American Country singer and songwriter, Luke Bryan is co-owner of Buck Commander (the sister company of Duck Commander). He also wrote the song, “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day”. The Outdoor Channel and Buck Commander also have a tv show together featuring Luke Bryan.
According to a press release by Chevrolet, Luke Bryan and Chevy teamed up to create concept Suburban meant for hunting and fishing.
Chevrolet Suburban concept for huntin’ and fishin’
In the Chevy press release, Luke Bryan says, “Chevy has been part of our family and a part of our work life on the farm for as long as I can remember,” says Bryan. “If you were a Bryan, you drove a Chevy — and I’m a longtime Suburban owner. This partnership is a natural fit for me and this unique Suburban represents everything I and my family want for our outdoor adventures”. Chevy asked Bryan for an outdoor vehicle wish list. Here’s what he came up with;
- Lifted suspension
- 22″ wheels with 35″ off-road tires
- Roof-mounted equipment carrier with fishing rod holder
- Custom hunter bronze exterior color with dark carbon accents
- Camo graphics
- Custom interior with Argon piping and Platinum camo-pattern
- Roof-mounted light rack
- Custom lower fascia
- Outward swinging rear tailgate door (with spare tire mount)
- Lower skid plate extension
- Concept rear-facing third-row seats with custom footwell
- Reverse-mounted rear-seat DVD player
- Anodized orange tow hooks
- Six-piston Brembo brake upgrade
Chevrolet Design director, Todd Parker says, “There’s plenty of room for all their gear, along with added amenities that make the journey more enjoyable.”
The engine and transmission are the same as a regular Suburban with the 5.3L V-8 engine and 6-speed transmission. The concept does, however, feature a locking rear differential and 8000lb max towing capacity (with trailer package).
What do you think?
Do you think this would work in real life huntin’ and fishin’ expedition? I can’t say I’m much of a fisher but as far as hunting goes, I’d personally rather be looking out the window for the game instead of a DVD player. Wait, there are no back side windows? What was the idea behind this? Is it to fish from when you drive into the lake? You can’t shoot out the window, Game and Fish might have something to say about that. Maybe it’s to enjoy the -40° 40mph winds as your enjoying the ride up the mountain to find the bull. My other concern would be where exactly do you put your game/fish once you’ve got them? I guess the roof rack would work, but with a 1″ lift that’s a long way up to put a big animal.
Maybe the windowless panels are to fish from after all, here is Luke Bryan’s Tweet of his truck.
Before y'all get out of your truck. Make sure you put it in park. Trust me. pic.twitter.com/UtYfqc8aNT
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) September 30, 2013
What would be your wishlist for the perfect huntin’ and fishin’ rig?
Do you think this Subaruban would make a good huntin’ and fishin’ vehicle? What would your huntin’ fishin’ rig wish list have? Let us know, comment below, on Twitter, or Facebook.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.