Chevrolet is making the final touches on a new Silverado pickup that’s expected to compete with expensive, high-luxury pickups that offer the best comforts and technology as well as an impressive towing capacity. In this segment, Ford is represented by the King Ranch and Limited, Ram has the Laramie Longhorn, while GMC offers the Sierra Denali.
According to Automotive News, Chevrolet’s next-generation Silverado will feature a new luxury-oriented model named the High Country. This was already shown at the national dealer meeting in Las Vegas this year. GM said that the Silverado High Country features special leather, a lot of on-board technology and for comfort, it comes with heated/cooled seats, and a signature western feel.
This is comparable to the western, luxurious themes on the King Ranch and Laramie Longhorn pickups. GM had said that its pickup has to have it “if it’s on the King Ranch.” It’s likely that this project has been in development for a long time since Chevrolet dealers have long been asking for a more high-end, upmarket Silverado model.
As Cadillac’s Escalade EXT pickup truck will be discontinued soon, this leaves more space in the GM lineup for a luxury pickup.
GMC will be able to push its Sierra Denali even more upmarket if the Chevrolet Silverado is given a western-themed, leather-lined pickup similar to that of the High Country.
The next-gen Denali may receive a “city truck” appearance similar to the F-150 Limited and Ram Laramie Limited, which have maintained the luxurious look and feel of their King Ranch and Laramie Longhorn siblings but have thrown out the western, saddle-heavy interiors. GM officials declined to talk about the High Country. It’s expected that the High Country and the next-gen Silverado line will make their debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Along with an all-new navigation radio, Chevrolet Silverado provides several technical features that improve its competency for work and recreation. It provides an advanced display and has a hard drive which means that there is no need for discs with map data. The new Silverado is also equipped with Bluetooth for USB and phone connectivity, segment-exclusive OnStar Directions & Connections with Automatic Crash Response and Turn-by-Turn Navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Chevrolet WiFi is powered by Autonet which is available through Chevy dealers,
Autonet powers the Chevrolet WiFi. The feature was made available through Chevy dealers. Not only does it provide passengers inside the car with full internet access, it also reaches users outside the car for up to 150 feet away from the exterior of the car. This makes the Silverado a mobile internet hot spot and an office on wheels.
Workwise, Chevy WiFi provides immediate access to building code data, online ordering sites, public websites with building permits and more. On the other hand, Chevy WiFi is also useful for families because its passengers can stream videos, access social media sites, check maps and weather or look for recreational sites online.
Wide-ranging confidence and control features are also offered in the new Silverado.
StabiliTrak now includes trailer sway control and Hill Start Assist. The latter prevents rollback before accelerating on slopes while the former makes use of the powertrain controls and truck and trailer brakes to keep the trailer and the automobile on its intended lane.