2023 Chevy Silverado for the 2019 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado underwent a complete redesign, marking its fourth generation. In 2022, this lightweight pickup undergoes both an interior and exterior refresh.
With its refresh just a year old, we expect no changes to the 2023 Silverado 1500, except for the upcoming Silverado EV model.
On the outside, the 2022 Silverado refresh features a new fascia to give it a bolder look. The pickup reset remains largely the same in this year’s model. We expect much of the same in 2023, but the EV model will likely carry exclusive styling cues.
Inside, the Silverado is very basic, and a refresh in 2022 that brings a 13.4-inch touchscreen to the LT and higher trims doesn’t do much to address this. Chevy has also added an electronic gearshift available on the console as a replacement for the old column shifter.
Otherwise, the cabin is relatively unchanged, and we expect the same in the Silverado 2023, except for the exclusive design expected in the Silverado EV.
Under the hood, the current Silverado 1500 comes standard with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Up one notch is the 5.3-liter V8 with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Topping the range is a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both V8 engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
We expect this powertrain to remain unchanged in the Silverado 1500 2023.
There are few details about the Silverado EV 2023 powertrain, but General Motors’ battery arm confirms a 400-mile driving range and four-wheel steering.
The biggest additions to the 2022 Silverado refresh are standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, automatic high beam, and a rearview camera.
We expect this to remain standard in the 2023 model. The current Silverado doesn’t have an IIHS safety rating yet, but the 2021 model doesn’t do well due to a small “Marginal” overlap score on the passenger side and “Poor” headlights. We hope this rating remains in the 2023 model.
2023 Chevy Silverado Review
Half-ton pickups like the Chevy Silverado 1500 have always been the best-selling vehicles in the United States.
However, not all of them can be sold for work purposes. After all, why use a truck capable of off-road thrills to carry plumbing equipment? Or why clutter up a fancy leather and wood truck cab with muddy boots?
The point of a truck like the 2023 Silverado 1500 is that it can be a lot of things to a lot of people. And it doesn’t drive like the old school stuff. The Silverado 1500 isn’t a heavy bump with the mobile home dynamics.
The all-electric Silverado arrives for the 2024 model year. The harder-working Silverado HD 2023 truck range is reviewed separately.
That’s when the automaker shifted production to the next model year. We have new information regarding the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado, which is expected to go into production later this summer.
The Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most popular pickup trucks on the market, continuing to support the supremacy of the Ford F-150. General Motors is preparing to end production for the 2022 model year.
The new 2023 model year will bring enhanced features and new variants to the market. According to information from GM Authority, production of the 2023 model year will begin later this summer, depending on the variant.
The start of regular production (SORP) for the 2023 light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 is scheduled for August 29 for the Regular Cab and Crew Cab models. Production of the Double Cab model will begin a week later, on September 06.
The earliest production line is the Chevrolet Silverado HD 2023, scheduled for July 18 at the Flint plant in Michigan and the Oshawa plant in Ontario. Light-duty models were built at the Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and the Silao plant in Mexico, as well as in Oshawa.
For the 2023 model year, the Chevy Silverado will remove the Cherry Red Tintcoat and Silver Ice Metallic exterior colors from the catalog. Instead, there are new Harvest Bronze Metallic, Radiant Red Tintcoat, and Sterling Gray Metallic colors.
A significant change is the new 3.0-liter inline-six LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine for the lightweight lineup.
It will replace the existing 3.0-liter LM2 inline-six engine, offering similar performance but improving fuel efficiency.
The remaining engine lineup will be retained for the 2023 model year. In addition to the LZ0 turbodiesel, the Chevrolet Silverado relies on a 2.7-liter inline-four turbocharged L3B gasoline engine, a naturally aspirated 5.3-liter V8 L84 gasoline engine, and a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 L87 gasoline engine. naturally.
2023 Chevy Silverado Specs
Don’t write off a base engine just because it has four cylinders. Thanks to the turbocharger, the torque is greater than the 5.3-liter V8 and about the same as the top two engines.
