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Chevrolet Updates Silverado HD for 2024

Chevrolet has introduced the updated 2024 Silverado HD, the automaker announced.

According to Chevrolet, the 2024 Silverado HD will feature powertrain upgrades, an overhauled interior, enhancements to its trailering technology, and infotainment and active safety technology upgrades, and will be available in ZR2 trim for the first time.

“We’ve designed the Silverado HD to be our customers’ favored 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, with dual-rear-wheel models available on 3500HD. 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, Chevrolet said.

An 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.

With the improvements, 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. The Allison transmission’s 10-speed design also optimizes grade braking with the gas engine, with the closer gear ratios enabling greater engine-braking control, the automaker said.

Additionally, the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V-8 engine horsepower and torque numbers increase to 470 hp and 975 lb-ft of torque. Additional changes and upgrades were designed to produce a more efficient combustion, which enhances overall performance, Chevrolet said.

The 2024 Silverado HD features a freshened front-end appearance that includes a new fascia, new headlights, new grille and more.

C-shaped LED graphic lamps frame the new fascia, inspired by the signature design of the Silverado 1500, while new headlights on LTZ, ZR2 and High Country models feature dual-projector technology and an animated lighting sequence.

Additional exterior updates include standard tow hooks, and “CHEVROLET” lettering featured on the hood scoop. Six new exterior colors have been added as well: Sterling Gray, Dark Ash, Radiant Red, Auburn Metallic, Lakeshore Blue Metallic (late availability) and Meteorite Metallic (late availability).

Other updates include the Durabed cargo box, which offers up to 83.5 cubic feet with the long box, as well as the CornerStep rear bumper, BedSteps, available six-position Multi-Flex tailgate, available 120-volt power outlet, available power tailgate and more.

The lineup also retains the Z71 Sport Edition, Z71 Chrome Sport Edition and Midnight Special Edition appearance packages, as well as the Alaskan Snow Plow Special Edition.

New wheel and tire options for the Silverado HD include:

  • 20-inch bright chrome wheels available on LTZ
  • 18-inch polished aluminum dually wheel and all-terrain tires optional on 3500HD LTZ and standard on 3500HD High Country
  • 20-inch off-road tires available on Z71 Sport Edition, Midnight Special Edition, Alaskan Snow Plow Special Edition and Z71 Off-Road package

In addition to the exterior styling updates, all models receive a new interior designed for greater work-ready functionality and next-level technology integration, Chevrolet said.

LT, LTZ and High Country models introduce a redesigned passenger space centered around an all-new instrument panel that houses a 13.4-inch-diagonal infotainment display. A 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable driver information center complements the new infotainment display. The infotainment screen and other controls are also canted toward the driver, designers said.

The command center also includes a redesigned wireless phone charger area and a flow-under console. The latter design provides the spaciousness of a bench seat while retaining the functionality of a center console. Ahead of the driver is an available and configurable head-up display.

Additional interior updates and upgrades include:

  • Fresh screen displays and graphics
  • Authentic leather-wrapped surfaces and real wood accents available on certain models
  • New center console on LT, LTZ and High Country models that incorporates an available wireless charger
  • More space for side-by-side cupholders in the console: There is a total of 10 total cupholders available, depending on the model and configuration
  • New audio control knobs
  • Climate vents and controls for second-row passengers
  • Hidden storage, including in the console, upper and lower gloveboxes and a sunglasses holder behind the infotainment screen

The 2024 Silverado HD  is also equipped  with a number of new trailering features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Trailer
  • Enhanced Transparent Trailer that can work with fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers
  • Extended Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating Alert

Additionally, the max tow package is now available across all Silverado 2500 trims, bolstering the maximum towing capability for the 2500HD series equipped with the 6.6L turbo-diesel V-8 engine to 22,500 pounds.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the associate editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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