The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 debuts a selection of updates compared to the preceding, refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, with the 2023 Silverado arriving as the fifth model year of the current fourth-generation light-duty pickup truck. Notably, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss will be heavily constrained.
According to GM Authority sources, units of the 2023 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss will be under constraint at 12 percent, which means just 12 percent of GM’s planned production for the LT Trail Boss trim level will be built. At present, it’s believed this constraint will last for the entirety of the 2023 model year, at least until further notice.
Critically, the constraint is not related to the global microchip shortage, nor is it related to a supplier issue. As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 off-roader is facing a similar constraint, with a mere 5 percent of the original 2023 Silverado ZR2 unit total set to be produced. Meanwhile, the Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss is currently constrained at 7 percent.
For those readers who may be unaware, the 2023 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss takes a spot around the upper half of the Silverado 1500 trim level cadence, slotting in between the RST and LTZ. Standout features include a 2-inch factory suspension lift with the Z71 Off-Road Package, 18-inch High Gloss Black-painted wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, an Autotrac 2-speed transfer case, and a raised hood with a stylized insert.
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with a quartet of powerplant options. These include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine. As GM Authority covered previously, the 3.0L I6 LZ0 diesel engine replaces the 3.0L I6 LM2 diesel engine offered previously. Under the skin is the GM T1 platform.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 kicked off on August 29th, taking place at GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada. Silverado production at the GM Silao plant in Mexico was delayed by one week.