The Silverado nameplate is known to offer powerful horsepower and torque. However, it is rumored that the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD will bring even more.
The updates for the 2022 model year of the half-ton truck Chevrolet Silverado are still fresh for the market, with the launch happening in September 2021. However, a trustworthy industry insider has whispered a rumor that the upcoming 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD will receive a new powertrain as an upgrade from the current Duramax diesel engine. Even though nothing has been confirmed by the GM officials and the 2023 model year of this heavy-duty truck is still under wraps, you may find out more about the predictions made about it below.
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Rumor of A New Powerful Engine
The all-new Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD models were dropped in 2019 as the 2020 model year. These vehicles offer a 6L V8 engine as a standard, with an optional 6.6L turbocharged-diesel V6 engine that provides additional power and approximately an extra 385 lb-ft of torque.
With 18,100 lbs. of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is a large heavy-duty truck that offers exceptional strength for people that require a powerful vehicle. While these numbers are not exactly on par with the RAM HD or Ford Super Duty lineup, the Silverado HD, especially the diesel-powered ones, are able to offer outstanding power on their own.
What’s important, however, is the rumor that the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD will be equipped with a new Duramax V8 diesel engine that’s capable of generating 505 HP and 1,085 lb-ft. If this report is indeed true, then the new Silverado 2500 HD will settle the lineup in the highest ladder in terms of general power. Furthermore, it would be the first full-size diesel-powered truck that surpasses the 500 horsepower mark as well.
For the sake of comparison, let’s see at its same-class rival. The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 engine in the Ford Super Duty leads the current segment in terms of horsepower figure with 475 HP. Meanwhile, the 6.7L Cummins I6 engine that generates 1,075 lb-ft of torque in the Ram truck wins based on the torque. So, if this rumor turns accurate, the crown of GM would snatch the top place of being the most powerful large pickup, defeating Ram by 10 lb-ft and Ford by 30 HP.
However, up to this moment, the rumor stays as rumor—no confirmation has been made by the FM officials. That being said, considering the history of how this Detroit-based automobile manufacturer loves to steal the winning title from its rivals, the report sounds quite plausible.
Minor Upgraded Styling
Now, if the rumor about the new engine upgrade of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is true, it will be headlining every future report. It may be fair, though, considering that the truck might only receive minor styling updates. The current version is already equipped with a wide range of technology and interior configurations.
Compared to the prior gen of Silverado, the crew cab sports a longer wheelbase, resulting in roomier occupant space. The Silverado may have a lot to catch up to be on par with the material sophistication and quality offered by the Ram HD, but it still offers decent features and a cabin to look elegant enough. Some of its most prominent interior feature offerings are heated steering wheels, heated rear seats, ventilated and heated front seats, and many more.
The interior of this Chevy truck offers spacious storage space, with a massive console bin at the center. Some variants may come with a storage box below the back seats and built-in bins located on the back of the rear seating.
A touchscreen infotainment display is a standard feature in the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD that provides smartphone connectivity options (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay). There is a tuning and volume knob, voice commands, and physical buttons feature that complement this display.
The entertainment screen display comes with a decent size of 8.0” with the touch-sensitivity feature. Other conveniences are including onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, as well as wireless charging.
Estimated Price Increase
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is expected to retain its current five trim grades, with Working Truck as the base level to High Country as the highest of the range. Currently, the entry-level price starts at approximately $37,000, and the upcoming model is predicted to be at least $40,000. The fully loaded diesel V8 powered High Country sits at $75,00 as per recent, and it is predicted to follow a similar cost increase.