The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 arrives as the sixth model year for the latest fourth-generation pickup truck, introducing just a few updates and changes over the preceding 2023 model year. One of those updates, GM Authority has learned, is a new safety feature, specifically a rear seat belt indicator.
Tagged with RPO code UH5, the new rear seat belt indicator is included as standard on all trim levels of the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab and Crew Cab body configurations. The feature is obviously not available for Regular Cab models.
The new rear seat belt indicator for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 includes a small graphic that’s displayed on the driver instrument panel indicating which rear seat belts are buckled in and which rear seat belts are not. The feature should be particularly useful for those customers with children. The new rear seat belt indicator also provides a nice complement to the rear seat reminder feature (RPO code RSR) that was added as part of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 refresh.
Further notable updates for the 2024 model year include the addition of a revised Hydra-Matic 8L80 eight-speed automatic transmission. Tagged with RPO code MFC, the second-generation eight-speed is paired with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, one of four engines offered for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500. The revised Hydra-Matic eight-speed replaces the previous eight-speed automatic transmission (RPO code M5T) found in 2019 through 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 models.
Further engine options for the 2024 Chevy Silverado include the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, finally, the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine. Under the body panels, the Chevy Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform.
As GM Authority covered previously, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is set to begin on July 17th, with production once again taking place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and the GM Silao plant in Mexico.