Refreshed Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed with fresh new face, more technologies
It was in early 2019 when Chevrolet first revealed the all-new Silverado HD. Bigger, taller, and more capable than your regular Silverado 1500, the heavy-duty pickup not only looks menacing, but it comes with all of the necessary equipment, powertrain, and dimensions to help you haul, and then some.
Over 3 years later, the bow-tie brand launched the facelifted version of the heavy-duty pickup truck. Billed as a 2024 model year, the updated Silverado HD gets a refreshed exterior, a more high-tech cabin, and an improved turbo-diesel powertrain to help drivers get the most out of towing or hauling.
Beginning with the exterior, Chevrolet gave the 2024 Silverado HD a new pair of C-shaped LED daytime running lights for an unmistakable look. Complementing the DRLs are the new LED headlights with dual-projector technology for better nighttime visibility. Also present are a more aggressive front bumper, a revised front grille, and updated LED taillights with a new animated lighting sequence for welcoming the driver.
When it comes to wheel choices, customers can choose from several designs, depending on the variant they select. LTZ models come with huge 20-inch bright chrome wheels while 18-inch polished dually wheels are available on the 3500HD LTZ and 3500 High Country.
Climb aboard the pickup and the occupants will be treated to a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster along with an even larger 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment that comes with Google system integration. This will allow drivers to access features such as Gmail and Google Assistant with ease. There's also a revamped center console complete with a wireless charging pad and a restyled switchgear.
Other niceties present in the facelifted pickup include a full-leather interior, woodgrain panels on the dashboard, heated and cooled seats, a padded center armrest, rear aircon vents, and a 7-speaker Bose sound system.
Under the hood, the Silverado continues to be powered by two engine options. First is the 6.6-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that puts out 407 PS and 628 Nm of torque. Gone is the 6-speed automatic transmission as it has been replaced by the 10-speed Allison automatic gearbox.
The other engine is the improved 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel V8 engine. Thanks to a new turbocharger and optimized combustion, the eight-cylinder diesel now puts out 477 PS and 1,320 Nm of torque which equates to an additional 25 PS and an extra 88 Nm of pull. It too is connected to the 10-speed Allison transmission.
Thanks to the more powerful Duramax V8, Chevrolet claims the diesel-powered Silverado HD now has a maximum towing capacity of 10,206 kg. And should that not be enough, the dually 3500HD can pull more at 16,329 kg.
Aside from being all brawn, Chevrolet has also equipped the Silverado HD with intelligent driver aids. From front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and following distance indicator, the 2024 Silverado HD comes with an extra pair of eyes to help the driver while on the road. It also gets adaptive cruise control, trailer side blind zone alert, and Chevrolet's Transparent Trailer Technology which helps drivers park easier while there's a trailer behind them.
While Chevrolet Philippines doesn't officially sell the Silverado or Silverado HD pickups in the country, you can bet that private gray market dealers might soon begin offering them. But with the 2024 Silverado HD set to arrive in US dealerships in Q1 of 2023, those that actually plan on getting one will have to wait for a while.