What would you say to the thought of unveiling a snow plow HD truck package in Las Vegas, NV at the 2016 SEMA show? We say – hell yea! This may not be a logical place to unveil a winter / snow plow package, but this truck is big, flashy, and cool.
It’s based on the 2017 Silverado HD in a double-cab configuration (aka. extended cab with four doors) with the new 6.6L Duramax V8 turbo-diesel with 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque.
Ignore the stainless steel custom plow, paint job, graphics package, and the amber emergency lights on the roof for just a minute. This truck is based on the Work Truck or LT model Silverado HD with the 4×4 system. The Alaskan package will be sold with the following equipment: snow plow prep package with auxiliary lights wiring, 18-inch wheels with Goodyear Duratrac tires, 220-amp alternator, underbody shield, heavy-duty front springs and more. Sorry, the 20-inch wheels and 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler tires from the show truck were not listed in Chevy’s press release. The truck looks great on 35-inch tires. Let’s hope Chevy makes this an option in the future.
The Alaskan package is not yet listed on Chevrolet’s online configurator, but your local dealer should be able to order you one. The Alaskan package will be available across the Silverado HD range, but we still have some unanswered questions, such as pricing and the complete options package. We will bring you the details as soon as we find out.
The cool snow plow truck clears the way for several other concept or pre-production trucks from Chevrolet at the 2016 SEMA show.
The Silverado HD by Carhartt is still in its concept phase, but the Chevy Silverado High Desert edition will be coming to production soon. The production version will be unveiled at the LA Auto Show in a couple of weeks.
We hope to drive the HD Alaskan in the near future. In the meantime, here is our first drive impressions with the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD with the new 6.6L Duramax V8 turbo-diesel.