The new 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 comes with 35-inch tires. Keep reading and check out what's new!
Trucks with an off-road focus are coveted by young and wealthy buyers, and that makes them a no-brainer from a business perspective. However, Chevrolet has never offered a robust heavy-duty pickup truck.
That's changing today with the introduction of the new Silverado HD ZR2 and ZR2 Bison. Designed to face the outdoors, the models complete the trio Chevrolet and give the bowtie brand an adventure-ready truck in the medium, full-size, and heavy-duty segments.
Exclusively offered in a 2500 Crew Cab configuration, the trucks are designed to combine the “off-road performance our customers have come to expect from a ZR2” with the “towing and payload capabilities our HD customers demand”.
The suspension has also been raised by approximately 1.5 inches (38 mm) and this gives the trucks up to 11.8 inches of ground clearance.
Buyers will also find a rear e-locker and 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, which is a first for a Chevy truck.
Thanks to the lift and 35-inch tires, the truck looks much more aggressive than conventional variants.
In addition to the special touches, the pickup trucks have side platforms, a DuraBed cargo box and a rear bumper with a corner step. They are joined by an electric tailgate and an available Multi-Flex tailgate.
Chevrolet hasn't said much about the interior, but the truck will have Jet Black and Graystone leather, as well as dark finishes.
The Silverado HD ZR2 Bison has a steel bumper that can also be found at the rear, while there are stamped steel skid plates to protect the steering rack, exhaust and transfer case.
Rounding out the highlights are the 18-inch AEV wheels in gloss black and the Bison badge on the bed. The model also sports AEV logos on the front headrests.
The Silverado HD ZR2 is equipped with a 6.6 liter V8 petrol engine that develops 401 hp (299 kW / 407 PS) and 628 Nm of torque. It is connected to a 10-speed Allison transmission and a standard four-wheel drive system.
However, nearly 70% of customers are expected to opt for the available 6.6-litre Duramax V8 turbodiesel. It is the obvious choice as it develops 470 hp (350 kW / 477 PS) and 1,320 Nm of torque. It also comes paired with an Allison transmission and all-wheel drive.
As 96% of Silverado HD customers tow, the company has ensured that the ZR2 can tow up to 8,391 kg. The model also has a payload capacity of up to 1,541 kg, which is just 81 kg less than the more powerful 2500 4WD.
O silverado HD ZR2 and Silverado HD ZR2 Bison will enter production this summer and will be built in Flint, Michigan.