Chev beefs up Silverado with off road model
GENERAL Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) has released details of an attention-grabbing addition to the brand’s model portfolio.
The local arm of General Motors has revealed, the impending arrival of a new Chevrolet Silverado variant, the LT Trail Boss, which has a distinct focus on off road capability,.
The new model can be ordered now, and will arrive down under in Q3.
“LT Trail Boss personifies what Silverado is all about. It’s big, it’s tough and it comes ingrained with brand-DNA which showcases qualities of strength, power, performance and no-nonsense work-hard attributes,” GMSV Director Joanne Stogiannis said.
Key to its performance credentials is a factory-fitted suspension lift-kit, which increases ride height by approximately 25mm at the front and 30mm at the rear. Rancho monotube shocks provide for better damping, and enhanced ride and handling.
A mechanical rear locking differential and 18-inch painted black aluminium wheels mean the LT Trail Boss is ready for off roading, while hill descent control, a heavy-duty air filter and protective all-terrain skid plates complement the package.
The driver receives a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel and, together with the front passenger, enjoys a 10-way power and heated seat. There is more than ample lounge chair-like seating for five people, with heated, hard wearing cloth seats.
The vehicle will feature a 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 petrol engine coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The column-mounted gearshift selector provides space for a large centre console which acts as a storage chest, capable of hiding away bulky items.
A remote vehicle starter system, consisting of keyless open and start, adds to convenience features. Body-coloured bumpers and a black painted bumper bar ooze toughness and enhance the eye-catching aesthetics of the LT Trail Boss as well.
A choice of nine exterior colours allow an element of personalisation. Set to be remanufactured to right-hand drive by the Walkinshaw Automotive Group, the LT Trail Boss has a 4.5 tonne braked towing capacity.
A suite of active safety features includes front and rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, and rear cross traffic alert. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability are also included.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss is priced at $106,990 plus on-roads. Prices are Australian dollars.
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