High Country trim tops out 2014 Chevrolet Silverado lineupMon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700
The Chevrolet Silverado lineup has expanded for 2014, adding a High Country trim that tops out the pickup's lineup with a chrome exterior and premium engine option.
Pricing hasn't been released, but the current Chevy Silverado tops out with the Z71 and LTZ trim, which can carry prices in the mid-$40,000 range.
The High Country Silverado will be slotted above those trims, but below the 2014 GMC Sierra Denali, the top-of-the-line offering from Chevy's sister brand. Both trucks have been redesigned for 2014 with fuel-efficient powertrains and more standard features.
The Silverado High Country has a chrome grille with horizontal bars, halogen projector headlamps and body-color front and rear bumpers. Chrome is added on body side moldings, door handles, mirrors and special 20-inch wheels with all-season tires.
Inside is a saddle brown interior, with heated/cooled perforated leather front seats with High Country logos on the headrests. Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bose premium audio and front and rear park assist are all standard features.
The standard engine for the Silverado High Country is a 5.3-liter V8 rated at 355 hp. A new 6.2-liter V8 will also be available. The engines use the EcoTec3 brand from the new-generation small block family, which incorporates fuel-saving measures such as direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing.
Full fuel economy figures haven't been released, but Chevy says the 5.3-liter V8 is expected to return 23 mpg on highway driving with two-wheel drive models.
Other options include a chrome rear bumper with an integrated corner step, an integrated trailer brake controller, sunroof, navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system. There is also a Premium package that includes a heated steering wheel, driver alert package, adjustable pedals and integrated trailer brake controller.
By Angie Fisher