The Corvette Z06 is arriving in the fall of 2022.
All-new Chevrolet Colorado, all-new Trax, Silverado ZR2 Bison revealed.
Chevrolet Spark retires.
The 2023 model year brings some changes at Chevrolet, including new variants of its full-size pickup truck and flagship sports car, an all-new midsize pickup and subcompact crossover as well as product refreshes here and there.
However, General Motors is getting ready to deploy several fully electric Chevy models in the next year or so, all based on its Ultium battery and Ultium Drive architecture. That will include crossovers, but also a pickup truck. Here’s what to expect from the Chevrolet brand in 2023, with models listed in alphabetical order.
The Chevrolet Blazer receives a mid-cycle refresh for 2023 with front-end restyling, revised taillights, new alloy wheel designs, new paint colours and a slightly tweaked interior with an upgraded infotainment system. The U.S. market consists of 2LT, 3LT, RS and Premier trim levels, while the Canadian market gets LT, True North, RS and Premier trims. The turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder engine produces 228 horsepower, while the 308-horsepower 3.6L V6 is offered in uplevel trims. A Chevrolet Blazer EV will appear in 2023 as a 2024 model, including 1LT, 2LT, RS and SS variants, the latter boasting up a powertrain belting out up to 557 horsepower.
Chevrolet Bolt EV
After a refresh for the 2022 model year, the Chevrolet Bolt EV returns for 2023 with minor changes such as paint colour swaps, but the big news for U.S. customers is a $5,900 MSRP drop. Meanwhile, pricing for the Canadian-market vehicle hasn’t changed. The Bolt EV uses a 200-horsepower electric powertrain and a 65 kWh battery pack that provides a driving range pegged at 259 miles or 417 kilometres.
Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Slightly bigger than the Bolt EV, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV was introduced for 2022. The new model year brings a significant $6,300 price reduction for U.S. buyers, along with paint colour changes and the availability of a new Redline Edition package on the Premier variant. The package includes 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels with red accents, black and red badging and red mirror cap decals, available in conjunction with only one of three paint colours. The Bolt EUV gets the same powertrain as the Bolt EV, but its driving range is rated at 247 miles or 397 km.
The Chevrolet Camaro soldiers on for 2023 with few changes. The sixth-gen coupe and convertible get a few paint colour swaps, the deletion of several dealer-installed accessories and other minor changes. The Camaro keeps the same powertrain lineup consisting of a 275-hp turbo 2.0L four, a 335-hp 3.6L V6, a 455-hp 6.2L V8 and a 650-hp supercharged 6.2L V8.
The Chevrolet Colorado benefits from an overhaul, riding on a heavy modified platform with a slight wheelbase increase. WT, Trail Boss, LT, Z71 and ZR2 trim levels are now available, the latter offering an optional Desert Boss package with additional off-road components. The previous generation’s 2.5L four, 3.6L V6 and 2.8L turbo-diesel four are all gone, replaced with three variants of the company’s turbocharged 2.7L inline-four. WT and LT get 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque, while the Trail Boss and Z71 variants get a mid-level tune with 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, and the range-topping ZR2 boasts 310 horses and 430 pound-feet. The 2023 Colorado also features an all-new interior with more comfort and convenience items than ever before, including a modern new infotainment system. Production starts in early 2023.
The much-anticipated Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has arrived, with production set to begin in September. It features a new naturally aspirated, 5.5L flat-plane crank V8 engine that produces 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, while a Z07 Performance Package preps the sports car for track use. The Z06 and the Corvette Stingray can both be specified with a 70th Anniversary Special Edition package that adds exclusive blacked-out trim, two unique paint colours and appropriate badging. In addition, the long-rumoured Corvette E-Ray, which features a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive, might debut in late 2022 or early 2023.
For 2023, the Chevrolet Equinox receives a new turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine that delivers five more horsepower than the outgoing 1.5L engine, which developed 170 ponies and 203 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains are available once again, and fuel economy numbers are almost the same as in previous model years. Other changes include revised paint colours, and the trim level lineup consists of LS, LT, RS and Premier. The all-new Chevrolet Equinox EV was revealed in September 2022 and will go on sale in 2023 as a 2024 model. It will offer five trim levels (1LT, 2LT, 3RS, 3LT and 3RS), and GM is promising a base price of around $30,000 in the U.S., $37,250 in Canada.
