General Motors has taken the veil off of the Chevrolet Silverado High Desert which is based off off a 2014 SEMA concept that wielded the same moniker.
While the exterior styling does appear to pay tribute to the dearly departed Chevrolet Avalanche at first glance, Chevy claims that it actually combines the capability of a Silverado with the luxury and refinement of the Suburban. Case in point is the addition of the Suburban’s Magnetic Ride Control System which adjusts the dampers in the suspension continuously to help the truck navigate varying levels of terrain while also improving ride comfort at the same time. The High Desert also marks the first time that the technology has ever been used on a Silverado which is a plus for buyers looking to standout from the crowd.
However its headline feature is an all new lockable storage system in the bed that helps protect cargo from the harshest of elements. This rugged system was also designed to compliment the standard side storage bins as well as the three piece tonneau cover that eliminates concerns about fit and capability. As a bonus, the truck even comes equipped with a flexible divider that can help accommodate various sizes of cargo.
The High Desert package is avalible on LT LTZ and High Country trim levels. The LT features 20-inch wheels with all season tires, while the other two trims feature bigger 22-inch wheels that are shod with all terrain tires. LTZ and High Country buyers will also appreciate the standard 6.2 liter EcoTec V8 which brings 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque to the festivities.
Chevrolet claims that the High Desert will land in dealer lots this fall with pricing and other information being released closer to its official launch. With previous special edition Silverado packages focusing more on styling versus outright hardware upgrades, it’s good to see the High Desert buck this trend and offer buyers a truly unique driving experience.