Following the announcement of the 2024 Chevy Silverado High Country in Brazil in late June, General Motors has just revealed the powertrain that Chevrolet‘s full-size pickup will have in the country and South America’s largest auto market.
GM’s Brazilian subsidiary has confirmed that the 2024 Chevy Silverado is its next launch in the local market and revealed that the Bow Tie brand’s iconic truck will be offered in an exclusive configuration for Brazil, comprised of the top-of-the-line High Country trim level with the standard 5.3L L84 V8 naturally aspirated engine. Until now, it was believed that the Silverado would arrive with the 6.2L L87 V8 engine.
“In addition to a unique combination of equipment, Silverado will reach the national market with a state-of-the-art 5.3L V8 engine, capable of optimizing the activation of the number of cylinders according to the running condition, to improve efficiency and performance,” said Executive Director of Marketing at GM South America, Chris Rego, in a statement.
In particular, the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 gasoline engine confirmed for the 2024 Chevy Silverado in Brazil has an output of 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque in its North American configuration, since the company has not yet announced the homologated figures for the country (which could increase slightly when using ethanol). Although there are no details on the rest of the powertrain either, it is highly likely that the engine will be matched with the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
With this unique powertrain configuration, the 2024 Chevy Silverado will be the least powerful full-size pickup in Brazil, but it comes with the promise of being the most fuel-efficient. In this sense, the exclusive Dynamic Fuel Management technology of the Silverado’s V8 automatically adjusts the number of active cylinders according to the instantaneous need, optimizing the performance of the engine to improve efficiency and fuel economy.
The 2024 Chevy Silverado High Country will be shown to the Brazilian public for the first time later this month during the Expointer 2023 agricultural fair, which takes place from August 26th to September 3rd at the Assis Brasil Exhibition Park in the Esteio municipality, in the Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil. GM Brazil will continue to reveal more details of the 2024 Silverado in the coming weeks as the official launch date approaches.