The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been one of the favorite pickup trucks not only because of its capability and utility, but also for its functional style. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 continues that reputation and offers a greater blend with available packages.
Chevrolet, however, is announcing that the greatest blend of functional style and performance is yet to come with the presentation of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Desert show vehicle at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Desert is derived from the production High Desert package that could be availed for the LT, LTZ and High Country models of the 2017 Silverado 1500. This package includes a lockable and water-resistant cargo system as well as an available Magnetic Ride Control suspension. This lockable cargo system is mounted over the high-strength steel bed, thereby providing two side storage bins and a three-piece hard tonneau cover.
Drivers could raise the cargo divider inside the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Desert to secure smaller items or lower it to allow complete access to the bed floor’s full length. Since the tailgate of all Silverado LT, LTZ, and High Country models could be locked with the key fob, the cargo could be secured with just a push of a button.
Meanwhile, the Magnetic Ride Control suspension allows for more precise body motion control, thanks to sensors that could “read” the road every millisecond. Magnetic Ride Control could implement damping changes in as few as 5 milliseconds in electronically controlled shock absorbers.
Wrapped in Slate Blue exterior finish as accented with bronze-tinted trim, the Silverado 1500 High Desert being displayed at the 2016 SEMA Show is laden with accessories and performance parts that can be availed at Chevrolet dealers like all-weather floor liners, illuminated black bowtie grille emblem, performance brake kit and performance exhaust kit.
The show vehicle is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that boasts of 7 hp more output thanks to the new performance exhaust kit. When this new performance exhaust kit is availed for the 5.3-liter V-8 engine, around 10 hp of output is added. Sans the kit, the 6.2-liter V-8 is SAE-certified to deliver 420 hp of max output and 460 lb.-ft. of peak torque.
Silverado 1500 High Desert presented at the 2016 SEMA Show is fitted with concept accessories and performance parts like a bold Chevrolet grille insert, a painted engine cover, 22-inch wheels with anodized bronze finish and a performance air intake.
On the other hand, the interior of the Silverado 1500 High Desert sports a distinct High Desert theme with Cocoa leather seat inserts and brown accent stitching as well as embroidered headrests. The Silverado 1500 High Desert also features heated and vented front seats, heated steering wheel, Bose audio system, Chevrolet MyLink with eight-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and navigation, and wireless charging.