HSV offers a 2500HD Silverado range comprising the entry-level 2500HD WT or Work Truck ($114,990), mid-level LTZ ($134,990) and top-shelf LTZ Midnight Edition and LTZ Custom Sport (both $139,990). For extreme-duty requirements there is also a 3500HD LTZ with dual rear wheels and huge 2.2 tonne payload, which requires a truck licence and tops the range at $147,990. All are equipped with the same Duramax 6.6 litre turbo-diesel V8, Allison 1000 six-speed automatic, four-wheel disc brakes and heavy-duty auto locking rear differential.
Our test vehicle was the $139,990 LTZ Midnight Edition, which, as the name suggests, has unique styling and arrives in any colour you'd like as long as it’s black. This includes black 18-inch alloys with chunky Goodyear Wrangler LT275/65 R18E off-road tyres and a full-size spare, black bumpers, black grille with chrome bars, black body-side mouldings, black tubular side-steps, black door mirrors and handles, black headlight bezels, black spray-on cargo tub liner and black Chevrolet ‘bow-tie’ badging.
As the sinister Midnight Edition is based on the lavishly-equipped LTZ, other features including remote start, 10-way power adjustable leather-appointed front seats with heating and cooling, dual-zone climate, power-adjustable pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with heating and height/reach adjustment.
There’s also Chevrolet’s 'MyLink' multimedia interface with its big 8.0-inch control screen, Bose seven-speaker sound system, voice-activation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth and wireless phone charging.
The Midnight Edition also includes the LTZ’s Z71 off-road pack, which comprises Rancho 35mm twin-tube gas shock absorbers, 34mm front anti-sway bar, under-body transfer case shield and hill descent control. HSV also offers a multitude of factory accessories.