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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss 2021: off road ready V8 ute will hit Australia this month

John Law

The more hardcore, capable and blacked-out Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is set to hit Australian dealers and showrooms over the coming weeks.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is set to join the Australian Silverado range from $106,990 plus on-road costs.

Adding the Trail Boss sees the Australian Silverado offerings grow to two, with the chromed-up 1500 LTZ Premium still the range-topping Silverado priced from $114,990 plus on-roads.

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The Silverado Trail Boss is ready to get off the black top and go for an adventure.

The Silverado is markedly bigger than the most popular Australian dual cabs like the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux. Due to its vast dimensions, Australians have shown plenty of interest in the Silverado and other larger ‘trucks’ sold in America which is starting to pay off. 

What sets the Trail Boss apart?

The Trail Boss is to the Silverado what the FX4 Max is to the Ranger. Chevrolet outfits the Trail Boss with a lift kit adding 25mm height at the front and 30mm at the rear

That extra travel is backed up by a set of Rancho monotube dampers, underbody skidplates, heavy-duty air filter, hill-descent control and a quartet of black 18-inch alloy wheels shod in all-terrain rubber. 

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With 18-inch alloy wheels, skidplates and a suspension raise it should be a venerable companion.

Of Course, the Trail Boss’ extra capability would be moot if passers-by didn’t notice it. To make sure others know, Chevrolet fits a blacked-out front grille and exterior accents in place of the LTZ Premium’s chrome items.  

One of the Silverado’s biggest pulling cards is the 6.2L V8, which produces 313kW of power and 624Nm of torque. There’s a ten-speed automatic coupled with 4WD as standard.

That means the Silverado Trail Boss can tow 4,500kg, way more than the usual dual cab suspects and even a Toyota LandCruiser can drag.

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Of course, one of the Chevy’s biggest pulling points is just that, its towing capacity.

Jodie Lennon, GMSV General Manager of Marketing, Customer Experience and Communications, said of the new vehicle: “Trail Boss is the truck to choose when it comes to handling the rough stuff and getting things done.

What’s inside the Silverado Trail Boss?

Inside, the Silverado LT Trail Boss is based on the LT spec, meaning it gets a leather-appointed steering wheel and front seats with heating and power adjustment for the driver.

GMSV converts American vehicles to right-hand drive, importing them and making sure they comply with Australian Design Rules. The Silverado 1500 will be followed by the even bigger Silverado 2500 and soon the C8 Chevrolet Corvette.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020
The Silverado is already available in blingy LTZ premium guise, but the Trail Boss will be here soon.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is available to order from $106,990 plus on-road costs.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500: pricing in Australia

Prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Silverado LT Trail Boss – $106,990
  • Silverado LTZ Premium – $114,990