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Chevrolet Silverado 2023: off-road-ready ZR2 joins LTZ Premium in local lineup


An updated interior represents the biggest change in the full-size, V8-powered pick-up for 2023

GM Specialty Vehicles has revealed its Chevrolet Silverado lineup for 2023, which sees the Trailboss swapped out for the all-new ZR2. 

Pricing now starts at $128,000 for the LTZ Premium, and $133,000 for the range-topping ZR2, both before on-road costs. 

2023 Chevrolet Silverado two shot
Once the flagship, the LTZ Premium is now the entry point of the Silverado range

As a V8-powered, full-size American pick-up, the Silverado faces competition from the likes of the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150, the latter of which arriving later this year as an official Ford Australia import.  

What’s new for the Silverado in 2023?

Changes on the exterior of the utes are subtle, with the re-designed front fascia getting a pair of new daytime running lights. 

The biggest changes have taken place inside, with a 13.4-inch infotainment screen now sitting beside the 12.3-inch digital cluster. 

2023 Chevrolet Silverado interior
The new infotainment screen takes up the majority of the dash

Beneath the bonnet sits the same 6.2-litre petrol V8 engine in both models, which produces 313kW and 624Nm. This is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Off-road-ready Silverado ZR2 headlines local lineup

At the top of the Silverado range for 2023 sits the all-new Silverado ZR2, which gets a plethora of off-road kit to enhance its capability. 

The ZR2 gets lifted suspension with Multimatic DSSV passive variable off-road dampers, front and rear locking differentials, 33-inch all-terrain tyres, and skid plates. 

2023 Chevrolet Silverado dirt driving
The 6.2-litre V8 engine is still good for a hefty 313kW

To help with off-road driving, a front grille-mounted forward camera is fitted, which also includes a water-repellent coating as well as a washer. 

It also gets a “One-Pedal” driving mode, where drivers are able to bring the ute to a complete stop by simply lifting off the accelerator pedal.

Chevrolet Silverado 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • LTZ Premium: $128,000
  • ZR2: $133,000