2014 Chevy Silverado High Country Review

Photo Review 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Truck
By Harry Pegg, Toronto Sun
The Chevy Silverado is going for the gold as it takes a new run at the premium pickup market with the introduction of the upscale High Country model to the 2014 lineup.
The new crew cab model sports a unique exterior treatment including a chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, halogen projector headlamps  and body-colour bumpers along with 20-inch chrome wheels and chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors.
Inside, there’s a new saddle-brown leather treatment with heated and cooled perforated premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrest. Wood-grain door trim lends an “outdoorsy” feel.
Electronic technology includes MyLink connectivity with 8-inch touch screen, Bose audio and front and rear park assist.
“High Country will be top model in the Silverado lineup with a higher level of premium features and materials with a rich, Western-themed appearance,” says Silverado marketing director Maria Rohrer.
Standard engine is a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb. ft. of torque. In two-wheel drive models, fuel consumption is estimated at 8.7 L/100 km on the highway.  Performance figures are not yet released on a brand new 6.2L EcoTec V8 which will be available as an option.
EcoTec3 stands for three state-of-the-art technologies: continuously variable valve timing, cylinder deactivation and direct injection.
Under lighter operating loads the engines will automatically switch to four-cylinder operation to save fuel.
A six-speed automatic transmission will handle the shift work with both engines.
Given the truck’s high level of equipment, there will be few options offered.
Other than the 6.2L V8, there will be a chrome rear bumper with CornerStep, integrated trailer brake controller, sunroof, navigation system and rear-seat entertainment package. A High Country premium package will include heated steering wheel, driver alert package, adjustable pedals and integrated brake controller.