2023 Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss Under Heavy Constraint19
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.
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All lines of the Trail Boss needs to have a locker option for the front axle..
You put it in off road mode, and it won’t even use the rear locker. GM relies heavily on “pinion locking” which uses the brakes. It’s way smoother than the locker. The 2022 tundra (not the new 2023) TRD pro doesn’t have a locker. It uses its traction control system and goes almost anywhere. I have an 09 with stabiltrack, and it goes everywhere.
The locker is mostly for off road towing where you would burn out your brakes. Having a trailer in tow, most the weight will be on the rear anyways. Front lockers are mostly for rock crawling, where I would just get a used Z71 and add a winch if I was doing heavy off roaring like that.
That front facia on the custom and work truck is terrible!
And you think you deserve a decent look for only 53 large next people will be complaining about a hard hunk of plastic steering wheel.
It seems like many of GM products are under constraints!
The CORVETTE and SILVERADO are just 2 of the vehicles.
Is it a “hoax” or something realistic, maybe a chip shortage.
Several friends have a Trail Boss ordered, will they ever
Well not sure what GM Authority Knows but i have been told that the LT’S are on heavy constant ..
There will only be 78 Trail Boss lt in this upcoming production run and that may only be the custom TB
No 6.2’s available no PCM’S available and only 72 power sunroofs available Wow. GM Authority needs to interview the right people for the real story !
Go ahead GM Authority and thumb me down..
I have it n writing !
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At least I do ! I have been trying to purchase a Trail Boss LT for over a year.. And still nothing.. I finally get a hold of the department that can tell me Truths and was tring to get one built in this cycle but no PCM’s
The people that thumb down my comments should brave up a little and give reasons for there ignorance !
No reason is given. Article states its not a chip or supply chain issue. So let me explain. The original intent with the Custom TB was an affordable off-roader for blue collar working class. With rebates the base TB could routinely be bought for low 30s pre pandemic. That same truck with the same interior is now over
$50,000. GM has demonstrated that they no longer GAF about that particular buyer. Much higher $ margin in the LT. So they’re constraining it to 7% production… it will essentially be a unicorn on dealership lots. So just make it official and discontinue it.
I was in the market for one of these, but completely disgusted with the greed at GM. They can keep their extremely limited “affordable” $50k base off-roader.
Spot on! %100
It took me 14 months to get one. GM Customer Service is totally worthless. You call and they don’t seem to know what’s going on. They don’t call you back, they give you different answers. It’s like no one knows what’s going on AND you are not speaking with someone in the US!!! Very frustrating.
I spoke with corporate last week .. no I’m not going to through names…
The only thing in the Trail Boss world is going to be the custom..
Allotments of 78 this cycle of 2023.. NO Lts
Despite what was mentioned in the article they have no PCM’s at all .. without this package feature means no Leather..no frills what so ever.
GM Authority apparently likes to mislead us..
Not sure if its all about the money…lol
So 78 will be built and they will all be the low dough show !!! So logistics are still hindering production!
Maybe in October she said…
Personally i believe the issue is much deeper..
Can you say EV..
This is getting crazy it is like unless gm can pull 65 large out of your pocket they do not care if you buy a truck from them,
I think they have constraints on the Trail Boss so they can address the lack of production of the HighCountry.I’ve only seen one refreshed 22 HighCountry on the lot and it was already sold
More company greed, forcing u to buy a more expensive truck. So much for being a gm customer since 1995.
Toyota used to not sell many trucks even when they were competitive. That’s because they don’t support the volume. I wonder if this has anything to do with too much reliance on china. China has been on on and off shutdowns since 2020. That won’t change for another year or 2. Unless they dump thebCCP, it won’t change
Not Looking good for my trailboss order… be lucky to see it by mid next year. Sad part is I ordered a 2022 in May, it got denied, they sent me a $3000 voucher for a 2023 order but says must take delivery by 1/1/23. Don’t see that happening at this rate.
I have tried to get good information to inform you and others but the GM Authority has tried to counter wit misinformation .
Sad even they are in the hand of GM and there total lack of transparency..
Sorry about the luck you’ve had..
Not many people will get one.
They are only building 78 this cycle but the builds will be limited..
Yeah seems like the trail boss is the hardest truck to get, I don’t understand why they even advertise it if they aren’t going to mass produce it. Losing out on so many sales. Last thing my dealer said was he’s thinking maybe taking delivery of it by December but I think he is just humoring me, oh well fingers crossed. I had a chance to buy a 2022 refresh with the LM2 but this LZ0 sounds so impressive I’m trying to hold out for it.