The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will see some minor updates and changes. This is because the nameplate was refreshed mid-cycle for the fourth-generation pickup truck. It now includes the Silverado ZR2 which slots between the LT Trail Boss and LTZ trims.
The Silverado 1500 Limited was also available for the 2022 model year. This was a temporary measure to ensure that production of the new Silverado starts. The Limited model will not be carried over to the 2023 model year.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Redesign
Silverado HD has a new exterior design. It features C-shaped LED light signatures inspired by Silverado 1500 cars but reshaped for the larger 2500HD or 3500HD grilles. On the 2024 model, the massive “CHEVROLET” grille bar that was featured on certain trims is gone.
Instead, subtle debossed letters have been added to the hood scoop. Standard features include tow hooks, while higher trim levels have new dual-projector headlamps that provide animated lighting sequences when the driver approaches or leaves the truck.
2024 Chevy Silverado HD New Towing Tech
The 2024 Silverado HD will be available in Work Truck, Custom and LTZ trim levels. There are regular, double, or crew cab chassis options and single- or dual-rear-wheel configurations for the 3500HD spec. The High Country Midnight Edition features premium leather and wood with black chrome exterior trim and black badges. It also comes standard with 20-inch high gloss black painted wheels (or 22s in the same finish).
A sporty ZR2 model will be joining the Silverado HD lineup later in the model year. It will likely be similar to the 1500 ZR2, with upgraded dampers and locking differentials. Chevy is still releasing details.
The Durabed cargo box for the Silverado HD is available in both standard and long beds, with a maximum of 83.5 cubic feet. You will continue to find familiar accessibility features such as the CornerStep rear bumper and retractable BedSteps, as well as the six-position Multiflex tailgate.
To bring the Silverado 1500’s heavy-duty truck into line with 1500, the cabin of the Silverado has been also redesigned. This means better materials and fit and finish, as well as a new dashboard. The center console has a larger wireless phone charging area and side-by-side cupholders. The HD can hold up to 10 drinks depending on trim and spec. Neat.
The new tech is even more interesting. The HD now comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 13.4-inch central touchscreen that has Google embedded. This gives passengers access to the Google Assistant voice command and smart device controls, Google Maps navigation and connected destination searches, and curated versions of the Google Play Store audio and streaming apps. This system was tested in Silverado 1500, and it proved to be intuitive and full of smart features.
Silverado HD has wireless Android Auto connectivity and Apple CarPlay connectivity. This is for those who prefer to use a smartphone to power their car or go beyond the Google ecosystem. A head-up display is an optional feature that helps drivers keep their eyes on the road. It projects speed and other pertinent information onto the windshield.
975-pound-foot Duramax Diesel
The 2024 Silverado HD will have two engines, the most powerful being the Duramax V8 turbo diesel engine. The engine produces 470 horsepower and 975 pounds-feet of torque. This is 25 ponies and 65 lb/ft more than last year thanks to tweaks that allow for more efficient combustion, improved low-speed performance on grade climbs, and better towing.
The diesel HD is available in either rear-wheel- or four-wheel drive configurations. It can tow a gooseneck trailer of up to 36,000 pounds in its 3500HD Regular Cab 2WD Dual Wheel configuration. For a fifth-wheel trailer, the same configuration will allow you to save 32,000 pounds and for a conventional trailer, it will cost you 20,000.
The gasoline-powered 6.6-liter V8 option produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes standard with an Allison 10-speed transmission, which is the same as the diesel in 2WD and 4WD versions. However, it has a 3.73:1 final drive.
This replaces the six-speed. The engine can brake down faster at higher speeds, and the shifts are smoother and quicker. This allows for more power and efficiency, as well as a better selection of gears. Chevy attributes the HD’s gas-powered HD’s improved 26,000-pound maximum gross combined weight rating to the new gearbox. This includes an improved payload and towing estimates, up from 24,000 last year.
Changing & Powertrain
There are four new technologies for trailering available to 2024 Silverado HD customers. Each technology is designed to improve safety and convenience. The trailering option now includes adaptive cruise control. Although it’s not as powerful as the Silverado 1500’s Super Cruise 2.0, this system can maintain a predetermined following distance while compensating for increased drag and braking distances from attached trailers.
Chevy’s Transparent Trailer camera technology has been improved to allow fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers to be used with this generation. Chevy HD also comes with Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert, which extends blind spot monitoring to include trailers longer than the trailers. GCW Alert warns drivers when trailer weight or payload exceeds Silverado’s Gross Combined Weight Rating.
A new in-dash trailering app will be available to users. It includes all these features and many more. A reworked and vehicle-specific Trailering Info Label will provide low-tech assistance. It lists metrics and ratings such as maximum tongue weight, payload, and other important information in one place.
The 2024 Silverado HD will feature trailering and a range of modern driver-aid technologies. These include standard forward collision alerts with automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and a following distance indicator. This big pickup will offer up to 14 camera views, including a standard rear camera and an optional rear camera mirror. There are also surround-view cameras and bed-view camera options.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Production
Production of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD will begin in the first half of 2023. Assembly will take place at GM’s Flint (Michigan) and Oshawa (Ontario) plants. We are still waiting to hear more about the pricing, but we believe the starting price will not be too far off the current model’s $42,295 (including $1795 destination). Silverado fans can take a look at the HD pickup at the State Fair of Texas, on Sept. 29.
The Oshawa plant in Canada currently builds only Chevrolet Silverados. In November, production began on the Silverado HD. Oshawa will start producing Silverado 1500s in the spring of 2022, just in time for the launch of the refreshed model. Oshawa will be the only GM plant that exclusively produces Silverado models and the only plant that makes both light- and heavy-duty trucks.
We anticipate that the fourth-generation Silverado 1500 will continue to be in production until the 2025 model year. The 2025 model year will see the launch of an all-new Chevy Silverado.