New High Desert package makes Chevrolet Silverado more capable and attractive
Chevrolet Silverado High Desert package has been specifically introduced for those who are looking for more from the Silverado. It is available on LT, LTZ, and High Country trim levels and will arrive in dealers this fall. Actually, the model is based on a concept variant, which was on display at 2014 SEMA Show. Yes, this means that it brings unique content and great capability.
In short, the High Desert pack adds improved exterior styling, new lockable cargo system and Magnetic Ride Control suspension for the High Country grade. To go in details, interesting here is the new flexible and lockable storage system in the cargo bed, which locks the cargo away safely.
The system is mounted over the roll-formed steel bed and adds dual side storage bins and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. For all Silverado models, the tailgate locks with the keyfob. This allows users to secure their cargo with the push of a button.
Furthermore the High Desert package also offers a variety of wheels depending on the trim level. Precisely, the LT trim features 20-inch wheels with all-season tires. On the other hand, the 22-inch wheels and all-terrain tires go with the LTZ and High Country levels.
What is more, the top-of-the-range grade, the High Desert, will also get the Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The latter offers more precise body motion control, because of its sensors, which "read" the road every millisecond. When change is detected, they trigger the damping changes in as little as five milliseconds in electronically controlled shock absorbers.
At last but not least, the new Silverado equipped with the High Desert pack will be driven with the EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 engine (LTZ and High Country trims). The unit is connected to Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission and is rated at 420 horsepower (309 kW) and 623 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque. This makes it the most powerful engine in a light-duty truck currently in the market.