The updated Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD was first revealed in mid-2022, though local customer deliveries at General Motors Speciality Vehicles (GMSV) dealers have only recently began.

    A highlight of this 2024 model year (MY24) update is a power and torque bump for the Silverado 2500 HD’s 6.6-litre Duramax V8 turbo-diesel engine.

    It now produces 350kW of power and 1322Nm of torque, up 18kW and 88Nm from the pre-update model.

    Chevrolet claims its engineers improved low-end torque by 25 per cent, which enhances the pickup’s performance on hills and its towing ability.

    There’s also a new, higher-tech interior layout reminiscent of what the smaller Silverado 1500 received with its latest update. There’s a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, repositioned wireless phone charger, among other tweaks.

    Like the pre-update model, the Silverado 2500 HD continues to only be offered locally in a single LTZ Premium trim level with the Z71 package as standard. The asking price of $163,000 before on-roads is also unchanged.

    The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD continues to be converted from left- to right-hand drive by Walkinshaw in Melbourne.

    The smaller Silverado 1500 is also converted to right-hand drive by Walkinshaw, as well as the entire Ram pickup lineup, including the Ram 2500 which is the Silverado 2500 HD’s main rival.


    There are technically two different configurations for the Silverado 2500 HD – NB1 and NB2 – which are priced the same, but offer different payload and gross vehicle mass (GVM) figures.

    The NB1 Category version has a reduced payload and GVM figures, and just slides under the threshold of being able to be driven with a car licence in Australia.

    The full-fat NB2 Category version has a GVM over 4.5 tonnes, and therefore requires a heavy vehicle licence.

    • 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ Premium: $163,000

    Price excludes on-road costs.


    The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is powered by a 6.6-litre Duramax V8 turbo-diesel engine now producing 350kW of power and 1322Nm of torque, up 18kW and 88Nm on the outgoing model.

    This is mated to a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission with drive sent through a full-time four-wheel drive system (2H, Auto, 4H, and 4L). There’s a two-speed transfer case and an automatically locking rear differential.


    GMSV doesn’t quote an official fuel economy figure for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD.

    It has a 136L fuel tank as standard, as well as a 26.5L AdBlue tank.


    The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD measures in at 6387mm long, 2263mm wide, and 2039mm tall, with a 4036mm wheelbase.

    Its cargo box measures in at 2089mm long, 1814mm wide (1317mm between the wheel arches), and 533mm deep.

    Maximum braked towing capacity with a 50mm ball is 3500kg, whereas with a 70mm ball it’s 4500kg. Maximum unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.

    Maximum payload for the NB1 Category version, which can be driven on a car licence, is 733kg, whereas maximum payload for the NB2 Category version, which requires a heavy vehicle licence to be driven, is 1386kg.

    Gross vehicle mass (GVM) for the NB1 Category version is 4495kg, whereas the NB2 Category version has a GVM of 5148kg.

    Gross combined mass (GCM) for the Silverado 2500 HD, regardless of version, is 12,474kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    GMSV covers the Chevrolet Silverado HD with a three-year/100,000km warranty. It also provides three years of roadside assistance.

    Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 12,000km, whichever comes first. GMSV doesn’t offer capped-price servicing, with pricing varying by dealer due to labour rates and transactional parts pricing.


    The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD hasn’t been crash tested by ANCAP.

    Standard safety equipment is as follows:

    • Six airbags
    • Forward collision alert
    • Low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane change alert
    • Lane departure warning
    • Adaptive cruise control (available with trailer)
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera
    • Teen driver alert
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Standard Equipment

    Only one trim level of the Silverado 2500 HD is available, like the pre-update model.

    2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD highlights:


    • 20-inch high-gloss black wheels
    • LT275/65R20 Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner AT tyres
    • Z71 off-road suspension with Rancho twin tube shock absorbers
    • Rear multi-leaf spring suspension
    • Automatic LED reflector headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • LED daytime running lights
    • LED fog lights
    • LED tail lights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Power-folding and extending vertical trailering mirrors
    • Z71 skid plates
    • Front frame recovery hooks
    • 4.0-inch black tubular side steps
    • Side bedstep
    • Rear bumper corner step
    • Power tailgate
    • Power sunroof
    • Privacy glass
    • Spray-on bedliner
    • 12 fixed tub tie-down points


    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Wireless phone charger
    • 7-speaker Bose premium sound system
    • Front and rear USB ports
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Rear air vents
    • Digital rear-view mirror
    • Power sliding rear window
    • Proximity entry and push-button start
    • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Leather-appointed upholstery
    • 10-way front seat electric adjustment
    • Driver seat memory
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Heated outboard rear seats
    • Carpet floor mats


    For MY24 a new Slate Grey metallic exterior paint colour has been introduced

    The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Summit White
    • Red Hot
    • Black metallic
    • Slate Grey metallic

    Black metallic and Slate Grey metallic cost an additional $1250.

    MORE: Everything Chevrolet Silverado HD

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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