The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 drops in as the fifth model year for the current fourth-gen pickup, introducing a handful of updates and changes compared to the fully refreshed 2022 model year. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss is under heavy constraint.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the 2023 Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss will be under constraint at seven percent, which means just seven percent of GM’s planned production for the trim level will be built. The production constraint will be in place for the entire model year, until further notice.
Notably, this constraint is not related to the global microchip shortage, nor is it a supplier issue. It is, however, similar to the production constraint in place for the 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2, which GM Authority covered late last month.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss is a mid-range trim level that slots in between the Silverado Custom and Silverado LT, offering a selection off-road-ready equipment and features, but without all the comfort and convenience features of the LT Trail Boss, ZR2, or ZR2 Bison. Highlights for the Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss include the Z71 Off-Road Package, a two-inch suspension lift, an Autotrac two-speed transfer case, and 18-inch High Gloss Black-painted wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires.
Per previous GM Authority coverage, pricing for the 2023 Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss starts at $52,295 for Crew Cab / Short Bed models equipped with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, ranging up to $55,185 for Crew Cab / Standard Bed models equipped with the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine.
In total, the 2023 Chevy Silverado offers four engine options, which, in addition to the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine and the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine already mentioned, also includes the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine. Under the skin, the Chevy Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform.
The start of regular production for the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 kicks off August 29th. Production will take place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Silao plant in Mexico, and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada.