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Chevrolet Silverado Australia, Review, For Sale, Specs, Models & News

Traditionally, full-size ‘pick-up trucks’ have largely been confined to the North American market but the Chevy Silverado has been on sale here through GM factory subsidiary GMSV (initially HSV) since 2018.

Powered by a 6.2-litre alloy V8 this 4WD beast can tow 4.5 tonnes, carry five people in comfort and attack off-road work with gusto.

The line-up currently starts at $130,500 for the Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium and ranges through to $163,000 for the range-topping Silverado HD LTZ Premium (NB1).

Chevrolet SILVERADO Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Chevrolet SILVERADO varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $130,500 and going to $163,000 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Ute 6.2L, —, 10 SP AUTO $130,500 $163,000
2023 Ute 6.2L, ULP, 10 SP AUTO $114,730 $158,950
2022 Ute 6.2L, ULP, 10 SP AUTO $101,310 $154,660
2021 Ute 6.2L, ULP, 10 SP AUTO $98,120 $143,770
2020 Commercial 6.6L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 6.2L, ULP, 10 SP AUTO $96,030 $117,260
See All Chevrolet SILVERADO Pricing and Specs

Chevrolet SILVERADO Colours

Four colours are your palette here: Red, white, black and slate grey. The grey is new to this model, but where are the flashy metallics and hero colours?

  • Red
  • White
  • Black
  • Slate Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Chevrolet SILVERADO Accessories

The HD's role as a load-lugger is reflected in the options offered. Basically, they surround the type of tonneau cover you want. Beyond that, other normally optional gear like a sunroof, opening rear window and stereo upgrade are all standard in the Australian version.

Chevrolet SILVERADO Dimensions

The dimensions of the Chevrolet SILVERADO Ute and Commercial vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Ute 1930x2086x5931 mm 228 mm
2023 Ute 1963x2063x5931 mm 260 mm
2022 Ute 2039x2263x6387 mm 251 mm
2021 Ute 1963x2063x5931 mm 260 mm
2020 Ute 1915x2063x5885 mm 235 mm
2020 Commercial 1985x2388x6085 mm 250 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Chevrolet SILVERADO Dimensions

Chevrolet SILVERADO Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Chevrolet SILVERADO here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 good for towing?

    You raise an interesting point, Phil. A lot of people don’t understand that as you approach the towing limit of some vehicles, you also get very close to the legal Gross Combination Mass (GCM) which means you have virtually no payload left.

    As for the torque of the 6.2-litre V8 engine, while it may not have quite the low-speed punch of a modern turbo-diesel, with 624Nm of torque, the engine is no lightweight, either. Frankly, it should do the job about as well as anything else out there. I’m not aware of a factory retune for the Silverado, but the engine is shared with plenty of GM and Holden product and there’s a whole industry in hotting those up. Surely somebody can offer you the tune-up you’re looking for. By the way, success on a boat ramp tends to be more about grip than torque.

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  • Are Holden bringing the Silverado to Australia?

    We are not aware of any plan for Holden to bring in the big Chevy pickup. The Silverado is already available on the local market, with several small importers bringing it in.

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Chevrolet SILVERADO Engine

A true highlight, the 6.6-litre turbo-diesel V8 is tuneful (in a diesel way) and long on ability and torque. Torque? Yes, how does 1332Nm sound?

Chevrolet SILVERADO Fuel Consumption

The Chevrolet SILVERADO is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by —, Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 13.2L/100km for Ute /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Ute 6.2L 10 SP AUTO
2024 Ute 6.6L Diesel 10 SP AUTO
2023 Ute 6.2L 10 SP AUTO
2023 Ute 6.6L Diesel 10 SP AUTO
2023 Ute 13.2L/100km 6.2L ULP 10 SP AUTO
2022 Ute 6.2L 10 SP AUTO
2022 Ute 6.2L ULP 10 SP AUTO
2022 Ute 6.6L Diesel 10 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 6.2L ULP 10 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 6.6L Diesel 10 SP AUTO
2020 Commercial 6.6L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 6.2L ULP 10 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Chevrolet SILVERADO Pricing and Specs for 2024

Chevrolet SILVERADO Towing Capacity

The Chevrolet SILVERADO has maximum towing capacity of 4500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 Ute 4200kg 4500kg
2023 Ute 4200kg 4500kg
2022 Ute 4200kg 4500kg
2021 Ute 4260kg 4500kg
2020 Ute 4500kg 4500kg
2020 Commercial 5890kg 5890kg
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Chevrolet SILVERADO Interior

Quality of materials and assembly have sky-rocketed from a few years ago in this class of truck. There's still plenty of plastic around, but it's decent spec stuff now and the whole interior feels upmarket.

Chevrolet SILVERADO Interior

Chevrolet SILVERADO Speed

Clearly, this vehicle isn't about speed for its own sake, but that monster engine means it's far from slow. Figure on 0-100km/h in under seven seconds which is most un-truck-like. Top speed is around 160km/h.

Chevrolet SILVERADO Wheel Size

The Chevrolet SILVERADO has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 275x60 R20 for Ute in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Ute 275x60 R20 275x60 R20
2023 Ute LT275x65 R18 LT275x65 R18
2022 Ute LT275x65R20 LT275x65R20
2021 Ute LT275x65 R18 LT275x65 R18
2020 Ute 275x60 R20 S 275x60 R20 S
2020 Commercial LT265x70 R18 18x8 inches LT265x70 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Chevrolet SILVERADO Wheel Sizes

Chevrolet SILVERADO Seats

An upgrade to a black leather trim material has given the Silverado a bit of extra polish inside. That includes front seats that both feature 10-way adjustability, heating and cooling. The rear seat is a proper three-seater.

Chevrolet SILVERADO Seats

Chevrolet SILVERADO Range

There's no doubt the Silverado likes fuel, but at freeway speeds with nothing on the tow-bar, you should be aiming for around 15 litres per 100km (there's no official figure). Thanks to the 136-litre tank, that should give a range between 800 and 900km.