If we can rely on the latest reports, Chevy is preparing something really big for the next year. It looks like we are finally about to see a hardcore off-road version of this pickup truck. So far, this truck has been available in TrailBoss version, which is quite decent, but nor really in the same league as F-150 Raptor. Moreover, even the outdated Tundra TRD Pro offers superior off-road capabilities. Therefore, we are eagerly waiting to see how the new 2021 Chevy Silverado ZRX is going to look like. Of course, we count on all kinds of upgrades, starting from a new suspension design, chassis upgrades, but also all kinds of aesthetical updates.
2021 Chevy Silverado ZRX Redesign
The main thing about this pickup truck will be accentuated off-road capability. Therefore, we count on a full load of upgrades, compared to the current model. At this point, Silverado is available in the TrailBoss version, which comes with numerous upgrades. Some of the highlights are things like a lifted suspension, skid plates, upgraded shocks, off-road tires, hill descent control, an automatic locking rear differential, and a two-speed transfer case.
Still, the new 2021 Chevy Silverado ZRX will go even more extreme. So, we may see the same approach as on the mid-size Colorado ZR2, which is a really impressive off-roader. The first thing that comes to mind is an upgrade of those excellent Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers. Naturally, you may count on higher ground clearance, new tires and wheels, additional skid plates and many other off-road features that will improve performances.
Styling and Interior
Naturally, such a capable truck deserves a styling that will emphasize its off-road performances. So, we count on a lot of new additions to the current body. Of course, some of the things that come to mind are new bumpers, new wheels and similar revisions.
Novelties are expected on the inside as well. Just like the rest of the lineup, this version will also get a completely redesigned dashboard, with nicer materials, more attractive aesthetics and more tech features. Additionally, this model will also add several new details, upgrades in various aspects. This would include things like exclusive color schemes and trimming, new seats with stitchings and similar things. Some additions to the list of standard equipment are expected as well. Most likely, the new 2021 Chevy Silverado ZRX will be available in a crew cab version only.
2021 Chevy Silverado ZRX Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we probably won’t see any bigger surprises. We know for sure that the current 6.2-liter V8 will be in the offer. This unit delivers around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. For comparison, the current Raptor is good for about 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. However, keep in mind that the new Ram Rebel TRX is on the way and it will probably come with a mightyfull Hellcat engine. Moreover, some reports also suggest that the new Raptor could also come with a V8 engine and more than 700 horsepower. Therefore, Chevy might come up with something similar as well.
On the other side, Chevy might also offer a diesel version of this truck, equipped with a new 3.0-liter Duramax engine, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Chevy Silverado ZRX Release Date and Price
The exact date of this off-roader version is still unknown. Still, most reports suggest that the 2021 Chevy Silverado ZRX will probably hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, we presume that base versions will go somewhere between 50.000 and 55.000 dollars.