GMSV has revealed details of updates and enhancements which will feature on the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, including the addition of a new flagship model. The change spells the end for the LT Trail Boss.
“Aussies and Kiwis have responded with enthusiasm to the arrival of Chevrolet Silverado down under, with the new full-size truck becoming a firm favourite for people who demand the benchmark when it comes to off-road adventures, long-distance touring and towing,” GMSV director Joanne Stogiannis said.
“With the upcoming arrival of 2023 Silverado, we are taking the opportunity to redefine our line-up and offer a portfolio which delivers even greater levels of style and comfort, as well as a more refined interior experience, enhanced tech-features and a more dynamic appearance.”
The discontinuation of the LT Trail Boss will see the addition of a new model to sit above the current LTZ Premium. GMSV will introduce Chevrolet’s new flagship off road truck, the first ever Siverado 1500 ZR2, in both Australia and New Zealand.
The new model delivers next-level off-road capability right from the factory and has been validated in the gruelling ‘Best in the Desert’ off-road racing series. It features front and rear e-lockers and Multimatic DSSV dampers.
These are paired with 33-inch mud terrain tyres and a new high-approach steel cut front bumper designed for off-road strength, durability and clearance. In addition, the Silverado 1500 ZR2 is distinguished by unique aesthetic cues.
Among these are a unique black chrome grille with a Chevrolet ‘flow-tie’ emblem, a raised black hood insert with ZR2 badging, exclusive ZR2 wheel flares, unique 18-inch Gloss Black wheels and exclusive Jet Black/Graystone leather-appointed interior with dark trim.
The Silverado 1500 ZR2 and LTZ Premium will continue to feature the impressive 6.2-litre V8 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, with the latter coming with a number of key enhancements.
These include a redesigned front-fascia complete with new daytime running lights, as well as significant technology updates. A fully reimagined interior contains an electronic transmission shift controller too, that’s now located on the centre console.
A 13.4-inch diagonal colour touchscreen complemented by a 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster is also on board. Other LTZ Premium highlights include new 20-inch Sterling Silver Wheels with all-terrain tyres, and a Jet Black leather-appointed interior.
Adaptive cruise control and a Technology Pack featuring rear camera mirror, multi-colour 15-inch diagonal head-up display and bed view camera are also on offer.
The 2023 Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium is priced at $121,000, with the ZR2 available from $124,000 – both plus on-roads.
Customers can register their interest in the new models at the GMSV website. First deliveries are anticipated in Q2 of 2023. Certification for the ZR2 is currently underway, with full specs to be revealed soon. If you’re keen and need finance, visit CreditOne.