Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Package Pays Homage to 1960s Ancestors
Special Edition to Bow at Detroit Next Week
Set to make its debut at the North American International Auto Show, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport adds some style to the fullsize pickup. Inspired by the Custom Sport Trucks of the 1960s, the new Silverado package comes with some tweaks that enhance what is already a very handsome truck.
It’s a simple package, including monochrome front and rear bumpers and a body-color grille surround, with chrome accents for the black grille. Chrome also graces the door handles, mirror caps, and body side moldings, while 20-inch wheels and projector-beam headlamps round out the cosmetics nicely.
When Chevy says monochrome, it means monochrome. On the Silverado LT, the package can only be ordered in black or white, while on the LTZ, buyers get their choice of black or the pearl-toned White Diamond Tricoat. The truck also includes functional upgrades like tow hooks and heated, power mirrors.
Chevrolet says their Custom Sport Trucks were the user-friendly pickups that helped make the segment popular outside hardware stores and construction zones. “The redesigned 1967 Chevrolet pickup entered the market at a time when trucks were starting to move off the jobsites and into the driveways of cities and suburbs,” the company said. “The 1967 Custom Sport Truck, with its bright trim, plush carpet and bucket seats, helped launch a wave of personal use pickups that continues today.”
Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director, says that the style and comfort of those vintage trucks directly influenced the Silverado’s new offerings. “Those CST models added a touch of elegance to a great all-around truck, just like the Custom Sport package for the new Silverado,” Piszar said.
The package costs between $1950 and $2,950, depending on whether the Silverado LT or LTZ is selected. It’s also compatible with the Z71 package.