From Oshawa, Ontario comes this news: Chevrolet brings everything heavy-duty truck customers want and need with the 2024 Silverado HD—with no compromises in capability and comfort.
The 2024 Silverado HD arrives with powertrain upgrades, a more commanding presence paired with an overhauled interior, enhancements to its available revolutionary trailering technology, and infotainment and active safety technology upgrades.
“We’ve designed the Silverado HD to be our customers’ favoured choice for true truck capability,” said Scott Bell, Vice President of Chevrolet. “The enhancements to the 2024 model build on its core strengths to provide an even stronger balance of the design, strength and confidence that makes tackling the hard jobs, including trailering, easier and more convenient than ever.”
The lineup includes 2500HD and 3500HD models in Regular Cab, Double Cab and Crew Cab configurations. Dual-rear-wheel models are available on 3500HD. The highest trailering capacity of 36,000 pounds is available on specifically equipped 3500HD dual-rear-wheel Silverado’s.
The 2024 Silverado HD is available in Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country trims. ZR2 will join the HD trim lineup later in the model year for the first time.
Allison 10-speed transmission enhances gas-engine trailering capability
For the first time, the proven Allison 10-speed automatic transmission is now standard equipment for both the Silverado HD’s powertrains: the standard 6.6L V-8 gas engine and the available Duramax turbo-diesel. It replaces the gas engine’s previous six-speed automatic, offering smaller “steps” between the gears, which enables the 6.6L gas engine to hold closer to its peak power for longer periods.
The improvements translate to a more confident feeling of on-demand power, regardless of whether the truck is towing a trailer. When it comes time to tow, the 10-speed configuration helps channel every single pound-foot of torque to the tires in every gear. In turn, the 2024 Silverado HD’s Gross Combined Weight Rating with the 6.6L gas engine increases to 26,000 pounds, up from 24,000 pounds previously.
Additionally, the Allison transmission’s 10-speed design optimizes grade braking with the gas engine, with the closer gear ratios enabling greater engine-braking control. That, in addition to precise tuning for smooth shifts and quicker downshifts, complements the enhanced feeling of on-demand power, greater control, precision and refinement.
More power, more torque and greater refinement for the Duramax turbo-diesel
Silverado engineers continue to further push the renowned Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V-8 engine, and with the 2024 Silverado HD, they’ve issued their latest upgrades.
Overall, the horsepower and torque numbers increase to a GM-estimated 470 hp and 975 lb-ft of torque, with final numbers pending SAE certification. Additional changes and upgrades were designed to produce more efficient combustion, which enhances overall performance. Further, engineers enhanced low-end torque production by up to 25% for improved performance at low speeds or climbing grades, particularly when trailering.
The 2024 Silverado HD has a commanding presence, driven by a freshened front-end appearance that features a new fascia, new headlights, new grille and more. The truck’s chiselled appearance combines with a timeless design that not only looks but is prepared for anything.
The lineup also retains the popular Z71 Sport Edition, Z71 Chrome Sport Edition and Midnight Special Edition appearance packages, as well as the Alaskan Snow Plow Special Edition.
New and improved trailering technologies
Chevrolet’s suite of customer-focused trailering technologies is designed to improve the experience with optimal visibility, easier hitching and greater driving comfort when towing a trailer. It’s improved with the 2024 Silverado HD, with a number of enhanced and new features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Trailer is an all-new technology for Silverado HD. It allows the Silverado HD’s available Adaptive Cruise Control to account for additional drag and increased braking distances when towing a trailer.
- Enhanced Transparent Trailer expands the current Transparent Trailer technology by allowing it to work with fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers
- Extended Side Blind Zone Alert extends the blind zone area of interest to help enhance safety and situational awareness when trailering
- GCW Alert warns the driver if the vehicle and trailer weight exceed the vehicle’s Gross Combined Weight Rating
The Silverado HD makes trailering easier with established available features, including up to 14 unique camera views such as HD Surround Vision and Bed View, an in-vehicle Trailering App.
Additionally, the max tow package is now available across all Silverado 2500 trims. The Silverado 2500HD Work Truck equipped with the 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel engine and gooseneck hitch now achieves a maximum towing capability of 22,500 lbs.
Enhanced driver awareness technologies
When it comes to safety and driver assistance technologies, Adaptive Cruise Control is now offered on Silverado HD. It complements and bolsters the suite of standard active safety and driver assistance features that includes:
- Front Pedestrian Detection and Braking
- Forward Collision Alert
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Lane Departure Warning
- Following Distance Indicator.
Coming in Q1 2023
Assembly production begins in the first half of 2023 at General Motors’ Flint Assembly in Michigan and at Oshawa Assembly. Pricing and additional details will be released closer to the start of production.