2024 Chevy Silverado 2500HD ZR2 Fit for Moving Mountains, Fully Crushing Workday Demands
The folks who are coming to Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis looking at trucks are looking to find the ideal rig for big jobs. We’re talking mountains of dirt, shuttling lumber back and forth all day, and surveying areas offering challenging terrain. The 2024 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is poised to arrive on the scene boasting an excellent means of making it through the tough stuff while spending much-deserved time off kicking up dirt.
The ZR2 joins the tough-as-nails heavy-duty lineup, exclusively available on the 2500 HD model configured with the Crew Cab body style and standard-size cargo bed. There’ll be no mistaking it when it comes rambling in your direction, with this gigantic grill featuring all new “flowtie.” There are now also different moldings around its wheel arches, red front tow hooks, and unique CR2 badging that identify it as a segment-leading off-road conquering machine.
A few items of the awesome standard equipment are 4-wheel drive and an Allision 10-speed automatic transmission. There’s also the choice of the 6.6-liter V8 or Duramax diesel for power. The first option cranks out 401 horsepower, with the ideally smooth diesel weighing in at 470 horses. With the gas engine, you’ll be able to nail down a 16,000-pound towing capacity, with the diesel topping out at 18,500 lbs. No matter which powertrain resides under the hood, each Silverado 2500HD ZR2 sports the benefit of add-ons crafted just for the task of tackling ruts, dirt, and other challenges provided by the trail.
35-inch Goodyear Wrangler territory M/T tires are fittingly mounted on black 18-inch multi-spoke wheels, which make their proud presence known as the first factory-installed 35-inch tires on a Silverado. They go hand in hand quite well with what is likely the easiest-to-spot ZR2 feature: the Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers. These superhumanly capable shocks boast three separate spool valves to weather extreme off-road abuse and assist with staying well-composed on the road.
The ZR2’s suspension is lifted 1.5 inches to content with the pointed and consistently protruding terrain types driving surfaces offer up, and there’s also a set of revised front upper and lower control arms along with brand-new steering knuckles. Whether it’s intentionally driven over or not, the brutish obstacles that would make a limp rag doll out of some rigs are lurking out there in the wild, and the aluminum skid plate up front along with steel plating are poised and ready to guard the valuable transfer case.
The locking rear differential is the ultimate tool for managing traction, and every ZR2 has an Off-Road drive mode to roll up its sleeves properly and conquer terrain that would render the family sedan a total loss! Every collaboration that trucks have with AEV Outfitters has turned out to be pure gold, as this Montana-based aftermarket miracle-working team now heads up some operations in the Motor City. The Bison version of the 2500HD ZR2 brings steel-stamped front and rear bumpers with recovery points and winch accommodation in case the extreme fun ever leads to becoming stuck.
The Bison also is poised to attack the wild with a slightly steeper breakover angle than the standard ZR2, with the AEV model peaking at 29.8 degrees. There’s a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster to complement the 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, which also provides the awesome modern marvel of the surround-view camera system. The fine and very hard-working personnel on staff at the GM assembly plant in Flint, Michigan will begin later this summer, prepping and fine-honing a solid and sensational outback-taming machine!