So far, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss has exceeded GM’s expectations. In fact, the off-road-focused trim level has done so well in terms of sales response, The General has decided to double production. Of course, that leaves us asking: what about a Chevrolet Silverado HD Trail Boss? Notably, Chevrolet has not announced a Trail Boss variant for its new Heavy Duty rig.
In many ways, it makes a lot of sense to apply some of the same Trail Boss gloss (Trail Boss mud?) to the Silverado HD line. After all, Ram has the Power Wagon and Ford just released the Tremor, an off-road package for the Super Duty that offers up rough-stuff extras like a suspension lift, skid plates, and offroad tires, along with a number of other goodies. As we examined previously, this pretty much leaves Chevrolet at a competitive disadvantage, with nothing to go head-to-head with Ram or Ford in the heavy-duty off-road space.
That said, a Chevrolet Silverado HD Trail Boss variant isn’t exactly all that far-fetched. After all, GM already offers the GMC Sierra AT4 Heavy Duty (HD), a trim that’s positioned at the higher end of the Sierra HD line. It comes with off-road-ready Rancho shocks, skid plates, and all-terrain tires.
So why not offer some of that goodness on the Chevrolet Silverado HD as well? We’d argue that a set of new wheels and tires, some offroad-oriented suspension, plus a few bits and pieces for the exterior would round out the package quite nicely, all while preserving the towing and hauling capability of the Silverado Heavy Duty.
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