The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is on the way now, set to introduce a handful of changes and updates over the preceding 2023 model year. Now, GM Authority has exclusively learned when production of the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 will get underway.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is set to kick off on July 17th of the 2023 calendar year. Production will once again take place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and the GM Silao plant in Mexico. Dealers will be able to order new units of the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 starting in June.
The introduction of the recent 2023 model year ushered in the new 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Bison, a next-level off-roader that follows in the footsteps of the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison with a variety of trail-ready equipment from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). Highlights include new stamped-steel front and rear bumpers, underbody hot-stamped boron steel armor protecting vital mechanical bits, and exclusive 18-inch AEV wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.
According to Silverado Product Manager Sean Cratty, who recently spoke to GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft in an interview, development of the new 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Bison took roughly 18 months to complete. The new Silverado ZR2 Bison is now available to order, as of December 17th.
Under the hood, the Silverado ZR2 Bison features the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine as standard, with output rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The Silverado 1500 powerplant lineup also includes the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and finally, the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin, the Chevy Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform.