Production of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 will commence later this summer, GM Authority has learned.
The start of regular production (SORP) for the light-duty 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is scheduled for August 29th, which applies to both Regular Cab and Crew Cab models. Production of Double Cab models, meanwhile, will begin a week later on September 6th.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Silverado HD is scheduled to begin on July 18th, 2022, as we reported previously. The Silverado HD is produced at the GM Flint plant in Michigan and the GM Oshawa plant in Ontario, while the light-duty Silverado 1500 is produced at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and GM Silao plant in Mexico, as well as in Oshawa.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 will introduce the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine to the light-duty truck’s powertrain lineup. The new LZ0 engine will replace the 3.0L I6 LM2 engine option and is expected offer the same performance/output specs, although it may have improved emissions/fuel economy.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 will offer four engine options total, carrying over the same offerings from the 2022 model year. In addition to the aforementioned LZ0 turbodiesel, the lineup also includes the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, and the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine. The full-size truck rides on the GM T1 platform shared with the Sierra 1500 and both HD versions of the two nameplates.
For the 2023 model year, the Silverado 1500 will drop the Cherry Red Tintcoat and Silver Ice Metallic exterior colors from its order book, which will be indirectly replaced with Harvest Bronze Metallic, Radiant Red Tintcoat and Sterling Gray Metallic. Some 2023 Silverado 1500 that would normally be equipped with Rear Park Assist (RPO code UD7) and Front and Rear Park Assist (RPO code UD5) will not include these features at launch due to the semiconductor chip shortage, as we reported previously.