Chevrolet has recently boasted that the 2014 Silverado High Country was designed to offer rugged luxury, a characteristic which is not common among pickup truck models that are currently sold in the market.
Based on the information revealed by the brand on a press release that was published in its media site and dated September 22, 2013, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country was made to embody the so-called “rugged luxury” trait. Chevrolet explained that this particular characteristic makes the High Country a more unique model compared to its closest competitors since being considered as a truck that offers rugged luxury is simply means that the vehicle was built with greater emphasis on authenticity, functionality and craftsmanship.
The brand has also stressed that the High Country is not just considered as Chevy’s first premium truck but this is also viewed as one of the most capable model in the company’s stable. In addition to that, Chevrolet outlined that aside from its impressive capability, the High Country also comes with a long list of convenience and comfort features along with a package of distinctive design elements.
Not only that, Chevrolet also boasted that the High Country can also provide an excellent performance as a truck since this is powered by a powerful V8 engine and could possibly provide a trailering rating of up to 9,800 pounds.
In addition to that, Chevrolet highlighted that the Silverado High Country’s exterior design can also be considered as one of the most attractive and upscale in the segment since the vehicle is equipped with a chrome grille that comes with a horizontal bar, exclusively-designed 20-inch chrome wheels, and body-color bumpers in front and on the rear. This also comes with chrome door handles, mirrors and body side moldings along with the halogen projector headlamps.
Inside, the Silverado High Country features a set of cooled and heated perforated premium leather bucket seats in front, saddle brown interior color, the brand’s MyLink connectivity that comes with an 8-inch touch screen, front and rear park assist and a premium audio system from Bose.
Given all of those features, Chevrolet revealed that the 2WD version of the Silverado High Country which is powered by the 5.3-liter V8 engine will be priced at $45,100 including the destination charge when it hits the market this fall.
Silverado High Country Defines Rugged Luxury
DALLAS– Like a finely crafted saddle or pair of custom-fitted boots, the 2014 Silverado High Country embodies rugged luxury – craftsmanship, authenticity and functionality rolled into a truck that’s stronger, smarter and more capable than ever.
It is Chevrolet’s first premium truck and one of the industry’s most capable, backing up an exclusive package of distinctive design elements, comfort and convenience features with segment-topping capability – including the segment’s most powerful V-8 and a 9,800-pound trailering rating.
It goes on sale this fall, priced at $45,100 (including destination charge) for 2WD models equipped with the standard 5.3L engine. The crew cab body is exclusive to the High Country, and it is available with a 5’8” or 6’6” cargo box.
Unique content includes a chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, body-color front and rear bumpers – including Chevrolet’s CornerStep rear bumper – and specific 20-inch chrome wheels with P275/55R20 all-season tires. Additional standard equipment includes halogen projector headlamps, along with chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors.
Inside, Silverado High Country features an exclusive saddle brown interior. Heated and cooled perforated premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests are standard, along with Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an 8-inch touch screen, Bose premium audio and front and rear park assist.
“There’s a Western flair to the High Country’s cabin that reflects the truck’s polished yet rugged stature,” said Maria Rohrer, Silverado marketing director. “It’s a passenger environment that’s equally adept when working a ranch during the day and stepping out for the evening.”
Optional features include a sunroof, navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system with a BluRay/DVD player, as well as a High Country Premium Package that includes heated steering wheel, driver alert package, adjustable pedals and integrated trailer brake controller.
“Silverado High Country adds a higher degree of capability to the premium truck market and broadens the all-new Silverado’s lineup with a unique combination of exclusive features and purposeful technologies,” said Rohrer. “Its class-leading power is matched with the strong chassis and new suspension and drivetrain elements that make the 2014 Silverado 1500 the strongest, most capable and most refined truck in Chevrolet’s history.”
Launched earlier this year, the 2014 models contributed to a 13.9-percent jump in Silverado sales in August, while sales were up more than 25 percent for the first eight months of 2013.
The Silverado High Country gives customers the capability they want with confident power to back it up, delivering a maximum payload of 1,957 pounds – more than Toyota Tundra and RAM 1500 – and a 9,800-pound towing capacity.
The EcoTec3 5.3L is the High Country’s standard engine, with SAE-certified at 355 horsepower (250 kW) and 383 lb.-ft. of torque (519 Nm), and class-leading V-8 fuel economy of up to 23 mpg highway (2WD models). The available, all-new EcoTec3 6.2L delivers is the segment’s most powerful V-8 engines, with an SAE-certified 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.
Both engines feature direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing, producing refined power and torque truck customers demand – and both seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to save fuel during light-load driving.
Each engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission featuring auto grade braking, which downshifts the transmission on downgrades to reduce brake wear. The brake system includes GM’s new Duralife rotors, which feature a hardened and strengthened surface to reduce corrosion, helping them last up to twice as long as conventional rotors and providing quieter braking with less vibration.
Additional chassis and powertrain details include:
- Electric power steering, which helps save fuel and enables a more consistent, crisp steering feel and plenty of assist for parking maneuvers
- New, larger rear axles with the strength to accommodate the engines’ higher outputs
- Standard locking rear differential with 3.42 ratio
- Standard trailering package, with frame-mounted trailer hitch, seven-pin and four-pin connectors
- Trailer sway control is standard and works with StabiliTrak to provide an added measure of confidence when towing a trailer.
A fully boxed frame with the main rails and major cross members formed from high-strength steel provides a rigid base for maximum hauling capability, as well as greater noise and vibration isolation – contributing to the Silverado High Country’s balance of segment-best capability and industry-leading refinement.
The stiff chassis enables more precise tuning of the front and rear suspensions, giving the Silverado a more responsive feel with smoother performance and less vibration and shake, particularly on harsh terrain.
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