When we had a go at GM’s 2015 GMC Sierra HD and 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks, we found it peculiar as to why Chevy didn’t offer a Silverado HD in a High Country trim level to reflect the traits of the half-ton model currently on the market.
“Not yet,” was all we were told. Fair enough. But even before asking, it was easy to sense even that a Silverado HD High Country was imminent. And for the 2014 New York International Auto Show, it seems that The Bow Tie is rounding out its truck lineup with the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty High Country.
Powertrain-wise, the 2015 Silverado HD High Country sports the same amount of mighty as the conventional models, but adds a touch more refinement such as more chrome, a unique grille, body-color bumpers, and unique leather and interior stitching, all in an effort to awaken that inner cowboy in all of us… and also for those who feel the GMC Sierra Denali HD just isn’t their thing.
But the new range topper of Chevy’s Heavy Duty pickup truck family isn’t just an appearance package, however, as the 2015 Silverado HD High Country introduces Chevy’s new chrome wrapped trailer tow mirrors. These elephant ears can be extended manually for wider trailers, feature power-folding and power-adjusting (with memory) capabilities, and also include heat and turn signals in the glass. Lastly, the new towing mirrors integrate auxiliary clearance lamps and auxiliary cargo lamps to help make backing a trailer easier.
The premium Silverado HD will hit dealerships this summer, likely continuing to drive up the average transaction price of the Silverado.