GM is currently in the process of reviving the truck lineup. Of course, the focus is on full-size trucks. The light-duty model has been redesigned last year, while HD models are on their ways. Each model came or is coming with big novelties. After all, this is a complete overhaul. However, that doesn’t mean that Chevy is done with changes for some time. The 2021 Chevy Silverado is also about to come with novelties. The exact details are still to be announced but it looks like all models will get a new interior and a couple of more things.
2021 Chevy Silverado 1500
As we already mentioned, the base Silverado model has been on the market for some time, so we can easily point at its biggest drawback. Of course, it is the interior design. GM generally has problems with interiors for a long time, but this model is particularly disappointing. If you compare the new model with the previous generation, you will notice that cabins are largely the same. Not to mention that the interior quality is subpar and that definitely can’t compare with models like Ram 1500 in any aspect. Therefore, the latest reports suggest that the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will get an early interior redesign, which will include a new dashboard, new materials, tech features and more.
Other than a new cabin, we probably won’t see too many changes. A diesel version has recently come, so the best we could see is a little bit expanded list of standard equipment.
2500HD and 3500HD
The new generation of HD models is on its way. They are in the final testing phase and should hit the market in a couple of months. The new models will come with tons of novelties, so we doubt that the second production year will bring anything more important.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a new design. We will see new mechanics, as well as completely new aesthetics, with a much more attractive appearance than before.
Still, the thing that seems more interesting at the moment is powertrain. There are some pretty nice novelties for the upcoming redesign, starting from a completely new gasoline engine. There is a new 6.6-liter V8 unit, which features a max output of 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque and which is far more efficient compared to the previous generation.
On the other side, the diesel engine remains the same in terms of numbers. Of course, we are talking about a well-known 6.6-liter Duramax unit, which delivers around 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. It may feature the same output, but it comes with a completely new, 10-speed automatic transmission, which provides much better ride quality, and also plays an important role in significantly improved towing capacity.
Probably the biggest improvement that this redesign has brought is in terms of towing capacity. The new HD models are far more capable than before and we presume that the numbers will remain the same for the 2021 Chevy Silverado. When it comes to 2500 models, the towing capacity goes up to 18.500 pounds. On the other side, the 3500HD model comes with a significant 52% improvement compared to the previous generation and now can tow up to class-leading 35.500 pounds, according to the manufacturer.
Should we expect any price changes for the 2021 Chevy Silverado?
Defintiely not. The base 1500 will keep the starting price around 28.500 dollars. On the other side, 2021 Chevy Silverado HD models should feature starting price of around 35.000 dollars, roughly.