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“Perpetually Ready to Roll”: GM Authority Reveals 2023 Silverado HD Production Start Date

The current GM heavy-duty pickups are selling well and enjoy a very high demand here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis, as our loyal customers are loving everything about the durable and work-ready Silverado HD. With the addition of the new Chevy Silverado HD production at the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, short-term availability should now be more accessible as the car market returns to normal. 

The current Silverado HD is available with the choice of the 6.6-L V8 L8t gas engine, which is rated at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, and the 6.6-Liter V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax, coming in swinging with 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado HD now rides on a much stronger and more capable version of the GM T1 platform, and the number of new jobs created in Oshawa will now rise to 2,600 as production of this awesome and always-capable machine keeps steadily humming along. Once the third shift is active here at Oshawa, the facility will be GM’s only truck plant capable of producing the heavy-duty Silverado HD and light-duty Silverado 1500 on the same production line. 

The Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra are both also manufactured at the Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana, and the Silverado and GMC Sierra HD are both also built at Flint Assembly in Michigan. With its satisfying diesel powertrain, very immense towing and payload capacity, and impressive trailer-assist features, the Silverado 2500 and 3500 are both very bold looking, mountain-busting, and trailer tech-rich trucks that are ideal for everyday driving as well as the ultra-tough stuff any demanding job can dole out. 

The Silverado HD can now be outfitted with advanced assists and many numerous cameras that make the job much easier, and new for 2022 on both are the Greenstone metallic paint color, the ability to now equip the Custom trim with a power-adjustable seat, and the six-function Multi-Flex tailgate. The Z71 Off-Road package adds the ability to jump mightily off the highway with 18-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, spray-in bedliner, upgraded suspension, and massively improved capability all-around. 

We’d also opt for the Convenience package which adds practical features in the form of a 10-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, remote start, and LED cargo-bed lighting. The Duramax powertrain is THE one to get for anyone regularly towing a very heavy load, and the mighty power and transmission response is literally good enough to move mountains. The diesel version can pull up to 36,000 pounds, and trustworthily carry up to 7442 pounds of payload: these stats cite it as THE truck you want for demanding duties that require the strength of world-class steel’s composure!

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