2015 Chevrolet Silverado HDs Get High Country Treatment

2015 High Country HD front ds[3] II

From the day the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 heavy duties were introduced at the 2013 State Fair of Texas, many asked why Chevy did not have a new premium trim package, offering some kind of parallel to the half-ton Silverado. At the time, the official answer was that GMC's Denali trim package was doing very well in that segment. Privately, we were told to stay tuned. Now we know why.

As part of a late availability option package, Chevy will now offer the Silverado 2500 and 3500 in the High Country trim. Unique exterior features will include a chrome grille made up of a major and several minor horizontal bars, front and rear body-color bumpers, chrome tubular sidesteps, and interior and exterior High Country badging.

The High Country will be offered only in four-door crew cabs, but will be available with all three engine choices — the 6.0-liter V-8 gas engine, the bi-fuel gas and compressed natural gas option (also with the 6.0-liter), and the carryover Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 turbo-diesel (now with a more sophisticated exhaust brake). The 2500 models will have 20-inch chromed wheels; 3500 single-rear-wheel models will have 18-inch chrome wheels; and 3500 dualies will have 17-inch polished forged aluminum rims.

Inside, the trucks will have exclusive saddle brown leather, heated and cooled front bucket seats, logos in the headrests, a Bose premium audio system and Chevy's MyLink with the 8-inch touch-screen. Options available for the new trim package include rear-seat Blu-ray/DVD entertainment, a sunroof, a driver alert safety system and adjustable pedals.

Of special note, the new trim package will be the first to offer Chevy's new towing mirror (standard on all High Country models), which will be chromed and offer front and rear integrated lighting and split-level rear viewing.

Although pricing won't be available until closer to the late-summer sales date (it should be just less than the Sierra Denali), you can expect this new package to compete with Ford's King Ranch and Platinum models, as well as Ram HDs' Laramie Limited and Longhorn editions. More to come.

Manufacturer images

2015 High Country HD grille[5] II

2015 High Country Headrest[4] II

2015 Trailer Mirror rear[2] II

2015 High Country HD rear[3] II

 

Comments

I love the new High Country Chevy! Can't wait to take delivery of mine from the guys at http://chevysilveradolouisvilleky.com/

GMC looks better than chevy when it comes to GM Trucks.......but I think the RAM looks the best right now!


@Jason - I have yet to see a Chevy High Country. I've been checking the dealer inventories of several dealers in my region and have yet to see one.

I find stuff takes a while to get to my neck of the woods. Guys were yacking about 8 speed/5.7 Ram combo's a few months before I saw a real one.

The only reason Ford outsells GM is that there's a lot of cheap dummies who don't know how to spec a pick-up period.

Great looking truck. Nowhere near as refined as a king ranch but definitely a nice truck. If I wasn't a ford guy, I'd get it.

Chevrolet should consider a High Ground Clearance option their four wheel drive models.

This is a beautiful truck and will be looking at buying one. I'm currently driving a LMM and love it. I only wish is that GM would move the DEF tank to a better location.

I WORK FOR A FLEET COMPANY AND WE SPEND 5-10K A MONTH ON EACH FORD TRUCK WITH A DIESEL, THEY ARE THE WORST VEHICLE ON THIS PLANET SO WHAT THE TOWING IS MORE AND WO HO THE HP IS MORE BUT A CHEVY STILL KICKS IT'S BUTT, YOU COULD PAY ME TO DRIVE A ROUGH RIDING UNPLEASANT FORD! CHEVY ALL THE WAY THEN DODGE SECOND.....OH AND BTW THE ALL TERRAIN LOOKS SICK!

Love how ford and dodge owners come on here and slam it for design and interior, have they looked at the Ford and dodge of comparable trucks and to the one ford guy saying ford beats it in towing and payload you better recheck those numbers plus chevy has the fuel economy on its side as well

Wow. It took Chevy this long to come out with a wannabe F-150 King Ranch? In Chevy's case, though, it's too little, too late. There's a reason why they've always been known as "number two" in pickup sales. Although I understand that the current generation Silverado won Truck of the Year, there's no denying that Chevy and Dodge have been following in Ford's footsteps when trying to make the "perfect pickup truck." In my opinion, the pickup truck wars really started to take off after Ford redesigned the F-150 after 2003. After that, Chevy and Dodge's pickups suddenly received a major update as well. The Ford F-150. America's best selling pickup truck, 30+ years running. Although I can't say I'm crazy about the current aluminum body design.

Just bought my Chevy - High Country, 3500, crew cab, dually, 4WD, Diesel. Brownstone Metallic. I absolutely love it. Hauled my Jeep, and Polaris Ranger to and from my Del Rio deer lease. I never knew I was hauling anything. And at every stop, I had people coming up and looking, saying it was awesome, and beautiful. Finest automobile I have ever owned. I d8dnt think I would ever like something better than my 9ld 7.3 Ford dually, but this truck really kicks butt, and is much better looking than any Ford I've ever owned.

David - Katy, Tx

What a lame bunch of a-holes! Grow up! Drive the truck you like and quit worrying about the other guy!



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