The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 introduced a mid-cycle refresh for the light-duty pickup, with the subsequent 2023 model year debuting several important changes. Now, GM Authority has learned that some units of the 2022 and 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 are currently being built without hood insulators.
According to GM Authority sources, a number of 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 units are being built without hood insulators, as of June 1st production. Affected vehicles are indicated as such by a window sticker with the associated component RPO code (R8V). It’s unclear at this time if customers will receive a credit for purchasing a vehicle affected by this constraint. That said, GM will offer a retrofit at a later date.
To note, the hood insulator is normally equipped as standard on all trim levels of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500, with the exception of the base-level Work Truck (WT) trim.
As GM Authority covered late in August, pricing for the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 has increased by $1,000 compared to equivalent 2022 model-year vehicles. As such, the least-expensive 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 offered, specifically the WT trim with rear-wheel drive, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, and Regular Cab / Standard Bed body style, is priced at $37,395, including the destination freight charge.
As for powertrain, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with four options, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine already mentioned, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and finally, the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax, a new addition for the 2023 model year that replaces the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax offered previously for the 2022 model year.