2017 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Adds Cargo Versatility, Magnetic Shocks
Concept Shown at SEMA Show Headed for Production
A few years ago at the 2014 SEMA Show, Chevrolet showed the Silverado 1500 High Desert concept, which added flying buttresses reminiscent of the late Avalanche sport-utility truck and a modular cargo management system in the bed to offer flexibility for transporting smaller or larger items. Chevrolet is now announcing its production intent for the High Desert package, which will be offered as an option on LT, LTZ, and High Country trims of the Silverado Crew Cab and will go on sale this fall.
In addition to the buttresses and cargo management system, the High Desert package will feature 20-inch alloy wheels on the LT trim and 22-inch wheels on the LTZ and High Country trims. On the High Country model with the High Desert package, GM’s magnetic ride control system will be included.
The specific components of the High Desert cargo management system include dual side storage bins, a three-piece hard tonneau cover, and a cargo divider for secure transport of smaller items when raised and full access to the length of the bed when lowered. As with the other LTZ and High Country models, the truck can be ordered with the 6.2L V-8 producing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque mated to the 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission.