Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2: Duramax V6 Power Horse.

Other Exciting Changes Included

The popular Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is slated to obtain considerable upgrades to its engine alternatives, aside from a functional exhaust and various trims options in 2024. Despite the current attention directed at the Silverado EV, the classic gas-operated version still remains the mainstay of the company.

Chevrolet has rechristened its acclaimed 2.7L turbocharged in-line four engine as ‘TurboMax,’ and it will be made accessible throughout the Silverado collection, from the WT trims to the LT Trail Boss models. It remains unfazed in output, boasting the market leading 310hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. And avail yourself of the optional 9500 lbs Max Tow package for that added ‘umph.’ Chevy has likewise stated the TurboMax name transition shall be soon coming into effect on their medium-size Colorado too.

“The TurboMax engine is constructed with the same level of durability as a diesel engine, while also providing turbocharged performance that appeals to both diesel and V8 customers,” stated Kevin Luchansky, assistant chief engineer for the 2.7L Turbo Engine. “The TurboMax moniker symbolizes the modern engineering, manufacturing, and controls which have put an end to the debates against turbocharged engines from the past.”

Going up a level, Chevy is offering the option of a 3.0-liter Duramax diesel V6 for its ’24 Silverado ZR2 over the 6.2-liter V8. The unique 10-speed automatic transmission helps to give this truck an edge in its class, since it is the only vehicle with these power levels (495 lb-ft of remarkable torque at the low end) while also delivering off-road capability. Furthermore, the 6.2-liter V8 has not been forgotten and still remains as an excellent choice.

For the upcoming model year, a throatier active dual exhaust system will come with the motor to the advantage of all owners, applicable for Normal, Tow/Haul and Sport modes. Moreover, as an option accessible to Silverado Custom, Custom Trail Boss, RST, LT Trail Boss and ZR2, there is going to be a Black Appearance Package. Last, but not least, you can find a new Silverado High Country Midnight Edition.

Supplementary updates to the Silverado lineup encompass two novel exterior hues, Lakeshore Blue Metallic and Slate Gray Metallic along with a rearseat belt warning light. The Work Truck (WT) has picked up some of the spotlight with newly stock OnStar, cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a Safety Package comprising of front and aft park aid. The High Country trim also gets standard adaptive cruise management with an optional Midnight Edition that comes with energy-retractable aid black steps including illumination.

At the present moment, prices for 2024 have not been published nor is there a verified launch date. It is estimated that trade will begin sometime during late summer or beginning of autumn.

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