Even though the company’s most popular pickup, the Silverado 1500, has just received a mid-cycle update, the next year is also about to bring a lot of interesting novelties. The 2023 Chevy Pickup Trucks lineup will include a lot of important changes, starting from a completely redesigned mid-size Colorado. As we’ve just mentioned, the light-duty model receives a facelift, so we expect no changes for the next year. On the other hand, the heavy-duty lineup is about a mid-cycle refresh, which will also include big changes under the hood.
These days, we can often see carmakers bringing back familiar nameplates from the past. Therefore, rumors about certain Chevy comebacks appeared as well. This particularly refers to the legendary El Camino, which would represent the company in the newly-formed compact pickup segment. Also, we can hear rumors about Cheyenne and Avalanche comebacks. At this point, the officials are still quiet.
2023 Chevy Colorado
Without any doubt, the biggest novelty for the next year will be a complete redesign of the mid-size Colorado pickup truck. The new model will bring a lot of novelties, even though it will continue to ride on the 31XX platform, though significantly updated.
Of course, we count on novelties in various aspects, starting from the new styling, which should closely resemble the full-size Silverado. On the other hand, we don’t expect bigger changes regarding the size. When it comes to the interior design, we count on a completely new cabin, with much finer materials and way more attractive aesthetics, as well as with a full load of new tech features, including a new infotainment screen.
Big novelties are coming under the hood as well. As you probably know, the current model is available with three different engines. All these will be replaced with just one unit, a 2.7-liter turbo-four. This engine puts out around 310 horsepower and pretty impressive 348 pound-feet of torque. Besides the new engine, we will also see a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Details about the price are still unavailable. Still, we expect that base models will cost significantly more compared to the current generation, as they will be offered with a capable turbo-four instead of the pretty basic 2.5-liter inline-four. The new generation should hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.
Once again, Colorado will be offered in various versions. Besides the standard, work versions, we expect to see a couple of off-road-oriented models, such as the well-known ZR2, as well as the Trail Boss trim. Some quite luxurious variants of the pickup are possible too.
2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2
As we’ve just mentioned, the new generation will also come in a couple of off-road-oriented versions. This particularly refers to the well-known ZR2, which is the most capable version of this pickup. It comes with standard four-wheel drive, two-speed transfer case, locking front and rear differentials, skid plates, tow hooks, off-road tires etc. So, we may presume that the new 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will come with a similar list of features. Still, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see additional upgrades, especially in terms of the suspension setup.
Besides all those mechanical upgrades, the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will also come with lots of styling details that accentuate its off-road nature. We think of blacked grille and fender flares, unique wheels etc. A couple of exclusive features are expected on the inside as well.
The current version starts at around 42.000 dollars, so the new generation will probably cost a little bit more
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2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss
Some sources also suggest the possibility to see the Colorado Trail Boss version. This would be a more affordable off-road version of the pickup, based on more basic versions, such as Work Truck and LT. The main difference would be in terms of mechanics. This model would come with a full load of off-road upgrades. Some of the things we expect to see are suspension lift, standard four-wheel drive, two-speed transfer case, skid plates etc.
Just like the rest of the lineup, the 2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss would come with a 2.7-liter turbo-four, which means it probably won’t be that affordable. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so we suggest you take the arrival of this model with a big reserve.
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2023 Chevy Silverado
After the last year’s mid-cycle update, we expect that the 2023 Chevy Silverado will be a typical carryover model. The recent refresh brought some interesting styling changes, while we particularly like the new interior design. The cabin has been completely redesigned and now comes with a way nicer dashboard, with finer materials and new tech features. Also, the gear shifter has finally been moved to the center console.
Just like the current model, the next year’s version will come in various configurations. You may count on three cab styles – Regular, Double, and Crew Cab. Also, there are three bed sizes on the offer – 5-foot-10-inch, a 6-foot-7-inch, or an 8-foot-2-inch bed.
Under the hood, you may count on four familiar powertrain options. Base models will continue with a 2.7-liter turbo-four, which features a max output of 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. There is also pair of well-known V8 units. The first one is a 5.3-liter engine with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The other one is a 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a diesel version, equipped with a 3.0-liter inline-six, with a max output of 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, this pickup can tow up to 13.300 pounds, while the max payload capacity goes up to 2.280 pounds.
The trim level organization should also remain the same. So, the offer would start with the Work Truck model and continue with Custom and LT trims. The Trail Boss adds some off-road upgrades, while the offer continues with RST, LTZ and High Country models. The latter is a pretty luxurious version of the pickup. Finally, there is the ZR2, with upgrades like locking differentials, two-speed transfer case, off-road suspension, hill descent control etc.
The current model starts at 32.600 dollars.
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2023 Chevy Silverado High Country
The High Country will continue to be the most luxurious version of the Silverado pickup. Compared to other models in the lineup, it comes with several exclusive standard features, such as a spay-in bedliner, digital instrument cluster, navigation, premium audio system, wireless charging etc. Also, the new 13.4-inch infotainment screen is on the list of standard equipment, just like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Besides lots of standard equipment, this trim level is also characterized by several unique styling details. This particularly refers to the grille design, wheels and similar things. When it comes to the engine offer, this model is available with all but the base 2.7-liter turbo-four engine.
The current model starts at around 59.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger price changes in the future.
2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2
The 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will remain the most capable off-roader in the lineup. This pickup comes with a full load of upgrades, particularly in terms of mechanics. Some of the highlights are things like a standard four-wheel-drive system with a two-speed transfer case and electronic-locking front and rear differentials. The list of off-road features also includes 18-inch wheels with 33-inc off-road tires, tow hooks, skid plates etc.
Furthermore, there is also a number of exclusive styling details. There is a unique grille design, blacked trim and bumpers, unique wheels etc. On the inside, the ZR2 comes in a dark color scheme, with a full load of tech features, such as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 13.4-inch touchscreen etc.
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will remain available only with a 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The base price goes around 55.000 dollars.
2023 Chevy Silverado HD
After the light-duty model received a mid-cycle update for the 2022 model year, it’s time for the HD lineup to get the same treatment. We expect to see a comprehensive update, which would include not just visual updates, but also a complete interior design, as well as a big upgrade under the hood.
Of course, the most obvious changes are those regarding styling. The test mule has been spotted and it still wears a camouflage. While we can’t see the details, we may presume that the 2023 Chevy Silverado HD is about to get a similar treatment as the light-duty model, which would result in a bolder and more aggressive appearance.
We expect to see a complete interior redesign as well. The dashboard should be completely new, designed in the same way as the half-ton sibling. This means nicer materials, better build quality, gear shifter on the center console, new tech features etc. Keep in mind that the new cabin design will be offered in higher trim levels. Base versions will probably carry on without changes in this aspect.
Big changes are expected under the hood. From what we know so far, the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbodiesel is about to get a significant upgrade. Instead of the current max output, which goes around 450 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, the new version will be good for about 500 horsepower and 1.085 pound-feet of torque, rumors say. On the other hand, the base 6.6-liter gasoline engine is expected to carry on without bigger changes, with a max output of 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque.
Price changes are not expected, so base versions will probably cost around 39.000 dollars. The trim level organization should remain the same as well – Work Truck, LT, Custom, LTZ and High Country.
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2023 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500HD will remain at the start of the HD lineup offer. This is a 3/4-ton pickup starts at around 39.000 dollars and the main difference compared to the light-duty pickup is in the suspension setup and chassis reinforcements. This ensures better working capabilities, both in terms of towing and hauling.
Of course, we expect that all mid-cycle updates will be implemented, including the upgraded turbodiesel engine with more power and torque. Some sources also speculate about the possibility to see an off-road-oriented model, which would compete with models like Ram Power Wagon. The officials are still quiet on this matter.
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2023 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
The main difference between 2500 and 3500 models is that the 3500HD model comes with additional suspension upgrades. This provides impressive max towing capacity, which currently goes all-away up to 36.000 pounds. We presume that this number could become even greater after the 2023 Chevy Silverado 3500HD gets an upgraded diesel engine with 1.085 pound-feet of torque.
Just like the 2500HD, this model will also receive a mid-cycle update. We count on a new styling, as well as on the new dashboard design. All these things will certainly make this pickup more desirable in the segment where key competitors are models like Ford F-350 and Ram 3500HD.
We don’t expect to see significant changes regarding the price. So, base models should go around 41.000 dollars.
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2023 Chevy Silverado Electric
GM has already done a lot in terms of electrification, starting from the new GMC Hummer EV, which will hit the market very soon. Soon after, we will see an all-electric version of Silverado. The two models will share the platform and technology, but the new Silverado will feature a way more conservative design approach. From what we can see on the rendering photos, the new EV pickup closely resembles Silverado’s design. Still, don’t be fooled – things will be completely different under the skin.
Just like the revived Hummer, the new 2023 Chevy Silverado Electric will use GM’s new Ultium technology to maximize performance. The two models will ride on the same platform and feature a pretty similar drivetrain setup. From what we know so far, there will be two versions on the offer. Base models will be good for about 500 horsepower, while higher trim levels are about to come with more capable electric motors and a total output of 664 horsepower.
We expect that the battery capacity will be around 200 kWh. That should provide up to 400 miles of the max range if we can trust the latest reports. When it comes to max towing capacity, expect something like 10.000 pounds. The company also promises a version that can tow 20.000 pounds in the future.
Chevrolet officials also promise a very attractive price, which should start at around 42.000 dollars.
