off-roading pickup truck that can also serve as your work truck and family hauler, the Chevrolet Silverado HD in the form of the ZR2 will fit the bill.
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