A blue 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 is shown driving off-road.

What Updates Is Chevy Making to Its Lineup for 2025?

Even this early in 2024, many current Chevy owners and prospective buyers are already looking ahead to the 2025 model year. It makes sense: in a continually evolving automotive market, GM tweaks and revises its lineup on an almost annual basis. New models are added, other models are discontinued, and the existing models get everything from new powertrains to bumper redesigns.

Of course, if you’re on the lookout for a new vehicle, it can make it tough to decide when to visit a Chevy dealer near you. Does the 2024 model have everything you need? Should you wait it out for another six months until the 2025 version hits showrooms? You want your next Chevy to have as much as possible, but you can’t wait forever to take the plunge either.

Several significant changes have already been announced for the Chevy lineup, and they could affect your plans. We’ve put together this overview of Chevy’s prospective updates for 2025 for those of you who are actively car shopping or who like staying on top of what’s happening with your favorite cars and trucks. From next-generation SUVs to an iconic nameplate heading to the scrap pile, here’s what you need to know about Chevy’s lineup in 2025…

The 2025 Silverado HD: Tweaks & The Trail Boss

Although the Chevy Silverado’s heavy-duty series got a major refresh for the 2024 model year—which included a different gas engine automatic transmission, a better torque system, and a bigger infotainment screen—GM isn’t stopping there. Several additions and updates are planned for 2025 to push the Silverado HD series ahead of heavy-duty models from rivals like Ram and Ford.

New standard features include front and rear parking assistance on the Silverado HD ZR2, adaptive cruise control on the High Country trim, and 20-inch wheels on the HD Midnight Edition. You can also get the HD Custom trim with Blackout accents—including black nameplates, emblems, lettering, and wheels—that previously were only available on the Silverado 1500 Custom.

Most significantly, you will be able to order the 2025 Chevy Silverado HD with the Trail Boss off-road package on the LT and LTZ trims. This popular loadout features a Z71 off-road suspension, red tow hooks, the Blackout accents, BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and Trail Boss decals on the truck bed. If you want excellent off-roading on the weekends and a powerful work truck during the week, 2025 will be your year.

The 2025 Tahoe & Suburban: Full-Size Refreshes

More significant changes are on the horizon for the world’s top-selling large SUVs. Both the Suburban and the slightly smaller Tahoe are receiving a mid-cycle refresh that includes changes to the powertrain, suspension, exterior, and interior.

Let’s start under the hood. While the two gas engine options—the 5.3L V8 and 6.2L V8—remain the same, the Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine is getting a major boost. It will now have 305 hp and 495 lb-ft of torque versus the previous 277 hp and 460 lb-ft, giving you more towing capacity and better off-road acceleration. This added power isn’t expected to significantly affect fuel economy, although official EPA estimates aren’t yet available.

As for the rest of their models, GM is redesigning the multi-link rear suspension and tweaking the steering calibration; this will make the handling more responsive and the ride comfort more refined in a variety of situations. New wheels are available in sizes up to 24 inches, and both the front and rear fascia will look different.

Inside each SUV, a massive 17.7-inch infotainment screen is now standard (up from 8.0 and 10.2 inches on the 2024 models), and the screen is angled in the driver’s direction for easier access. The center console and the steering wheel are redesigned, and GM will use higher-quality upholstery for the seats. Other available options include the Connected Camera option for remote monitoring and two new paint finishes, Lakeshore Blue Metallic and Cypress Gray.

A red 2025 Chevy Equinox is shown driving from a Chevy dealer.

The 2025 Equinox: A Modernized Compact SUV

GM has given its compact SUV, the Equinox, an even more extensive makeover. They announced the fourth-generation Equinox on January 23, 2024, with a laundry list of upgrades and changes. Highlights of the 2025 Equinox will include new transmissions for smoother shifting and better pull with the turbocharged 1.5L I-4 engine. Front-wheel-drive SUVs will have a continuously variable transmission, while all-wheel-drive SUVs are switching to an improved eight-speed automatic.

The available trims are changing, too. The new Chevy Equinox ACTIV is a high-end off-road trim with all-terrain tires on 17-inch aluminum wheels, heavy-duty front fascia and grille inserts, available heated rear seats, and an optional white roof. The previous base LS trim and Premier trim are being dropped from the lineup, making the LT the new baseline Equinox and the RS the new mid-level option; each has a unique front fascia design to tell them apart more easily.

All three Equinox trims will be 2.3 inches wider to increase ride stability and interior comfort. It will look more powerful with newly squared wheel openings and full LED lighting. On the inside, the shifter has been moved to the steering column so drivers have more space between the new 11.3-inch touchscreen and the center console. GM is also making more safety tech standard, including the best of the Chevy Safety Assist suite.

Other features that become standard in 2025 include folding split-bench seats for more cargo storage, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and a three-mode selector knob on the Equinox RS and ACTIV to switch between Normal, Snow, and Off-Road modes.

The Chevy Camaro: The End of an Era

Sometimes, change means that a vehicle goes away altogether. Such is the case with the beloved Chevy Camaro. GM announced in March 2023 that the 2024 model year would be the last for this iconic pony car in the face of declining sales. On December 14, 2023, GM Authority reported production was complete on the final Camaro, ending—or at least pausing—a legacy that dates back to 1967.

We say pausing because, in the press release announcing the decision, GM officials were quoted as saying, “This is not the end of Camaro’s story.” Speculation immediately began on what the next chapter could be, with some outlets theorizing an all-electric Camaro as part of GM’s stated goal to build only electric vehicles by 2035. However, since that March 2023 announcement, GM has made no further statements about the future of the Camaro. No possible successor model has been revealed, either, leaving the Corvette as the sole sports car in the GM lineup.

A red 2024 Chevy Camaro is shown parked at a side angle.

More Updates? Stay Tuned…

When it comes to cars, the only thing that stays the same is change. Like other automakers, GM continues to evaluate its vehicles annually for potential revisions and modifications. Oftentimes, the updates you see for a model have been years in the making, following extensive research and testing.

The refreshes and discontinuations we’ve discussed here are simply what’s been announced thus far. Other Chevy models—such as the Corvette, Blazer, Traverse, Colorado, and Malibu—could receive minor tweaks or a major overhaul before it’s all said and done. At AutoInfluence, we are closely following the news on everything Chevrolet, so we will be sure to let you know what the latest announcements mean for you as a prospective buyer or as a lifelong bowtie-brand enthusiast.