As GM Authority exclusively anticipated earlier this week, on December 30th, General Motors unveiled the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado during a special exhibition at Argentina’s Cariló Park, exactly where the iconic model made its local debut last year. As previously reported, the company is showing off its latest-generation Silverado 1500 with a diesel engine, nicely suited for the Argentine market.
As such, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado diesel is the “surprise” and the main new product for Argentina that the Bow Tie brand presented at its Paseo del Bosque Chevrolet (Chevrolet Forest Walk) stand. This time around, the Chevrolet Silverado on display at the event is a silver LTZ unit equipped with the Duramax turbo-diesel 3.0L LM2 inline-six engine, locally homologated with 281 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.
It’s worth noting that the new diesel engine is one of the main factors underlying GM’s strategy to introduce the fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado in the largest markets of South America, where the full-size pickup and overall light-truck segments have been significantly expanding in recent years. The Silverado is currently sold with this engine in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
GM has thus partially fulfilled its promise to introduce the new Chevrolet Silverado in Argentina before the end of 2020. The company is finally presenting the definitive configuration of the full-size pickup aiming to meet the demands of Argentine customers, although unfortunately, the official launch in that country has been pushed back to the 2021 calendar year.
In any case, the automaker announced that it will continue analyzing its target audience’s preferences and fine-tune the most appropriate offer for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado in the Argentine market. As a result, it’s possible that some versions of the pickup featuring the 5.3L L84 V8 engine, with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, will also be available in Argentina.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel will be on display during for the rest of the summer in the southern region of the continent at the Chevrolet Forest Walk, which opens its doors to the public from December 30th, 2020 to February 1st, 2021. Interested customers can try it out by walking into an open 28,000-square-foot area in the middle of the forest. The Silverado is expected to go on sale in Argentina during the first half of 2021.