Ford again upgraded its top-selling F- 150 for the 2017 model year and there is also a new generation of high-performing Raptor. For this off-road ready Ford’s machine is hard to find adequate alternative but if you are Chevy’s loyal fan and want the truck that can deliver similar performance as the formidable Raptor, the new 2017 Chevy Reaper might be right solution for you. As per some reports from industry, Chevy is going to refresh this model and this Silverado 1500 based model might bring you the level of fun that you need.
What should be changed?
As some sources suggest upcoming Reaper won’t undergo a complete overhaul. The model should come back as the refreshed version of the 2014 model. It promises some styling tweaks, interior and tech improvements. As for performance it will be capable to attack all terrains thanks to additional off-road hardware and powerful engines.
2017 Chevy Reaper: Standout styling
When it comes to the styling of the 2017 Chevy Reaper, it won’t be large departure from the current rugged look. Its design might again be polarizing but it would again be hard to ignore. Some changes will be present around the grille and headlights. The model will get revised front bumper and new color options.
On the other hand it will keep Chevy’s signature squared-off fenders and most of its profile design. There will also be muscular hood and high suspension travel will also add to its off-road ready stance. The model will also possess unique wheels with all-terrain tires. Attractive graphic on its rear quarter will also complement its appearance.
Inside the Reaper will be comfortable and spacious. Front seats will provide good body support and leather upholstery with contracting stitching will cover them. Good driving position will provide excellent visibility. Front seats will also be heated and ventilated. The model should also include power pedals, lumbar adjustment, floor mats, wireless phone charging, etc.
There will also be the latest MyLink interface, OnStar system, smartphone integration, navigation, premium Bose sound system, etc.
From the safety aspect it should include features from the Enhanced Driver Alert package. It covers parking sensors, automatic high beam, a safety alert seat, lane departure warning, etc.
2017 Chevy Reaper: Powertrains
Powering the 2017 Chevy Reaper should be two engine options. The first is a 5.3 liter supercharged V-8. Its current capability is 475 hp and torque of 460 lb-ft. Larger and more powerful alternative is a 6.3 liter supercharged V-8. It can produce 550 hp and torque reaches 575 lb-ft. As the comparison the new generation Raptor has 3.5 liter turbocharged V-6. It is good for 450 hp and torque of 510 lb-ft.
The model will also have a six-speed or eight speed automatic transmission. There will also have serious off-road hardware. Under body protection, military-spec suspension components, long life brakes will supports its go anywhere character.
2017 Chevy Reaper: Arrival, Price
Chevrolet hasn’t released any detail about this model yet. Based on other sources, the 2017 Chevy Reaper should arrive in the first half of 2017. Price should stay close to the current.