Chevrolet Trucks Make Noise at This Year’s SEMA

June 16th, 2022 by

Chevy Beast Concept

At this year’s SEMA, Chevrolet showed up in style and ready to make some noise, with the all-new Chevy Beast leading the pack. While the Chevy Beast is still a concept truck, it’s a concept of what is to come from Chevrolet and their new Chevrolet Performance components that will be fitted to their upcoming trucks. Chevrolet has long been a leader in reliability and value, however, now their aim is to lead the pack in performance as well. Their newest forays into off-road-ready trucks and SUVs has been an exciting one, and the folks at SEMA got one of the earliest looks at it.

The Chevy Beast

This four-passenger off-roader is Chevrolet’s latest concept truck which is based on a modified Silverado chassis and befitted with Chevrolet Performance parts, including the 650-horsepower LT4 Supercharged engine. Designed to show off the abilities of Chevrolet Performance parts, the Chevy Beast will most likely remain as a concept, just as those whacky fashion show outfits are never worn and designed to simply show the materials and colors available that season.

Although the Chevy Beast won’t be seeing mass production anytime soon — if ever — that doesn’t mean Chevrolet won’t have something similar in the works, ready to hit the consumer market sooner than later. The journey into performance trucks that are off-road-ready has been a good one for Chevrolet thus far, with the Silverado ZR2 receiving a ton of praise from critics and Chevrolet fanboys alike.

“The Chevy Beast concept takes the popularity of high-performance off-road trucks to the next level,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “It’s a vision for a new dimension of Chevrolet Performance capability from a brand that’s been pioneering performance and supporting customer personalization for more than 50 years.”

GM’s Campbell has set high expectations for Chevrolet’s Performance Division, and he plans on delivering on those expectations. Chevrolet wanted to give consumers a taste of what was to come with the Chevy Beast and Chevrolet Performance this year at SEMA, and boy did they deliver, here are some of the Chevrolet vehicles that made their way to SEMA:

  • 2022 Silverado ZR2
  • 2022 Silverado High Country Midnight Concept
  • 2022 Silverado 3500HD Hoonigan Concept
  • 2022 Colorado ZR2 Extreme Off-Road
  • 2022 Colorado ZR1 Off-Road Performance Edition
  • 2022 Tahoe Z71 Overlanding Concept
  • 2021 Suburban Street Concept

Chevrolet’s showing at SEMA was well-received, with a ton of spectators gathering around the various Chevrolet concepts, and filling the air with oohs and ahhs as they marveled at the engineering mastery. Although probably the most exciting concept, the Chevy Beast wasn’t the only Chevrolet concept vehicle receiving the attention that weekend at SEMA. Both old and new Chevrolet customers found themselves enjoying the new Chevrolet concept vehicles, as there is something for everyone, from the Hooningan-inspired Silverado 3500HD concept to the traditional-inspired new Silverado ZR2.

If you’re located in the Baton Rouge area and want to get your hands on the new lineup of Chevrolet trucks coming soon, then you’ll want to come into Gerry Lane Chevrolet located in Baton Rouge. At Gerry Lane Chevrolet we have the largest selection of new, pre-owned, and certified pre-owned Chevrolet trucks and cars available in the Baton Rouge area. Stop in today and speak with one of our sales professionals about test driving the all-new Chevrolet Silverado ZR2!

But Wait, There’s More!

Accompanying the Chevrolet Beast to SEMA was a lineup of Chevrolet’s best current trucks and concepts, including the exciting Hoonigan Silverado Concept and the 2022 Silverado ZR2. Seven pickups and SUVs were brought in addition to the beast, with each model looking to capture a different demographic of customers. Each of the seven Chevrolet trucks and SUVs are all part of Chevrolet’s new Chevrolet Performance division, so they’re all capable of more off-roading than your average truck or SUV.

2022 Silverado ZR2

One of the most exciting new additions to the 2022 Chevrolet lineup, the Silverado ZR2 is the flagship truck of Chevrolet’s factory-lifted off-road lineup. Built for peak performance while off-road, the Silverado ZR2 comes with 33-inch off-road MT tires and 18-inch wheels, right off the showroom floor. In addition to its factory lift and beefy tire setup, the Silverado ZR2 also comes standardly equipped with Multimatic 40m DSSV spool-valve dampers and high-approach front and rear bumpers. From tip to tail, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is the perfect truck if you want factory off-road performance and a comfortable daily drive.

If you’re located in Baton Rouge and looking for the all-new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, you’ll want to stop in at Gerry Lane Chevrolet as we have the widest selection of new Chevrolet trucks in the Baton Rouge area. Come on in and speak with one of our sales professionals about test driving the exciting, all-new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 today!

