A heavy-duty lineup of the GM family is being under reconstruction. The latest spy photos are coming right before a new year to keep all the fans eager. The company is not announcing anything, but bosses knew there will be enthusiasts to spot the test mules. After a successful experiment with the Allison transmission, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 is now ready to wipe the competition. Its sibling, Series 3 HD truck is already the best hauler in the class. Still, Silverado 2500 HD needs to add a thing or two to fend off rivals.
For example, Ram and Ford heavy-duty trucks have special off-road packages. The Power Wagon is probably the most famous 4×4 HD model, while the Tremor is a good alternative to the Raptor. So, Chevrolet needs something similar. We believe that redesign is bringing something special. According to some sources, that could be the ZR2 model.
2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 Engines
A big V8 is under the hood of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500. The company will keep a 6.6-liter petrol unit, and completely drop a 6.0-liter displacement. General Motors was forced to do this after Ford’s introduction of a huge 7.3 Godzilla plant. A 6.6-l engine is good for 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed transmission sends power to rear or both axles, depending on buyer’s needs. With a gasoline configuration, you can tow up to 14,500 lbs and the max payload would be close to 4,000 pounds.
Everything becomes more eye-catching if you select the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel. The Duramax unit is paired with an all-new 10-speed Allison transmission, and owners are praising the configuration. Properly equipped, the towing capacity jumps to 18,500 pounds. Well, that is still nearly 50% of the max hauling potential of the Silverado 3500. A diesel engine offers 445 hp and 910 lb-ft, which is more than Ram and Ford models from the same Series 2 class.
After the redesign, the truck will offer updated trim levels. General Motors wants to draw more attention and increase sales. That’s why we believe some kind of an off-road monster is coming soon. Before the COVID outburst, spy photos of such a vehicle were available. Rumors were reporting about the ZR2, or even the Reaper edition. Still, nothing came out. So, let’s stick to the existing lineup, which will very likely come back.
The base version of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 is WT. You can also select the LT or LTZ as the mid-range packages, while the High Country is the premium option. Here, AWD is standard, as well as some of the most advanced systems GM has to offer. The 6-way MultiPro tailgate comes with mid-range trims. The Super Cruise control, and Trailering camera are the top-notch options all truckers would like to get. Still, the best value comes with the LT. Other options include cabin configuration (Regular, Double and Crew). The Silverado 2500 HD is not offering dual rear wheel drive.