General Motors offers a wide variety of Chevy Silverado models and trim levels, but one of the most obvious holes left open in the latest fourth-generation Silverado HD lineup (introduced for the 2020 model year) is the lack of an off-road-ready Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss model. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that such a model is currently under consideration.
According to sources familiar with the matter, General Motors is now considering bringing a new Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss model to market. If the model gets the green light, it could arrive with the debut of the refreshed Chevy Silverado HD, set for a launch with the 2023 model year, one year after the model refresh of the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 for the 2022 model year.
As for equipment specs for the proposed Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss, we simply need to look to the GMC Sierra HD AT4 for an idea as to what it could offer. Like the proposed Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss, the GMC Sierra HD AT4 is equipped for dirty duty, featuring off-road suspension and Rancho shocks, skid plates, all-terrain tires, red front recovery hooks, and an electronic two-speed AutoTrac transfer case.
That said, a Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss would likely be offered at a lower price point than the GMC Sierra HD AT4, per Chevrolet’s positioning as a value brand. As a reminder, the GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 starts at $59,295, while the GMC Sierra 3500HD AT4 starts at $60,495.
According to a GM Authority poll conducted in 2019, a Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss is definitely desirable among fans, with a whopping 87.5 percent of poll respondents answering in the affirmative when asked if GM should offer a Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss model.
If such a model were to come to market, it would compete with the Ford Tremor, an off-roader package for the F-250 and F-350 heavy-duty pickup that includes new suspension, a two-inch lift, new running boards, skid plates, and 35-inch tires.