General Motors needs a shocking therapy to stay competitive in the full-size truck segment. Silverado sells slower than Ram 1500 at the moment, and FCA is upgrading its half-ton pickup. So, what to expect from the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500? The company doesn’t need a redesign, since the truck looks very attractive. What does this model needs is the performance edition to keep the pace with Ford Raptor R and Ram Rebel TRX. Silverado SS, maybe?
Another thing that should be improved is the towing capacity. The main purpose of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is to haul. With 9,200 lbs coming from a diesel unit, you can do a lot of things. But, Ford and Ram trucks are going to offer 2,500 pounds of towing capacity more with a diesel engine. Also, the Silverado is going to need an off-road specialist, something similar to its mechanical twin’s, GMC Sierra, AT4 and AT4X packages.
Picking up the drivetrain for your 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be a fun. Imagine something – and that is possible. A four-pot unit for the full-size hauler? Yes, GM is going to install such a unit under the bonnet of the Silverado. A 2.7-liter turbo-four creates 310 horsepower, more than a 3.6-liter V6. Still, a six-pot plant is a better choice for towing. A couple of V8 mills are the best options if you are looking to get the best from the Silverado truck. A 5.3-liter can do 355 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque, while the most potent versions are coming with a 6.2-liter mill and 420 horsepower. Finally, there is a diesel unit that needs upgrade to be competitive with Ford and Ram trucks. Duramax tuned a 3.0-liter turbo-six to create 277 hp (best output in the class), but it is not reflected in towing capacity.
New Powertrain: 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV
So, the truck is going to need something to refresh the offer. The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV is something we are listening to in past few months. It is not a new idea, but now it is more likely to happen than ever. General Motors is electrifying many other vehicles, and the truckmaker will deliver the electric pickup – GMC Hummer. If the system is accepted, it will become a part of Silverado’s lineup pretty soon, that is for sure. Plus, Hummer’s features, such as Crab Walk and Extract Mode are something revolutionary.
Performance Model: 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 SS
While the biggest question about electric pickups are the towing capacity and acceptance by old-school truckers, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 SS would be a big thing and a sure bet. A performance model would be a rival to Ford Raptor R and Ram TRX. Recently, GM’s biggest rivals took the game to another level, delivering vehicles with more than 700 horsepower. Chevrolet has to do something about it, to show the company is still capable to do everything in this segment. The SuperSport package is going to include a 6.2-liter high-output V8 engine with 650-700 hp.