Chevrolet makes up for Avalanche retirement with Silverado High Desert image

Taking cues from the 2014 Silverado High Desert concept, the new Silverado High Desert is here to bring back fans of the Avalanche that was abruptly axed from the roster back in 2013.

Now the 2017 Silverado High desert serves as a reminder of the innovative model that was first introduced back in 2002, though this time around has eschewed the interesting midgate that allowed an extension of the cargo area inside the cabin. Instead, the déjà vu feeling is supported by the familiar sport bar and a cargo bed storage system that is lockable and water resistant. The latter also comes with a three-piece hard tonneau cover, side storage bins, and an adjustable cargo divider. The new Chevrolet Silverado High Desert will be available for buyers of the Silverado LT, LTZ, and High Country.

Chevrolet makes up for Avalanche retirement with Silverado High Desert 1

Among the highlights we can also mention the 20-inch alloy wheels, with the LTZ and High Country trims also getting as an optional extra 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. The High Country version is also the first Silverado to feature a Magnetic Ride Control suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers. “The High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with the refinement and luxury of Suburban,” commented Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet’s director of truck marketing. “It’s ideal for those customers who want both the security of a lockable cargo area, as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.”