SEMA Preview: Silverado 1500 High Desert
The last non-Corvette Chevy taking this year’s SEMA show by storm is a fully tricked-out truck called the Silverado 1500 High Desert. Based on a 2017 Silverado production model, this show car gives you an idea what a lavishly equipped version of this truck loaded with thousands of dollars’ worth of extras looks like.
The Silverado 1500 High Desert show car boasts features such as illuminated black bowtie grille emblem, all-weather floor liners, performance brake kit and exhaust. But underneath it’s pretty much production Silverado and gets functional highlights such as lockable and water-resistant cargo system and available Magnetic Ride Control suspension, 20 to 22 inch wheels, roll-formed, high-strength steel bed, and the new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission coupled with a 6.2 liter V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.
Other notable features of the Silverado 1500 High Desert show truck include 2-inch wheels with anodized bronze finish, a bold CHEVROLET grille insert, a performance air intake and a painted engine cover, Slate Blue exterior accented with bronze-tinted trim, High Desert theme with Cocoa leather seat inserts, brown accent stitching and embroidered headrests, heated and vented front seats, wireless charging, heated steering wheel, Bose audio system and Chevrolet MyLink with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and navigation.