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Chevrolet kicked off the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas last night with a pre-show work truck unveiling of a Silverado designed to move a lot of snow.
The Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition definitely looks the part of a concept truck. Its defining features are a beautiful stainless steel, custom snow plow and a striking blue paint job. And while this is a concept, Chevy says the truck is built atop a 2017 production package that will incorporate a factory snowplow prep package.
A chrome grille and chrome bumpers, emblems and trailering mirrors accent the Alaskan concept’s blue exterior along with silver accents on the rear fender and a very angry grizzly bear graphic.
The truck rides on 20-inch chrome wheels and features a leveling kit that ensures an even stance when the plow is attached. Chevy even made some thoughtful additions inside the truck where a rubberized floor coating makes brushing out snow and ice easier. And when it comes to brushing aside ice and snow on the roadway, the new 6.6-liter Duramax V8 diesel under the hood makes things a lot easier with its 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. of torque.
The production Alaskan Edition package will be offered on 2017 Silverado HD Work Truck and LT models and will include the snowplow prep package, 18-inch wheels with DuraTrac tires, smoked amber roof marker lights, a spray-on bedliner and Alaskan graphics. The package will also include a power feed for auxiliary lights, 220-amp alternator, an underbody shield, heavy-duty front springs and more.
This is only the first of many special pickups and work trucks Chevy and other truck makers are showing off at this year’s SEMA show, so stay tuned.