This heavy-duty Ute comes with a 6.2-litre engine that belts out 313kW (427hp) and offers a handy towing capacity of 4.5-tonnes
GMSV has released details of an attention-grabbing addition to the brand’s model portfolio, revealing the impending arrival of a new Chevrolet Silverado variant.
Orders for the Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss are open with deliveries commencing mid-year, for this large purpose-built off-road Ute.
The LT Trail Boss personifies what Silverado is all about. It’s big, it’s tough and it comes ingrained with brand-DNA that showcases qualities of strength, and no-nonsense work-hard attributes.
LT Trail Boss is purpose-built, born to perform, offering rugged dependability in an off-road farm setting, but it will also be in demand for citified yuppies when exploring on the weekend, thus the reason to offer it as a petrol model.
A key differentiator between the LT Trail Boss and its Silverado LTZ Premium stablemate is an innate desire to venture off-road and tackle the rough stuff.
The LT Trail Boss is engineered to be right at home for when the roads get wild and rough, it shines in conditions where others shy away from.
Key amongst its credentials is a factory-fitted suspension lift-kit, which increases clearance height by approximately 25mm at the front and 30mm at the rear.
Rancho monotube shocks provide for better damping, in turn enhancing ride and handling when venturing into rough terrain.
A mechanical rear locking differential and 18-inch painted black aluminum wheels mean the LT Trail Boss is dressed for business right away.
While Hill Descent Control, a heavy-duty air filter and protective all-terrain skid plates complement the all-round off-road package.
The driver gets a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel and together with the front passenger, enjoys a 10-way power and heated seat.
There is more than ample lounge chair-like seating for five people, with heated, hard wearing cloth seats contributing to durability and practicality.
The vehicle is powered by a 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 petrol engine that develops 313kW (426hp) with 624Nm of torque, and is coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The column-mounted gearshift selector provides space for a large centre console which acts as a storage chest, capable of hiding away large and bulky items.
There is also a remote vehicle starter system, consisting of Keyless Open and Start.
Body-coloured bumpers and a black painted bumper bar blend in the overall toughness and enhance the eye-catching aesthetics, while a choice of nine exterior colours allow an element of person choice.
Access to the LT Trail Boss was achieved due to GMSV’s direct line to Detroit, where the request was made to supply the Australian and New Zealand markets and then remanufacture to right-hand-drive by Walkinshaw Automotive Group.
In addition, the LT Trail Boss comes equipped with:
- ● Towing capacity of 4.5-tonnes.
- Suite of active safety features including Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
The recommended retail price for the LT Trail Boss is $106,990.
Based on interest in the Silverado LTZ Premium and the upcoming Silverado 2500, it is anticipated there will be strong demand for the LT Trail Boss.
So, if this is your ideal oversized Ute, then contact your nearest GMSV dealer at: https://www.gmspecialtyvehicles.com/locate-dealer and place an order.
2021 Chevrolet Silverado Australian pricing
- Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss – $106,990
- Silverado 1500 LTZ – $114,990
Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.
Corvette would top off the deal
The announcement of the LT Trail Boss Silverado from GMSV was paired with an update regarding details of the eagerly-anticipated C8 Corvette.
No-one would expect a farmer buying a Siverado might also buy a Corvette, but of course a city yuppy would do just that, and it saves on the cost of an extra press release.
The Corvette is one of the world’s most recognisable sports cars and is a true icon, first introduced in 1953.
This is the eighth generation model, and the first to offer a mid-engine configuration and more importantly for Australian performance-car enthusiasts, it’s the first time it is available as a factory-built right-hand-drive.
To celebrate the local launch of the Corvette, a special ‘Carbon Edition’ will be available in Australia and New Zealand.
The unique offering is based off a 3LT Coupe and will offer hand-picked interior trims, premium wheels and brake calliper package, an exclusive build plate and owners pack.
Full specifications for MY22 have not yet been released globally, but the local distributor anticipates being in a position to reveal more information in the second quarter, as well as pricing for the Carbon Edition.
In addition to Carbon Edition, GMSV will also offer Corvette as both 2LT and 3LT models, available in Coupe and Convertible body styles.
The recommended retail price for the Coupe will be $144,990 for the 2LT, while the 3LT with enhanced interior appointments will have a recommended retail price of $160,500. While the Convertible will cost an additional $15,000.
A myriad list of comfort and conveniences include a colour Head-Up display and a Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system, in both models.
Considering the performance credentials of the powerful 6.2-litre V8 Corvette, GMSV has elected to specify the new arrival with the Z51 Performance Package and Front Lift.
The Z51 package includes performance dual mode exhaust, performance suspension with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, larger Brembo brakes, electronic-limited slip differential, a front splitter, rear fascia-mounted spoiler, extra cooling provisions and specific rear axle ratio.
The acclaimed Magnetic Selective Ride Control provides real-time damping that reads the road every millisecond and adjusts the suspension accordingly, resulting in excellent chassis responsiveness, poise and control.
More details on the Corvette find your nearest GSMV dealer at: https://www.gmspecialtyvehicles.com/
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Australian Pricing
- Corvette 2LT coupe – $144,990
- Corvette 2LT convertible – $159,990
- Corvette 3LT coupe – $160,500
- Corvette 3LT convertible – $175,500
- Corvette Carbon Edition – TBA
Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.