For the 2020 and 2021 model years, the Chevy Silverado HD is offered in Work Truck (WT), Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country trim levels. And data shared by GM with dealers at the beginning of December shows that the Work Truck (WT) is the slowest-turning of these five models among the Crew Cab configuration.
Incidentally, as of the beginning of December, the WT accounted for around 40 percent of Silverado HD Crew Cab dealer inventory. Since having the slowest-turning model make up most of the inventory isn’t a great business practice, GM is recommending that Chevrolet dealers adjust this by ordering more non-WT 2021 Silverado HD models, particularly those in the Custom and LT trim levels.
In the 2021 Chevy Silverado HD Crew Cab range, the most affordable model is the 2500HD WT RWD Standard Bed with the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, which produces 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. Base MSRP, including a destination freight charge of $1,595, is $40,495. The lowest priced version that GM is suggesting dealers begin to order instead is the Custom with the same body style and drivetrain, which has a base MSRP of $42,895.
The equivalent to the least expensive 2500HD in the 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500HD lineup has a base MSRP of $41,695. The 3500HD is not offered in a Custom trim level, so the most affordable model GM is recommending to its dealers in that range is the $45,395 LT.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD is also offered as a Regular Cab Long Bed, a Double Cab Standard Bed, Double Cab Long Bed, or Crew Cab Long Bed. The box length in Short Bed models is 82.25 inches, compared with 98.27 inches for Long Bed vehicles.
The alternative engine is the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to a ten-speed “Allison” automatic gearbox, while the gasoline unit is paired with GM’s heavy-duty six-speed automatic. Depending on trim level, the diesel models are approximately $10,000 more expensive than the gasoline ones, plus a further $995 if the transmission includes Integrated Power Take-Off (PTO).
Rear-wheel-drive is standard on nearly all models. Four-wheel drive is standard on the range-topping High Country variants and available as an option on all other trim levels.
Silverado HD sales rose nearly 10 percent to 37,322 units in Q3 2020. For the first nine months of the year, Silverado HD sales are up 4.3 percent to 99,374 units.
Chevrolet Silverado Sales Breakdown - Q3 2019
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