Back in August, GM Authority brought you the very first spy shots of the upcoming Silverado HD refresh in prototype form draped in camouflage while undergoing testing. Today, just days after GM revealed the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, we are getting an even more revealing look yet at the updated front end of the upcoming 2024 Silverado HD.
Before we go on, we should note that GM originally planned to refresh the Chevy Silverado HD for the 2023 model year, but the updates might now take place for the 2024 model year. GM is considering pushing back the Mid-Cycle Enhancement of the heavy duty pickup, otherwise known as an MCE, due to several factors stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage.
Back to the prototype: our new photos give us a closer look at the updated HD’s placeholder headlight/LED arrangement. While production lighting has yet to make it to roadgoing prototypes, there are indications of significant changes for the updated front fascia. All signs point to GM going for a more conventional face for the 2024 Silverado HD, stepping away from the (arguably) polarizing styling applied to the current Chevy Silverado HD, which debuted for the 2020 model year.
The placeholder lights show primary lighting units running horizontally at the top corners of the front fascia, with a large LED strip running on a downward diagonal below. If this arrangement eventually translates to production units, then it appears that the large, vertically stacked headlight clusters used on the current Chevy Silverado HD are going away.
Just as the 2019 Silverado 1500’s criticized “sideburn” air curtain design was revised on the just-revealed 2022 Silverado 1500 refresh, it appears that the polarizing two-tiered lighting design that defined the 2020 Silverado HD is getting a more conventional treatment for the 2024 Silverado HD refresh.
This 2024 Chevy Silverado HD prototype shows a new grille behind the camo with the Chevy bow tie visible on the upper-third of the grille, much like that of the new Silverado 1500. A series of clean, horizontal bars make up the new grille on the prototype.
What’s more, the front camo does little to hide new chiseled styling applied to the front bumper. The soft, rather formless design of the current HD’s bumper will make way for a more expressively detailed design treatment, potentially mirroring that of the 2022 Silverado 1500 refresh.
While the 2024 Silverado HD prototype has a camouflaged interior, we expect the interior to get a drastic and welcome makeover similar to that of new 2022 Silverado 1500. In fact, the modern, high-tech dash and upgraded interior of the refreshed Silverado 1500 will most likely be ported over to the 2024 Silverado HD. Additionally, the two-interior strategy, wherein LT and higher models get the all-new cabin while lower-end Work Truck and Custom models get the carry-over cabin, will likely be in place – much like it is on the refreshed 1500 models.
In addition to the revised exterior and interior, GM’s updated heavy duty trucks will also feature a boost in power and torque, as first reported by GM Authority.
The current Silverado HD is selling quite well in the marketplace. Sales increased 26.4 percent to 78,430 units during the first six months of 2021.
Chevrolet Silverado Sales Detail - Q2 2021 - USA
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During the 2020 calendar year, Silverado HD sales increased 14 percent to 150,394 units.
Chevrolet Silverado Sales Detail - Q4 2020 - USA
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