Will 2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne see the light of day as a serial model? Or will everything still remain on the concept versions? We can not give you answers to these questions. Probably no one has any answers to them. Still, there are more and more polemics that Chevy Cheyenne can get into serial production. Given that Ford has announced the return of Ranger pickup to the US market, GM’s response is expected.
For the first time, as a standalone model, Chevrolet Cheyenne was shown at the 2003 NAIAS. This concept is presented with an innovative outer design and unique cargo bed. This concept is presented with a supercharged 6.0-liter V8 engine with 500 horsepower and 580 lb-ft of torque.
In 2013, Chevrolet, for the second time, prepared a study called Cheyenne. This time, Chevy Cheyenne was the answer to the Ford Tremor pickup. The aforementioned concept shown at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. And this time, Cheyenne got a V8 engine. This time it was the EcoTec 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The Pickup was equipped with distinctive Borla exhaust, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes that all come directly from the Camaro Z/28, 19-inch wheels, high-performance tires, and some Camaro goodies. This Cheyenne was a performance-oriented version of the 2014 Silverado Regular Cab.
It should never be forgotten that these two concepts are not the first models with the name ‘Cheyenne’. Namely, the Chevrolet C/K pickup used this name for the trim level at the end of the 20th century. Also, the Mexican version of the Chevrolet Silverado model, owned the Cheyenne luxury trim.
2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne Design
Serial model should awaken the memory of former sports pickup models, which have been seen on the streets of cities across the US. At the time, such models were very popular. This group included Ford F-150 Lightning, Dodge Ram SRT-10, Chevrolet Silverado SS, and Chevy 454 SS.
The 2013 concept is based on the Silverado 2014 MY. However, it is designed to model the 454 SS pickup. Due to the more frequent rumors about the serial model, various information about the possible appearance and construction of this model can be found. If it is found in production, 2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne will be based on the new generation Silverado pickup model. However, there is a possibility that the new Cheyenne will also be based on the smaller, Chevy Colorado pickup. Regardless, it is expected to release us in the Single Cab configuration, with a 4×2 propulsion system.
Chevy Cheyenne is expected to use aluminum, carbon fibers and composite materials for production in 2018. This would reduce the weight of the vehicle and raise its performance. As with the concept of the model, 19-inch alloy wheels are expected, sport bumpers, the sporty Borla exhaust system, modified sports suspension and sporty Brembo brakes. In the interior, you should expect a typical slow motion. Among other things, it refers to the sports leather steering wheel, Recaro sports seats, specially designed gearshift handle and aluminum sports pedals.
In this segment, it all comes down to speculation. Presented concepts were possessed by powerful V8 units. Also, the Cheyenne version was the most powerful model in the Silverado lineup. Therefore, there is no doubt that the 2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne (if it is in serial production) will have a powerful V8 engine. Chevrolet offers a 6.2-liter V8 engine for its Silverado pickup. This engine develops 420 horsepower and 460 foot pounds of torque, combined with 10-speed automatic transmission. Is this enough, or will this engine be further enhanced?