Price cuts with the model year change are rare, so we’re happy to report that General Motors is taking $ 1,500 off two of its diesel workhorses. We’re talking about the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 equipped with the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six engine delivering 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet (624 Newton-meters) of torque.
Each trim level benefits from the substantial price reduction for the 2021 model year, according to Muscle cars and trucks. In addition, customers get the same discount for the remaining stock of 2020MY. To make their trucks more attractive, GM is expected to implement towing upgrades for the Silverado and Sierra for versions equipped with the diesel and the 2.7-liter gasoline engine.
Not only that, but spy photos recently revealed that the Silverado will be getting a version of the Sierra’s MultiPro hatchback, presumably renamed MultiFlex. Starting in 2022MY, the duo will also receive a trailer side blind zone alert borrowed from the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon and other recent GM products. The move to 2022MY will also come with some styling tweaks for the Chevy model.
Back to diesel, MC&T previously reported that its participation rate in its first year was around 6%, according to Chevrolet Truck Marketing Manager Bob Krapes. He went on to describe the 3.0-liter unit as the “real deal” and felt that the catch rate would increase in the future thanks to its excellent fuel economy and towing prowess, especially if the upgrade. aforementioned level actually occurs.
Dubbed LM2, the Duramax inline-six will be added later this year to an assortment of large GM vehicles, including the new Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Suburban and Tahoe, as well as the GMC Yukon.