The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 follows a full model refresh introduced for the light-duty pickup with the 2022 model year, while the 2023 Chevy Silverado HD precedes a full model refresh debuting for the heavy-duty pickup’s 2024 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that both models are currently unavailable to order with the chrome assist steps feature.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the 4-inch chromed round assist steps (RPO code VXJ) feature is no longer available to order for both the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2023 Chevy Silverado HD. It’s unclear at this time if this feature will return for the 2023 model year, or if it won’t return until the 2024 model year.
Normally, the 4-inch chromed round assist steps is offered as an LPO-level option, which means it is installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced. Pricing for the feature was set at $845, and it is normally available for Custom, LT, RST, and LTZ trim levels for the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500, and Custom, LT, and LTZ trim levels for the 2023 Chevy Silverado HD.
As for the specs, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine. Meanwhile, the Chevy Silverado HD is available with the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine and the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform, while the Silverado HD rides on a more capable-variant of the GM T1 platform. Silverado 1500 production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and GM Silao plant in Mexico, while Silverado HD production takes place at the GM Oshawa plant in Canada and GM Flint plant in Michigan.