Pickup truck have taken a left turn into more of a comfort realm as of late, but seemingly every truck manufacturer has released a more rugged version of its pickup to show that they still have some edginess. Today Chevy shows the more rugged side of its Silverado with the new Realtree Edition of its resident full-size pickup.
Named after the legendary camo company, it is no shock that the main additions to this pickup are camouflaged graphics inside and out. Also setting this model apart are the Realtree logos embroidered into the front headrests.
Chevy took the Realtree Edition a step beyond just simply slapping camo on its Silverado, as it also installed some black-colored bits for good measure. The black-colored bits include the trim, the bow ties, the off-road assist steps, and the 20-inch wheels. The latter are wrapped up in all-terrain tires to help deliver the traction any hunter would need when travelling off the beaten path.
Speaking of travelling off the beaten path, Chevy is doing the Realtree package the right way and offering it only with its off-road-prepped Silverado LTZ Z71 crew cab model. With this package come Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Decent Control, an underbody shield, and a G80 auto-locking rear differential.
Being based on the LTZ Z71 trim, the Realtree model comes standard with Chevy’s 5.3-liter V-8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This powerful V-8 pairs with a six-speed auto transmission.
The Silverado Realtree will hit showrooms in the spring of 2016, but its starting price remains unknown for now. My guess is that it’ll be at least a few grand more than the $46,165 base price of the Silverado LTZ Z71.