Production of the refreshed 2024 Chevy Silverado HD has finally begun, taking place at both the GM Flint plant in Michigan and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada. Notably, the high-performance, off-road Silverado HD ZR2 will only be built at the Flint plant. Now, a GM spokesperson has told GM Authority why this is the case.
According to a GM Canada spokesperson, the 2024 Silverado HD ZR2 is not built at the Oshawa plant in an effort to reduce build complexity and improve manufacturing efficiency. This line of thought actually applies to both manufacturing facilities. As a sidenote, the Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2, isn’t built in Oshawa, either.
In case you missed it, the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD ZR2 was just officially unveiled, and joins the likes of the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 to stand as the pinnacle of an off-road performance pickup truck for its segment.
Styling-wise, the first-ever Silverado HD ZR2 receives a unique front grille, flow-tie emblem, unique wheel opening moldings with integrated mudguards, ZR2 badging in the grille bar, and a taller stature.
In regard to the interior, the revised cabin features a 13.4-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch driver information center, along with an available 15-inch head-up display with off-road inclinometer and HD Surround Vision.
As for what makes the 2024 Silverado HD ZR2 an all-terrain beast, the truck features Multimatic DSSV dampers, unique front upper and lower control arms and steering knuckles, a larger steel transfer case skid plate, a front aluminum skid plate, a rear e-locker, and 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires. A new Off-Road mode allows enthusiasts to fine tune the settings for the brakes, traction control, stability control, throttle response, transmission shifts, and locking rear axle.
Only available in the 2500 HD Crew Cab configuration, the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, rated at 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, is equipped as standard fare. The uprated 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 470 horsepower and 975 pound-feet of torque, is also available.
Both powerplants are mated to the Allison-branded 10-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Production of the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD ZR2 is currently scheduled to kick off later this summer, while official pricing information will be released closer to the start of production.