Buyers can no longer choose the Northsky Blue Metallic (color code GA0) exterior paint color on the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab and Regular Cab, GM Authority has learned. Additionally, Northsky Blue Metallic will be completely built out on the truck after the week of March 13th, 2023 for the Crew Cab configuration, and after the week of March 27th, 2023 for the Regular Cab.
All trim levels of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 previously offered Northsky Blue Metallic as a paint option at no extra charge. The tint could be combined with all of the pickup truck’s interior colorways:
- Gideon/Very Dark Atmosphere
- Jet Black
- Jet Black/Graystone
- Jet Black/Nightshift Blue
- Jet Black/Umber
Another paint color, Sand Dune Metallic, has been no longer available to order since December 2022. The hue was another no-charge color. Following GM’s removal of Northsky Blue Metallic and Sand Dune Metallic from the palette, there are nine remaining color options for the 2023 Silverado:
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
- Red Hot
- Summit White
- Dark Ash Metallic
- Glacier Blue Metallic
- Harvest Bronze Metallic (new for 2023)
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (new for 2023)
- Sterling Gray Metallic (new for 2023)
Turning to other features, parts constraints caused GM to start building Silverado 1500 trucks without the wireless smartphone charging feature (RPO Code K4C). No retrofit is currently available for affected vehicles, which are tagged with the RPO Code 00C on the window sticker.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 also received several new options at the end of 2022, however. The truck got a new wheel option for 22-inch Black wheels with selective machining (RPO Code SRL) in November 2022. The wheels are a dealer-installed or LPO option and are priced at $3,295 on LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trim levels.
The 2023 Silverado 1500 also saw the Performance Front Brake Kit (RPO code 5JL) return for the first time since its last appearance on the truck in 2019. GM also opened orders for the 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Bison, a rugged all-terrain trim with numerous off-road upgrades. The highly anticipated vehicle’s price starts at $78,490, including the destination freight charge.
It’s unclear at this point if Northsky Blue Metallic will return for the 2024 model year. The updated 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is slated for start of regular production (SORP) on July 17th, 2023. No major changes are expected for the new model year.
As a reminder, the Silverado 1500 powerplant lineup includes the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, developing 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 the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, developing 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque.
The Silverado ZR2 Bison sports the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine as standard, generating 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin, the Chevy Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and the GM Silao plant in Mexico.