Ford has F-150 Raptor and Chevrolet has its Reaper. These 2 packages are based on the same concept that includes class-ranging accessories and top notch styling. The result is pickups that are unlike any other. To keep this long-time rivalry going on, 2018 Chevrolet Reaper is expected to bring drastic changes to cater different parameters like performance, capabilities and overall styling. Furthermore, 2018 Reaper should come with a feasible price tag and might cost around $50,000.
What is new?
Chevrolet has already presented the prototype of 2018 Reaper which throws some light on this next model. According to it, new truck is offering Corsa exhaust, new range of body kits, Fox suspension and Lingenfelter Supercharger.
This new-gen Chevy Reaper is expected to improve in safety as well. Standard safety features will include Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Safety Alert Driver Seat.
2018 Chevrolet Reaper – powertrain options
Chevy will offer two engines under the hood of the new Reaper. The first one will be 5.3-liter turbocharged V8. It will arrive with improved figures of 481 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque. The second one is 6.2-liter V8 EcoTec3 with 550 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque.
Both of these engines will be mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Drive configuration options will include rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.
With the engines improving in power, this new Chevy Reaper will complete the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 7 seconds. Fuel savings are to see improvements too, and the new mileage figure might go out as 23 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway/ 24 mpg combined. These figures will drop down to 22/24/21 mpg with all-wheel drive.
Looks are deceiving but not with Chevy Reaper as the new-gen pickup is coming with an aggressive styling. Much like the standard Chevy Silverado, the headlights will get a double-stacked layout. The front fascia will portray an angry look as the hood crease will join the grille, speaking of which, will incorporate new horizontal chrome louvers.
All wheel arches will protrude dramatically and retain the boxy C-shaped approach. Rearwards, the cargo bed gets chrome liners and a monitoring system. Other additional exterior accessories might include jewel LEDs, chrome handlebars, cargo liners and auto high beam.
The interior cabin arrives with improved technology features. Such features would include wireless charging, 4G LTE connectivity, ambient LED lighting and updated Chevrolet MyLink® infotainment. Apart from this, expect all the regulars from Chevy to come with its next Reaper. Front seats should be bucket type with power adjustable features. The dash may receive a few detailing though, judging by Ford’s inclination for making its pickups more luxury-centric.