Remember the Chevrolet Avalanche? Well this SEMA concept is the closest thing we’ve seen to one since the ‘Lanche drove of into the sunset in 2013. Though this has the same look, this concept is really a standard Silverado with Chevy’s new concept bed system that securely holds cargo away from the elements and prying hands.

The cargo system is completely integrated into the Silverado’s bed. The sidewalls are hollowed out for Avalanche-like storage bins while the majority of the bed area is covered in durable plastic with a large divider splitting up the space. A hard tonneau cover mounts to rails along the top to keep the weather out and the cargo in.

The cargo system is dolled up as well, sporting a pewter base coat with Oxide Gold and Russet accents. The Oxide Gold accents continue onto the

style 22-inch wheels and front bumper center section for some added detailing. The colors contrast perfectly with the Deepwood Green body color of the Silverado High Country. The designers also swapped the Deepwood Green for the chrome grille, mirror caps, and door handles to keep the monochromatic design intact.

Click past the jump to read more about Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Concept.

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Concept
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
  • Transmission:
    Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Torque @ RPM:
  • Displacement:
    6.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    120 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    55000 (Est.)
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Concept in detail

2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Concept High Resolution Exterior
- image 576091
Of course with this being the SEMA show, Chevy didn’t leave the greasy bits stock.

Under this Silverado’s hood lies the 6.2-liter, EcoTec3 V-8 pumping out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to GM’s new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power rearward under normal circumstances, or to all four wheels when the driver engages four-wheel-drive.

Of course with this being the SEMA show, Chevy didn’t leave the greasy bits stock. A performance exhaust is bolted to the block, helping it breathe better. Gone are the stock brakes as well, replaced by a concept system from Brembo. The six-piston front calipers squeeze high-performance pads on 16-inch slotted rotors.

Inside the Silverado, the designers included dark wood accents to complement the green, gold, and pewter exterior color. The Silverado High Country’s saddle brown leather seats remain intact as they match the motif to the tee.

Chevrolet Silverado

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country - Driven High Resolution Exterior
- image 551530

The Chevy Silverado was completely redesigned for 2014 and came with three all-new engines as well. A V-6 and two V-8s displace the familiar 4.3-liters, 5.3-liters, and 6.2-liters, but each engine shared hardly any parts with its predecessors. Variable valve timing, Active Fuel Management, and direct fuel injection are the three more prevalent attributes of the new engines.

The Silverado comes in three cab configurations, three bed configurations, and more trim levels and option packages than believable. This makes the truck rather versatile, spanning from farm truck to near limo luxury status.

Pricing for the Silverado start at $25,575 and rises well into the $50,000 range.

Mark McNabb
Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray.  Read More
About the author

Press Release

Based on the Silverado High Country crew cab and featuring a flexible, lockable concept storage system in the cargo bed, the High Desert concept is designed take passengers nearly anywhere with their gear stowed securely and safely and protected from the elements.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Concept High Resolution Exterior
- image 576091

The Silverado High Country production model is distinguished by a unique chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, halogen projector headlamps and body-color front and rear bumpers. Inside, it features an exclusive saddle brown interior, along with heated and cooled perforated premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests, Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an eight-inch touch screen, Bose® premium audio and front and rear park assist.

Designers built on the High Country’s high style with the High Desert concept, adding Oxide Gold and Russet accents to the Deepwood Green exterior color, along with dark-tinted wood accents on the interior. Chevrolet also changed the standard chrome door handles and mirror caps to body color and added a custom grille insert. In addition to the concept cargo storage system, there is a stylized sport bar mounted in the bed, with an integrated, high-mounted stop lamp and LED cargo bed lighting.

The truck’s capability was bolstered with a concept performance exhaust system and concept Brembo six-piston front brake calipers, performance brake pads and 16-inch slotted rotors. The High Desert concept rolls on Chevrolet Accessories 22-inch aluminum wheels accented with Oxide Gold and Russet accents that complement the exterior color accents.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Concept Exterior
- image 576090

The High Desert concept is powered by the Silverado’s available EcoTec3 6.2L V-8, which is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful engine offered in a light-duty truck. It’s backed by the new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission – a combination that enables a 12,000-pound trailering capacity when equipped with the NHT Max Trailering Package.

View the full press release Hide press release
Press release
What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: