GM Authority spy photographers have caught a 2023 Silverado HD prototype testing with less camouflage, revealing the revised front fascia of the updated full-size, heavy-duty pickup.
Our spy photos reveal the new front grille design for the 2023 Silverado HD, showing a new central grille crossmember that sits in line with the redesigned headlamps. This serves as a sign the Silverado HD is moving away from the somewhat controversial front fascia design of the pre-update model, as evidenced by the alignment of the Chevy emblem with the headlamps.
A piece of small black camouflage covers the bowtie logo, which is placed in the upper quarter of the grille just below the large, centrally placed intake at the front of the hood.
It’s worth noting the truck seen in our spy photos appears to be a High Country trim, as it features a Bowtie emblem instead of the “Chevrolet” script that is used on current Silverado HD models that are not the range-topping trim level.
|Engine||Atmospheric 6.6L V8 L8T Gasoline||Turbo-Diesel 6.6L V8 L5P Duramax|
|Model Year(s)||2020, 2021, 2022||2023 & Newer (expected)||2020, 2021, 2022||2023 & Newer (expected)*|
|Transmission||6-speed auto||10-speed auto||10-speed Allison||10-speed Allison|
- * RPO code for 2023 model year will likely change from L5P
These photos also show what appears to be more chiseled styling applied to the front bumper, which will replace the soft and somewhat formless design of the current Silverado HD’s bumper.
We expect less dramatic changes at the rear of the truck, which will likely include mildly revised tail lamps and what appears to be a different center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) at the rear of the cab.
While our photo gallery does not include interior photos, the updated 2023 Silverado HD is expected to introduce cabin updates mimicking those seen in the updated Silverado 1500. We expect the dual interior strategy introduced on the Silverado 1500 to also be used on the HDs, with LT and higher trim models receiving the updated cabin and Work Truck and Custom models sticking with the carryover cockpit.
The 2023 Silverado HD will also feature a boost in power and torque, as first reported by GM Authority. The output of the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine could reach as high as 505 horsepower and 1,085 pound-feet of torque, up from the current ratings of 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
Additionally, the GM 10-speed automatic transmission is expected to replace the six-speed auto in models equipped with the atmospheric 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, which is rated at 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque.
While the mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 made its debut this year, the updated Silverado HD will arrive roughly a year thereafter. Though there were some initial rumblings that the Silverado HD MCE would arrive for the 2024 model year, the update is currently on track to launch for the 2023 model year. That said, this timetable could shift as a result of the ongoing chip shortage and general disruptions to the supply chain.