Chevrolet Silverado High Country Concept
Beyond range-topping luxuryby Ciprian Florea, on
The Chevrolet Silverado High Country is one of the most exquisite trucks you can buy today. It has Chevy’s latest tech and it’s packed with premium features. It has everything even the most demanding driver needs. But Chevy wants to take things up a notch and launched a "concept" version of the High Country with a bunch of extra features.
Unveiled at the State Fair of Texas and set to go on display at the 2018 SEMA Show in November, this so-called concept vehicles wants to be a "premium outdoor truck" that blends "high style, functionality and enhanced performance." In reality, it’s not as fancy as it sounds, but Chevy added a few interesting features that will soon become available at dealerships. So if the High Country’s unrivaled luxury isn’t enough for you, you will be able to add a few extra goodies soon enough. Find out more about that below.
What Makes The Chevrolet Silverado High Country Concept Special
- Illuminated gold emblem
- Chrome tailgate handle
- Retractable tonneau
- Underseat organizer
- Lockable storage box
- Rear-seat infotainment
- Cold-air intake upgrade
- New cat-back exhaust
- Brembo brakes
- Two-inch suspension lift
Just like the regular High Country trim it is based on, the concept truck looks pretty fancy on the outside.
While it’s as imposing as any truck out there, the large chrome inserts and extra accessories give it a premium look. There aren’t many add-ons to talk about though. All Chevy added here is an illuminated gold Bowtie emblem on the grille (a bit cheesy, I know) and a chrome handle on the tailgate.
The truck also sports an Embark Power Max retractable tonneau cover from Advantage. Somewhat surprisingly, Chevy didn’t use the 22-inch we can see on the other trucks prepared for this event. Not much of a concept car right?
Chevy kept things simple inside the cabin too, with only four additions worth mentioning. There’s an under-seat organizer and a lockable storage box in the center console, both providing extra room for small items.
The front row now has premium all-weather mats with "Chevrolet" lettering.
Finally, there’s a rear-seat infotainment system with a DVD player to keep passengers busy during long trips. Other than that, this concept is pretty much a standard High Country, so it’s packed with goodies like perforated leather, heated and vented bucket seats, a leather steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, a Bose audio system, and wireless charging.
Under the hood, the same 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine from the regular High Country pumps out a solid 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The mill features activ fuel management, direct injection, and variable valve timing, just like the standard unit. However, Chevy upgraded the cold-air intake and the cat-back exhaust system. Although there’s no extra power for the truck to handle, Chevrolet added six-piston Brembo brakes up front.
Finally, the concept rides two inches higher than the standard truck thanks to a suspension lift system.
As with most concept vehicles of this kind, some of the accessories and upgrades are already available at dealerships, while the other will be offered soon.
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