The prehistoric Chevrolet Express full-size commercial van is still around, in Cargo, Cutaway and Passenger configurations, heading into 2023 with minor interior and exterior changes. The Express is available with either a 276-horsepower 4.3L V6 or a 401-horsepower 6.6L V8, but optional turbo-diesel 2.8L inline-four has been dropped.
The Chevrolet Malibu rolls into 2023 with a few changes. The range-topping Premier is renamed 2LT and drops the 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine for the 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5L four that’s already found in the rest of the midsize sedan’s lineup. The Malibu also gets a few paint colour swaps.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Following a 2022 model-year mid-cycle refresh, the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets a new turbo-diesel 3.0L inline-six engine, also known as the LZ0. It produces 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet, up in both cases compared to the outgoing LM2 diesel 3.0L six, and while other improvements have been announced, fuel economy and towing capacity numbers are about the same. The Silverado ZR2 Bison also debuts as an even more capable rock-hopper than the regular ZR2, with added skid plates, a revised front bumper and unique trim details. Paint colour swaps round out the significant changes. The SIlverado 1500 can also be equipped with the 310-horsepower turbo 2.7L four, the 355-horsepower 5.3L V8 or the 420-horsepower 6.2L V8. The 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited is gone.
Chevrolet Silverado HD
The Chevrolet Silverado HD soldiers on in 2023 with no changes, with the exception of a paint colour swap. The Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are still offered in Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country trim levels along with 6.6L gas (401 horsepower) and turbo-diesel (445 horsepower) V8 engines. A refresh has been announced for the 2024 model year and will add a ZR2 trim level.
Chevrolet Silverado EV
The Chevrolet Silverado EV was revealed in January 2022, and will go on sale in 2023 as a 2024 model. The first variants to arrive will be the utilitarian Silverado EV Work Truck for fleet customers, followed by a loaded RST First Edition variant, which will cost over $100,000. A Trail Boss trim has also be teased, and GM is promising more than 400 miles or 640 kilometres of range with the bigger of two battery sizes, along with up to 664 horsepower.
One of the lowest-priced cars on the U.S. and Canadian markets, the Chevrolet Spark has been discontinued following the 2022 model year.
The extended-wheelbase Chevrolet Suburban gets GM’s Super Cruise driver assist system in uplevel trims, although its availability is limited due to the microchip shortage. A 355-horsepower 5.3L V8, a 420-horsepower 6.2L V8 and a 277-horsepower turbo-diesel 3.0L inline-six are all on the powertrains list, along with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Paint colour reshuffling and new alloy wheel designs are the other changes for 2023.
For 2023, the Chevrolet Tahoe is available in a new RST Performance Edition package, equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine that delivers 433 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, along with suspension and brake components lifted from the Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle. The SUV also receives GM’s Super Cruise driver assist system, available only on range-topping variants and with limited availability due to the microchip shortage. Otherwise, the full-size SUV gets paint colour swaps. The Tahoe can be equipped with a 355-horsepower 5.3L V8, a 420-horsepower 6.2L V8 or a 3.0L turbo-diesel inline-six with 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
For 2023, the Chevrolet Trailblazer gets some paint color changes, and that’s about it. It’s available in LS, LT, Activ and RS trim levels, and both the U.S. and Canadian markets get the choice between a turbocharged 1.2L and 1.3L inline-three engines.
The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse received a mid-cycle refresh, so there aren’t many changes for the 2023 model year. Still, the Traverse receives paint colour swaps, and the lineup consists of LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and High Country. All of them are equipped with a 310-horsepower, 3.6L V6 along with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The current subcompact Chevrolet Trax crossover is reaching the end of its production cycle, but General Motors announced it will be replaced by the all-new 2024 Trax, unveiled in October 2022, equipped with a 137-horsepower turbo 1.2L engine and a front-wheel drivetrain. As before, it should be built in Korea and will remain one of the brand’s most affordable models.