2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country

Friday, June 27th 2014. | Chevrolet |

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Front2015 chevrolet silverado 2500hd high country. Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. Chevy showed up a little late to the luxury truck party, as 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the Ford F-Series King Ranch. At the same time, it’s the fourth year on the market for the Ram Laramie Longhorn. Well, this all came to an end in 2013, thanks to the new High Country trim level for the Silverado.

As pickup trucks outsell every other class of vehicles in the States, carmakers can afford to spread into all sorts of niches, from back-to-basics work tools to aggressive builds and more luxury-orientated editions.The range-topping High Country trim was introduced on the Silverado 1500 just last year, when the new-generation truck was launched. Now, the luxurious appearance package has been transferred over to the company’s heavy-duty lineup in hopes that pretentious truck customers will finally have a reason to stop by GM dealerships.

Needless to say, the 2015 Silverado HD is well prepared ahead of a new battle with Ford and Ram , but it remains to be seen if its strong enough to compete in the $50,000+ market. The new High Country mule won’t go on sale until summer kicks in, so we might as well have an in depth look at its features and numbers

Chevrolet Silverado Interior

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD PhotoOutside, The Silverado 2500HD High Country can be distinguished from the regular versions, thanks to its unique chrome grille with horizontal bars (the other trims come with black bars) and body-colored front and rear bumpers, as well as the CornerStep bumper offered standard on all Silverado trucks . Another exclusive feature customers will find on the High Country model is a set of 20-inch wheels in chrome finish.

Naturally, the body sports High Country see on the doors and tailgate and High Country logos on the door sill plates. In addition, Chevy ’s new trailer tow mirrors can be selected as an option. The extendable units incorporate auxiliary clearance and cargo lamps and turn signals in the glass.

Inside, Silverado High Country HD features an exclusive saddle brown interior. Heated and cooled perforated premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests are standard, along with Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an 8-inch touch screen, Bose premium audio and front and rear park assist. The truck’s exclusive appeal continues inside, where a saddle brown theme surrounds the entire cabin. The heated and cooled, front bucket-style seats are wrapped in perforated premium leather, with High Country logos embroidered in the headrests. Chevrolet ’s MyLink connectivity that includes an 8-inch touch screen, a Bose premium audio system and Park Assist come standard.

Those of you who are looking to add even more features can check a few boxes on the options list, which includes a cool rear-seat entertainment system with BluRay/DVD player and a sunroof. If that’s not enough, you can also opt for a navigation system and a High Country Premium Package that comprises a heated steering wheel, power adjustable pedals and Driver Alert.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Diesel

Chevy’s not offering anything special under the hood of the High Country, but you shouldn’t be disappointed, as the 2015 Heavy Duty lineup has an engine for every need.

First up is the proven, 6.0-liter V-8. Tuned to cope with trailering duties, the mill generates 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.

If consumption is a concern, there’s a bi-fuel version of the same plant that can run on both gasoline and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). When switched to CNG, the engine’s power drops to 301 horsepower and 333 pound-feet, but total range goes up to 650 miles, according to the manufacturer. Both units are connected to a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic.

Lastly, the almighty 6.6-liter, turbo-diesel Duramax delivers 397 horsepower and no less than 765 pound-feet of torque to the wheels via an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission.

As with the rest of the 2500HD models, the High Country can be had with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Maximum payload for the 2015 Silverado 2500HD is rated at 3,760 pounds, while towing capability sits at a maximum of 17,900 pounds

Like other Silverado HDs, the High Country HD will offer a choice of three powertrains:

  • A 6.0L V-8 specifically tuned for heavy-duty trucks, rated at 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
  • A bi-fuel version of the 6.0L V-8 that can seamlessly switch from gasoline to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
  • The 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel teamed with the Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission. Rated at 397 horsepower and 765 lb-ft of torque, the Duramax V-8 features a variable-vane turbocharger that acts as an exhaust brake, helping control speed on downgrades for more confident towing.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Price

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Logo High CountryPricing for the High Country trim has yet to be revealed, but the 500HD truck should start from around $50,000 with rear-wheel-drive and about $53,000 in four-wheel-drive guise.

If money isn’t an issue, the High Country is likely to make more sense. However, both Ford and Ram Ram offer competitive alternatives. The latter lacks the towing capability of the Chevrolet, but Ram’s Laramie Longhorn is strong enough for GM’s proposition.

Amenities and performance aside, the Silverado 2500HD has fuel economy on its side through the available bi-fuel V-8.

If you’re the cost-conscious fellow and you don’t really need a heavy duty truck, then you might as well check our recent take on the “5 Best Pickups Under $30K ”

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