What Is It?
Chevrolet is showing off a new retro-themed trim package for its full-size Silverado pickup at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. It’s called the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport, and it boasts several subtle upgrades to the standard Silverado.
Revisions to the Silverado Custom Sport are obvious from the second you look at the pickup, as it trades in the standard Silverado’s chrome accents for monochromatic trim. Available only in black or white, Silverado Custom Sport models feature body-colored bumpers, a body-colored grille surround and body-colored side moldings. Other upgrades include a black grille, 20-inch chrome wheels and chrome door handles.
According to Chevrolet, the Silverado Custom Sport draws its inspiration from the 1967 Custom Sport Truck, which featured bright trim, plush carpet and bucket seats; this car was a precursor to the noncommercial, personal-use pickup that remains popular today. The trim package will be available for Silverado LT and LTZ models.
Chevrolet says that the Custom Sport package will run an extra $1,950 to $2,950, depending on the trim level and model.
When Can You Get It?
Dealer orders begin this January; sales will follow soon after.
Add It to Your Shopping List Because…
In a world of chrome accents and look-at-me colors, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport flies under the radar. Its monochromatic trim offers a subtler, cleaner look than most traditional full-size trucks, giving it an almost under-the-radar flair. For drivers who don’t want all the chrome and brightwork typically associated with a full-size pickup, the Silverado Custom Sport seems like an excellent alternative.
Other Cars to Consider
Ford F-150 Platinum — High-end versions of Ford’s full-size F-150 also do away with much of the chrome typically associated with full-size trucks. The only drawback is that you’ll have to pay big money for a Platinum, as they start around $52,000 with shipping.
GMC Sierra Denali — Like the Silverado Custom Sport, the Sierra Denali trades much of its chrome for a sleeker, more luxurious all-black look. The Sierra Denali doesn’t come cheap, however: Prices start around $50,000 with shipping.