Replacing the LTZ as the top-of-the-line model in Chevrolet’s Silverado lineup, the just-announced 2014 Silverado High Country is the automaker’s first real entry into the premium pickup truck market.
Set to go into direct competition with Ford’s F-150 King Ranch and the Ram Laramie Longhorn, the Silverado High Country has a Western-themed appearance, complete with a “saddle-brown” leather interior with heated and cooled perforated leather front bucket seats.
The plush seating is complemented by Chevrolet MyLink connectivity and an 8-inch touch screen, Bose premium audio and front and rear park assist.
And while the exterior retains most of the new styling of the 2014 Silverados, the High Country gets some unique elements of its own. The High Country features a body-color front bumper with a unique chrome grille that has horizontal chrome bars. It also boasts halogen projector headlamps, 20-inch chrome wheels with P275/55R20 all-season tires and chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors.
And if that’s not quite enough chrome for you, a chrome rear bumper is an available option, as is a sunroof.
In terms of power, a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine pushing 355 horsepower comes standard. This engine gets up 23 miles per gallon on the highway. If you’d like a bit more juice, the 6.2-liter EcoTex3 V-8 is also available. Remember, these engines are able to switch to four-cylinder mode to save fuel during light-load driving.
Pricing on the High Country model hasn’t yet been announced but the truck will go on sale this fall. As a reference point, the 2014 Silverado 1500 will start at $24,585.
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