Chevy Silverado EV Trail Boss Looks Insane Off-Road

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The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV is finally here. It rides on a dedicated EV architecture whereas the Ford F-150 Lightning utilizes a heavily modified version of the same platform underpinning the combustion-powered F-150. As a result, the Chevy has an estimated 400-mile range on a single charge. The Ford? An estimated 300 miles on the XLT and Lariat, and 280 miles on fully-loaded Platinum.

But there's still one key thing about the Ford we don't know about: off-roading. We're sure it'll do relatively well in tough road situations, but Chevy has already revealed the Silverado EV Trail Boss, pictured here. A few additional images were taken from GM's CES video presentation.

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No exact details were announced but, based on the few images, we can see red tow hooks up front, off-road tires, new wheel designs, and additional wheel well space. Along the bed's sides there are grab handles.

Pricing is difficult to estimate, but we don't think the Trail Boss will have the same $105,000 price tag as the RST First Edition. GM CEO Mary Barra promised during her CES keynote address that there will be a Silverado EV for every budget, beginning with the $39,900 Work Truck.

GM mentions the trims will range in price from $50k to $80k. We suspect the Trail Boss will be towards the top end of the spectrum. But the big question is whether the Trail Boss will have the capabilities as the Silverado ZR2?

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What about the F-150 Raptor? Ram TRX? We certainly hope GM has done more to the Trail Boss than adding bigger tires and such. Something like this deserves an upgraded suspension and all other necessary components for a seasoned off-roader. In general, the Trail Boss's guts likely won't differ from those of other trims, meaning up to 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds, and an optional 24-module Ultium battery pack.

Hopefully, Chevy will provide additional clues ahead of the Trail Boss's debut, something that won't happen until 2023 at the earliest.

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