Despite its hefty price tag, it's sure to be another smash hit.
Here in America, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a truck that offers plenty of awesome features in its bid to take on the king of all pickups, the Ford F-150. To help it do that, there are several trims including the highly popular Trail Boss, but in another market where the likes of Chevy and other American truck manufacturers are just starting to fill the void left by Holden, the Trail Boss wasn't offered. We're speaking about Australia, and off-road enthusiasts down under can now rejoice that the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is arriving soon.
It's scheduled to arrive in Australian showrooms by the middle of the year and will cost from AUD$106,990, or around $81,420 in our money. It should be a popular offering too since it undercuts the Silverado 1500 LTZ (AUD$113,990/$86,750) as well as Ram's 1500 DT Series, which starts at AUD$114,950/$87,480. Despite this, Chevrolet in Australia will still offer the LTZ alongside the Trail Boss. The latter will feature a suspension lift kit that raises the truck by about an inch in front and a little over an inch at the rear, while monotube shocks are claimed to offer better damping both on- and off-road. As you'd expect, a mechanical rear locking differential is fitted too, as well as hill descent control, a heavy-duty air filter, and skidplates. Rounding out the exterior changes are 18-inch alloy wheels.
It's because of changes like these that GMSV boss Jo Stogiannis claims that the Trail Boss is "purpose-built, born to perform, offering rugged dependability in off-road settings when exploring on the weekend, but is also at home in urban environments during the week."
To help it deal with the mundane moments of everyday commuting, you get 10-way power and heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. With a decent array of off-road equipment and a comfy interior being shoved along by a 6.2-liter V8 mated to a 10-speed auto, the Trail Boss is expected to be very popular. Orders open next week, but if Aussies compare our pricing, they may not rush to put their names down so quickly...