- The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD, the brand's first high-end heavy-duty pickup truck, will arrive at dealerships this summer.
- It is Chevrolet's first serious competitor to the 2015 Ford Super Duty King Ranch pickup truck and upscale versions of the 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500.
- Pricing for the Silverado High Country HD will be announced in early summer, a Chevrolet spokesman told Edmunds.
DETROIT — The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD, the brand's first high-end heavy-duty pickup truck, will arrive at dealerships this summer.
Pricing for the Silverado High Country HD will be announced in early summer, Tom Wilkinson, a Chevrolet spokesman told Edmunds.
In comparison, the 2015 Ford F-250 King Ranch starts at $51,995, including a $1,195 destination charge. The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck with a new Black package starts at $43,335, including a $1,195 destination charge. The Black package puts the emphasis on a cosmetic treatment designed to give the truck an imposing visual look.
In addition, the base 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country, a 1500 model and the first special model in the truck's portfolio, starts at $45,010, including a $995 destination charge. It went on sale last fall.
The Silverado High Country HD comes in 2500HD and 3500HD crew-cab models in two- and four-wheel drive. The 3500HD model will be available in single- or dual-rear-wheel models with maximum tow ratings of up to 22,900 pounds for fifth wheel/gooseneck towing and up to 19,600 pounds for conventional towing.
There are three engine choices. They include a 360-horsepower 6.0-liter V8 engine, a bi-fuel version of the 6.0-liter V8 that switches from gasoline to compressed natural gas, and a 397-hp 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel.
Standard features include a chrome grille with horizontal bars and body-color front and rear bumpers. All models include 6-inch tubular chrome assist steps, High Country badges on the doors and tailgate and High Country logos on the door sill plates.
Silverado 2500HD High Country models get unique 20-inch chrome wheels. Single-rear-wheel 3500HD models have 18-inch chrome wheels, while dual-rear-wheel models use 17-inch forged polished aluminum wheels.
The cabin is outfitted with a saddle brown interior that includes standard heated and cooled perforated leather front bucket seats, a Bose audio system and a front-and-rear park assist system.
Options include a sunroof, navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system with a BluRay/DVD player. A High Country Premium package adds a heated steering wheel, driver-alert package and power-adjustable pedals.
Also optional are Chevrolet's new uplevel trailer mirrors. The chrome-capped mirrors manually extend for wider trailers and feature power adjust with memory and power fold. They are designed to make backing a trailer easier.
Edmunds says: It wouldn't be surprising to see the Silverado High Country 2500HD start around $50,000 and escalate further, given the amount of goodies you want to include.