Here’s When 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Production Will Start8
Production of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 will commence this August, GM Authority has learned.
The start of regular production (SORP) for the light-duty 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is scheduled to begin on August 29th, which applies to both Regular Cab and Crew Cab models. Production of Double Cab models, meanwhile, will commence one week later on September 6th.
As we reported previously, production of the 2023 GMC Sierra HD will begin on July 18th, 2022. The Sierra HD is produced at the GM Flint plant in Michigan, while the light-duty Sierra 1500 is produced at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and GM Silao plant in Mexico.
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 will see the introduction of the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine to the 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 and/or fuel economy.
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 will offer four engine options total. In addition to the aforementioned LZ0 turbodiesel, the lineup will also include 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.
Some units of the 2023 GMC Sierra 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. It’s unclear when these features will return to regular availability on the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500.
More information on the 2023 model-year GMC Sierra 1500 will be divulged closer to its official arrival later this summer. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC Sierra news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Still waiting on my 2022 to be delivered.
Lol, they are going to start producing these with what? They don’t have some chips and they have restrictions on motors. Heck, they apparently have restrictions on just getting produced vehicles off the factory lot. Mine has been at 3800 for 9 weeks so far.
My 22 has been sitting in the Benicia port since April 24th and still has not been delivered to my dealership. Are they waiting for the 2023s to come out before they deliver it? No response from General Motors with an estimated date. They just keep moving the goalposts for my delivery date. Very frustrating and General Motors cares not!!
2023’s are already hitting dealer lots though
Hope they offer the 5.3 back into the AT4. I wouldn’t mind having the diesel but the fuel around me is quite a bit more expensive and I don’t feel like messing with the insanely priced oil changes and DEF.
That being said, I have a 22 AT4 on order and believe it’s recently been built. Will probably pass on it and just wait for the 22’s since I’m paying near MSRP anyway.
My order for a 2022 Denali Ultimate has been at code 1100 since 2/4/2022 was advised 7/6/2022 order was canceled by GM advised to re order as a 2023 and start all over no priority for my five month wait so far. This sucks!!!
The 2022 3.0 I ordered has been “built and waiting for shipping” for over a month now. So this article makes me think why pay 65k for a year old truck with the I6 LM2 when a new motors coming…
Yep, to me if you’re in a situation you can wait, you should wait. Especially since there are pretty much zero incentives right now. Although, a new engine could bring some frustrations, but the current diesel hasn’t been out long anyway.