You'll have to fork out a bit more change to get into the driver's seat of a Chevy truck.
Last month, Chevrolet announced some discount offers for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 range. That was repeated at the beginning of this month with new deals being offered, but none of these were big enough to negate a new round of price increases that have now been applied throughout the entire 2022 model year range. As of right now, you'll have to pay $1,300 more for each trim. This comes after the Bowtie brand announced updated and increased pricing for the Corvette Stingray's 2023 model year, although that car only suffered a $1,050 increase. As a sports car, it's a luxury item, but trucks are the backbone of the economy, so an increase here truly gets you in the feels.
What the increase means is that the base regular cab Work Truck trim with the standard bed will now carry a $33,800 MSRP before destination. The High Country with a crew cab and standard bed, powered by the 6.2-liter V8 with 4x4, now costs you $65,295. If you want to get in the driver's seat of the off-road-biased ZR2, you'll now have to part with $67,995.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV has been getting all of the limelight since its official reveal but the internal combustion-powered range is still a crucial offering from General Motors. This relatively nominal price increase will come as an unfortunate surprise to those who were contemplating diving into Silverado ownership.
The 2022 Silverado range was introduced in September of last year and brought with it the aforementioned ZR2 performance model and the option of selecting GM's Super Cruise advanced driver assist systems. Joining this was a bolder visual appearance and a slight reworking of the available trim offerings. The update also included a much-needed revision to the interior. Interestingly, the short bed option is still not available for the 2022 Silverado despite insiders claiming that it was in the cards for the USA. If GM wants to overtake Ford as the leading brand when it comes to trucks, more variety and lower prices could help...