Two concept versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, the Black Ops (pictured) and Silverado Volunteer Fighter editions, were unveiled at last week’s State Fair of Texas, giving attendees a glimpse of how the Silverado would appear as a vehicle dedicated to emergency assistance.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops concept truck is a vehicle designed for all types of unexpected emergencies, such as hurricanes. The basis for the truck is the Silverado Crew Cab 4 x 4, and it comes with several special and unique touches, such as lower body armor, raised suspension for extra ground clearance, integrated tow hooks and a front-mount winch with a special cover that comes with an LED spotlight. The Black Ops truck also comes with a Truck Vault storage unit with a solar power pack, gloves, gas masks and a military First Aid kit, among other safety equipment. Above the lockable storage unit, a crate of food, water cans, fuel and a generator are mounted on top of it. According to Chevy design manager Dave Ross, the Silverado Black Ops concept is “a survival kit on four wheels.”
On the other hand, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Volunteer Firefighter concept is the carmaker’s tribute to the “hard-working Americans for whom we design and build the Silverado (for),” mainly those who volunteer for firefighting duties in their communities. The red-and-silver Silverado concept comes with 22-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, step bars and mirror caps, a billet aluminum grille guard and bed rails and a corner step rear bumper as key external features. For emergency-related features, the Volunteer Firefighter Silverado features LED perimeter lighting, a siren, a PA system, a roof light bar, chrome fire extinguishers and several other useful tools for volunteer firefighters.