Just three short years ago, Chevy pulled the sheet off their duo of heavy-duty pickup trucks. And while we thought the 2500 and 3500 HD power couple looked good then, Chevy has made some major mid-cycle upgrades to the HD lineup, and they have already given us our first taste of the specs and features, as well as a few images of the facelifted 2024 Chevy Silverado HD that is expected to drop next year.
While we’ll hit on some additional detail, but among the biggest changes includes a slim down of the bodies that more closely resembles the lighter-duty Chevy Silverado 1500. There are also some changes to the cabin with a few upgrades that add both comfort and convenience to the spacious interior.
Under the hood of the all-new HD are two available engines – one powered by gas and a second powered by diesel. Both come paired to a newly available 10-speed Allison automatic transmission, but offer slightly different numbers in terms of output. The 6.6-liter gas-powered V8 pulls 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque for a max trailering weight of just over 19,000 pounds. The transmission is a step up from the previous gearbox, which only offered six speeds in an automatic setup.
If you’re looking for more output, it’s the Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 that will serve you best, as GM estimates that when shoehorned into the nose of the Silverado HD, will be able to reach up to 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque – enough to hit a maximum trailering weight of 36,000 pounds.
Among the latest changes to the facelift include a modern update to the headlights. While previously the headlights and running lamps were separate, they’ve been combined for the redesign with long, LED lights toward the top edge of the hood that help to frame out the updated grille. There have also been some tweaks to the taillights, and there have also been some updates to the wheel design.
The inside also gets an updated touchscreen for the LT, LTZ and High Country trim levels, to the tune of 13.4 inches. The massive touchscreen and Driver Information Center help to set the interior apart and it also comes equipped with a Driver Information Center that allows drivers to control just about anything from the screen. It also features built-in Google compatibility to keep you connected behind the wheel.
Inside, there are several additional design updates and features that help to elevate the Silverado HD duo. That includes adaptive cruise control, which is now available for the first time, which joins other safety features such as forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and a following distance indicator, which work with or without a trailer.
According to Chevy, the all-new 2024 Chevy Silverado HD will be arriving at dealerships across the nation in the first half of 2023, which means we’re about six months out from the release date here in Texas. To make sure that you’re among the first to own either the 2024 Chevy 2500 or 3500 HD in the Gainesville, TX area, be sure to give us a call here at Glenn Polk to get the process started.