The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 Is Losing 2 Fun Options
The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the sixth model year of the fourth-gen Silverado. As a full-size truck, it might not be as popular as the Ford F-150, but it does have a pretty solid following. For the 2024 model, the Silverado 1500 is getting rid of a couple of visual options. Both are paint jobs that look pretty good on this half-ton pickup.
Are there changes to the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500?
There are some changes happening to Chevy’s full-size truck for 2024. Both the Northskey Blue Metallic and Sand Dune Metallic, respectively, paint codes GA0 and GTL, will no longer be available.
I’m not crazy about the blue color, but Sand Dune Metallic looks pretty solid on the Silverado. And it is kind of a bummer to see it go away. Sand Dune was first introduced back in 2022, so in the future, it might be a rare color to see.
It’s not unusual for brands to change up what paint options are available to their trucks. Toyota usually does a single model year run for its special paints on TRD Pro models. But with something as fun as the Sand Dune color on the Chevy Silverado 1500, it would have been nice to see it last longer.
Will the 2024 Silverado 1500 be redesigned?
There is not a major redesign happening for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500, but there are some minor changes. The 2.7-liter engine will now be called the TurboMax, and that also applies to the Chevy Colorado.
According to GM Authority, you will also be able to get the 3.0-liter turbodiesel Duramax engine on the Silverado ZR2. So for those who want an off-road truck with more torque, that is likely some good news.
The other change is the Midnight Edition Package. This package blacks out various features of the Silverado, and it is available to the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, and High Country trim levels. For the most part, the Midnight Edition Package appears to be mostly visual changes, but some consumers might like the look of it.
Chevy’s new full-size truck is coming
Production of the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 should start at some point in July 2023. So, this full-size truck is not yet available to the public. It rides on the GM T1 platform, and it is still in the fourth generation.
Overall, the Silverado still seems to be a half-ton pickup worthy of consideration. You get a variety of powertrain options, including two V8 engines. So for those who want a truck with eight cylinders under the hood, GM has not abandoned the traditional V8.
Pricing will likely be in the same ballpark as the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500. That truck has a starting MSRP of $36,300, with higher trims climbing to much pricier points.
Seeing unique paint options go away is a little sad as an automotive enthusiast. There’s nothing better than seeing a truck pull up next to you that isn’t just black or white.