Are you in need of a heavy-duty pickup truck but want the latest features and safety technology? The Chevrolet Silverado HD has undergone a substantial refresh for the 2024 model year, with new models beginning production in the first half of 2023. The truck features substantial updates to the powertrain, interior, and technology throughout the vehicle. If you are ready for something exciting, you are going to want to head to the closest Chevy truck dealer near you to check out the newest version of the Silverado HD.
An Updated Center Console
One of the first noticeable feature updates for the 2024 Silverado HD is the addition of large driver information and infotainment displays. The driver information center, clocking in at a diagonal of 12.3 inches, allows whoever is operating the vehicle to see critical data, including gas mileage and miles to empty, battery and oil levels, and driving mode. The driver information panel also shows the speed of the vehicle as well as the navigational direction the truck is facing.
To the right of the driver information center, directly in the center console, is the touch-screen infotainment display at a best-in-class 13.4 inches. In addition to managing the audio input and Bluetooth connectivity from your smartphone, the Silverado HD can display map directions from your application of choice, eliminating the need for an additional phone holder. The all-new infotainment center also comes equipped with a built-in Google Assistant, allowing the driver to utilize Maps and applications available via the Google Play Store as well as set specific vehicle settings like the temperature by pressing a button on your steering wheel and using voice commands. Chevrolet drivers are busy people, and the all-new console in the 2024 Silverado HD works to give you more control over your drive.
A Redesigned Interior for Maximum Comfort
Surrounding the updated console is an upgraded cabin designed to make the driver and all passengers comfortable for the duration of the drive. Climate vents and controls are now available for second-row passengers. Gone are the days of negotiating the degree of heat or air conditioning some passengers may want against what the rest of the car finds comfortable.
Certain trims incorporate wireless charging for smart devices, reducing the amount of clutter that can come with charging multiple phones at once. Rather than front-to-back cup holders in the center console, they are side by side, reducing confusion over drinks. There can be up to 10 cup holders available throughout the vehicle, depending on the trim level of your truck and the configuration of other features.
Leather and wood accents around the cabin are also available in certain trims to enhance the overall comfort of the vehicle. Need more room to store devices or important documents? The updated Silverado HD has hidden storage throughout the vehicle, including the center console, a sunglasses holder behind the main screen, and a double-decker glovebox.
An Upgraded Exterior for Peak Performance
The Silverado HD doesn’t just look different on the inside; it has undergone a redesign for its exterior as well. The front bumper and grille have been revamped to differentiate from previous Silverado models for a more rugged appearance. The all-new LED graphic headlights are C-shaped and are divided into dual functions, with the same bulb working as both the low and high beam for low-visibility driving.
The 2024 Silverado HD comes with standard tow hooks, 12 standard tie downs, and a customizable Durabed cargo box reaching up to a best-in-class 83.5 cubic feet of storage based on bed length. You also get the six-position, Multi-Flex Tailgate that can serve different functionalities, including as a makeshift workstation. The tailgate has an available 120-volt power outlet to plug in lights or tools to charge while working. Higher trim levels have additional lighting options available for the bed and perimeter of the vehicle so you can get the most out of your Silverado HD. Need help getting to the front of the bed? BedSteps are integrated with the tailgate to give anyone a boost.
Increased Towing & Trailering Capacity
A highlight of the 2024 Silverado HD is the enhanced trailering capability and corresponding new features. The 2024 model is the first to include adaptive cruise control while trailering, with the integrated cruise control able to now account for increased braking distance and drag from the additional weight. The truck comes with up to 14 different camera views to keep an eye on surroundings while driving, hitching a trailer, or backing up a driveway or parking lot.
With an expanded trailer side blind zone alert, you can increase awareness of what may be happening around you while operating the vehicle. Transparent Trailer View is also available to make sure the trailer is properly hitched with all cargo tied down for the duration of your drive. With an available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine, the maximum available towing has increased to 19,150 lbs for gas vehicles and up to 36,000 for diesel. As a heavy-duty truck, the 2024 Silverado is designed to improve the ease with which you can move with a trailer while maintaining the safety of yourself and those around you.
Enhanced Safety Features
As a heavy-duty truck, the Silverado HD is a bit bigger than other vehicles you might see on the road; as such, the safety and driver awareness features have been enhanced to include the latest cutting-edge technologies. In addition to the Adaptive Cruise Control that can now be utilized while towing a trailer or other cargo, the Silverado HD comes equipped with following distance indicator warnings, which can provide drivers with the gap in time between their vehicle and the one in front of them. If the number of seconds gets too close, you will be able to slow down. The new Silverado HD has forward collision alert available to warn drivers if a potential collision is imminent or can be avoided, changing colors based on risk.
Additional safety features that can be controlled through the truck’s settings include:
- Lane departure warning – lets you know when you are drifting out of your lane.
- Front pedestrian braking – engages when the vehicle detects a potential collision with a pedestrian and the brakes have not been manually applied yet.
- Automatic emergency braking – comes standard with the vehicle and engages when a collision threat is identified by your truck’s forward collision alert.
We’re Excited for the Next Era of the Silverado HD
The Chevy Silverado HD has been a staple for many workers across America. Its impressive towing and payload capacities have always wowed us, but the updates coming with the 2024 model are really knocking it out of the park. The modern work truck isn’t just for workers anymore.
Gone are the days of bare-bones interiors with lagging features. Now, the Silverado HD is entering into an era where its features can compete with almost any other vehicle on the market. With larger screens, more comfortable cabin materials, and features that will help with everything from towing to just driving the kids to school, there isn’t much that this heavy-duty truck won’t be able to handle. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the latest iteration of the Chevy heavy-duty line––the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD.