The 2018 Chevy Reaper promises to offer maximum off-roading capabilities and offering comfort to its passengers. Based on the heavy duty Chevy Silverado, this pickup truck was first introduced in 2014. Chevy has been working on the performance of its pickups and Reaper is no exception. Originally known as T-Rex, this vehicle is set to undergo a couple of minor changes. New Reaper is set to compete with the likes of Ford Raptor and F-150.
2018 Chevy Reaper – Powertrain
The new Reaper is supposed to be fitted with the same engine configuration that current model houses. Advanced performance engineering has been useful in getting the most out of this vehicle.
A 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 engine is made to produce a maximum of 475 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. however, a 6 speed/8 speed auto transmission will take care of this V8 in this FWD drive vehicle, optionally to be available as an AWD.
Additionally, 2018 Chevy Reaper also receives the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 which will produce a mammoth 550 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Chevy aims to make this truck ideal for towing and hauling purposes and hence the choice for this enormous powertrain.
In order to make this vehicle suitable for rough terrain handling, specialized equipment is installed to this new vehicle. Advanced braking mechanisms coupled with quality suspension improve the way how Reaper grips on the road. Also, Chevy plans to make improvements in its fuel economy.
One of the prerequisites of a high-quality off-road vehicle is its fuel economy. 2018 Chevy Reaper agrees to offer a maximum of 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highways. Although it loses in terms of mileage from its sibling, Chevy Equinox, yet potential customers might like the overall looks of this vehicle over Equinox.
For an even better grip on the roads, this new vehicle will receive Fox racing suspension gear. The choice of an AWD with this suspension will alone win many hearts. Chevy is highly skeptical about the choice of engines it will offer because that will determine its fuel economy.
2018 Chevy Reaper – Looks Impressive
Chevy has introduced lots of newer improvements typical to this vehicle. Although the overall appearance of 2018 Chevy Reaper is not changing, it’s certainly going through modifications. The front bumper has been raised not to the extent of it being called to undergo a facelift, though.
Like any other off-roading vehicle from Chevy’s stable, ride height has been revamped to allow the suspension to make its way. Change in grilles and front end styling are customary to every new release. But this vehicle is definitely more masculine than any other in its range.
Apart from the Fox suspensions, Reaper might feature improved shock absorbers to allow the vehicle to tackle rougher terrains. Added to this are 20 inch Beadlock wheels and premium high-quality Corsa exhausts.
LED and DLR promises to add more visibility with this new Chevy Reaper 2018. Larger fog lamps will show the path even during heavy snowfalls. One might fall in love with the fascia changes that this vehicle is given and Chevy is confident to stand out in the pickup truck segment.
This super tough Reaper pickup looks stunning when seen from outside and hence the need for an even better interior is a necessity. To achieve the goal of providing the riders maximum comfort, only the highest quality leather upholstered seats will be available in all the trims.
The 2018 Chevy Reaper cockpit, as Chevy refers to its cabin and dashboard is comfortable and spacious. Sitting arrangements will not disappoint even in the longest of journeys. Enough leg and headroom are available for this four-door off-roader. The custom made stitched seats and headroom’s are unique.
Other features worth mentioning are advanced cruise control and traction support. Rear-view cameras will aid in blind spot detection for this rather massive vehicle. Further, this Chevy Reaper 2018 disagrees to fall short in entertainment than its rivals. The dashboard will feature an improvised infotainment system and advanced navigation control. Connectivity for smartphones is an added feature.
2018 Chevy Reaper – Price and Release Date
Expected to be released by the tail end of 2017, Chevy has not yet preferred to comment on its pricing. The 2018 Chevy Reaper is expected to cost in excess of $50,000. Amidst tough competition that it faces, it’s projected to survive the wave with an already huge mass base inclined towards the T-Rex aka Reaper.