General Motors expanded the engine options for the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 with the all-new 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax for the 2020 model year. Now, per a recent GM Authority interview, we have insight into the Chevy Silverado diesel 1500 take rate.
According to the Director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing, Bob Krapes, who recently spoke with GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft, the take rate for the Chevy Silverado diesel 1500 varies between 10 and 14 percent, depending on the month.
“West coast is a big diesel market, not just for trucks but also cars and crossovers and we’ve seen great growth there,” Krapes said during the recent GM Authority interview.
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- Required with Diesel Off-Road Package (B4U). Includes 220-amp alternator (KW5) and engine block heater (K05). Not available with CC10743 Crew Cab Standard Bed 2WD models.
- Required with Diesel Off-Road Package (B4U). Includes 220-amp alternator (KW5) and engine block heater (K05).
- Includes 220-amp alternator (KW5) and engine block heater (K05).
To note, the addition of the 3.0L I6 LM2 Turbodiesel Duramax for the 2020 model year marks the first time that the light-duty Silverado (introduced with the GMT800 generation in 1998) has offered a diesel engine option.
As GM Authority covered late last year, the Silverado’s LT trim level was the most popular choice among customers who elected for the optional 3.0L I6 turbodiesel Duramax engine, netting 37 percent of sales. Next in line was the RST at 34 percent, with the LTZ at 21 percent and High Country at 9 percent. Note that these figures span the launch of the Silverado 1500 diesel through the end of November, 2020.
Additionally, the Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel received a price drop last September, with $1,500 off MSRP.
As for specs, the 3.0L I6 LM2 in the Chevy Silverado diesel 1500 is rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, with the MQB 10-speed automatic transmission onboard for the cog swaps. The LM2 diesel engine is the most fuel-efficient option available for the Silverado 1500, returning 23 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined with 2WD, and 22 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined with 4WD.