With new Performance and Accessories items

The fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado broke cover in late 2017 with a brand-new design on the outside, all-new tech on the inside, and a range of drivetrain upgrades. Come 2018 and Chevrolet offers optional, dealer-available upgrades through its Performance and Accessories division. The Silverado LTZ Concept was created specifically to showcase some of these items before they go on sale.

Unveiled at the State Fair of Texas, the same city where the new-generation truck was introduced, the LTZ Concept is based on the LTZ Z71 trim and features three upgrades from Chevrolet Performance and eight items from the Chevrolet Accessories catalog. It’s not a concept in the true sense, as it doesn’t showcase futuristic designs or technologies, but it’s a good preview for the many ways you can customize a Silverado nowadays. The LTZ Concept will go on display at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas too.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Concept.

What makes the Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Concept special

2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Concept Exterior
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Far from conceptual as far as exterior features go, the LTZ Concept looks a bit more upscale than the Z71 model it is based on.

For starters, it includes all the Z71-specific features, including the unique lower bumper and chrome grille design. In addition, it rides on a set of new 22-inch chrome, multi-spoke aluminum wheels, and sports a black, illuminated Bowtie emblem on the front grille.

It also has chrome wheel-to-wheel, six-inch assist steps, and a retractable tonneau cover made by Advantage. The exterior is rounded off by a Bowtie logo on the new exhaust tip that comes with the upgraded exhaust system.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Interior
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Inside the cabin, Chevy added all-weather floor liners with Z71 badge inserts and an under seat organizer.

The center console now features a lockable storage box so you can keep your valuable items safe.

The upscale part begins in the rear with a rear-seat entertainment system, but Chevy also made a big upgrade in the tech department.

Specifically, it added a Trailering Camera Package, which consists from a removable accessory camera that can be mounted to a trailer and viewed through the vehicle’s center stack display. The concept also boats the unique gauge cluster, unique trim plates, and the brushed metal door sills of the Z71 package.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Concept Exterior
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Under the hood of the LTZ Concept lurks the familiar 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine.

Chevy made upgrades to the cold-air intake system and added a cat-back, single exit exhaust system, but doesn't whether they affect performance or not.

Most likely the engine generates the same 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque as the standard unit. But while output is the same, the brakes are stronger thanks to the six-piston Brembo system at the front wheels.

All these accessories and performance upgrades are or will become available at dealers for the 2019 model year. The same goes for the trailering technologies, so you can build your very own LTZ concept using options from Chevrolet Performance and Chevrolet Accessories.

Further reading

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Exterior Interior
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Read our full review of the 2019 Chevy Silverado

Chevrolet introduced a stylized 2019 Silverado High Country today at the State Fair of Texas, highlighting Chevrolet’s collection of truck accessories and performance parts for the all-new Silverado.

The High Country is one of four concepts Chevrolet will introduce this fall, each designed to showcase how customers can accessorize the new Silverado to suit their personalities.

“We know every truck customer is unique, which is why the Silverado offers eight trims, each with a different combination of technology, performance and design,” said Hugh Milne, Silverado marketing manager. “With a full catalog of accessories and performance parts, we offer exponentially more ways for customers to build their ideal truck. And, unlike certain aftermarket components, these are designed, engineered and validated to the same engineering standards as the Silverado itself, and backed by Chevrolet.”

The catalog of genuine Chevrolet performance parts and accessories includes step kits and tonneau covers, illuminated bowtie emblems, cargo bed storage boxes, brake systems and suspension lift kits. These parts were designed and developed along with the new truck, for seamless design and performance integration. GM-designed parts are validated to the same rigorous standards as the factory-installed components, and are warranted by Chevrolet when installed at the Chevrolet dealer.1 Associated Accessories are developed and backed by third-party companies, and are reviewed by Chevrolet to determine proper fitment.1

Customers can shop online for the parts at Chevrolet.com/accessories and choose home or dealer delivery, as well as select dealer installation.

All four personalized Silverado models will go on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. They include:

Silverado LTZ Concept

This concept highlights the trailering technologies available on the 2019 Silverado 1500 designed to enhance trailering confidence, as well as performance parts for the 5.3L V-8. The Z71-equipped show vehicle also features the following dealer-available accessories and Performance Parts:

Chevrolet Performance

5.3L Cold-Air Intake Upgrade System.
5.3L Cat-Back Single Exit Exhaust Upgrade System with Chevrolet Bowtie Logo Tip.
Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers.

Chevrolet Accessories

Trailering Camera Package: a removable accessory camera which when mounted to a trailer can be viewed through the vehicle’s center stack display.
22-inch chrome multi-spoke aluminum wheels.
Illuminated Black Bowtie Grille Emblem.
Chrome wheel-to-wheel six-inch rectangular assist steps.
All-weather floor liners with Z71 badge insert.
Underseat organizer.
Center console lockable storage box.
Rear-seat entertainment system.

Associated Accessories

Embark Manual Retractable Tonneau Cover by Advantage®.

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