The big Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is about to get an even bigger companion.
Right-hand drive conversions of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ Premium are set to begin locally in November 2021, with final certification slated for the fourth quarter of this year.
You can now register your interest on the GMSV website.
It’ll be priced at $144,990 before on-road costs and will be sold alongside the Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss and LTZ Premium in GMSV showrooms.
Unlike those models with their petrol V8s, the Silverado HD packs a 6.6-litre turbo-diesel Duramax V8 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
GMSV hasn’t released full technical details, but this engine is rated at 332kW of power at 2800rpm and 1234Nm of torque at 1600rpm in US-market models.
While the Silverado HD has a familial resemblance to the 1500, every exterior panel bar the roof is unique to the larger pickup.
It’s further distinguished from 1500 models with body-colour front and rear bumpers and door handles, as well as a black bonnet vent, exterior badging and side steps, and 20-inch high-gloss black alloy wheels.
All Australian-market HDs include the Z71 Off-Road Package, which adds off-road suspension with Rancho twin-tube shocks, hill descent control and skid plates.
The tray measures 2104mm long and 1814mm wide, accommodating 1968L of volume.
It’s finished with a spray-on bedliner and includes 12 tie-down points, rated at 127kg per corner.
- 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ Premium: $144,990
Price excludes on-road costs.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD is powered by a 6.6-litre turbo-diesel V8 engine. While local specs haven’t been confirmed, this engine produces 332kW of power and 1234Nm of torque in US-market models.
It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
While GMSV hasn’t released technical specifications, the US-market 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ, when equipped with the standard-length tray, measures 6348mm long, 2078mm wide and 2027mm tall on a 4037mm wheelbase.
GMSV covers its products with a three-year, 100,000km warranty.
The Chevrolet Silverado HD doesn’t have a rating from ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection (city speed)
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Reversing camera with tow hitch guidance
Standard equipment includes:
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
- 15-inch head-up display
- 8.0-inch instrument cluster screen
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Power sunroof
- Dual-zone climate control
- Hill descent control
- Off-road suspension with Rancho twin-tube shocks
- Automatic headlights
- Power extendable exterior mirrors
- Power tailgate