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2023 Chevy El Camino
Bringing back legendary nameplates from the past is a very popular thing these days. Ford came back with Bronco, while Chevy already brought back the Blazer. These days, we are also getting reports about the comeback of another legend. This time, it’s about the 2023 Chevy El Camino.
The iconic coupe ute has been extremely popular during the 60s and 70s but the interest in this body style eventually faded away. However, today’s automotive market is full of surprises, so we would be surprised if we see this nameplate once again.
However, the chances to see the original layout are pretty small. Today’s buyers prefer more versatile vehicles, so some sources speculate that the famous nameplate could be used for another purpose. We are witnessing the newly-established segment of car-based, unibody pickup trucks, so this would be a perfect name for Chevy to enter the segment. This model would compete with models like Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz.
2023 Chevy Cheyenne
In the past, Chevrolet used this moniker for very special versions of the pickup truck. These days, it’s offered in Mexico, where its nameplate is reserved for more luxurious versions of Silverado. More precisely, base models wear the Silverado nameplate, while higher trim levels are known as Chevy Cheyenne.
Essentially, models for the North American and Mexican markets are the same. Still, the Mexican model is yet to receive a mid-cycle update, so we presume this could happen with the 2023 Chevy Cheyenne. If this happens, we would see the same kinds of updates, which would include the new styling and, more importantly, the new cabin design.
The engine lineup should remain the same. So, the 2023 Chevy Cheyenne should be available with two V8 engines, with a 355-hp 5.3-liter unit and 420-hp 6.2-liter unit. Depending on the version, these engines can be paired with either 8- or 10-speed automatic transmission.
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2023 Chevy S10
The S10 is another well-known nameplate from the past. Today it’s used primarily in Latin America, where it represents GM as a rebadged version of the Colorado pickup truck. The two models share a vast majority of parts, while the key difference is in a little bit different styling.
This model is primarily offered in Brazil and while the North American Colorado is about to get a full redesign for the next year, the Brazilian model will probably carry on in the same way, which would keep it affordable and accessible to a wide range of buyers.
Speaking of the affordable pickups, the company has just presented a new pickup, called the S10 Max. This pickup will be offered in Mexico and compared to the two aforementioned pickups, it will come with a little bit different design approach, with affordability in focus. It will feature a notably shorter wheelbase compared to the Colorado, as well as a different styling. The cabin also looks different, more modern we would say. We like the new infotainment screen, while the rest of the cabin is characterized by a pretty simplistic layout.
The Mexican 2023 Chevy S10 Max will come with two engine options on the offer. Base models will feature a 2.4-liter inline-four, which puts out around 170 horsepower. Higher trim levels will come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Interestingly, the new model is available with both manual and automatic transmission.
2023 Chevy Avalanche
Another comeback that has been rumored is the 2023 Chevy Avalanche. The well-known Suburban-based pickup was in production for two generations, between 2001 and 2013. After almost a decade-long hiatus, it looks like this moniker could come back, at least rumors say so. We suggest you take these rumors with big reserve.
If the 2023 Chevy Avalanche is about to arrive, we are pretty sure it would feature the same design approach as its predecessors. Therefore, the new truck would be heavily based on the recently redesigned Suburban. Even the aesthetics would be shared in a huge portion, while nothing less is expected on the inside.
When it comes to the powertrain lineup, we expect no surprises. Base models would come with a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Higher trim levels would come with a 6.2-liter V8, with a max output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Finally, we could see a diesel version. This one would feature a familiar 3.0-liter inline-six, with a max output of 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
If it arrives, we presume that the 2023 Chevy Avalanche would feature a starting price of around 55.000 dollars.
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2023 Chevy Montana
The third generation of Chevy Montana is on the way and it will bring some pretty interesting changes. One of them will be a new body style. Instead of the coupe ute layout, the new model will be a compact unibody pickup. Once again, it will be produced in Mexico but the latest reports suggest it will be offered outside Latin America as well.
When it comes to base design characteristics, the new 2023 Chevy Montana will ride on GM’s new VSS-F platform, which will reduce production costs and keep this pickup affordable. Speaking of the production costs, the new model will share most of its parts with Chevy TrailBlazer. This refers to all aspects of the vehicle, including the styling. The front end should look nearly identical.
The same thing could be said for the interior design, which is about to share a lot with the subcompact crossover. Also, the new Montana will come standard with two rows of seats and a capacity for five, while we expect that the cargo bed will feature a decent size as well.
Things under the hood are still unclear. The actual offer will probably differ from market to market. In some of them, we expect that the Trailblazer’s turbo three-cylinder units will be offered too. One of them is a 1.2-liter unit that comes in pair with a CVT, while the slightly bigger 1.3-liter unit comes coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
We expect that the 2023 Chevy Montana will go on sale already in summer.