Live big, truck it

All three variants of this year’s Silverado to feature at Fieldays.
Posted on 10 June, 2024
Live big, truck it

The GMSV display at Fieldays this week will have a focus on “live big, truck it” with the marque showing off its full portfolio of model-year 2024 Chevrolet Silverados.

It will be the first time that all three new variants will be on display at the same time in New Zealand.

Appearing alongside the full-size pick-ups will be Mad Mike Whiddett, pictured, GMSV’s new brand ambassador, who will be on-hand to meet fans on June 14 and 15 between noon and 3pm.

The marque’s stand will have a winter log-cabin vibe complete with a fireplace to keep guests warm against the cold at Mystery Creek.

“The latest model to launch in the GMSV portfolio, the 2024 Silverado Heavy Duty LTZ, is a significant step up compared with the previous model,” says Jess Bala, managing director of GM Australia and NZ.

“It features a swathe of enhancements with a focus on towing, technology and comfort. It’s instantly recognisable thanks to its redesigned front fascia and grille.

“Climb inside the spacious cabin and the model-year upgrades become more evident. Key highlights include the black leather-appointed interior, power sunroof, power windows and power rear-sliding window, all complemented by a Bose Premium sound system.”

The Heavy Duty features a 6.6-litre Duramax turbodiesel V8 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It has been uprated to deliver 350kW of power and 1,322Nm of torque.

From a tech-perspective, the plethora of cameras and their respective views – there are 12 in total – around the vehicle help contribute to safer operation.

A technology pack is available as standard on the HD. This consisting of a rear-camera mirror, multi-colour head-up display and 360-degree HD camera.

Adaptive cruise control, available even when using a trailer, is another safety-orientated first for the new model, while extra standard features include automatic rear-locking differential, advanced trailering technology and diesel exhaust brake.

Key upgrades to the LTZ Premium and ZR2 include a new dual-active sport exhaust, as well as a tech pack featured on the ZR2.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium has a recommended retail price of $146,500. The 1500 ZR2 is priced at $153,000 and the 2500 HD LTZ starts at $175,000. Prices include GST, exclude dealer delivery and on-road costs.