Introducing a select number of updates and changes, the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 will serve as sixth model year of the fourth-generation of the Bow Tie brand’s full-size pickup truck. Now, 2024 Silverado 1500 units equipped with the 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine will also be fitted with a new dual Active Exhaust system.
Featuring a Sport mode, this new dual Active Exhaust system was specially designed by GM engineers to produce a throatier exhaust tone for owners who may be so inclined. Notably, the exhaust note will differ depending on the driving mode selected, which includes Normal, Tow/Haul, and the aforementioned Sport.
As for availability, the L87 engine was optional on RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country trim levels – and equipped as standard fare on the ZR2 trim – for the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500. The powerplant is not available at all on Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss and LT trims.
In other 2024 Silverado 1500 news, there are also a few other notable updates. Firstly, the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, which was first introduced for the 2023 model year, is now available on the Silverado ZR2 trim level. Another notable development is that the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine will adopt the TurboMax name for the 2024 model year.
Speaking of powertrain, the 2024 Silverado 1500 is available with a plethora of engine options. These powerplant choices include 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, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque.
As for structure, the Chevy Silverado rides on the GM T1 platform, while production of the 2024 Silverado 1500 will kick off in July 2023 at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and the GM Silao plant in Mexico.