A hot rod with a bed

The fourth-generation Chevy Silverado broke cover in 2017 with a ton of new features, including state-of-the-art technology, and upgraded engines. But it’s also a highly customizable truck now, with plenty of features available from Chevrolet Performance and Accessories. Chevy just launched a handful of concept vehicles to showcase these features and the RST Street proves that trucks can look like hot rods too.

Based on one of the Silverado’s less expensive trims, the RST Street looks a bit more aggressive than the standard truck and it also rides lower than usual. Yes, while concept trucks usually ride higher for enhanced off-road capability, the RST Street was conceived for drivers who want a sportier truck. It also previews a new set of fender decals and carbon-fiber-look parts, so it won’t be long until you will be able to customize one just like the concept in the photos.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Silverado RST Street Concept.

What makes the Chevrolet Silverado RST Street Concept special

  • Black grille
  • Carbon-look inserts
  • Custom graphics
  • 22-inch black wheels
  • Molded splash guards
  • Black badges
  • Borla exhaust
  • Premium floor mats
  • Kicker audio system
  • Upgraded cold-air intake
  • Lowered suspension
2018 Chevrolet Silverado RST Street Concept
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A quick glance at the front end and you can see that Chevy’s main focus was to make the truck look more aggressive.

Instead of the usual chrome, the grille is finished in black, while the horizontal slats that run above and below the grille have a carbon-fiber look.

This isn’t authentic carbon though, just a concept carbon-look element that Chevy wants to offer soon.

The conceptual features continue onto the sides with custom graphics on the front fenders and carbon-look mirror caps. The decals on the fenders are dark grey with "Chevrolet Performance" lettering at the top.

Chevrolet also added larger, 22-inch wheels. These are painted in high-gloss black to match the graphics and the bumper inserts. It’s here where we can also notice the molded splash guards mounted beneath the wheel arches. Around back, there’s black lettering on the tailgate and a two-piece exhaust pipe from Borla.

Unlike the grille insert and the mirror caps, the exhaust tips are made from actual carbon-fiber.

The exterior is rounded off by a one-piece hard tonneau cover from UnderCover.

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The interior isn’t as spectacular as the exterior, but it does feature premium all-weather floor liners with Chevrolet script in the front row, and carbon-fiber-look door handles and interior trim. A 200-watt powered subwoofer and 200-watt DSP Amp kit by Kicker turn the cabin into a concert hall.

Despite the more aggressive exterior, the drivetrain remains unchanged save for a new cold-air intake system for the 5.3-liter V-8 engine.

The upgrade doesn’t affect performance, so the concept boasts the same 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque as the standard model. Other upgrades include a cat-back exhaust system from Borla and six-piston Brembo brake upgrade for the front axle and a lowered suspension system. Chevy didn’t provide any info on the suspension but mentioned that it’s a concept part. As such, it could become available at a later date.

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 RST Street

With a decidedly aggressive appearance, the RST Street concept exudes attitude. Based on the new RST trim for the 2019 Silverado 1500, the concept’s striking stance is achieved with a concept lowered suspension system and concept body-side graphics, backed up with Chevrolet accessories and performance parts that lend a more authoritative look and sound to the available 5.3L V-8 engine. This concept also shows concept carbon fiber-look parts, including a grille bar, mirror caps, door handles and interior trim.

The Chevrolet Accessories and Performance parts available on chevy.com/accessories and at the dealer include:

Chevrolet Performance

5.3L Cold-Air Intake System.
Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers.

Chevrolet Accessories

Black Silverado nameplate.
22-inch wheels in high-gloss black.
Front and rear molded splash guards.
Front-row premium all-weather floor liners with Chevrolet script.

Associated Accessories

Exhaust tips (two-piece) in carbon fiber by Borla.
Cat-back exhaust, 5.3L dual-split rear by Borla.
One-piece hard tonneau cover by UnderCover.
200-watt powered subwoofer and 200-watt DSP Amp kit by KICKER.

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