Chevy Silverado is one of the most popular pickups around and there are many reasons for that. One of them is the fact that there is a wide range of customization options. Buyers can choose between different body styles and trim levels, but also pick various optional packages. One of the most popular optional packages is the Z71, which adds a number of off-road features to the offer. That’s why the management is seriously considering offering this package as a separate trim level, reports say. In such a scenario, we would see the 2024 Chevy Silverado Z71 in the offer.
At this point, this is still just a rumor but if it happens, we presume we would be seeing a lot of interesting features, starting from the off-road upgrades that are already part of this package. Moreover, we would also expect to see some exclusive features in terms of styling and interior design, which would accentuate the model’s off-road character.
2024 Chevy Silverado Z71 Design
Design-wise, the 2024 Chevy Silverado Z71 would be heavily based on the standard model, where the key differences are off-road upgrades. We presume that this trim level would come with all kinds of upgrades, starting from Rancho shocks and a 2-inch suspension lift. Furthermore, we would expect to see goodies like a two-speed transfer case, electronically locking rear differential and similar things.
Besides mechanical upgrades, we presume that the Z71 trim would also bring some exclusive styling details, which would accentuate the model’s off-road character. That could include goodies like different front fascia, more black plastics around the truck, unique wheels, exclusive color options and similar things.
When it comes to interior design, we might see some exclusive features, such as unique color schemes. Other than that, things shouldn’t be much different compared to the standard cabin design, which has been updated just recently. The new cabin looks way more upscale than before, thanks to much finer materials, better build quality, more tech features etc. Another thing that’s been improved is the ergonomics, particularly in terms of the gear shifter, which has finally been moved to the center console.
One of the things that are currently pretty confusing is the standard and available equipment. The problem is in the fact that the Z71 package is available across almost the entire lineup, so it’s hard to tell where the new trim level would be slotted. We believe that the company would tend to make it much more affordable than the expensive ZR2, but we also wouldn’t like to see a completely bare-boned off-roader. Some kind of mid-level options sounds most likely to us, similar to models like LT and RST.
2024 Chevy Silverado Z71 Engine
We don’t believe that the 2024 Chevy Silverado Z71 would be offered with a small turbo-four engine. The smaller 5.3-liter V8 doesn’t sound very likely either, so we presume that standard models would come with a good-old 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the four-wheel drive would be standard, while the power would be sent through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
We wouldn’t exclude the possibility to see a diesel version on the offer either. That model would come with a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It also uses a 10-speed automatic transmission and provides excellent fuel economy, which usually goes around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
2024 Chevy Silverado Z71 Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2024 Chevy Silverado Z71 could arrive sometime in the second half of 2023, with an estimated price of around 55.000 dollars.