And torque is arguably more important than horsepower — that’s what keeps things moving.
Then again, full-size pickups like the Chevy Silverado 1500 are American vehicles so the V8 seemed like the obvious choice. Fortunately, there are two available, giving you a choice of 355 or 420 horsepower.
The larger of the two opens the door to the Silverado 1500’s maximum towing figure of 13,300 pounds. However, this can also be achieved with the optional turbodiesel engine — while providing better fuel economy.
On the other side of the working coin is the charge. Depending on the variant, these figures go up from 1,440 to 2,300 pounds. That lowest number belongs to the ZR2 — in fairness, not meant to be the best work truck.
Instead, the ZR2 comes with special off-road suspension and tires, plus extra underbody protection and a standard 4-wheel drive system. It’s not a direct rival to something like the more extreme Ford F-150 Raptor.
Wherever there is a 4-wheel drive system in the new Silverado 1500 truck, it is equipped with a transfer box and low-range gear, which can really help in tough and/or difficult situations.
Overall, the Silverado 1500 rides comfortably, but with just the right amount of body control. And with things like steering and brakes that require precise effort for driver input. This full-size truck feels smaller than it actually is.
The most luxurious High Country trims can also come with an optional adaptive suspension for a smoother cushioning level.
2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
When the best way out of something is through it, the Chevy Silverado ZR2 is there to help.
Based on the standard half-ton Silverado 1500 pickup, the ZR2 is an all-business off-roader that kicks things off with a more aggressive appearance, 33-inch all-terrain tires, additional ground clearance, and Multimatic spool-valve damper tricks, and the faithful 420-hp 6.2-liter Chevy. V-8.
While not as wild as the Ford F-150 Raptor or Ram 1500 TRX, the ZR2 supports the reality of a workweek spent on the pavement ending in a muddy weekend. Its comfortable ride is the main advantage of its solid suspension.
The maximum rating of its 8900-pound tow is higher than the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram TRX, but the EPA’s estimated 17 mpg highway mileage is somewhere in between.
The ZR2 is only available as a four-door crew cabin with a five-foot-ten-inch bed and comes standard with a massive 13.4-inch touchscreen that supports its navigation and infotainment functions.
Following last year’s debut of the Silverado ZR2 model, 2023 adds the ZR2 Bison package — a more focused off-road package with additional accessories from aftermarket company American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) based in Montana.
Detailed information on the Bison equipment list, exact price, and sale date have not been announced. As they become available, we will update this report.
- Silverado ZR2 $70,000 (est)
- Silverado ZR2 Bison $75,000 (est)
The Silverado ZR2 starts at around $70,000, which is almost $10k more than the most luxurious non-ZR2 Silverado, High Country. Chevy’s top-of-the-line off-road pickup also has the same starting price as the F-150 Raptor ($70,370), but much less than the Ram TRX’s base price of nearly $80,000.
Towing and Payload Capacity
With a conventional trailer hitch, the Silverado ZR2 can tow up to 8900 pounds. The half-ton pickup can also handle payloads of up to 1440 pounds.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Silverado ZR2, with its 420-hp V-8, is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, contributing to a combined rating of 15 mpg.
While those estimates are better than the Ram TRX and the 702-hp supercharged V-8, which deliver a combined 12 mpg, it’s still not impressive.
Meanwhile, the F-150 Raptor and 450-hp twin-turbo V-6 have combined estimates of 15 and 16 mpg, with the lower numbers going for models with optional 37-inch tires.
Once we were able to run the ZR2 on our 75-mph highway fuel-efficient route, we were able to evaluate the real-world mpg. For more information on the Silverado ZR2’s fuel economy, visit the EPA website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside, the Silverado ZR2 has a slick-looking dashboard featuring a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument panel next to a large 13.4-inch touchscreen.
The cabin includes leather upholstery and sporty dark trim. Between the front buckets is a center console equipped with a T-shaped electronic shifter.
However, we found the shift lever shape impractical, and we even accidentally activated the Park button on top with our hands resting.
The ZR2 is only available in the crew cabin body style, so there is ample passenger space, especially in the rear seats.
Those planning to carry more stuff in the cargo box will want to opt for a standard length bed over a short bed.
Infotainment and Connectivity
A horizontally oriented 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes standard on the Silverado ZR2.
Along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the system is compatible with Amazon Alexa and features Google voice assistance, maps, and a built-in app store.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Under the hood of the ZR2 that stands out is the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 available in the regular Silverado 1500. The engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Each ZR2 features a four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case and electronic locking front and rear differentials.
Stabilizing the wheels of the 18-inch truck, which is clad in 33-inch off-road tires, is a specially tuned suspension that includes high-performance spool-valve dampers.
The undercarriage of the truck is protected by a unique skid-plate package, and Chevy says the ZR2’s high-mounted steel bumper provides a 31.8-degree angle of approach, which is more than what’s offered on the similar Silverado Trail Boss model.
Now that we’ve ridden the Zr2 around Joshua Tree State Park, we have a greater appreciation for its capabilities and reduced width compared to the F-150 Raptor and Ram TRX, which make the Chevy easier to maneuver on tight roads.
2023 Silverado SS ZL1
The Silverado SS adds a unique twist to the performance truck. Instead of being off-road oriented like the Ram 1500 TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor, the Silverado SS will rock the pavement.
Expect a revised exterior look to provide more racing confidence. The suspension can be lowered to improve the aerodynamics of the truck. The hood and bumper will also be slightly slimmer and curved.
We wouldn’t be surprised if the truck had a hood scoop for better airflow and some unique tire designs. Plus, the unique SS graphics will complete the look.
We don’t have official specifications yet for the Chevy Silverado SS 2023. Also, critics predict different engine options for the SS. Some thought that it would not have the extra power and that the SS package was primarily for looks.
According to Pickup Truck News, the truck will be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine helps the Silverado reach 60 mph in about 5.8 seconds. But it needs to be a bit faster to catch the Ram 1500 TRX.
Also, Pickup Truck News shared that it’s unlikely the Silverado SS engine will receive tuning or a supercharger to pump out more power, so a way to dampen the party.
According to Big Pickup Trucks, the Silverado SS 2023 will get the same engine as the Cadillac Escalade V. It comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 682 hp and 653 lb-ft of torque. The Cadillac V reaches 60 mph in about 4.4 seconds.
But the Silverado SS will need a bit more work to get this engine working, including upgraded brakes to bring this terrible truck to a complete stop.
The price for the Chevy Silverado SS 2023 may vary greatly based on the type of engine it gets. Without the extra power, the Silverado SS is expected to start at around $40,000. But if you get a supercharged engine, it can cost around $70,000.
Interior upgrades can also affect prices. The Chevy Silverado SS will likely be equipped with luxury racing-themed features such as leather seats, leather-wrapped gearshifts, ambient lighting, and steel pedals.
We can’t forget technology either. The Silverado SS could get a better launch mode or digital gauge cluster to provide racing stats. Additionally, a new head-up display and infotainment screen can be added.
2023 Silverado Redesign
2023 Silverado 2500 Redesign, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2023 is expected to see minor changes and updates, as the nameplate receives a mid-cycle refresh for the fourth model year of the fourth-generation pickup truck, ushering the Silverado ZR2 into the lineup, which is placed between the LT trim levels. Trail Boss and LTZ.
Notably, the Silverado 1500 Limited is also returning for the 2022 model year (see Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD 2022 info) and is effectively a pause until production of the updated Silverado begins.
As such, the Limited model is not expected to carry over to the 2023 model year.
2023 Chevy Silverado Interior
The 2023 version of the Chevy Silverado 1500 truck with a regular cab has seating for three people, with 40/20/40 seats.
Double and crew cabs can accommodate five or six passengers. The crew cab has the best rear legroom of the range — a spacious 43.4 inches.
True to its utilitarian vibe, the Work Truck features vinyl on the seats. The mid-range trim has fabric upholstery, and there’s a leather seating surface in the higher trims.
No doubt buyers of Work Trucks and Custom trim don’t really care about the basic and somewhat outdated nature of their interiors. They also have a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, for example.
It was at the LT level that things got really exciting. This is when the 13.4-inch touchscreen comes in, along with a 12.3-inch digital driver information display.
2023 Chevy Silverado Exterior
The cab formats for the 2023 Silverado 1500 are — in increasing order of spaciousness — regular, double, and crew. Only regular taxis offer a long bed, measuring 98 inches. The other two have a choice of short (70 inches) or standard (80 inches).
Bed volumes range from 62.9 to 89.1 cubic feet. And there are 12 tie-down points. LED lighting for the cargo area is standard on all but the base Work Truck models, which offer it as an option.
The upper High Country trim has a retractable ladder option for access to the bed, but even the lower Work Truck has a corner ladder on the rear bumper.
The Work Truck uses 17-inch steel wheels, and the rest uses alloy wheels. The largest wheels available in the selection list are 22 inches in diameter. And the off-road specialist ZR2 uses Goodyear Wrangler Territory Mud Terrain tires.
Fresh colors for this year are Radiant Red Tintcoat, Sterling Gray Metallic, and Harvest Bronze Metallic. A protective film is now offered for the front end.
2023 Chevy Silverado Six Cool Features
- TAILGATE MULTI-FLEX
This clever two-in-one tailgate arrangement provides six load/access features. It can be a step in (and out of) a bed, a work surface, or provide extra transport flexibility. Available in every Chevy Silverado 1500 trim level.
- SUPER CRUISE
First seen at Cadillac, the Super Cruise is a specially designed hands-free and foot-free self-driving system that works on roads. There are 200,000 miles of them in North America so far. It even works when there’s a trailer hooked up. It’s a shame that such cool tech is only optional in the top High Country trim.
- WIRELESS APPLE CARPLAY/ANDROID AUTO
No more need to reach into your pocket or wallet, looking for a phone. 2023 Silverado 1500 connects wirelessly — from LT trim and up. The lower trim still requires a cable for smartphone integration.
Standard in a one-up-from-base Custom trim, Wi-Fi can turn a new Chevy Silverado 1500 into a mobile office, helping with tasks like ordering parts, and you know, watching cat videos during lunch breaks.
- TRAILERING CAMERA SYSTEM
This comes at the LTZ level, giving drivers 14 views of their trucks and trailers, including one where the trailer can “disappear”, showing a clear view behind.
- MAX TRAILERING PACK
This option bundle adds extra cooling, stronger rear springs, revised shock absorber adjustment, and a tougher rear axle.
2023 Chevy Silverado Colors
For the 2023 model year, the Silverado 1500 will remove the Cherry Red Tintcoat and Silver Ice Metallic exterior colors from its order book, which will indirectly be replaced with Harvest Bronze Metallic, Radiant Red Tintcoat, and Sterling Gray Metallic.
Some Silverado 1500 2023 which are normally equipped with Rear Park Assist (RPO code UD7) and Front and Rear Park Assist (RPO code UD5) will not include this feature at launch due to a shortage of semiconductor chips, as we previously reported.
2023 Chevy Silverado Engine
will offer a total of four engine options, carrying the same offering from the 2022 model year.
In addition to the aforementioned LZ0 turbodiesel, the lineup also includes a turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B petrol engine, a naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 petrol engine., and a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 petrol engine.
The full-size truck vehicle on the GM T1 platform shares the Sierra 1500 and both HD versions of the two nameplates.
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2023 Chevy Silverado Transmission
The base engine for the half-ton 2023 Silverado 1500 pickup is a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that develops 310 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Although using a turbocharger, ordinary fuel is still okay.
It is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission, with rear-wheel drive (RWD) as the standard setting, or 4-wheel drive (4WD, with a low-speed transfer case) is available as an option.
The first V8 on offer was a 5.3-liter version that produced 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is installed here, with the same rear/4-wheel drive setup.
The V8 is standard in LTZ and High Country trims, optional in the Work Truck, LT, RST, and Trail Boss versions.
