The approaching 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will hit the dealerships later this year. This off-road beast comes with numerous mechanical upgrades. On top of that, the new model will introduce various exterior and interior enhancements. General Motors plans to offer three all-electric trucks in the future, including Silverado EV and Sierra EV.
The GMC Hummer EV is about to arrive as well. This means this could be one of the last opportunities to grab the ZR2 variant with either gasoline or diesel powertrain. The diesel engine is popular among off-road enthusiasts, but this type of engine won’t be here for long. Electrification is taking over and it will affect numerous models, including the Silverado ZR2.
Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Design and Configurations
There is only one body style for the new 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and it is a crew cab. The look is better than the regular model, and it can change a lot depending on how it’s set up. There aren’t any changes to the Silverado ZR2’s size or shape. However, it has a more unique front end than before. It has a big gaping grille with a bow-tie logo that is hollowed out inside.
Because of that, this truck can eat large amounts of air. Among our favorite features are the LED headlights and LED taillights. We also like this truck because it has a lot of room and good gas mileage. Overall, the new ZR2 looks like its big brother, and we are waiting to hear about the most recent visual upgrades.
On the inside, the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 looks very modern as well. It has a very stylish dashboard. The ZR2 model also comes with a very big cabin and a crew-cab body style exclusively. Five people should be able to fit. This truck has a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument panel and a huge 13.4-inch touchscreen on the tech side, so it’s easy to use.
With the infotainment, you can use wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and it can be used with Amazon’s Alexa and Google voice help and maps. Another thing that you’ll find in the cabin is leather-trimmed seats, which are very supportive and have dark trim. Unlike the base Silverado, the ZR2 version is sportier and slightly more premium.
Under the hood, the new 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will use the same 6.2-liter V8 engine. This gasoline unit is capable of developing up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission comes as standard, along with the four-wheel-drive setup. There are also a two-speed transfer case and an electronic rear locking differential.
Some rumors are saying that this engine could gain even more power, but this is far from official. Still, the ZR2 truck comes with various mechanical upgrades, so it should provide better ride quality and improved off-road capability.
2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Release Date, Price
According to a lot of reports, the upcoming 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is likely to be on the market in the fall of this year. Chevy has also said that some of its heavy-duty trucks will be changed, so we are waiting to see the first official details. The new ZR2 will start at $55,000 without any extras. Besides, the fully loaded model will probably cost more than $80,000.