2024 Chevy Silverado Adds 1,500 Diesel Power to ZR2 SUV

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2024 Chevy Silverado Adds 1,500 Diesel Power to ZR2 SUV

While the big news for the 2024 model year Silverado, it is the arrival of the Silverado EVChevrolet also offers a number of upgrades for the internal combustion version.

The most important of these is the diesel powertrain option Silverado 1500 ZR2 SUV. The Silverado 1500’s 6.2-liter V-8 also comes with an active exhaust system, and a new black appearance package is available for several grades.

The diesel powertrain is a Chevy Duramax 3.0-liter inline-6 ​​turbodiesel mated to a 10-speed automatic in the ZR2, offering 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque. The ZR2’s base engine is the existing 6.2-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft.

For 6.2-liter V-8 buyers, Chevy is adding a new active exhaust system. Chevy said its engineers tuned the exhaust to produce a harsh V-8 sound, but that can be toned down with various drive modes. There are three modes to choose from: Normal, Tow/Haul and Sport.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2

Buyers looking to add some style to their trucks can look forward to a Black Appearance Package that adds black accents to the exterior. The package will be available on Custom, Custom Trail Boss, RST, LT Trail Boss and ZR2 models, as well as a special High Country Midnight Edition. The Midnight Edition adds things like black electric side steps and LED lightning.

Another key change that Chevy has announced for the 2024 Silverado 1500 is the 2.7-liter turbo-4 with the base TurboMax branding. The powertrain is rated at 310 hp and 430 lb-ft and can tow up to 9,500 pounds with the right vehicle setup. Chevy said the TurboMax branding will also be used on the same powertrain smaller Colorado pickup.

A 5.3-liter V-8 is available for the 2024 Silverado 1500 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft.

New colors for 2024 include Lakeshore Blue Metallic and Slate Gray Metallic.

HIGH RESOLUTION GALLERY: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2

This article was originally published by Motor Authorityeditorial partner ClassicCars.com.

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