You get a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds with a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s another job for the 10-speed automatic transmission here, and this engine is connected exclusively to a 4-wheel drive system.
It’s standard on the ZR2 and optional in the RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country trim. Premium gasoline is recommended for this engine.
Both V8s offer a Dynamic Fuel Management system that can disable up to six cylinders when demand is very light.
Chevy also provides the option of a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that uses diesel for maximum towing and optimal fuel economy. Rear-wheel drive is standard, 4-wheel drive is optional, and a 10-speed automatic performs transmission duties.
This turbodiesel is available in Custom Trail Boss, LT, LT Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims.
This fuel economy estimate is supplied by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2022, but we don’t expect any changes for 2023.
- 2.7 liter turbocharged inline-4
- 310 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
- Torque 420 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
- EPA city/highway Fuel economy: 19 mpg/22 mpg (RWD), 17 mpg/20 mpg (4WD)
- 5.3 liter V8
- 355 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
- torque 383 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm
- EPA city/highway Fuel economy: 16 mpg/21 mpg (RWD), 15 mpg/19 mpg (4WD)
- 6.2 liter V8
- 420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
- Torque 460 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm
- EPA city/highway Fuel economy: 14 mpg/18 mpg, 14/17 mpg (ZR2)
- 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 diesel
- 277 horsepower @ 3,750 rpm
- torque 460 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm
- EPA city/highway Fuel economy: 23 mpg/31 mpg (RWD), 22 mpg/26 mpg (4WD)
2023 Chevy Silverado Release Date
2023 Silverado Release Date, Production of the Chevy Silverado 1500 2023 will begin later this summer, GM Authority has learned.
The start of regular production (SORP) for the 2023 light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 is scheduled for August 29, which applies to the Regular Cab and Crew Cab models.
Production of the Double Cab model, meanwhile, will begin a week later on September 6.
Production of the Chevy Silverado HD 2023 is scheduled to begin on July 18, 2022, as we previously reported.
The Silverado HD is manufactured at GM’s Flint plant in Michigan and GM’s Oshawa plant in Ontario, while the light-duty Silverado 1500 is manufactured at GM’s Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and GM’s Silao plant in Mexico, as well as in Oshawa.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 2023 will introduce the new Duramax 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel engine to its light-duty truck powertrain lineup.
The new LZ0 engine will replace the 3.0L I6 LM2 engine option and is expected to offer the same performance/output specifications, although it may have improved emissions/fuel economy.
2023 Chevy Silverado Price
The initial manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2023 line of trucks is $35,600, plus the destination cost.
That’s for a Work Truck with a regular cab, standard long bed, and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is another $4,600.
From this point on, Chevy offers double cabins, crew cabins, short bunks, and a variety of trim levels to enhance luxury, which makes for an abundance of options.
It all culminates with a 4-wheel drive ZR2 crew cabin/short-bed version for $69,800 before options, which could push the final amount past $75k.
For some full-size half-ton truck contexts, the Ford F-150 starts at around $30K. The GMC Sierra comes in at $33K or so. The Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra are priced the same as the Silverado, with the Nissan Titan approaching $37K.
Before buying a new Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck, take a few moments at Fair Purchase Price KBB.com will show you what other people in your area are paying for them.
It’s an indication of how good all of these trucks are that their resale value varies slightly from made to make, and each one has a pretty decent price tag.
2023 Chevy Silverado For starters, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will feature an upgraded off-road suspension and next-generation DSSV Multimatic shocks, slightly different from the ones we see today.
The full-size truck will also feature electronic locking front and rear differentials, as well as improved approach and departure angles thanks to the unique front and rear bumper designs.
And as it comes with the Silverado 2022i update, it will have a revised center layout on the interior, as well as slips/slides on the front and rear fascia. Our exclusive render above predicts what the truck will look like.
Unfortunately, like the 2021 Tahoe Z71 and Suburban Z71, the 2022 Silverado ZR2 will not offer the 3.0L LM2 Duramax diesel engine.
This is due to packaging limitations in reducing the lower frontal fascia for a better angle of focus.
