GMSV introducing new ‘Boss’ to take on Ford Ranger Raptor

The Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss is joining the GMSV range

General Motors Special Vehicles confirmed details of the new Chevrolet Corvette yesterday – and that’s not the only new addition for 2021. The brand has also confirmed it will add the Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss to its line-up, alongside the regular Silverado 1500.

As the name implies, the Trail Boss is designed with off-road trails in mind and features a number of key mechanical upgrades. For starters it rides higher, thanks to a factory-fitted lift kit that raises the front ride height by 25mm and the rear by 30mm. There’s also Rancho monotube shock absorbers, a mechanical rear locking differential, skid plates and 18-inch black alloy wheels.

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“LT Trail Boss personifies what Silverado is all about. It’s big, it’s tough and it comes ingrained with brand-DNA which showcases qualities of strength, power, performance and no-nonsense work-hard attributes,” explained Joanne Stogiannis, Director of GMSV.

The Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss is designed with off-roading in mind

“LT Trail Boss is purpose-built, born to perform, offering rugged dependability in off-road settings when exploring on the weekend, but is also at home in urban environments during the week.”

The Silverado Trail Boss is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. GMSV claims the Trail Boss can tow up to 4.5-tonnes.

Pricing for the new addition starts at $106,990 (plus on-road costs). Part of the reason for the high price is that unlike the Corvette that is built right-hand drive in the US, the Silverado will be re-manufactured into right-hand drive in Australia; by GMSV partner Walkinshaw Automotive Group (WAG)

WAG has plenty of experience converting left-hand drive models, since the closure of Holden manufacturing it has transitioned to switching the steering wheels on a variety of models, including the Silverado 1500, 2500 as 3500 as well the Camaro.

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