The automaker’s GM Australia and New Zealand subsidiary recently launched the new right-hand-drive 2024 Chevy Silverado HD in the Australian market, where the first units of Chevrolet‘s heavy-duty truck began arriving at dealerships in late December. This was reflected on the GM Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) website and confirmed by the GM International president himself.
“I am thrilled to confirm that the new MY24 Chevrolet Silverado HD has started arriving in showrooms around Australia,” said GM Senior Vice President and President, GM International, Shilpan Amin. “Following its impressive debut in North America, I anticipate it’s going to be equally as successful in Australia,” he added.
The RHD 2024 Chevy Silverado HD just launched in Australia corresponds to the 2500 HD variant with a specific equipment level for that country called LTZ Premium that comes standard with the Z71 off-road package, body-colored moldings and Black Chevy Bow Tie emblems. As such, this variant offers a comprehensive list of technology and safety features that make it the most advanced HD pickup on the market.
Mechanically, the RHD 2024 Chevy Silverado HD for the largest country in Oceania is equipped with the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine rated at 470 horsepower and 975 pound-feet of torque mated to the Allison brand 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the Z71 package provides a robust suspension setup that improves off-road performance and overall versatility.
The new 2024 Chevy Silverado HD in right-hand drive configuration is now available through GMSV’s official dealer network in Australia, where the truck is reconfigured on the company’s dedicated RHD conversion line of full-size pickup trucks at the facility of Dandenong, Victoria. The launch of the 2024 Silverado HD in New Zealand will follow shortly, currently scheduled for the first quarter of the year.