2023 Chevrolet Silverado
Under the hood will be only the petrol engine, which is powered by a 6.2L L87 V8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. That’s good enough for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Despite sharing its electric powertrain with the GMC Hummer EV, the Chevrolet Silverado EV 2023 is supposed to resemble a more classic electric pickup truck. The large battery pack is said to provide up to 400 miles of range per charge.
Like the Hummer model, the Silverado EV should be available with up to three electric motors depending on the model; All-wheel drive will probably be standard.
Chevrolet has not released full specifications and information about the truck but says it will build it in Michigan at the same plant that will make the Hummers.
When it goes on sale, the Silverado EV will face stiff competition from the Ford F-150 Electric, as well as new offerings like the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.
2023 Chevy Silverado Concept: What’s new
The Silverado EV will be a new product to the Chevrolet lineup and is expected to debut as a 2023 model and go on sale in early 2024.
Will the next Chevy Silverado look like this? Recently, the account @generalmotorsdesign published a concept version of this truck.
This study of the Chevy truck design soon became known as the Chevrolet. This design was made by Jacky Zhan.
This design seems to hint at GM truck designs shortly, though GM has yet to make an official statement about which elements of this sketch (if any) will become production-ready designs.
Could this be a hint of the future of a more off-road Chevy Silverado, like the rumored ZR2 or ZRX? We’ll have to wait and see how it goes.
Below is a video of testing a GM prototype truck in public. This prototype was disguised to cover some of the upcoming design changes for 2022 and beyond.
2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2
2023 Chevrolet Silverado Zr2 Here’s the latest on the next king of the Chevy Silverado 1500 off-road truck lineup.
An unofficial report by MC&T states that GM is working on a 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 to lead the company’s full-size 4×4 truck lineup. There is a lot of good and not-so-good news.
Also, the image above is by the Instagram account @generalmotorsdesign. This is what they call a “tactical Chevy”. Let’s dig!
Here’s what we know from the report. The upcoming ZR2 Silverado 1500 will offer the latest DSSV shocks, front & rear lockers, improved approach and departure angles (due to new bodywork), and a 6.2-liter V8 engine.
It sounds like a great off-road truck builds, but it’s reportedly not a proper Ram TRX and Ford Raptor fighter. The reason is that the rumored ZR2 engine will continue to produce the same 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
This is a great machine. We’ve tested it over the years with much success, but it’s not a 700+ horsepower monster that can compete with such a Ram TRX.
It’s not clear why GM didn’t install a supercharger on top of this engine, and/or make a gas/electric hybrid with more power.
The report says that a supercharged engine is being considered, but it is not known if or when it will turn green.
TFLtruck first brought up the Silverado 1500 ZR2 concept more than two years ago in June 2018. In that article, we asked what your favorite future off-road truck would be.
The majority of you chose the Silverado ZR2 concept. However, we may not see anything like this for two years or so.
What is a “tactical chevy” design sketch? As you know, GM has worked on several military contracts and concepts in recent years, and one of them is their Chevy Silverado ZH2 hydrogen fuel cell 4×4 truck.
The Silverado ZH2 represents GM’s ongoing development of the tactical electric 4×4 truck. The ZH2 concept also proved to have a high-performance DSSV spool-valve shock.
We also know that the latest Silverado 1500 desert racing truck uses DSSV shocks as well. You can see this truck in action in the video below. By the way, the race truck also uses a base version of the 6.2-liter V8.
What happened to the ZRX name? Unofficial reports say that the “ZR2” brand is well known and respected – thanks to the Colorado ZR2. This is true. The ZRX name is too close to the Ram TRX name.
While the TRX hints at a T-Rex predator. “ZRX” has no intrinsic meaning. “ZR2” also doesn’t have a natural off-road meaning, other than that it’s a code that GM has used on several off-road vehicles over the last few decades. Remember the Blazer ZR2!
The report doesn’t say much about the Silverado ZR2 2023 having a wider suspension position, but a simple rendering of the future truck shows it with only the fenders protruding slightly.
What do you think? Is GM on the right track when it comes to their off-road truck king?
