Chevrolet has been making pickups for more than a hundred years. That’s amazing! It’s now an American icon – worldwide, unmistakable and recognisable by everybody, and nobody does it better. And for some reason, by some invisible bond, these American macho machines have become as equally well-beloved by denizens of Qatari and its haunting desert landscape.
Chevrolet is right in the heart of this American — and Qatari — tradition and in the hearts of the people. And they do know something. What you and I know, if we’re honest, is that when you drive in Qatar, especially in the hotter months, one of the best ways to keep yourself happy and stress-free is to ride in a spacious, quiet, comfortable, air-conditioned, high-riding, powerful and all-terrain capable cabin – and yes, you can get all that in one good-looking vehicle, the new Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is fourth-generation with an array of trims, engines, transmissions, and cab/bed configurations. You are guaranteed to find one to fit your needs, and every 2019 Silverado comes with more interior technology than any Chevy pickup that came before it, including complete compatibility with your phone.
The actual Trail Boss package gets you a two-inch lift, aggressive 18-inch Goodyear Duratrac tyres and, to back up the looks with real off-road capability, skid plates, a locking rear differential, a two-speed transfer case and Rancho shock absorbers.
Driving the Silverado is easy. The all-round view is wonderful, the mirrors are large, there are lots of grab handles and loads of convenient storage spaces. Chevrolet utilises lots of advanced technology, especially suspension for the off-road Trail Boss, which enhances ride comfort while increasing the safety factor significantly.
There’s no better way to beat big city traffic blues – or to tame the wild, open country outside city limits. With such a huge space in the back, and with its own air-conditioning, bring the family along for the ride. They’ll love you for it!
ENGINE 5.3 litre Eco-Tec V8 MFI, with Variable Valve Timing, direct injection, and Active Fuel Management.
MAX POWER 355 hp @ 5,600 rpm.
MAX TORQUE 382 lb-ft (518 Nm) @ 4,100 rpm.
TRANSMISSION Eight-speed automatic with dynamic fuel management; heavy-duty differential.
EXTERIOR New black highlights, including the Chevrolet badge, highlight the all-new muscular, sculpted front end and multi-level headlight array which gives the Silverado a bold new look, while high-strength steel delivers rugged capability that you can depend on. This model features full LED lighting package including headlamps, daytime running lamps, foglamps, park/turn signals and taillights; Rancho shock absorbers.
INTERIOR Classy, luxurious cabin, with abundant space. Connectivity includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Steering wheel controls let you answer phone calls, control the displays, change Driver Information Center settings, cruise control and safety features, while the tuned exhaust system helps reduce noise in the cabin, and the family chills out on cooled leather seats, perhaps listening to musical favourites on the excellent sound system.
SAFETY Among many others, Silverado’s advanced safety features include forward collision alert, low-speed emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
Jaidah Automotive will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the all-new Chevrolet Silverado or any of its range of performance cars and ultra-capable SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 8000 100 or visit the Chevrolet website by clicking here.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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