The buttress is back, child!
Chevrolet fans nevertheless in mourning more than the loss of their beloved Avalanche get an early Christmas present this year. A new Silverado package arrives this fall with all the goodies a ‘lanche aficionado could want, minus the acres of grey bodyside cladding.
The Higher Desert Package, inspired by a notion car shown at the 2014 SEMA show, is available on LT, LTZ, and High Nation trims, adding upscale exterior fittings and a versatile locking cargo program with dual side storage bins. You will by no means locate that hammer you left…somewhere.
Chevrolet views the waterproof, multi-compartment storage technique as the answer for men and women who really want a pickup, but opt for an SUV due to the stuff they’re forced to cart about.
“The High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with the refinement and luxury of Suburban,” stated Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck advertising and marketing, in a statement. “It’s best for those buyers who want each the security of a lockable cargo location, as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.”
The package also brings GM’s Magnetic Ride Handle suspension into the Silverado lineup. The self-conscious, road-damping suspension lends a refined, SUV-like ride to the pickup, filling out the “luxury” side of the package.
Whilst not a standalone model, Chevy clearly knows who it’s romancing with this package. The proof is in the pillars, or more specifically, the flying buttress treatment out back.
The Avalanche is dead, but it has a son with one more name.
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