Chevrolet overhauls overlanding with the Silverado ZR2

Chevrolet Overhauls Overlanding with the Silverado ZR2 and its Adventure-Focused Accessories
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MIDDLE EAST – In the last few years, overlanding has undergone a serious overhaul. Originally devised as a way to transport livestock in the 1900s, overlanding is now an adventure sport, for those looking to blaze trails with their trusted vehicles. It is not for the faint of heart. Heading out to remote locations, off-the-grid enthusiasts have to be prepared to tackle anything, far away from civilization.

 

Now, overlanding gets its biggest upgrade yet, in the form of the first-ever Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. Factory-lifted and offering race-proven off-road performance straight from the showroom floor, the ZR2 brings together a premium interior, immersive technology, a number of standard safety equipment features and off-road prowess in a comprehensive package. With a range of Chevrolet accessories, every driver can personalize their ZR2, building the perfect, reliable traveling companion.  

“The durable, comfortable and powerful Silverado ZR2 is a truck that embodies the spirit of overlanding,” said Rami Sahawneh, Head of Accessories, General Motors Africa & Middle East. “Already an off-road icon, the variety of accessories available for the ZR2 take the truck to the next level, allowing every driver to curate the perfect traveling home and adventure companion, before heading off the beaten track to explore the unknown. From creature comforts to practical storage solutions and tech enhancements, an accessorized ZR2 makes every drive all about the journey, not the destination.”  

With the rack-mounted tent, the adventure doesn’t need to end when the day does. Durable and weather-resistant, the tent is made from ripstop polyester canvas and mesh panels for ventilation and breathtaking views of nature’s playground and folds up to a low-profile size on the roof of the Silverado ZR2, making it easy to transport. Surprisingly spacious, the tent unlocks 3.5 M2 of sleep space, complete with a thick, foam wall-to-wall mattress to add a touch of glamping luxury after a full day of exploring. The polycotton mattress cover is removable and washable, keeping the luxe touches practical while a 2 M ladder makes it easy to climb into bed, with all the flair of a beloved childhood treehouse.  

Install the tent on the lightweight aluminum VentureTEC Rack supported by VentureTEC Mount Plates, which are designed to accommodate most Overland and Rooftop tents. No drill installation and a 226KG tie-down strength provide a streamlined cargo system for your on-the-go needs. Make it easier to scale your truck with the VentureTEC Grab Handle, for a sturdy handhold.  

Self-reliance is key to overlanding success so make sure your essentials are where you need them, with Utility Molle Panels. Easy to use and fully customizable, the panels enable you to organize your cargo, mounting suitable bags, trail gear, tools, high lift jacks, axes, shovels and more in a streamlined way, while maximizing your ZR2’s truck bed space. Perfectly designed for the Silverado ZR2, the Utility Molle Panels are easy to install with zero cutting or drilling.  

Line the bed of your Silverado ZR2 with a Black Bed Mat, complete with Chevy bow tie. Made of non-skid ribbed rubber, the mat helps keep cargo secure by reducing shifting, while simultaneously preventing damage to the truck bed floor surface. Easy to clean and easy to install, the mat also withstands extreme temperatures.  

Enhance the Silverado ZR2’s rugged off-road appearance and brighten up the night with Chevrolet’s A-Pillar Lights by Baja Designs, empowering you to travel off-road in the dark or to illuminate your campsite. Weather resistant and designed to withstand extreme conditions, each lamp produces 2,260 lumens per light, bracketed for ideal mounting height. Each light comes with a cover to protect the lamps when not in use.  

Air compressors may be few and far between when you’re out in rough country, so make sure you have an On-Board Air Compressor handy to deflate and inflate your tires as needed, based on the terrain you’re tackling at each leg of the journey.  

Finetune the performance of your Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 with technological enhancements like the High-Clearance Performance Cat Back Exhaust. The patented straight-through and multi-core technology unleashes hidden horsepower while the increased exhaust velocity adds power, while managing better fuel economy. Ultra-smooth mandrel bends ensure maximum flow and power, and precision computer-controlled cnc manufacturing ensures a snug and accurate fit. The exhaust upgrade will roar through the wilderness, with the distinctive sound of power respected by motoring enthusiasts everywhere.  

Minimize off-the-grid repairs by protecting your vehicle before you set out, with Off-Road Rocker Panels. Stylish and functional, the panels will shield the most vulnerable parts of your truck from road debris, safeguarding your adventure.  

Tested across both the US and the Middle East, the ZR2 is undeniably, an off-road beast. Powered by a standard 6.2L V-8 engine, and mated with 10-speed automatic transmission, the Silverado balances everyday driving comfort and hardworking capabilities, with a payload and towing capacity of up to 553kg and 4,000kg respectively.  

Suspension upgrades coupled with the Silverado-first application of Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers and uniquely tuned springs that increase the maximum front and rear suspension travel to enhance its off-road capabilities. Specific 33-inch off-road tires paired with a new steel front bumper designed for off-road strength, durability, and clearance, including an all-new, high-approach front bumper that enables an improved 31-degree approach angle, compared to other Silverado off-road models ensure the ZR2 can tackle any terrain.  

In addition to its functional features and varied accessories, the new Silverado ZR2 is distinguished by several aesthetic cues, including a new black hood insert, a unique grille with integrated lighting and a “flow-tie” emblem, wheel flares, ZR2 badges, unique 18-inch wheels, and a unique Jet Black/Graystone leather-trimmed interior, with complementing dark trim.  

Whether you’re heading out into the great outdoors to explore the unknown or planning a family-friendly camping trip, the Silverado ZR2 will get you there, while the Chevrolet accessories elevate your experience, both practically and comfortably. Explore more at Chevrolet Arabia.