Like Ford and Mopar, Chevrolet is bringing a range of modified vehicles to SEMA this year. The most notable are the Chevy Beast off-road truck and the electrified “Project X” hot rod. But the bow tie brand is also showing some more slightly modified versions of its full-size trucks and SUVs at the show that show what’s possible when you don’t have a huge budget and a large number of automotive engineers on hand.
Tahoe Z71 Overland Concept
Chevy’s most eye-catching concept is the Tahoe Z71 you see at the top. The apple red SUV has received the full overland treatment. It has raised suspension and 33-inch tires on custom beadlock wheels to take it to remote areas. AirDesign fender flares house the large tires and off-road lights illuminate the way ahead. A rooftop tent and portable powered cooler are there for camping, and black badges and illuminated sills add a little extra style.
Suburban street concept
At the other end of the spectrum is the Suburban Street Concept. The stock air suspension is set to a lower height, and the wheels are custom 24-inch-diameter billets. The whole is black with a new grille that says ‘CHEVROLET’. The black theme continues with black badges and a matte black decal on the hood. Extra stopping power comes from a set of Brembo brakes.
Silverado High Country Midnight Edition Concept
The mildest of the group is the Silverado High Country Midnight Edition. It’s basically the high-trim pickup, but blacked out with a modified grille and badging, plus black 22-inch wheels. It also has a ton of available accessories, such as black exhaust tips, power tonneau cover, tailgate audio, and six-piston Brembo front calipers. But if you like it, we bet Chevy will eventually offer this basic truck as a special edition in the near future.