GM is developing a full model refresh for the Chevy Silverado HD, with the debut scheduled to drop for the 2024 model year. Among the many updates slated for the 2024 Silverado HD is a brand-new interior, but the question is – will the 2024 Silverado HD ditch the column shifter?
Late last month, GM Authority published the first glimpse of the refreshed 2024 Silverado HD interior, showing off a completely overhauled cabin space. Although the photos don’t reveal the entire interior, there are a few interesting clues as to what it will offer.
However, it’s particularly noteworthy that the cabin does not appear to have a column-mounted shifter mechanism similar to the current, pre-refresh Chevy Silverado HD. This is particularly important as the upcoming 2024 Silverado HD will be equipped with a larger infotainment screen, which means that a column-mounted shifter could potentially block the view of the screen in the refreshed model.
Indeed, looking over the interior of the refreshed model, we see what appears to be a large, horizontally oriented touchscreen mounted adjacent to a large gauge hood. This new screen appears to be far larger than the screen equipped by the current Silverado HD.
Further updates for the refreshed 2024 Silverado HD include tall, vertically oriented HVAC vents with horizontal slates and a polished trim surround placed to the left of the gauge pod hood, while the gauge pod hood itself has a glossy black finish. On top of the gauge pod, we also spot stitched upholstery.
All in all, the interior layout for the 2024 Silverado HD appears to be quite similar to the interior layout on offer with the full refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 light-duty pickup. With that in mind, it’s quite possible the refreshed heavy-duty pickup will also be equipped with an electronically controlled gear selector on the console, similar to the light-duty model.
Beyond the interior, the 2024 Silverado HD will also introduce a new ZR2 off-roader trim, as well as several powertrain updates.