Chevrolet has announced the new and improved, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD range of pickups yesterday. As per what Chevrolet says, the Silverado High Country HD is the company’s first premium heavy-duty vehicle and combines the capabilities new Silverado 2500HD/3500HD with the refinement and convenience of Silverado 1500 High Country.
The styling of the new model is surely pleasing enough, thanks to features like a chrome grille with horizontal slats, 6-inch tubular chrome assist steps, High Country logos on door sill plates, High Country badges on tailgate and doors, body-colored front and rear bumpers – which includes CornerStep rear bumper from Chevrolet, and more. The Silverado 2500HD High Country, the entry-level heavy duty model features unique 20-inch chrome wheel set, while the 3500HD models come with 18-inch chrome wheel for single-rear-wheel models and 17-inch forged aluminum wheel for dual-rear-wheel models.
The list of standard features is decent enough and has leather bucket seats on the front, heated and cooled perforated leather seats, Chevrolet MyLink connectivity featuring an 8-inch touch display, front and rear park assist, Bose premium audio, High Country logos, a saddle brown interior and more. The list of optional features gets a rear-seat entertainment system, navigation system, sunroof, BluRay/DVD player and a High Country Premium Package that will add additional features like power adjustable pedals, driver alert package and a heated steering wheel.
Powertrain options have always been a strong point of Silverados and the new models are no exception. The engine lineup includes a specially tuned 6.0L V-8, a big-fuel version of the 6.0L V-8, and a 6.6L V-8 Duramax turbo diesel. The standard 6.0L V-8 puts out 360 hp and peak torque of 380 lb-ft, while the V-8 diesel unit is rated at 397 hp and peak torque of 765 lb-ft and comes mated with an Allison 1000 6-speed automatic gearbox.
On the new Silverado HD High Country, Chevrolet will also offer new up-level chrome trailer tow mirrors featuring power fold and power adjustment with memory.