2024 Chevy Silverado HD Delivers Zero-Compromise with New High-Country Midnight Edition, Enhanced Trailering Technology
A truck that brings everything customers want and need will constantly score incredibly high satisfaction points here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis, and the Silverado has been doing just that for years. As the media team on duty for Chevy released the fine details regarding what they deemed most important regarding the incoming 2024 model, the enhancements to design, strength, and confidence were highlighted in detail.
The lineup includes both 2500 HD and 3500 HD models in the very awesome Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab configurations, with Dual-rear-wheel models available and providing the rugged foundation for a 36,000-lb. trailering capacity. The very capable Allison 10-speed automatic transmission is now available as standard equipment for both the standard 6.6-liter V8 gas engine and the legendary Duramax turbodiesel. This provides the replacement for the gas engine’s six-speed automatic, and now features slightly smaller steps situated between gears.
The complete package in question here ends up providing a much more confident feeling offering vigorous power on standby, even during hefty towing duty. The 10-speed configuration allows for the ideal distribution of torque to the tires in every gear, and we were secretly pleased with the fact that all this extreme goodness adds 2,000 more lbs to the truck’s final weight on most trim levels. The transmission’s 10-speed design is hard at work optimizing grade braking with the gas engine, and closer gear ratios allowing for greater engine-braking control that enhances the sensation of on-demand power, precision, and available elbow grease.
The engineers hard at work on these massive and monumental steel machines continued to find ways to further push the renowned Duramax 6.6-liter Turbodiesel V8, and with the 2024 Silverado HD, they successfully increased horsepower and torque numbers to 470 and 975 lb-ft respectively. Also of intense note is the low-end torque production that has been boosted by 25% for improved performance at low speeds or climbing grades offroad, and we are definitely loving the new front-end appearance that features a new fascia, new headlights, new grille, and more.
There are C-shaped LED graphic lamps that now frame the new fascia, which is inspired by the 1500’s unique design, with very commanding new headlights on LTZ, ZR2, and High-Country models that sport the sharp and savvy dual-projector technology. LT, LTZ, and High-Country models now have a completely redesigned passenger space that is centered around a brand-new instrument panel that has a 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment display. We guarantee that when you get situated for your test drive here at Jim Butler, you’re going to immediately cozy up to the command center inside here that looks a bit like the C/K series of trucks from the 1970s and 1980s. There are more additions to the trailering technology arsenal on the 2024 model than you can shake a stick at! You’ll be able to make great use during the demanding day of the Adaptive Cruise Control With Trailer, which allows the existing Adaptive Cruise Control to handle extra drag and increased braking distances during towing. The Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert provides an extension of the blind zone area of interest to enhance safety and situational awareness, and you’ll also be working with 14 unique camera views, and a specialized in-vehicle Trailering App that constantly monitors the vitals such as max payload and tongue weight to properly assist you.