The current fourth-generation Chevy Silverado 1500 made its formal introduction for the 2019 model year, with a mid-cycle refresh debuting late in the 2022 model year. Looking ahead, the overhauled fifth-generation Chevy Silverado 1500 is expected to debut in 2026 for the 2027 model year. Which leads us to ask – what improvements would you like the next-gen Chevy Silverado 1500 to receive?
For those readers who may not remember, the refreshed 2022.5 Chevy Silverado 1500 followed the launch of the carryover 2022 Chevy Silverado LTD (“Limited”), the latter of which was offered as a stop-gap measure until production of the refreshed 2022.5 model year got underway. Compared to the pre-refresh model, the refreshed Silverado 1500 offers a long list of updates and changes, including the new-for-2022 Silverado ZR2, which is aimed at off-road enthusiasts thanks to a long list of dirt-duty equipment designed to enhance the pickup’s off-road capability. Highlights include front and rear e-lockers, MultiMatic DSSV dampers, off-road chassis calibrations, 33-inch off-road tires, skid plates, a new high-approach steel front bumper, and 11.2 inches of ground clearance.
The refreshed Silverado 1500 also introduced a completely overhauled cabin, with a 13.4-inch color touchscreen included as standard. A 12.3-inch configurable instrument panel is also offered.
As for the powertrain options, the latest Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup offers four engine possibilities, including 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 finally, the new-for-2023 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options include either the GM 8-speed automatic or the GM 10-speed automatic, depending on the engine selected.
So then, dear reader, we want to know – what improvements would you like the next-gen Chevy Silverado 1500 to receive? Tell us by posting your suggestions in the comments, and remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Silverado news, Chevy news, GM business news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.