2023 Chevy Silverado Specs
Every fan has been waiting for Chevy to get on the Raptor bandwagon. Now the bell has been answered and the 2023 Silverado ZR2 has been revealed.
Since Chevy has had success with the Colorado ZR2, it plans to implement the same recipe around its full-size Silverado. While it may not be on the same level, the plan is to fight the Ram TRX and the Ford Raptor.
To start, the Silverado ZR2 will have a revised off-road suspension. It will feature Multimatic DSSV dampers and front and rear electronic locking differentials. The approach and departure angle will also be better due to the design of the front and rear bumpers.
The best part is that in 2022 the Silverado gets a revised interior and updated front and rear fascia. So the revised Silverado will be the basis for the 2023 ZR2.
Hopefully, the interior will be on par with the Ram 1500. Apart from that, the fascia is also expected to change the design of the currently unpopular Chevy truck.
What may disappoint some is that there will be no diesel option. According to Muscle Cars and Trucks, Chevy says this is because of its more severe approach angle. The packaging prevents Chevy from making the diesel work. So it’s just going to be a gas-powered engine.
Up top will be a 6.2-liter L87 V8 connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. That engine produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Beneath that is the 5.3-liter L84 V8.
There may also be a supercharged Silverado in the works. Ford’s next Raptor will offer a V6 and a V8 and, of course, the Ram TRX has the mighty Hellcat Hemi under the hood. Since the core of this segment is the blazing V8, we’ll probably see a ZR2 with that supercharger.
If Chevy sticks with an unhinged 6.2, it will be a few hundred horsepower behind the TRX. That could be a buzz-kill for GM fans.
Ram is considering a non-supercharged TRX and Ford is reportedly including a PowerBoost hybrid V6 layout for the next Raptor. If all of that is true then the ZR2 will be more competitive with the entry-level option.
It is estimated that the 2023 ZR2 could run under $60,000. Depending on what Chevy ends up the offering, it may or may not be competitive with the TRX and Raptor.
Muscle Cars and Trucks has also hinted that there may still be a Bison Silverado ZR2 in the works. That could actually be what Raptor and TRX-fighter fans have been waiting for.
2023 Chevy Silverado 2500
The Chevrolet Silverado 2023 is expected to bring minor changes to the Light Duty Silverado 1500 after a major update for the 2022 model year.
Meanwhile, the Heavy Duty Silverado 2500HD and Sierra 3500HD models will receive major updates for 2023, including new front and rear designs, a new interior, and potential powertrain upgrades.
On the other hand, the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD mid-duty trucks are expected to receive minor changes and updates.
2023 Chevy Silverado HD
The GMC Sierra HD family, consisting of the Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD, has been completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) for the 2020 model year. Since then, truck sales have been like hotcakes, with sales growing 23.2 percent to 73,777 units during the calendar year. 2020.
Aside from the truck’s performance on the market, it’s not without a few drawbacks, which is why GM is doing a refresh. In fact, GM Authority first reported that the Sierra HD will be updated, just like its Light Duty sibling, one model year after the Sierra 1500. Today, we’re bringing you the first photos of the GMC Sierra HD 2023 update.
The prototype seen here is heavily disguised. In fact, everything in front of the A-pillar and behind the C-pillar wears a set of heavy vinyl camo. Using 18-inch steel wheels, this particular prototype is likely the Sierra HD trim – the base model in the lineup.
It also appears to be equipped with the X31 Off-Road Package, matching the prominent Hankook Dynapro MT2 tires, visible Rancho monotube shocks at the rear, and skid plates on the underbody.
The front end of this GMC Sierra HD 2023 prototype features a set of replacement headlights along with a new grille. The rear seems to retain the current model’s rear bumper while getting a new set of tail lights.
It is unlikely that the sheet metal on the box or tailgate will change. The same is true for BedStep, which was introduced alongside Sierra HD 2020.
More importantly, the interior of this GMC Sierra HD 2023 prototype is completely covered, unofficially confirming that a new cockpit is on the way. The revamped cockpit will feature an all-new center stack with a new screen running an all-new operating system.
