Chevrolet recently unveiled the new 2024 Silverado HD, which will go into production at the Oshawa plant and hit the market in the first half of 2023. Many of the changes it receives mirror those made to the Silverado 1500.
The company's goal, as Vice President Scott Bell told us, was to make life easier for drivers who need to tow and do heavy work. That's why the truck is equipped with new technologies and a more muscular diesel engine.
While the 6.6-litre petrol V8 remains unchanged for 2024, that's not the case for the 6.6-litre Duramax turbo diesel V8. This now generates 470 horsepower (+25) and 975 lb-ft (+65), with a 25% increase in torque available at low rpm for even easier, smoother maneuvering at low speeds or uphill. Its maximum towing capacity is 22,500 pounds.
Additionally, an updated version of the Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, providing more effective engine braking, will be included as standard on both engines.
It is worth remembering that a six-speed gearbox currently accompanies the gasoline V8. Therefore, the gross weight rating of the trailer vehicle increases from 24,000 to 26,000 pounds. So, to make sure you don't go over that limit, Chevrolet adds sensors that will alert the driver if necessary.
This technology isn't the only practical novelty for 2024, of course. This includes adaptive cruise control and blind spot alert, both of which take into account the trailer attached behind the truck, as well as the trailer's clear view, which also works with fifth-wheel hitch and gooseneck.
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For 2024, the Silverado HD adopts a modernized front end, including reworked headlights positioned closer to the corners to accentuate the impression of width, along with the redesigned grille as well.
Tow hooks are added as standard and the inscription “CHEVROLET” appears on the hood, while six new body colors join the palette. New rim options are also available.
Speaking of additions, the range will have two additional versions: ZR2 and High Country Midnight Edition. The debut follows the example of the Silverado 1500 ZR2, but details and images will come later. The second is positioned at the top of the scale, offering a darkened appearance, marked by black chrome and other black accents.
Finally, the Silverado HD 2024 is entitled to a much more refined and state-of-the-art cabin. LT trims and higher get a driver-facing 13.4-inch center display and 12.3-inch digital instrumentation. Google Assistant as well as Google Maps are an integral part of the multimedia system.
A wireless phone charger is integrated into the redesigned center console. THE Chevrolet notes that some controls have been redesigned for more user-friendly use and that storage throughout the cabin is now more generous, which is always good news.