GM Authority has learned that the Front and Rear Park Assist feature (RPO code UD5) will be under constraint on the 2023 Chevy Silverado HD at the start of regular production (SORP) on July 18th, 2022.
On the Silverado HD in the base WT trim level, the Front and Rear Park Assist feature is included and only available with the WT Safety Package (RPO PQA). This feature is also normally included and only available with the Safety Package (PQB) on the LT and LTZ trim levels, and is standard on High Country trim levels. It cannot be ordered on the Custom trim level.
The light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 is facing a similar situation at the moment, with that model also set to have limited availability for the Front and Rear Park Assist feature once production gets under way later this year. While some electronic features have returned to GM vehicles in recent weeks, the automaker is still grappling with a shortage of microchips, leading it to remove some features from certain vehicles.
The order books for the 2023 Silverado HD were open as of May 5th, 2022. Production of the Chevy Silverado HD takes place at the GM Flint plant in Flint, Michigan, and, more recently, at the GM Oshawa plant in Canada as well.
Just like the related GMC Sierra HD, the refreshed Chevy Silverado HD is set to launch for the 2024 model year instead of the 2023 model year, as was initially expected. This delay is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed back several GM vehicle programs by a year, including its refreshed heavy-duty trucks. As such, the 2023 Chevy Silverado HD will introduce just a handful of small changes, whereas the 2024 model year will introduce far more significant updates.
As a reminder, the current Chevy Silverado HD is available with two engine options: the atmospheric 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, which is rated at 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, and the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine, which is rated at 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm. The truck rides on the GM T1 platform.