It wouldn’t really be out of the question to expect an all-new digital instrument panel/gauge cluster, plus a host of other interior changes and improvements that should generally follow those of the 2022 GMC Sierra.
As a bonus, we’ve heard that GM is working on updating its powertrain lineup for the GMC Sierra HD 2023. We’ll have more on that later.
Expect the GMC Sierra HD 2023 to launch in the second half of the calendar year 2022 as the 2023 model.
We’ll have more about 2023 Sierra HD for you soon, so stay tuned and be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC Sierra news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
2023 Chevy Silverado Electric
The Silverado EV will use General Motor’s new Ultium battery technology which can be upgraded to create a 200-kWh battery pack. Chevrolet claims this will give the Silverado EV a driving range of up to 400 miles per charge.
Obviously, the real-world reach will vary, especially when towing, a task many Silverado EV pickup truck buyers expect to accomplish with relative ease.
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2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV
Chevy Silverado Electric Teaser Chevrolet has just announced a fully electric version of the popular Silverado full-size pickup truck is in the works with a projected 400-mile range on a single charge.
Like the GMC Hummer EV truck and SUV, the Silverado EV will use the state-of-the-art Ultium platform.
Other details are unknown at this time, other than that it will be built with Hummers at Factory X in Detroit, Michigan.
An official launch date wasn’t given during General Motors’ big April 2021 announcement, but we expect the Silverado EV to go on sale no later than 2023.
2023 Chevy Silverado Engine
Given that the Silverado EV will share the platform and assembly line with the Hummer EV, it’s likely that the two will also share a powertrain.
That means one, two, or three electric motors depending on the trim, with a combined horsepower rating of as high as 1000 horsepower. All-wheel drive should be standard, but Chevrolet hasn’t released the full specs yet.
Compared to recent reports about what powers the next-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, as well as reports that Ram will eventually offer a non-supercharged version of the TRX, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 could fit in with both. truck.
It’s been speculated that Ford will offer the PowerBoost Hybrid V6 system and a 10-speed automatic as the base powertrain in the Raptor, which can put out around 500 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, but truck enthusiasts will still say it’s missing two cylinders.
Meanwhile, FCA will likely take a more modest approach, and drop the beloved 392 Hemi V8 paired to an 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission into the more basic Ram 1500 TRX engine bay.
The Apache V8 Hemi 6.4L engine has traditionally produced 485 hp and torque. 475 lb-ft. That’s otherwise hybridization, as FCA has hinted about doing in future products.
2023 Chevy Silverado Release Date
GM’s plan all along was to debut the ZR2 in 2021 for a 2022 launch. But with the COVID-19 crisis, things have pushed the timeline back as it has with almost everything else. It’s the same story with the Silverado and Sierra refreshes. It was expected to arrive in 2021 but now sees 2022 as a more likely release date.
If you need visuals of what the 2023 ZR2 looks like, the Chad Hall Racing Silverado at the 2019 SEMA Show could be just around the corner. While it does feature a shifted 2019 front end, the rest of the modifications might signal what many of the ZR2s will likely incorporate. MotorBiscuit will let you know about GM’s plans as soon as we receive them
2023 Chevy Silverado Price
Pricing for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is too early to determine, but since the Trailboss starts a little over $50,000, we’re targeting the truck to come in at least under $60,000.
Considering what Ford and Ram are preparing to fill the space under the $70,000+ supercharged V8 truck outlined above, this off-road Silverado is likely to cost too much money.
Chevrolet has not released pricing or trim levels for the Silverado EV but is said to be offering a stripped-down version for fleet buyers, which should carry a low starting price.
The petrol-powered Silverado follows the same formula as the low-cost Work Truck and mid-range LT trim.
We also expect higher-priced luxury consumer models like the LTZ and High Country which will offer more comfort and perhaps trick features borrowed from the Hummer EV but will obviously demand a higher price tag.
- Work Truck $50,000 (est)
- LT $55,000 (est)
- LTZ $65,000 (est)
- High Country $70,000 (est)