2022 Silverado High Country Midnight (Concept)

Adorned in all-black-everything, including a grille, badges, and 22-inch wheels; the 2022 Silverado High Country Midnight concept truck is an eye-catcher. Chevrolet designed the High Country to show off what the premium lineup of Silverado trucks could have to offer in the near future. Blacked-out accessories and accents aren’t the only thing that makes the High Country Midnight Silverado unique, it also boasts a  power-operated tonneau cover, Multi-Flex Tailgate Audio System by KICKER®, and a pair of six-piston Brembo® front brakes.

While the High Country Midnight will most likely remain a concept truck, it doesn’t mean that Chevrolet won’t be releasing something similar in the near future. If you’re looking for a truck similar to the High Country Midnight concept, you may want to consider the Silverado ZR2 as it also has black exterior accents and badging, as well as unparalleled off-road performance.

2022 Silverado 3500HD Hoonigan (Concept)

Serving as a tow vehicle for the 1988 Camaro Hoonigan (Concept), the 2022 Silverado 3500HD Hoonigan concept truck caught just as much attention as the Camaro it was hauling. This Hoonigan racing team-inspired Silverado is based on the High Country Crew Cab model, deriving its power from the 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Fitted with a Gooseneck/5th Wheel Prep Package and a slew of advanced trailering technology, the Silverado 3500HD Hoonigan concept truck makes hauling a breeze, with up to 15 available camera views. This concept truck is even befitted with a custom Hoonigan graphics package that truly brings the aggressive Hoonigan styling full circle.

2022 Colorado ZR2 Extreme Off-Road

Originally introduced in 2017, the Colorado ZR2 has had plenty of time to evolve throughout the years, all while dominating the Best in the Desert racing series. The Colorado ZR2 has been the only truck in its class to finish every race it entered and has racked up over 22,000 miles of racing experience. To say this truck is tried and tested is an understatement, as it has repeatedly proved itself in the fires of battle, out-performing itself each and every time. Built from Chevrolet Performance parts that were proven in the fires of competition, the Colorado ZR2 Extreme Off-Road is the premier off-roading mid-size truck available. When it comes to the authentic off-road experience, the 2022 Colorado ZR2 Extreme Off-Road is second to none.

2022 Colorado Z71 Off-Road Performance Edition

Equipped with the Trail Boss Package with a 1-inch suspension leveling kit, front and mid-vehicle skid plates, and 17-inch wheels in Gloss Black, the Colorado Z71 Off-Road Performance Edition is built to take you wherever you want to go in style. This production model-based Colorado Z71 is even capable of overlanding and camping as its equipped with a number of Chevrolet Accessories and Chevrolet Performance parts, including a High Country 55-inch Rooftop Tent. If you want to go where others dare not, you’ll want to do so in the 2022 Colorado Z71 Off-Road Performance Edition.

2022 Tahoe Z71 Overlanding (Concept)

If you want to explore in style but have a need for more passengers than a truck can accommodate, the 2022 Tahoe Z71 Overlanding SUV just may be the right car for you. Built upon the Tahoe Z71, this concept includes available Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, 33-inch tires mounted to 18-inch wheels, and an off-road recovery kit. In addition to these great features, the Tahoe Z71 Overlanding showed up at SEMA befitted with auxiliary A-pillar off-road lights, AirDesign fender flares, a Dometic-powered dual-zone cooler, and a 55-inch rooftop tent from Freespirit Recreation. Black nameplates, Bowtie emblems, and illuminated front and rear door sill plates help this Tahoe Z71 Overlanding concept SUV stand out from the crowd. All in all, the Tahoe Z71 Overlanding concept SUV shows that there is a ton of promise and a lot to come from Chevrolet and their SUV lineups in the near future.

2021 Suburban Street (Concept)

The final Chevrolet concept car shown at SEMA this year was the 2021 Suburban Street concept SUV. Based on the legendary Chevrolet Suburban, this concept vehicle came equipped with Four Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and 24-inch custom-cut and polished aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires. Accompanying the Pirelli tires and 24-inch wheels will be the Chevrolet Performance exclusive Brembo® brake upgrade system. A plethora of other Chevrolet Accessories and Performance parts were also fitted to this concept SUV, including an all-new black grille, black mirror caps, black Bowtie badges, and even Bowtie-logo puddle lamps. A brief look at what’s to come from Chevrolet and their SUV lineup the 2021 Suburban Street concept SUV has Chevrolet fanboys and enthusiasts alike excited.

Order Your Chevrolet Today!

Whether you were captivated by the 2022 Silverado ZR2 or the 3500HD Hoonigan concept, Chevrolet has a vehicle built just for you and your tastes! You can customize any Chevrolet vehicle with Chevrolet Accessories of Chevrolet Performance parts here at Gerry Lane Chevrolet, simply ask your sales professional for more information. Here at Gerry Lane Chevrolet, we aren’t the Baton Rouge area’s favorite Chevrolet dealership for nothing, we have the best prices and largest inventory available in Baton Rouge. Stop in at Gerry Lane Chevrolet and speak with one of our sales professionals to place your order today!

Source Article: Chevrolet Newsroom