Positioned as hardcore work trucks with minimal creature comforts, the Chevy Silverado Medium Duty (MD) lineup does offer several packages intended to help make the trucks more livable outside of the work environment. Unfortunately, the optional infotainment offered for some trims of the Silverado MD is currently under constraint, and is no longer available for the time being.
GM Authority has learned that Silverado 4500 HD, Silverado 5500 HD and Silverado 6500 HD trucks configured in the Work Truck (WT) trim can no longer be ordered with the seven-inch touchscreen (RPO code IOB). Normally, this feature includes the Chevrolet Infotainment audio system, AM/FM stereo, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio.
In lieu of this feature, all 2023 Silverado MD trucks built in the WT trim level will be equipped with the standard audio system (IO3), which includes a 4.2-inch diagonal color display, AM/FM stereo with USB port and auxiliary jack.
It’s worth noting that due to the unavailability of the optional infotainment system in the Work Truck, SiriusXM radio (U2K), OnStar (UE1), Chevrolet connected services capability, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot (VV4) are all unavailable as well, as these options all require selecting the IOB system beforehand. As of the time of this writing, it’s unclear when these infotainment system and connectivity upgrades will be available on the WT once again.
In regard to the rest of the Chevy Silverado MD trim lineup, trucks configured in the 1LT will continue to include the eight-inch touchscreen (IO5) feature, which runs the Chevrolet Infotainment audio system, OnStar and Chevrolet connected services capability as standard. However, the 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot is also unavailable on the 1LT for the time being.
As a quick reminder, the current Chevy Silverado MD lineup was introduced for the 2019 model year, and replaced the long-standing Chevy Kodiak as General Motors’ commercial truck offering.