The Chevy Roundup
The fun just keeps on keeping on during Chevy’s truck month. The latest news to reach Chevrolet dealerships comes from the rodeo circuit. That’s right.
Team Chevy Rodeo, a group of professional rodeo stars, are celebrating Chevy truck month by driving the bow-tied brands heavy-duty haulers, the 2015 Silverado 2500 and 3500, in the high-end High Country trim level.
What does that look like? Read on for the inside scoop on riding in the High Country from the automaker that helps you “Find New (high?) Roads…”
The Heavy Duty 2015 Chevy Silverados
Now the fastest-growing full-size pickup brand of the 2015 model year, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD, and 2500 HD pickup trucks are a rodeo favorite for good reason.
Team Chevy Rodeo, which consists of five rodeo stars, Luke Branquinho, Richmond Champion, Tuf Cooper, Fallon Taylor, and Travis Graves, personify the Chevy brand’s ideals when it comes to being rugged, versatile, strong, and just plain tough.
According to Paul Edwards, the U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing, “This team is as hardworking on the ranch as they are in the arena. There isn’t a more authentic group to convey the message that the Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting pickup on the road.”
Dependability is provided, in part, by the Silverado’s robust engines. The standard 6.0-liter V8, for example, generates 360 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, which can certainly help you get just about any job done.
But, for real muscle, check out the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 engine, which is able to produce 397 horsepower and 765 lb.-ft. of torque. So equipped, the Silverado is operated by an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission, which also features a manual shifting mode.
These powertrains conquer the zero to sixty mph performance test between 7.0-7.6 seconds, and makes the standing quarter-mile at 15.6-16.1 seconds, with top speed clocked at 95 mph.
Ultimate towing capacity is measured at 23,200 pounds, and maximum payload comes in at 7,180 pounds.
Considered number one by Car and Driver for the heavy-duty pickup truck segment, the lucky crew on Team Chevy Rodeo have the added luxury of driving the High Country trim level.
Basically, as its name might suggest, the High Country means high-end throughout. The saddle-brown-leather seats, perforated, heated and cooled up front, feature a High Country logo in the middle of the headrests.
The exterior showcases chrome detailing just about everywhere, from the front grille complemented by the six-inch chrome side steps, with body-colored front and back bumpers.
While the 2500 HD stands atop 20-inch chrome wheels, the 3500 HD works its way with 18-inch chromes, with the dually ready for action on 17-inch forged aluminum wheels.
A variety of options comes available to up the comfort, convenience, and even entertainment factors, including a sunroof, heated steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, a rear-seat entertainment system, and navigation technology.
Even the truck bed is well thought out, with available cargo tie-down hooks, able to secure up to 250 pounds, an EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate function, and optional LED lights situated beneath both rails.
These are just a few of the high points on the High Country trim in the heavy-duty 2500/3500 Silverado pickup trucks.
Swing by Dan Cummins Chevrolet dealership and schedule a test drive in either of these two muscle-bound machines, ready to flex and “Find New Roads.”