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Chevrolet Silverado 2021: LT Trail Boss gets beefy suspension to tackle the off road


The Silverado was always a capable beast off road but now Chevrolet has a specialised version for those who really want to get serious.

Australian distributor GMSV has unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss which offers a new grade to the full-size ute range which is both cheaper and more capable off road.

Key to the Silverado LT Trail Boss’ claim as a more capable offroader is the factory-fitted suspension lift that adds 25mm more height at the front and 30mm in the rear.

Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 2021
Chevrolet has added a new Silverado LT Trail Boss to the range which offers more off road features at the but forgoes leather seats offered in the top-spec LTZ Premium

Chevrolet has fitted Rancho monotube shock absorbers which it says gives the 2.5-tonne ute better damping for enhanced adaptability over changing surface conditions.

Giving the Silverado LT Trail Boss a little more off road presence is the addition of twin-spoke 18-inch black alloy wheels along with a black front and rear bumper that contrast with the nine-colours on offer.

Chevrolet has kept the 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine making 313kW of power and 624Nm of torque, which is paired to a 10-speed torque converter automatic that enables it to tow up to 4.5-tonnes braked.

Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss 2021 rear
The Silverado LT Trail Boss features black front and rear bumpers along with new black 18-inch alloys

The Silverado naturally comes with a 4WD system with hill descent control, while skid plates and a heavy-duty air filter provide additional protection in the rough stuff.

Despite the more rugged take on the Silverado, Chevrolet has kept a suite of creature comforts including a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. The front row also receives a heating function and 10-way electric adjustability for the driver only.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500
The new Silverado LT Trail Boss will arrive later this year along with the larger 2500 grade

The Silverado LT Trail Boss is priced at $106,990 (before on-road costs), which is still expensive but slightly cheaper than the LTZ Premium at $112,990 (before on-roads), which adds features such as leather upholstery.

However, the safety suite remains solid with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert along with front and rear parking sensors. 

GMSV encouraged those who wish to buy Silverado LT Trail Boss to place their order early to secure a place in line, with deliveries expected to take place midway through 2021, with the larger Silverado 2500 slated to follow soon after.

Chevrolet Silverado 2021: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Silverado LT Trail Boss: $106,990
  • Silverado LTZ Premium: $112,990