The new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel coming to the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra has been delayed, but when it finally does arrive, it will do so with a new diesel off-road package.
Found on the brand’s Dealership Employee Discount website’s build and price tool, there is a “Diesel Off-Road Package” listed for the Silverado 1500.
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Choosing the package brings along a 3.73 rear end, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, a tri-fold hard tonneau cover and 6-inch Chrome steps on Crew Cab models. “Additional equipment may be required” is also listed as part of the package.
It makes sense to us that the Z71 off-road package would be that additional equipment, including things like a skid plate and off-road tuned suspension, though that is just a guess.
The diesel is slated to arrived now in 2020, and will offer 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and costs $2,495 over the 5.3-liter V8.
The Duramax will be available on LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trims of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. On the GMC Sierra 1500, the Duramax will be available on Elevation, SLE, SLT, AT4 and Denali trims.
Watch the video below to see our look at modern diesel and whether or not they have a future.