2015 Chevrolet Silverado Adds Custom Sport Special Edition

Pays homage tribute to Custom Sport Truck from the 1960s.

Buyers of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado can now order their truck with a special-edition package that pays tribute to special Chevrolet truck trim levels from the 1960s. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport wears a host of visual upgrades loosely based on the look of the 1967 Chevrolet Custom Sport Truck.

Changes to the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado begin with body-color bumpers and a grille surround, a black grille with chrome trim, 20-inch chrome wheels, and extra chrome bling for the door handles, mirrors, and door moldings. Projector-style headlights, exposed tow hooks, and heated power mirrors are also included. Buyers choose between black or white paint; adding the Custom Sport treatment to a Silverado LTZ replaces plaint white paint with Chevrolet's flashier White Diamond Tricoat.

Chevrolet trucks marketing director Sandor Piszar said in a statement that the new package adds "a touch of elegance" to the Silverado, just as with the original Chevrolet Custom Sport Truck models of the late 1960s. Those models, first launched in 1967, had extra chrome exterior trim, bucket seats for the driver and passenger, plush carpet, and chrome-accented interior controls. In an advertisement for the 1967 model, Chevrolet said the Custom Sport Truck treatment, "literally transforms the truck's appearance and comfort to something more akin to that of a passenger car."

The Custom Sport package can be fitted to a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LT, LTZ, or Z71, with prices ranging from $1,950 to $2,950 depending on model. Customers can place orders for the new package though dealers now.

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is also available with a Rally Edition appearance package. Pictured below, the Rally 1 Edition adds a black Bowtie in the front grille, as well as black alloy wheels, black mirror caps and door handles, and additional black rally stripes on the tailgate. The Rally 2 version comes with similar chrome wheels instead.

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