General Motors’ newest heavy-duty pickup trucks have created a buzz. Many are excited about its production. The 2024 Silverado HD and Sierra HD will be available in a few months. So which General Motors plant will create these trucks, and what is known about them?
Where will GM build the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD?
General Motors (GM) recently unveiled several 2024 truck models that will be built at none other than the Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Michigan. It opened in 1947 and is GM’s largest-operating assembly plant, says MLive. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2024 GMC Sierra HD, including the new Sierra HD Denali Ultimate, will be built in Flint.
These new 2024 models are likely to start production in February 2023. Pricing for the 2024 models should be announced around the same time. According to MLive, GM has increased its share of the heavy-duty pickup truck market from 29% in 2019 to 52% in 2022.
Flint Assembly employs 5,226 people on a 159-acre complex with 5.2 million square feet of manufacturing space. It has produced more than 15 million vehicles in its 75-year history, including heavy-duty trucks and regular cab pickups.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Both heavy-duty truck models will get comprehensive updates for 2024. The 2024 Silverado HD will have two engine options: a 6.6-liter gasoline engine with 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque and an upgraded 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 with an estimated 470 hp and 975 lb-ft of torque. GM improved low-end torque by up to 25%, which improved the truck’s performance at low speeds while climbing and towing.
the Detroit News reports that an Allison 10-speed transmission will come standard with either engine, a change for 2024. The Silverado 2500 can tow up to 22,500 pounds, while the Silverado 3500 can tow up to 36,000 pounds.
Silverado HD trim levels will include Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country. New for 2024 is a ZR2 model that will be available later. The front of the Silverado HD will sport a new fascia, headlights and grille. The truck is expected to have upgraded towing technology, a redesigned interior, an optional 13.4-inch diagonal touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch diagonal driver information center.
Some trim levels will have leather-wrapped surfaces, real wood accents, a center console, wireless charging, and hidden storage spaces. Adaptive cruise control will be a new feature. The Silverado HD will continue to offer automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, forward pedestrian braking, lane departure warning and following distance indicator. In general, it should be decorated with a lot of great features.
The 2024 GMC Sierra HD
According to car and driver, the Sierra HD offers more luxury and finish than the Silverado HD. The new 2024 Sierra Denali Ultimate will be the “most advanced heavy-duty luxury pickup in its class,” GM says. The Sierra HD has the same engine, transmission and towing capabilities as its twin.
Its trim levels include Pro, SLE, SLT, AT4, AT4X, Denali and the new Denali Ultimate, providing an even higher level of luxury. The front end of the truck will get a restyled Denali grille with blacked-out “Vader chrome.” The GMC badge will also be made of Vader chrome. The truck will have Denali Ultimate fender badging, LED headlights, taillights, power retractable assist steps, and LED perimeter lighting. Most trim levels have an eight-inch touchscreen, but a 13.4-inch touchscreen is available. The larger screen is standard on Denali and Denali Ultimate.
The Sierra Denali Ultimate has leather-wrapped door panels and steering wheel, Paldao wood trim, and a soft microsuede headliner. The front seats are 16-way power adjustable, plus heated and cooled. They show off leather stitching from a topographical map of Alaska’s Mount Denali. The Sierra comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are available.
Buyers in the United States waiting for General Motors’ newest heavy-duty pickup trucks will soon be able to take home the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD or GMC Sierra HD, thanks to the efforts of those at the Flint Assembly Plant. .
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