It’s another week, so naturally there’s another truck trim level being announced. This week it’s the Chevrolet Silverado High Desert. The High Desert is inspired by the 2014 SEMA concept truck, but this is basically a trim level that adds a couple features when all is said and done.
Clearly a continuation of “High” theme started with the High Country trim level, the High Desert adds a water resistant car management system. The system installs over the roll-formed, high-strength steel bed to add dual side storage bins and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. Inside, a cargo divider can be raised to secure smaller items, or lowered to access the full length of the bed floor.
The other claim to fame with this trim is the availability of Magnetic Ride Control suspension. Typically reserved for the GMC models, Magnetic Ride Control will now be optional on High Desert when added to the High Country trim level (yeah, it’s confusing). Known as MRC, Magnetic Ride Control “reads” the road surface and adjusts almost instantaneously to make for a smoother ride and better handling.
High Desert can be added to any LT, LTZ or High Country Silverado. It can also be had with the 420 horsepower 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8.