Right after Chevrolet gave the Silverado 1500 a full refresh, we’re learning that the automaker is planning another refresh for its heavier duty sibling, the Silverado 2500HD. Unfortunately, fans of the pickup truck will have a while to wait, as this refresh is rumored to be planned for the 2024 model year.
The Silverado 2500HD is the middle child of the Silverado siblings: bigger than the Silverado 1500 and 1500 Limited, and smaller than the 3500HD. For its refresh, the 2500HD is likely to receive a new trim level, the HD ZR2, for single-rear-wheel vehicles, as well as 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, new specialty dampers, and front and rear locking differentials. According to GM Authority, who caught some spy shots of the 2024 2500HD prototype, the refresh may also introduce new front and rear designs and a redone interior.
Not only are the exterior and interiors rumored to be changed, but the powertrain is supposedly getting an upgrade as well. The 2024 pickup may receive an update for the Duramax diesel engine. In the current 2500HD, the 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel Duramax engine gives an output 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, but with the upgrade, that is project to skyrocket to over 500 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque.