Chevrolet has just given the light-duty Silverado a large round of updates. Though it hasn’t detailed the changes it has in store for the heavy-duty model just yet. But a current report does claim the truck will arrive with huge engine upgrades.
Chevrolet Duramax Turbodiesel V8 is Going to be Updating
The current pickup 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 is going to return in the updated model. Moreover, its displacement will not increase. However, its output is going to reportedly grow to 505 horsepower and a mammoth 1,085 pound-feet of torque. If putting those figures into perspective, the 6.6-liter makes 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of twist in the 2022 Silverado HD; GMC’s Sierra HD is available with it as well.
To keep up with the competition, Duramax is going to bump up its output. In fact, Chevrolet will probably take the horsepower and the torque crowning it in the segment.
Silverado Towing Capacity
Therefore, what does remain to be seen is what effect the increases will have on the Silverado’s towing capacity. It is capable of towing up to 36,000 pounds. Thus moving out of the engine bay, the 2023 Silverado HD is going to receive an updated exterior design. It will again help separate it from the smaller, light-duty model. In fact, we are, therefore, expecting the next round of updates will also bring new tech features. Moreover, it is reasonable to assume that the trim structure is going to evolve. Then the Chevrolet might, in fact, notably shift the HD in a more outdoorsy direction. This would be to satisfy a building demand for off-road-focused trucks in the U.S.
Although none of this is official, Chevrolet is really keeping its lips sealed about the updated Silverado HD. In the coming months, full details will emerge in the coming months, and then the sales are approximately being scheduling to start in time for the 2023 model year.