The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country unveils in Denver
Summing up the new Chevrolet Silverado High Country is simple: it's capable and comfortable. That was the aim with the truck and this is what most of the "Cowboy Cadillac" high-end pickups from the various makes aim for, in general. From Chevrolet, we were on-site to see the unveil of the new Silverado High Country at the Denver Auto Show and got our hands on the truck for a once-over.
The truck on display at the Denver show is the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD High Country, the heaviest-duty and largest of the lineup of new trucks in the High Country package. The package will be offered on every Silverado model, including the 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD. This package is aimed largely at those who tow trailers, the segment's biggest buying group, with extras aimed towards making their lives more comfortable and easier to utilize.
On the exterior, the High Country package includes a horizontally-barred chrome grille, front and rear bumpers in body color (including the CornerStep rear bumper), and six-inch tubular chrome assist steps for getting in and out. Badging on the doors, tailgate and door sill plate mark the truck as a High Country. Those badges are the Rocky Mountains in chrome with the High Country name stamped beneath. The 2500HD and 3500HD High Country packages also include unique chrome wheels with the dual-wheel package offering a polished aluminum wheel set at the rear.
Inside, many of the Silverado High Country features are built for driver comfort. This includes a saddle brown interior with various shades of brown and tan coming together in premium leather. High Country logos are embossed into the headrests and the package includes all of Chevrolet's best technology upgrades via MyLink and Bose, including front and rear park assist features. The front buckets are heated and cooled as well. Several options are also available to upgrade the package with rear-seat entertainment, heated steering, power adjustable pedals and more.
Finally, the feature most talked about is the unveiling of the latest up-level trailer tow mirrors from Chevrolet. These chrome-capped mirrors are capable of extending and retracting to meet the needs of the driver for the trailer being towed. They also, of course, fold in for parking, car washes, and such. These are packaged with auxiliary clearance and backing lamps for easier trailer backing.
Our take on all this
Seeing the truck in person, it's a great, all-together package. The underpinnings are the tried-and-proven Silverado chassis and powertrains, from the largest V8 to the heaviest-duty Duramax diesel. One may argue whether or not those are the best in the business, but whatever you're view, they are well-respected as a framework for a new truck.